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$86.3 million Powerball ticket sold in Lancaster County

5 August 2008

WILLOW STREET, Pennsylvania -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Pennsylvania Lottery officials today announced the sole jackpot-winning ticket worth $86.3 million from the Aug. 2, 2008, Powerball(R) drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 2921 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, Lancaster County.

"We are pleased to announce that Turkey Hill in Willow Street sold the winning ticket from Saturday night's drawing," said Ed Trees, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. "This marks the tenth jackpot-winning Powerball jackpot ticket the Pennsylvania Lottery has sold since we joined the game in June 2002."

The winning ticket sold in Pennsylvania matched all five white balls, 02-05-28-33-54, and the red Powerball number, 30, in the drawing. The winning jackpot ticket has an annuity value of $86.3 million and a cash value of $42,529,765.37, less 25 percent federal withholding.

Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Each jackpot winner has 60 days from the date he or she claims the prize to decide between 30 annuity payments over a period of 29 years, or a one-time cash payment.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the Aug. 2 Powerball jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket validated. At this time, no claim has been filed.

The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning Powerball ticket to sign the back of the ticket, contact a financial advisor, then contact the PA Lottery at (717) 702-8146. Powerball jackpot prizes must be claimed at Lottery headquarters, 1200 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, Dauphin County. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Turkey Hill will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning jackpot ticket.

The Powerball jackpot returns to an estimated $15 million annuity and an estimated $7.4 million cash prize for the Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, drawing.

Powerball tickets are sold in 31 participating jurisdictions - 29 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

How to play Powerball: To play Powerball, players pay $1 and select five white balls from the first set of 55 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 42 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using Powerball play slips, 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 cash prizes.

Powerball features an option called PowerPlay. 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.

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