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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery
Players Reminded to 'Check Every Ticket, Every Time'
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery players, check your tickets: several prize-winning tickets are nearing their one-year expiration dates. They are:
All final prize amounts will be less 25 percent federal withholding.
"We want all players to check every ticket, every time," said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. "We do not want to see any prize-winning ticket go unclaimed."
By law, unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.
Players may check their own tickets using self-service scanners located at retailers and also found on Lottery self-service play terminals. The Lottery reminds players to sign tickets immediately upon their purchase for proof of ownership.
The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages claimants to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a timely 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. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at headquarters.
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
Editor's Note: The Lottery had earlier announced that a $108,333.50 jackpot-winning Cash 5 ticket sold at Sheetz, 138 N. Broad St., Ridgway, Elk County, for the June 29, 2013 drawing, was about to expire. However, that prize claim was validated shortly after the original announcement was released. The Lottery apologizes for any inconvenience.
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