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$325,000 Winning Cash 5 Jackpot Ticket Sold In Waterford Store

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There's one lucky person out there, as someone hit a big jackpot from a ticket sold locally.
And those at a Waterford convenience store are anxiously awaiting for that winner to come forward.

Someone is $325,000 dollars richer.

Thursday, the Pennsylvania Lottery office called the owners of Lavery's Convenience Store in Waterford, to tell them the good news.
One of their customers bought the winning $325,000 jackpot ticket in Wednesday's Cash 5 drawing.
But, that fortunate person hasn't come forward yet, "Not yet. There are different people that come in every day, and they would come in and say 'it's not me,' or check their ticket and it wasn't, so we don't know yet but we kind of think it's somebody local, but you don't know," said Lavey's owner, Bill Lavery.

It's good news for the store as well, as they get a $500 dollar bonus for selling the winning ticket.

After 25% of federal taxes is taken out, the winner will get to claim $243,750.
The owner of Lavery's says when an employee answered the phone call from the lottery office, It meant for an exciting day.

"She says, you're going to need to talk to the owner and she looked at me and said, 'you're going to like this phone call.' I said 'really?' We get a $500 bonus for selling it so that was kind of nice," said Owner Bill Lavery. "So it was a neat day it's just exciting to see different people come and go and ask about our sign out front," Lavery added.

Lavery's has sold a big winning ticket before, a $275,000 dollar jackpot, so nothing as big as this week's winning ticket.
And they say they've seen a bit of an increase in folks stopping by today, to try their luck, "We sell quite a few lottery tickets. We've had some big winners before. People kind of like to buy from a local store and think there's luck involved, and maybe there is," said Lavery.

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