MIDDLETOWN, Pa., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 was among 24,343 prize-winning tickets sold statewide for the Wednesday, May 21, drawing.
It correctly matched all five balls, 26-29-31-39-42, to win a jackpot of $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer, Sam's Place located in the Cressona Mall, 1544 Route 61, Pottsville, earns a $500 selling bonus.
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 the winning ticket should promptly 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 at headquarters from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $40.6 million in prizes to Schuylkill County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $20 million to programs serving the 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
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