Match 6 Lotto Jackpot-Winning Ticket Worth $4.3 Million Sold in Allegheny County; Fifth-Largest Prize in Game History
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $4.3 million for the Aug. 7 drawing was sold at 7-Eleven, 321 Camp Hollow Road, West Mifflin, Allegheny County. This jackpot, which started rolling in early May, is the game's fifth-largest on record.
The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 10-13-21-23-24-48, to win a jackpot of $4.3 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The prize must be claimed and ticket validated before the winner can be identified. Match 6 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.
Claims may be filed at Lottery headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.
There were 143,407 other prize-winning Match 6 tickets sold for the Aug. 7 drawing, so all players are reminded to check their tickets.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $231.3 million in prizes to Allegheny County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $127.9 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
The largest Match 6 Lotto jackpot on record was a more than $7.3 million prize won by a ticket sold in Cambria County for the October 3, 2013, drawing. Match 6 Lotto debuted in 2004.
How to Play Match 6 Lotto: Match 6 tickets cost $2 each. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or have numbers randomly selected by computer. The computer will then randomly select an additional two sets of six numbers, for three lines of six numbers each or 18 numbers total. Players can win up to four times on each ticket – once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play).
Match 6 Lotto drawings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery