Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in Georgia; Jackpot Resets to $20 Million
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Sept. 14 drawing was sold at Super Value Beverage, 625 Mearns Road, Warminster, Bucks County.
The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 16-41-42-50-59, but not the red Powerball 05, for a $200,000 second-tier prize, less 25-percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the Sept. 14 winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. 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 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.
With one jackpot-winning ticket sold in Georgia, the Powerball jackpot reset to an estimated annuity value of $20 million, or $12 million cash, for the Saturday, Sept. 17 drawing.
In the 2009-10 fiscal year, in addition to awarding $73.4 million in prizes to Bucks County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed $34.9 million to programs serving Bucks 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: Elizabeth Brassell, 717-787-6960
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery