CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa.– Three winning tickets shared a Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 jackpot worth $1,800,000 from the Wednesday, August 21, drawing. Each ticket matched all five balls drawn, 05-25-27-29-43, to win $600,000, less applicable withholding.
The winning tickets were sold at Bensalem Beer & Soda, 1919 Street Road, Bensalem, Bucks County; Smart Mart, 1107 Bridge St., New Cumberland, Cumberland County; and Sunoco Gas Station, 330 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, Montgomery County.
Each retailer will earn a $5,000 bonus for selling the big winning tickets.
Winners are unknown until prizes are claimed and tickets validated. Cash 5 prizes expire one year from the drawing date. Anyone holding a jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket should sign the ticket and contact the nearest Lottery office for further instructions.
More than 91,950 other Cash 5 tickets also won prizes in the drawing. Players should check every ticket, every time, and claim lower-tier prizes at a Lottery retailer.
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.
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SOURCE: PA Lottery