Winning Tickets Sold in Bucks County, Philadelphia
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets – one worth $353,436 from the April 29 drawing, the other worth $225,000 from the May 1 drawing – were sold at the following locations:
- April 29: Genuardis Family Market, 168 N. Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne, Bucks County; and
- May 1: Manny & Carmen Stop and Shop, 5039 Wissahickon Ave., Philadelphia
The April 29 jackpot-winning ticket correctly matched all five balls, 01-22-27-31-38, to win $353,436, less 25-percent federal withholding.
The May 1 jackpot-winning ticket correctly matched all five balls, 03-07-18-40-43, to win $225,000, less 25-percent federal withholding.
Each retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identities of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages each holder of a 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.
Last fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $73.4 million and $270.5 million in prizes to Bucks and Philadelphia counties, respectively, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed $34.9 million to programs that benefited seniors in Bucks County and another $235.4 million to Philadelphia seniors' programs.
How to play Cash 5: 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. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.
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 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $20.6 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.
For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.
Media contact: Elizabeth Brassell, 717-787-6960
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery