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MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An $800,000 Cash 5 jackpot for the Wednesday, July 30, drawing was split by two winning tickets sold in Luzerne and Allegheny counties. Each ticket correctly matched all five balls, 01-14-22-24-38, to win individual prizes of $400,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The following retailers will each receive a $500 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning tickets:
The prizes must be claimed and the tickets validated before the winners can be identified. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages each holder of a jackpot-winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery's seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County.
Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at headquarters.
More than 73,300 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in last night's drawing, so players should remember to check every ticket, every time.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $313.5 million in prizes to winners in Luzerne and Allegheny counties, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $167.6 million to programs serving older residents of those counties.
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 $23.7 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 players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
For drawings results, winning numbers, winners' stories and to subscribe to the Lottery's RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery.
Media contact: Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
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