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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery
Jackpot Rolls to $221 Million Annuity, $132.1 Million Cash
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth $2 million from the June 4 drawing was sold at 7-Eleven, 317 W. County Line Road, Hatboro, Montgomery County, and was the third, major Powerball prize-winning ticket sold in Pennsylvania in recent weeks.
The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 01-07-10-22-49, but not the red Powerball 24, and added Power Play®, which boosted the prize to $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. Without purchasing the $1 Power Play option, this winning ticket would have been worth $1 million.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, June 7, rolled to an annuity value of $221 million or a $132.1 million cash prize. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball players have fared well during this jackpot run. For the May 21 drawing, a ticket worth $1 million was sold in Bridgeport, Montgomery County. A ticket worth $1 million for the May 24 drawing was sold in Rankin, Allegheny County.
The $2 million prize from the June 4 drawing must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball 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 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 at headquarters from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 52,600 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the June 4 drawing, including 9,390 winners who bought the Power Play feature and multiplied their prize by three.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $103 million in prizes to Montgomery County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $58.4 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.
Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is worth $2 million. It is $1 million without Power Play.
Powerball is sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawings nights, Wednesday and Saturday.
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: Lauren Bottaro or Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
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