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A winning Powerball ticket worth $150,000 from the Wednesday, March 29, drawing was sold at Penn Jersey Food Mart, 5541 Route 209, in Lykens.

The ticket correctly matched four of the five white balls drawn, 08-15-31-36-62, and the red Powerball 11, to win $150,000, minus applicable tax withholding. It was sold with the $1 Power Play option, which boosted the prize to $150,000 instead of $50,000, because the drawn multiplier was three.

The retailer earns a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Prizes must be claimed and winning tickets validated before winners can be identified.

The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at lottery headquarters in Middletown or at any of lottery’s seven area offices. Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

More than 23,300 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing, including 6,341 tickets purchased with the Power Play option that won prizes multiplied by three. Players should check every ticket, every time, the lottery advises

The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $60 million, or $36.4 million cash, for the Saturday, April 1, drawing.

In the 2015-16 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $62.4 million in prizes to winners in Dauphin County, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $19.7 million to programs serving the county’s older residents.

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