Cash 5 Ticket Worth Over $1.6 Million Sold in Lehigh County

Jul 20, 2015, 09:47 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $1,631,007.50 from the Sunday, July 19, drawing was the second-largest Cash 5 jackpot awarded to a single ticket, as well as the game's seventh-largest jackpot on record.

The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 05-20-24-30-39, to win a prize of $1,631,007, less 25 percent federal withholding.

The retailer, Sim's Quality Markets, 2401 Walbert Ave., Allentown, will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The holder of any jackpot-winning ticket should immediately 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 115,000 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 a Lottery retailer.

In the 2013-14 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $55.7 million in prizes to Lehigh County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $28 million to programs serving the county's older residents.

The largest Cash 5 jackpot on record was a $1.9 million prize shared by two winning tickets in the February 6, 2013, drawing. The largest Cash 5 jackpot awarded to a single winning ticket totaled $1,685,206 and was won on April 19, 2011.

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 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. 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 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 $24.7 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.

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