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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 The Pennsylvania Lottery is the state lottery of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was created by the Pennsylvania Legislature on August 26, 1971 and that October, Henry Kaplan was appointed as its first Executive Director. The Lottery premiered on March 7, 1972.  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 Withholding

Any tax that is taken directly out of an individual's wages or other income before he or she receives the funds.

Notes:
In other words, these funds are "withheld" from your wages.
, 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 A game of chance operated by a state government.

Generally a lottery offers a person the chance to win a prize in exchange for something of lesser value. Most lotteries offer a large cash prize, and the chance to win the cash prize is typically available for one dollar.
 that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older citizens. Since its inception more than 31 years ago, the Lottery lottery, scheme for distributing prizes by lot or other method of chance selection to persons who have paid for the opportunity to win. The term is not applicable when lots are drawn without payment by the interested parties to determine some matter, e.g.  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 Co-pay

A type of insurance policy where the insured pays a specified amount of out-of-pocket expenses for health-care services such as doctor visits and prescriptions drugs at the time the service is rendered, with the insurer paying the remaining costs.
 prescription drug prescription drug Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug,  programs PACE and PACENET; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including 650 full- and part-time senior centers throughout Pennsylvania Pennsylvania (pĕnsəlvā`nyə), one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States. It is bordered by New Jersey, across the Delaware River (E), Delaware (SE), Maryland (S), West Virginia (SW), Ohio (W), and Lake Erie and New York . 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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