MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets sold in Westmoreland and Philadelphia counties split a $600,000 jackpot from the Wednesday, August 23, drawing.
Both tickets correctly matched all five balls drawn, 20-28-29-33-42, to each win $300,000, less applicable tax withholding.
CoGo's, 1101 Harrison City Road, Jeannette, and PNP News Stand, 3402 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, will each receive a $500 bonus for selling the big winning tickets.
Winners can be identified only after the prizes are claimed and the tickets validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
Anyone holding a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket should promptly sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.
More than 48,200 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing. Players should check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
In the 2015-16 fiscal year, the Lottery awarded more than $97 million in prizes and contributed more than $35.8 million to senior benefit programs in Westmoreland County. In addition to awarding more than $310.9 million in prizes to winners in Philadelphia County, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $273.6 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to play Cash 5: Players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may choose specific numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Cash 5 drawings are held seven nights a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. The chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598 and the overall chances of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.
About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed nearly $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
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