Treasure Hunt Review

Treasure Hunt is a game offered by Pennsylvania Lottery which gives players a daily opportunity to win lots of lottery prizes with a jackpot beginning at $10,000. During the animated Treasure Hunt draw, winning lottery numbers pop out in a very catchy way from the treasure chests.

Playing Treasure Hunt

Just like in any lottery game, the first step to playing Treasure Hunt is to fill in the playslip at your nearest Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. On the playslip, you can play up to 5 panels (game A to E). Each game costs $1 and you are to pick 5 numbers from a pool of 1 to 30 on each panel. You also have the opportunity to go for the Quick Pick option and have the computer system generate random numbers for you. The playslip also has a column on the left side that gives you space to pick the number of draws you want to enter in advance. You can enter up to 7 draws by checking the appropriate box. This is equivalent to one week of advance draws.

Once you finish filling in your playslip, hand it over to the retailer who will then process it and issue you with a ticket. Before leaving the retailer's premises, ensure you verify the correctness and legibility of your ticket. A typical Treasure Hunt lottery ticket will have the date printed on it, the games you have entered for as well as the number of draws and the amount you have paid. These are important details you need to verify. Also, the numbers you have picked for each game will be displayed alongside the specific games.

Armed with your ticket at hand, check out for the lottery results. There are a number of ways you can check for the results to confirm whether you are a winner. You can watch the Treasure Hunt drawing on the Pennsylvania Lottery website at 1.35 p.m. daily or subscribe to the RSS feeds. You may also visit the lottery VIP players club and sign up for text messages and email alerts on the winning numbers for Treasure Hunt as well as the other games offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Treasure Hunt Day Drawing

As stated above, Treasure Hunt has drawings conducted 7 days a week. At 1.10 p.m., the drawing process begins and a random number generator which consists of secured computerized systems picks the random numbers for the drawings. After that, the selected numbers are placed in animation. The animated digital draw system is unique to Pennsylvania Lottery. Ultimately, the winning numbers are posted on the Pennsylvania Lottery website so that you can have a look at them.

The Odds of Winning Treasure Hunt

Inasmuch as the jackpot is the hotly contested prize on Treasure Hunt, it is not the only prize available. Depending on your number combinations, you can win other prizes up for grabs.

To win the jackpot, you have to match all the 5 drawn numbers and the mathematical chance for winning this top prize is 1:142,506.

The second prize of $100 is owned by the player or players who match 4 out of the 5 drawn numbers and the odds of winning this prize are 1:1,140.05.

Matching 3 of the 5 numbers drawn will earn you $6 and the odds for this are 1:47.50.

The last prize of $1 goes to the player (s) who matches 2 out of the 5 numbers and the odds for this are 1:6.20.

Match Odds
5 1 in 142,506.00
4 1 in 1,140.05
3 1 in 47.50
2 1 in 6.20

Treasure Hunt Prize Breakdown

When you have discovered that you are a winner in Treasure Hunt, the first step is to sign your ticket at the back including your name, address and phone number. This is important because a lottery ticket is a bearer document which means for whosoever possesses it is the legal owner unless signed.

Pennsylvania Lottery retailers can handle claims from $1 to $2,500. However, they are under no obligation to pay up these amounts because some of them may not have the necessary float or may prefer keeping smaller amounts for other reasons other than float. If you win more than $600 for one ticket, you have to fill out a standard claim form, after which you send it over to the Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters. These forms are obtainable at any licensed lottery retailer or any of the 7 area offices of Pennsylvania Lottery. In the event you are not within range of the above locations, you can simply log on to the internet and fill the claim form online, then print it out and go with it together with the winning ticket to the nearest area office.

If you win any amount above $2,500, the Pennsylvania Lottery will process the submitted claim form and then send you your prize check within a span of 4 to 6 weeks.

Winners of jackpot prizes should file claims at the Lottery headquarters located in Middleton or any of the area offices.

If your prize claim is received in the month of December, it would be due for processing at the beginning of the following year. This is to ensure tax forms and prize payments are issued in the same year.

Winners have up to 12 months from the drawing date to claim their prizes. The first 180 days give you a window to make your claims at any retailer location. After these days are over, winners must file a claim form for prizes exceeding $100.

Where you enter the lottery as a group, Pennsylvania Lottery can issue individual checks for prizes of $50,000 and above where the individual shares of the prize are amounting to $2501 or more. In order to request for individual checks, you must clearly indicate on the claim form that you prefer your checks to be processed individually. At the time of submission, each member of the group must duly complete IRS form 57/54 which is to accompany the claim form.

Under the law, lottery prizes which exceed $5000 are subject to withholding tax. This means your check will come less the tax applicable. You may want to consult a qualified tax professional if you want advice on other deductions and exemptions your income will be subject to other than the withholding tax.

Match Prizes
5 Jackpot
4 $100
3 $6
2 $1

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