Berks County Deli Sells $1 Million Powerball Ticket


READING, PA — Luck was in the air at Paulino’s Deli & Grocery in Reading, where a Powerball® ticket worth a staggering $1 million was sold for the Saturday, March 30 drawing. The winning ticket matched five of the white balls, numbers 12-13-33-50-52, falling just short of the red Powerball® 23 for the jackpot, but securing a life-changing prize nonetheless.

The fortunate win not only brings excitement to the ticket holder but also rewards Paulino’s Deli & Grocery with a $5,000 bonus for selling the lucky ticket. This thrilling event has sparked joy and anticipation in the community, as the winner has yet to come forward to claim their prize.

Pennsylvania Lottery officials remind winners to sign the back of their tickets immediately. This crucial step ensures their claim to the prize while they prepare to come forward. Winners have a grace period of one year from the drawing date to claim their winnings, offering ample time to make necessary arrangements.

This win adds to the more than 167,600 other PA Lottery Powerball® tickets that also won prizes in the same drawing, highlighting the broad impact of the lottery on players across the state. With prizes ranging across various amounts, every ticket holds the potential for a surprise.

The recent Powerball® jackpot run has generated significant excitement, contributing over $77 million in sales. This surge in participation has not only benefited hopeful players but also supported older Pennsylvanians, with more than $31 million in profits generated from this jackpot run alone.

As the Powerball® jackpot continues to grow since its last win on January 1, 2024, players are reminded of the importance of checking their tickets carefully and following best practices for claiming prizes. This includes never posting winning tickets on social media and always verifying tickets at the time of purchase.

For those looking to try their luck, Powerball® tickets are available both online and at retailers across Pennsylvania. As the community buzzes with the news of the latest millionaire among them, the search for the lucky winner is on. Will you be next?

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