MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One winning Powerball® with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 from the Wednesday, March 30, drawing was sold at Get Go, 430 E. Waterfront Dr., Homestead, Allegheny County.
The ticket correctly matched four of the five white balls drawn, 24-44-53-55-63, but not the red Powerball 19, 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.
The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Prizes must be claimed and winning tickets validated before winners can be identified.
The Lottery encourages the holder of the 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 30,700 other Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the March 30 drawing, including 7,606 tickets purchased with Power Play that won prizes multiplied by two. Players should check every ticket, every time.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $135 million, or $87.9 million cash, for the Saturday, April 2, drawing.
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.
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. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied by this number. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is set at $2 million. It is $1 million without Power Play.
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 $25.8 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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Public Relations, 717-702-8008
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