MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Two winning tickets sold in Pittsburgh split a Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot worth $650,000 from the Tuesday, September 25, drawing. Each ticket matched all five balls drawn, 14-25-26-31-35, to win $325,000, less withholding.
UPMC Mercy Gift Shop, 1400 Locust St., and Giant Eagle, 2021 Wharton Ave., will receive a $500 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning tickets.
Winners are unknown until prizes are claimed and tickets validated. Cash 5 prizes expire one year from the drawing date. Anyone holding a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket should sign the ticket and contact the nearest Lottery office for further instructions.
Nearly 40,000 other Cash 5 tickets also won prizes in the drawing. Players should check every ticket, every time, and claim lower-tier prizes at a Lottery retailer.
How to play Cash 5: Players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own 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 is drawn each evening and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 962,598; 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 $29 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
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