MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, the jackpot for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Treasure Hunt game rolled to a new record of $360,000 for the Monday, April 17, drawing. The previous record was a $266,300 prize won by two winning tickets on June 17, 2016. Treasure Hunt ticket sales end at 1:05 p.m. daily.
A jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Saturday, April 15, drawing was sold at Sunoco, 5810 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. It matched all five balls drawn, 05-08-23-25-28, to win $225,000, less applicable tax withholding. The retailer earns a $500 selling bonus.
Winners can be identified only after prizes are claimed and 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 31,600 other Cash 5 tickets also won prizes in the drawing. Players should check every ticket, every time, and immediately sign winning tickets. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer.
In the 2015-16 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $310.9 million in prizes to winners in Philadelphia County, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $273.6 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to play Treasure Hunt: Players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 30. Players may select their own numbers 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. A day game, Treasure Hunt is drawn seven days a week and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Ticket sales end at 1:05 p.m. each day. Chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 142,506; the overall chances of winning any prize are about 1 in 5.45.
How to play Cash 5: Players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or they may 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. Chances of winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 962,598; 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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