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PA Lottery Cash4Life™ Now on Sale; First Tickets Sold at 5:23 a.m.

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ticket sales are underway for the new Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life™ game, a terminal-based game offering a top prize of $1,000 a day for life and a second prize of $1,000 a week for life.

In Pennsylvania, the first ticket was sold over the counter at 5:23 a.m. at Fast Fill, 24 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton, Carbon County. A few seconds later, the first ticket generated by a self-service terminal was sold at Wawa, 8220 W. Bartram Ave., Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is the third lottery to join the Cash4Life game, which was launched by New Jersey and New York in June 2014. Tickets are $2 and drawings are held each Monday and Thursday at 9 p.m.

To play Cash4Life, players choose five numbers from 1-60 and one number from 1-4, the green Cash Ball. Players may choose their own numbers or select Quick Pick.

To win the top prize, players must exactly match all five numbers drawn and the Cash Ball number. The top prize is paid in lifetime annuity installments of $365,000 a year or a one-time payment of $7 million. In cases where more than one top-prize winning ticket is sold for a drawing, the top prizes are split equally among all top prize winners in all participating states.

To win the second prize, players must exactly match all five numbers drawn but not the Cash Ball number. The second prize is an annuity prize of $1,000 a week for life or a one-time payment of $1 million.

Cash4Life also offers seven other ways to win prizes ranging from $2,500 to $2.

All prizes may be reduced if total payouts at a particular prize level exceed predetermined liability levels. Additional information on the liability cap is available in the official game rules.

Odds of winning the $1,000 a day for life prize are 1:21.8 million. The odds for winning the $1,000 a week for life prize are 1:7.3 million. Overall odds of winning any prize are 1:8.

Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life may be played up to 10 consecutive drawings in advance. Players can find playslips and how-to-play brochures at Lottery retailers. More information about the game is available at palottery.com.

As with any multi-state game, all Cash4Life sales and related profits will remain in the state where the ticket was sold. All prizes must be cashed in the state where the ticket was sold.

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 players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.

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

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