MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets were sold in Bethlehem and Hazleton for recent drawings.
A jackpot-winning ticket sold for the Friday, August 21, Cash 5 drawing correctly matched all five balls, 08-11-25-35-36, to win $125,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. Lump's Center Street Deli, 901 Center St., Bethlehem, Northampton County, earns a $500 bonus for selling the ticket.
A jackpot-winning ticket sold for the Sunday, August 23, Cash 5 drawing correctly matched all five balls, 02-05-08-15-41, to win $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The retailer, Cigar Box, 218 Laurel Mall, Hazleton, Luzerne County, will receive a $500 bonus.
The prizes must be claimed and the tickets validated before the winners can be identified. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages holders of jackpot-winning tickets to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery's seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County.
Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at headquarters.
Nearly 50,000 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawings. Players should check every ticket, every time, and immediately sign winning tickets. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
To learn about Lottery benefits funding and prize totals for each county, visit palottery.com.
How to play Cash 5: 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 they may 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. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $25.8 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery