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Lancaster Man Wins Lottery's CASH 5 Jackpot.

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2002

George H. Aberts Sr. of Lancaster County is the sole winner of the Lottery's CASH 5 jackpot prize from the July 27, 2002, drawing.

The total jackpot was worth $108,497.50. The winning CASH 5 numbers were 05-12-15-23-25.

Mr. Aberts will receive his winnings check from the Pennsylvania Lottery on Thursday, September 12, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. during a formal presentation at Bauer Beverage, located at 136 South Water Street, Lancaster, where the ticket was purchased.

The Lottery's Director of Public Relations Sally Danyluk and District Lottery Representative Judy Mase will present George his check, less 27 percent federal withholding.

George admits he plays the Lottery and watches the live drawing every day, and this is his first big Lottery win. George's winning CASH 5 numbers were the same set he had been playing for over five years. He says, "The numbers are no specific combination, they are just numbers I feel good about."

He is employed by Lancaster Marble Casting Company as a grinder. George, 60, plans to retire in one year. With his Lottery winnings, George will take care of his finances and purchase a new car.

To play CASH 5, players select five numbers from 1 to 39. Players must match all five winning numbers drawn to win the top jackpot prize. CASH 5 jackpots start at $100,000 and continue to roll until someone wins. The Pennsylvania Lottery also pays players for matching four-, three- and two-of-five winning CASH 5 numbers.

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state Lottery that designates its proceeds to benefit older citizens.

Since inception over 30 years ago, the Lottery has contributed $12.9 billion to programs that have expanded to include property tax and rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transit for older Pennsylvanians, a co-pay prescription drug program (PACE and PACENET) and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including 650 full- and part-time senior centers, located throughout Pennsylvania.

Players must be 18 years of age or older.
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