PA Lottery Prize Worth More Than $415,000 to Expire Oct. 25

Oct 12, 2010, 16:18 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

Unclaimed Winning Cash 5 Ticket was Sold in Allegheny County

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time is running out for the holder of a Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot-winning ticket worth $415,033 from the Oct. 25, 2009, drawing to claim the prize.

The ticket and prize will expire one year from the date of the drawing.

"Each year only a small percentage – about 3 percent – of Pennsylvania Lottery prize money from games like Cash 5 remains unclaimed," said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. "Still, whenever we see a larger prize nearing expiration, we like to put our players on alert to look through old tickets and check them once again, just in case."

The soon-to-expire Cash 5 ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn, 01-15-29-32-35, for a prize of $415,033, less 25-percent federal withholding. It was sold at Donut Connection, 2328 Freeport Rd., Natrona Heights, Allegheny County.

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 by Oct. 25 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.

Unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.

How to play Cash 5: To play Cash 5, players pay $1 and select five of 43 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 play slip, or they may opt for a computer-selected quick pick. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. The starting jackpot is $125,000 and grows until it is won. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1-in-962,598; overall odds of winning a Cash 5 prize are 1-in-10.51. Cash 5 is the longest-running jackpot game in Pennsylvania Lottery history. Cash 5 tickets first went on sale April 23, 1992. 

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 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $20.1 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 more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.

Media contact: Kirstin Alvanitakis, 717-702-8008

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