MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There were "Winners, winners – everywhere" for Cash 5 players across Pennsylvania this past weekend, with five jackpot-winning tickets sold over three nights as well as more than 100,000 other winners.
One winning ticket sold in Berks County won a Cash 5 jackpot worth $450,000 for the Friday, December 4, drawing. It correctly matched all five balls drawn, 02-03-09-12-29, to win a prize of $450,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer, Getty Mart, 300 Morgantown Road, Reading, Berks County, will receive a $500 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
On Saturday, December 5, a Cash 5 jackpot worth $125,000 was split by three jackpot-winning tickets, each receiving $41,667, less 25 percent withholding.
Each ticket corrected matched all five balls drawn, 07-08-11-12-16, and were sold at:
- Z Corner Store, 520 Pittsburgh Mills Circle, Tarentum, Allegheny County;
- Stange's Quick Serve, 3014 Birney Ave., Scranton, Lackawanna County; and
- Gerrity's Supermarket, 4015 Birney Ave., Moosic, Lackawanna County.
Cash 5 produced yet another jackpot winner on Sunday, December 6, when a $125,000 jackpot was won by one ticket sold at Kwik Fill, 8739 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, Bedford County.
The ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn, 11-18-20-35-41, to win a prize of $125,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling this winning ticket.
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 each holder of a jackpot-winning ticket 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.
More than 107,455 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the December 4, 5 and 6 drawings. Players should check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
In the 2014-15 fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a record of over $2.4 billion in prizes to players statewide while generating more than $1 billion to support benefits to older Pennsylvanians. Visit palottery.com to learn more about prizes and benefits funding in your county.
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 or Allen Zieglar, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery