CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — One Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the Dec. 31, 2011, drawing was sold at the Sheetz at 875 Norland Ave., the Pennsylvania Lottery announced in a news release Tuesday.
The ticket correctly matched all five white balls (05-23-25-28-40), but not the red Powerball 34. That will yield a "second-tier prize" of $200,000, less 25 percent federal withholding, the news release stated.
Sheetz will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the Dec. 31 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.
Lottery officials encourage the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Pennsylvania 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 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.
The multistate Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $30 million, or $19 million cash, for the Wednesday drawing, the news release stated.
In the 2010-11 fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded nearly $13.3 million in prizes to Franklin County winners and contributed nearly $9.2 million to programs serving Franklin County's older residents, the news release stated.
In Powerball, players pay $1 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers, plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 39 numbers.
Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It is sold in dozens of states, including Maryland and West Virginia.