PA Lottery Prize Worth $200k to Expire Sept 19 Do you have the winning ticket?
Time is running out for the holder of a Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Sept. 19, 2009, drawing to claim the prize.
The ticket and prize will expire one year from the date of the drawing, but an in-person claim should be presented to the Lottery by Friday, Sept. 17.
“The Lottery never likes to see a prize expire, so we encourage players who purchased Powerball tickets last September to check storage and hiding spots for old tickets,” said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. “A couple of months ago, a Montgomery County couple claimed a prize worth $200,000 just days before its expiration date, and we hope for a similar last-minute claim for this prize.”
The soon-to-expire Powerball ticket correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 05-24-25-30-49, but not the red Powerball, 23, for a $200,000 second-tier prize, less 25-percent federal withholding. It was sold at Hannold’s Sunoco, 4701 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the ticket-holder to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim within the next two weeks 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. until 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices.
Because the prize expires on a Sunday, the last chance to file a claim in person will be Friday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. at Lottery headquarters or 4:30 p.m. at an area Lottery office. A claim submitted by mail must be postmarked by Saturday, Sept. 18.
Unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.
How to Play Powerball: To play Powerball, players pay $1 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 39 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball play slip, 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. Drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Powerball features an option called Power Play. For an extra $1 per Powerball play (game), players can multiply their Powerball prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times the original prize amount for all prizes EXCEPT the jackpot. Prizes can multiply up to $1 million.
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 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $20.1 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 more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.