Unclaimed, Second-Tier Powerball Ticket was Sold in Huntingdon County
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time is running out for the holder of a second-tier Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Nov. 20, 2010, drawing to claim the prize. The unclaimed ticket was sold at the Sandy Ridge Market, 18851 Sandy Ridge Station, Orbisonia, Huntingdon County.
The ticket and prize will expire one year from the date of the drawing.
"Finding this $200,000 ticket could make for a very happy holiday season," said Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci. "We encourage Powerball players to check their old tickets to see if any of them are winners."
The soon-to-expire Powerball ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 10-12-38-53-57, but not the red Powerball 01, to win $200,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the ticket-holder to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices. Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices.
Because the prize expires on a Sunday, the last chance to file a claim in person will be Friday, Nov. 18; a claim submitted by mail must be postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 19.
Unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians. In the 2009-10 fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $4.7 million to programs that benefited Huntingdon County's older residents.
How to play Powerball: Players pay $1 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 39 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball play slip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.
Powerball features an option called Power Play, for an extra $1 per Powerball play (game). A player who matches five white balls and purchased Power Play wins $1 million. Other non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by the Power Play number drawn.
Powerball tickets are sold in 44 participating jurisdictions. Drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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 $21.5 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.
Media contact: Lauren Piccolo, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery