MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball® with Power Play ticket worth $2 million was sold in Delaware County for the Saturday, July 4, drawing.
The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 03-06-14-18-24, but not the red Powerball 21, to win a prize of $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. It was sold with the $1 Power Play® option, which boosted the prize to $2 million instead of $1 million.
The selling retailer, Domestic & Imported Beverages, 485 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, earns a $10,000 bonus.
A prize must be claimed and a winning ticket validated before a winner can be identified. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
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 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 at headquarters from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nearly 20,000 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the Saturday drawing, including 5,018 winners who bought the Power Play feature and multiplied their prize by three. Players should check every ticket, every time.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing was won by a single ticket sold in Missouri, which reset the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to $40 million.
In fiscal year 2013-14, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of nearly $84 million in prizes to winners in Delaware County. The Lottery also contributed nearly $47 million to programs that benefited older residents of the county.
How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 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. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is set at $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 drawings nights, Wednesday and Saturday.
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 $24.7 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: Gary Miller or Allen Zieglar, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery