Employees at a local Sheetz were surprised on Friday afternoon when they learned a $1 million Cash 5 ticket was sold in their convenience store.

"Everyone here is a little excited," said Mark Brenner, store manager in training at Sheetz, 1484 Carlisle Road.

After taxes, the winner will receive $745,000, and Sheetz will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Lottery officials can't release the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

It's the first time the Sheetz in West Manchester Township has had a $1 million winner, Brenner said.

"I don't know of any past history that high," he said. "We've had a couple winnings in the thousands."

The Cash 5 jackpot isn't typically $1 million. The daily game's jackpot reached the $1 million level just 12 times in 2012. Four Cash 5 jackpot winning tickets were sold in York County last year.

The Cash 5 winner will have one year from Thursday's drawing date to claim the prize for having the winning ticket correctly match all five balls: 07-13-24-26-27.

Odds of winning the Cash 5 are 1 in 962, 598, according to the lottery.

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.


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m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

- Candy Woodall can also be reached at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.