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Powerball Ticket Worth $2 Million Sold In Lehigh County

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(Credit:  Ed Fischer)

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania Lottery officials say a $2 million winning ticket from the April 6th Powerball drawing was sold at a Lehigh County gas station.

The winning ticket was at a Hess gas station on Route 309 in Orefield, Lehigh County.

The April 6th winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 04-07-08-29-39, but not the red Powerball 24, and added Power Play®, which sets the prize at $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. Without the Power Play option, the prize amount would have been $1 million.

The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The same store sold a $1 million prize-winning Powerball ticket for the March 23rd drawing.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. 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.

More than 32,600 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the April 6 drawing.

The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $60 million, or $38.9 million cash, for the Wednesday, April 10, drawing.

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