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PA Lottery Launches Cash 5 Cash Vault Second-Chance Drawing

First Online Second-Chance Drawing for a Terminal-Based Game

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched the Cash 5 Cash Vault Second-Chance Drawing, offering players who enter online a chance to win one of three $125,000 prizes.

Players may enter online using a new Second Chance Prize Zone™ Official Entry Code that will appear on all Cash 5 tickets purchased between Sept. 2 and Oct. 2, 2014. The entry code will award the player a number of entries equal to the ticket's purchase price. 

"Second-chance drawings are already very popular with our instant game players," said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. "Offering second-chance opportunities for terminal-based 'draw' games is a great way to thank our loyal players, and we hope to develop similar promotions in the future."

All Cash 5 tickets displaying an entry code – whether or not they are winning tickets – qualify for submission to the drawing.

Tickets must be entered in the drawing prior to being presented for prize validation.  

To enter, players must create a free VIP Players Club account at palottery.com and follow the instructions. Entry codes must be submitted between Sept. 2 and Oct. 2, 2014. Mailed entries are not accepted. Find official rules and drawing information online at www.palottery.com.

First introduced in 1992, Cash 5 is the Pennsylvania Lottery's longest-running jackpot game. It offers a starting jackpot of $125,000. The game's record jackpot of $1.9 million was shared by two tickets sold in Lackawanna and Wayne counties in February of 2013.

How to play Cash 5: To play Cash 5, players pay $1 and select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers using a Cash 5 playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot. Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Cash 5 drawings are held seven nights a week, and tickets can be purchased up to seven draws (one week) in advance. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-962,598; the overall odds of winning any prize are about 1-in-10.5.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly and check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older.

For drawings results, winning numbers, winners' stories and to subscribe to the Lottery's RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Also log in to Facebook and like us at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery

Media contact: Gary Miller or Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008

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