Powerball ticket worth $2 Million sold in Lehigh County

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Monday, April 13, 2015

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. -- One Powerball ticket worth $2 million was sold in Lehigh County for the Saturday, April 11, drawing.

The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 01-12-32-42-58, but not the red Powerball 12, to win a prize of $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.

The ticket was sold with the $1 Power Play option, which boosted the prize to $2 million instead of $1 million.

The selling retailer, Whitehall Mini Mart, 3690 Lehigh St., Whitehall, Pa., earns a $10,000 bonus.

A prize must be claimed and a winning ticket validated before a 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 24,900 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the Saturday drawing, including 6,114 winners who bought the Power Play feature and multiplied their prize by two.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing was won by a single ticket sold in Florida, which reset the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to $40 million.

In fiscal year 2013-14, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of more than $290.2 million in prizes to winners in Philadelphia County.

The Lottery also contributed more than $236.2 million to programs that benefited older residents of the county.