MIDDLETOWN, Pa., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A whopping seven Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets split a $1 million jackpot from the Monday, May 22, drawing. The winning tickets were sold in Allegheny, Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Lackawanna, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
"It's not unusual for a Cash 5 jackpot to be shared by two or three winning tickets, but a seven-way split is somewhat remarkable," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.
Each ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn, 15-16-22-28-32, to each win $142,857.50, less applicable tax withholding. The winning tickets were sold by:
- Shop 'N Save, 2100 Washington Pike, Carnegie, Allegheny County;
- Top Star Express, 2588 Bernville Road, Reading, Berks County;
- Sunoco, 7 W. Lancaster Ave., Malvern, Chester County;
- Ana's Corner Store, 3310 N. Wales Road, E. Norriton, Montgomery County;
- Convenient Food Mart, 101 S. Valley Ave., Olyphant, Lackawanna County;
- McDonald Pharmacy, 303 W. Barr St., McDonald, Washington County; and
- Ruff Creek Markets, 1300 S. Main St., Greensburg, Westmoreland County.
Winners can be identified only after the prizes are claimed and the tickets validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
Anyone holding a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket should promptly sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.
More than 76,300 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing. Players should check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
How to play Cash 5: Players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may choose specific numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Cash 5 drawings are held seven nights a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. The chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598 and the overall chances of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.
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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