The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 16, 2013

Powerball ticket worth $2 million sold in Pa.

For The Tribune-Democrat

MIDDLETOWN — No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night, but one Pennsylvania convenience store sold a ticket worth $2 million.

A winning ticket sold at a Sheetz store in Saint Marys, Elk County, correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 02-11-26-34-41, but not the red Powerball 32. The added Power Play sets the prize at $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. Without the Power Play option, the prize amount would have been $1 million.

The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling this 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 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 187,100 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the May 15 drawing.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, offering an annuity value of $475 million or a $302.4 million cash prize, is the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history. The largest Powerball jackpot was won last Nov. 28, 2012, when a $587.5 million jackpot was shared by two tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri.


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