Two lottery tickets worth $200,000 to expire soon

May 13, 2011 8:20:24 AM PDT
The Pennsylvania lottery says two tickets sold in our area - each worth $200,000 - will expire soon.

One ticket was from the May 26th, 2010 drawing. It correctly matched all five white balls, 01-06-10-13-20, but not the red Powerball 32, for a second-tier prize of $200,000. It was sold at Kelly's News, 3178 Kensington Ave., Philadelphia.

The other ticket was from the May 29th, 2010 drawing. It correctly matched all five white balls, 01-03-24-28-41, but not the red Powerball 10, for a second-tier prize of $200,000. It was sold at the Sunoco at 8955 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, Chester County.

The tickets and prizes will expire one year from their drawing dates.

"Even though only a small percentage - about 1 to 2 percent - of Lottery prizes goes unclaimed each year, we hate to see larger prizes like these expire," said Drew Svitko, Lottery interim executive director, in a statement. "We encourage all of our Powerball players to look through your tickets one more time.

The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the holders of the winning tickets to sign the backs of the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file claims 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.


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