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PA Lottery's CASH 5 Jackpot Rolls to $1 Million for Tonight's Drawing.

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2003

Pennsylvania Lottery officials said the CASH 5 jackpot for tonight's drawing has rolled to $1 million.

The CASH 5 jackpot has been growing since the Friday, Oct. 3, drawing, when one ticket matched all five numbers to win a $259,524.50 jackpot. This is the first time since June 14, 2002, that the CASH 5 jackpot has rolled to $1 million.

The largest CASH 5 top prize, $1,590,354 on Sept. 7, 1995, was split among six tickets. The second largest CASH 5 jackpot, $1,143,882 on May 9, 1994, was divided between two tickets. The Lottery's third highest CASH 5 jackpot, $1,107,725 on Sept. 16, 2000, was split among five winning tickets. CASH 5 made its debut April 23, 1992.

Since May 2003, three CASH 5 jackpots have topped $700,000. One ticket won the May 8, 2003, jackpot of $728,231.50. A single ticket on Aug. 3 won a $757,134.50 CASH 5 jackpot and four days later, on Aug. 7, one ticket matched all five numbers to win a jackpot worth $789,666.50. All CASH 5 jackpots are subject to federal withholding, currently 25 percent.

To play CASH 5, players select five numbers from 1 to 39. Players must match all five numbers to win the top prize, which starts at $100,000 and continues to roll until it is won. Pennsylvania Lottery also pays players for matching four-, three- and two-of-five winning CASH 5 numbers. Top prizes are awarded in one-time payments.

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state Lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older citizens. Since its inception more than 31 years ago, the Lottery has contributed in excess of $13.8 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; the co-pay prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including 650 full- and part-time senior centers throughout Pennsylvania. Players must be 18 or older.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit the Lottery's Web site, www.palottery.com.
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