Winning Tickets Sold in Delaware, Westmoreland Counties
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two jackpot-winning Cash 5 tickets worth more than $255,000 each from the Sept. 22 drawing were sold at the following locations:
- Wawa, 721 Naaman's Creek Road, Chadds Ford, Delaware County; and
- Hospitality Shop, Excela Westmoreland Hospital, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Westmoreland County.
Each ticket correctly matched all five balls, 02-22-33-39-43, to split a jackpot of $513,488 and win individual prizes of $256,744, 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.
In the 2009-10 fiscal year, in addition to awarding $70 million and $75 million in prizes to Delaware and Westmoreland county winners, respectively, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed $44.5 million to programs that benefited older residents of Delaware County and another $35 million to programs serving Westmoreland County's older residents.
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 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