Winning $200K lottery ticket sold at N. Towanda store
NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP - Somebody won $200,000 Wednesday in the Pennsylvania Lottery from a ticket purchased in North Towanda, but it does not appear that anyone has come forward yet to claim the prize.
One Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Jan. 11 drawing was sold at the Dandy Mini Mart on Route 6, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 05-19-29-45-47, but not the red Powerball 25, for a $200,000 second-tier prize, less 25 percent federal withholding, the release said.
The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
As of Thursday afternoon, no one came forward to claim the prize, Pennsylvania Lottery spokesperson Allison Roberts said.
Because the prize is over $2,500, the holder of the winning lottery ticket must file a claim for the prize directly with the Pennsylvania Lottery, Roberts said.
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 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 $66 million, or $41.6 million cash, for the Saturday, Jan. 14 drawing.
In the 2010-11 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $12.4 million in prizes to Bradford County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $6.2 million to programs serving Bradford County's older residents, the press release said.
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents, the release states. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $21.5 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 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.