PA Lottery Cash 5 Tickets Worth Total of $700,000 Sold in Philadelphia, York, Lancaster Counties

Nov 26, 2013, 09:07 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets worth a combined total of more than $700,000 were sold in Philadelphia, York and Lancaster counties for the Monday, Nov. 25, drawing.

Three tickets matched the winning Cash 5 numbers drawn, 05-19-21-29-38.  Each jackpot-winning ticket is worth $233,333.50, less 25 percent federal withholding.

They were sold by these retailers, each of which receives a $500 selling bonus:

  • Ogontz Convenience Mart, 7153 Ogontz Ave., Philadelphia;
  • Rutters, 2125 Susquehanna Trail, York; and
  • Wawa, 602 S. Reading Road, Ephrata, Lancaster County.

The jackpot-winning tickets were among more than 64,700 prize-winning Cash 5 tickets sold statewide for Monday night's drawing.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of winners until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The Lottery encourages holders of winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, 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 Lottery headquarters.

In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $432.4 million in prizes to winners in Philadelphia, York and Lancaster counties, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $283.7 million to programs serving older residents of those counties.

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 $22.6 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 its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

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