Powerball(R) Tickets Worth $200,000 Sold in Bucks, Westmoreland Counties

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Jackpot for May 12 Drawing Grows to $97 Million Two winning Powerball tickets worth $200,000 from the May 8 drawing were sold in Pennsylvania. The tickets were sold at Giant Food Store, 720-D W. Street Rd., Warminster, Bucks County, and Road Runner, 253 N. Broadway St., Scottdale, Westmoreland County.

The winning tickets correctly matched all five white balls, 05-22-34-41-57, but not the red Powerball 31, for a $200,000 second-tier prize, less 25 percent federal withholding.

The retailers will each receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning tickets.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identities of the May 8 winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets validated. No claims have yet been filed.

Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the holders of the winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file claims 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. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $97 million, or $49.4 million cash, for the Wednesday, May 12, drawing.

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.

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.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 participating jurisdictions.

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 $19.2 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; 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.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.

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