The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 1, 2013

Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Altoona


For The Tribune-Democrat

MIDDLETOWN — One Powerball ticket worth $1 million from the March 30 drawing was sold at Sheetz, 1915 Pleasant Valley Blvd. in Altoona.

The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 11-23-26-46-55, but not the red Powerball 27, for a $1 million second-tier prize, less 25 percent federal withholding.

The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. 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 Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery’s seven area offices.

Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.