Three jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 tickets worth a combined total of nearly $1 million were recently sold in Lehigh and York counties.
Two Cash 5 tickets each worth more than $371,000 from the Feb. 22 drawing were sold at Hess, 3640 Route 309, Orefield, Lehigh County, and Smoker’s Express, 110 Old York Road, New Cumberland, York County. The tickets correctly matched all five balls, 02-17-23-24-36, to win a jackpot of $371,418.50, less 25 percent federal withholding. Each store will receive a $500 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
A Cash 5 ticket worth $225,000 from the Feb. 24 drawing was sold at Hess, 4002 Chestnut St., Emmaus, Lehigh County. It correctly matched all five balls, 06-12-14-15-26, to win a jackpot of $225,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. Hess will receive a $500 selling bonus.
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 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.
In fiscal year 2011-12, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of more than $103 million in prizes to winners in Lehigh and York counties. The Lottery also contributed nearly $52.3 million to programs that benefited older residents of those counties.