MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Check your tickets: a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket worth $125,000 from the May 15, 2013, drawing is approaching its one-year expiration date and must be claimed by Thursday, May 15, 2014.
The Cash 5 ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn, 07-15-20-26-28, to win $125,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. It was sold at Kwik Fill, 4170 Market St., Warren.
"We urge players to scan every ticket, every time -- even tickets they think may not be winners," said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. "No matter the size of the prize, we never like to see any prize go unclaimed."
Players may check their own tickets using self-service scanners located at retailers and also found on Lottery self-service play terminals. The PA Lottery reminds players to sign tickets immediately upon their purchase for proof of ownership.
The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the ticket-holder to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a timely 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. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at headquarters.
By law, unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $3.7 million to programs that benefit Warren County's older residents.
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 nearly $23.7 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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Media contact: Lauren Bottaro or Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery