WILKES-BARRE — If you recently bought a lottery ticket, it might be worth double-checking to see if it’s a winner.
Two winning Powerball tickets with Power Play worth $150,000 each were sold in Lancaster and Luzerne counties for the Saturday, April 9, drawing.
The tickets correctly matched four of the five white balls drawn, 14-22-23-41-61, and the red Powerball 09, to win $150,000, less applicable tax withholding. They were sold with the $1 Power Play option, which boosted the prize to $150,000 instead of $50,000 because Saturday’s multiplier was three.
The following retailers will each receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning tickets:
• Stover’s News, 24 N. 3rd St., Columbia, Lancaster County
• Carriage Stop Plaza, 2500 East End Blvd., Plains Township, Luzerne County
Also in Luzerne County, one jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 from the Saturday, April 9, drawing was sold at Fuel On, 2384 Memorial Highway, in Dallas.
The ticket correctly matched all five balls, 07-16-17-23-35, to win $325,000, less applicable tax withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus for selling this winning ticket.
Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball and Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Prizes must be claimed and winning tickets validated before winners can be identified.
Pennsylvania Lottery officials encourage holders of winning tickets 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.
More than 39,700 other Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the April 9 drawing, including more than 9,298 tickets purchased with Power Play that won prizes multiplied by three. Players should check every ticket, every time.
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