MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the Powerball® jackpot rolled to a $478 million annuity value for Saturday, July 30, a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the Wednesday, July 27, drawing was sold at Shop 'N Save, 5001 Library Road, Bethel Park, Allegheny County.
The ticket correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 10-47-50-65-68, but not the red Powerball 24, to win $1 million, less applicable tax withholding. The store earns a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
In addition, one winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 from the July 27 drawing was sold at DeLullo's Deli & Car Wash, 19 John St., Saint Marys, Elk County.
That ticket correctly matched four of the five white balls drawn, 10-47-50-65-68, and matched the red Powerball 24, to win $100,000, less applicable tax withholding. It was sold with the $1 Power Play® option, which boosted the prize to $100,000 instead of $50,000 because Wednesday's multiplier was two.
Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages the holder of a winning ticket 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. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.
More than 114,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the July 27 drawing, including 21,791 tickets purchased with the Power Play option that multiplied their prizes by two.
Players should check every ticket, every time, and immediately sign winning tickets. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $478 million, or $330.6 million cash, for the Saturday, July 30, drawing. The Powerball jackpot has been rolling since the May 7, 2016 drawing, when a $429.6 million annuity value jackpot was won in New Jersey.
In the 2014-15 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $326.9 million in prizes to Allegheny County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $144.3 million to programs serving the county's older residents. In Elk County, in addition to awarding more than $7 million in prizes to winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $3.9 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 69 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 26 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, 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.
Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. A 10X multiplier will be available for the Match 4+1 prize and lower prize tiers when the jackpot is at or below $150 million, or when announced. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is worth $2 million. It is $1 million without Power Play.
Powerball is sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Wednesday and Saturday.
About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed nearly $27 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
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