MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Treasure Hunt ticket worth $120,000 from the Monday, August 1, drawing was sold at ShopRite, 3430 State Route 940, Mount Pocono, Monroe County.
The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 01-02-04-14-29, to win a jackpot of $120,000, less applicable withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified. Treasure Hunt 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 the 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.
In the 2014-15 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $25.5 million in prizes to Monroe County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $10.3 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to play Treasure Hunt: To play Treasure Hunt, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 30. Players may select their own numbers, 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. Treasure Hunt drawings are held seven days a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-142,506; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-5.45.
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 more than $25.8 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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