MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Lottery’s Cash 5 game awarded a pair of $300,000 jackpots over the Thanksgiving weekend and created tens of thousands of winners statewide.
A ticket sold in Northampton County won a jackpot worth $300,000 for the Thursday, November 23, drawing. It matched all five balls, 10-26-34-35-41, to win a prize of $300,000 less applicable withholding. The ticket was sold at Square One Markets, 249 S. Broadway, Wind Gap.
Cash 5 produced another big winner on Sunday, November 26, when a $300,000 jackpot was won by a ticket sold at Giant Food Store, 2450 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County. The ticket matched all five balls, 02-06-08-11-18, to win a prize of $300,000, less applicable withholding.
Both retailers earn a $500 selling bonus.
Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified. Cash 5 prizes expire one year from the drawing date. Anyone holding a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket should sign the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.
More than 48,200 other Cash 5 tickets won prizes of various amounts in the November 23 and 26 drawings. Players should check every ticket, every time, and claim lower-tier prizes at a Lottery retailer.
In the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Lottery awarded more than $53.2 million in prizes and contributed more than $23 million to support senior benefit programs in Northampton County. In addition to awarding more than $130.4 million in prizes to winners in Montgomery County, the Lottery contributed more than $52.4 million to programs serving the county’s older residents.
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 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 is drawn each evening 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 $28 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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