Check your Powerball tickets, Yorkers
If you purchased a Powerball lottery ticket from the Rutter's Farm Store in Hallam, you might be in for a big holiday surprise.
A winning ticket worth $100,000 was sold at the 700 W. Market St. location for the Dec. 28 drawing, and so far no one has claimed the prize, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The ticket matched four of the five white balls that were drawn: 16-23-30-44-58. It also matched the red Powerball drawn, which was 04, making the ticket worth $50,000. However, the ticket was sold with the $1 Power Play option, which increased the prize to $100,000 because the multiplier on Dec. 28 was two, the lottery said.
The winner has one year from Dec. 28 to claim their prize.
Rutter's will receive a $500 bonus for the sale of the winning ticket.
According to the news release, 21,700 other Powerball tickets won prizes from the Dec. 28 drawing in different amounts. The Powerball jackpot is estimated to be $80 million, or $48.2 million cash, for Tuesday's drawing.
To play the Powerball, an individual must pay $2 and choose five white balls with numbers on them from a set of 69 numbers. Then the person chooses a single red ball, the Powerball, from a set of 26 numbers. Players may choose their own numbers or have numbers selected for them by a computer. To win the jackpot, all numbers picked must match the balls drawn, but there are other ways to win smaller cash prizes.
In order to claim the prize, the holder of the winning ticket must sign the back of the ticket, call the lottery at (717) 702-8146 and file a claim at the lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. There are seven other area offices the winner can go to as well.