Lottery ticket holders in Lehigh, Berks and Philadelphia Counties hit the lottery this past weekend.
A Lehigh Valley lottery player hit it big on the last day of Februrary with a $450,000 score, lottery officials said. The Cash 5 ticket hit the jackpot on the Feb. 28 drawing after it correctly matched all five balls - 11-18-27-37-41 - for the win. But, of course, the winner still must subtract 25 percent for federal withholding.
The store that sold the ticket, Coplay News Agency, at the first block of Sout Second Street in Coplay, Lehigh County, will receive a $500 bonus.
In the March 1 drawing a Cash 5 ticket sold at Philly Gas, on the 2000 block of West Allegheny Avenue, hit for $125,000. In the March 2 drawing, a Cash 5 ticket that also hit for $125,000 was sold at the Giant Food Store, on the 2100 Van Reed Road, in West Lawn, Berks County. But both totals are also subjected to a 25 percent federal holding. Both sales locations will receive a $500 bonus.
Winners must claim their prizes within a year of the drawing.