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PA Lottery Sells Powerball Ticket Worth $2 Million in Butler County

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Jackpot Rolls to $90 Million Annuity, $53.8 Million Cash

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Powerball ticket worth $2 million from the Saturday, June 28, drawing was sold at Sheetz, 356 New Castle Road, Butler.

The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 08-12-34-43-56, but not the red Powerball 09, and added Power Play®, which boosted the prize to $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. Without purchasing the $1 Power Play option, this winning ticket would have been worth $1 million.

The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified. 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 26,200 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the June 28 drawing, including 5,682 winners who bought the Power Play feature and multiplied their prize by two.

In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $34.5 million in prizes to Butler County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $14.2 million to programs serving the county's older residents.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, July 2, rolled to an annuity value of $90 million or a $53.8 million cash prize.

How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.

Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is worth $2 million. It is $1 million without Power Play.

Powerball is sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawings nights, Wednesday and Saturday.

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: Gary Miller or Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008

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