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$1 million Cash 5 lottery ticket sold in Ambridge
A lucky lottery player hit the jackpot to win $1 million on a Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket sold at Rite Aid on Merchant Street in Sunday’s drawing.The ticket matched all five balls drawn — 10, 25, 32, 36, 42 — to win the prize, less withholding.Get more news about 菲律宾彩票包网平台,you can vist loto98.com
As of early afternoon Monday, no one had come forward to claim the prize at Rite Aid, said Manager Marnie Welsh, or at lottery headquarters in Harrisburg, according to Pennsylvania Lottery officials. The winner has one year from the drawing date to do so.
Welsh was thrilled to learn Rite Aid sold the winning ticket from a lottery kiosk at the store’s entrance.“That’s awesome,” she said. “Congratulations to them. That’s amazing.”It’s the largest cash prize sold at the Ambridge store, she said.
In 2014, a Win Win Win instant scratch-off ticket for $300,000 was sold there, said Ewa Dworakowski, Pennsylvania Lottery press secretary, and most recently, a $10 Wizard of Oz scratch-off game ticket won $10,000 that was sold Feb. 3, 2016.
Ambridge Rite Aid will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.Dworakowski said lottery sales in 2019 from the Ambridge retailer “totaled close to $180,000.”Welsh said the store sees regular players and passersby, but hopes the winner is someone local.
“There’s so many people that play, I wouldn’t have a clue. I have no idea who would have come in,” she said. “We have people that come in and drop hundreds of dollars into that thing — hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Hopefully, it was one of them.”
Welsh said she was “crossing my fingers” for “somebody that really needs it” to win.“I’m hoping it’s this one lady, but she would have been in by now. She comes in every day and plays and plays and plays and plays.”
Mid-morning, a man who daily plays multiple Pennsylvania Lottery games, fed tickets he purchased the past couple of weeks into Rite Aid’s lottery kiosk to see if any were winners, particularly eager to see if his Cash 5 numbers matched Jan. 12′s drawing.
“I hope it was me,” said the man, who asked to remain anonymous. “I’m a private guy,” he said, only revealing that he lives “across the river.”“A lot of the time, I’m here,” he said, to buy lottery tickets at Rite Aid, but this day he wasn’t holding the Cash 5 winner. Don’t feel too sorry for him. He walked away with $72 in prize money on other games.
“There’s no science to it,” he said of winning the lottery. “You have to be in the right spot at the right time. It’s dumb luck.” And quickly added: “If you don’t play, you’re not going to win.”
Pennsylvania Lottery game players apparently have the same philosophy.More than 46,000 other Cash 5 tickets also won prizes in the Jan. 12 drawing, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Cash 5 is Pennsylvania Lottery’s longest-running jackpot game. The record jackpot — the highest in the game’s nearly 28-year history — was worth $2,488,733 that sold in the March 8, 2019, drawing. The ticket was purchased at Sheetz in Berwick, Pa., in Columbia County. The previous record for the all-time high Cash 5 jackpot was $2 million first set by a Jan. 17, 2017, drawing.