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Time runs out on $325K lottery ticket

Published March 12. 2014 05:01PM

The odds of winning are one in 962,598, but somebody did.

Unfortunately, odds are we'll never know who that person is.

On March 10, 2013, someone used a computer-generated "quick pick" to purchase a Cash 5 ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery at the Hometown Mini Mart, located at the intersections of Route 54 and 309.

The winning ticket was worth $325,000. The winning numbers were 3, 6, 15, 27 and 29.

A year ago, it was a busy weekend for the market, which is located about midway between two annual St. Patty's Day parades, one in Ashland and one in Jim Thorpe.

Those parades were held this past weekend, and market employees held out hope that someone returning for the annual St. Patty's celebration would claim the ticket.

But time ran out at midnight, March 10, 2014.

"Nobody claimed it," said store manager Ralph Bajwa. "It's down the drain."

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