Before the Powerball® jackpot rolled to $400 million for the Wednesday, Sept. 18, drawing, two Powerball tickets worth $1 million each from the Sept. 14 drawing were sold at the following locations:
- Ahart’s Market, 326 S. Walnut St., Bath, Northampton County; and
- Bi Rite Deli, 3220 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia.
These two winning tickets correctly matched all five white balls, 01-17-25-37-44, but not the red Powerball 20, to win individual prizes of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
Each retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of either winner until each prize is claimed and each ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages each holder of a 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 Lottery 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 109,300 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets also won prizes in Saturday night’s drawing, including one winner of $40,000 and five winners of $10,000 each.
The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $400 million, or $223.6 million cash, for the Wednesday, Sept. 18, drawing.
In fiscal year 2011-12, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of more than $329 million in prizes to winners in Northampton and Philadelphia counties. The Lottery also contributed more than $233.3 million to programs that benefited older residents of those counties.
How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 35 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, 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 a cash prize.
Powerball is sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.