MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After an exciting jackpot run that began late last year, one jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth more than $5 million from the April 14 drawing was sold at Weis Markets, 25 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown, Montgomery County. It is the game's fourth-largest jackpot on record.
The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 11-21-26-35-39-41, to win a jackpot of $5,021,688.50, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
This jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the Dec. 26 drawing. Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the April 14 jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. 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 more than 145,200 other prize-winning Match 6 tickets sold for the April 14 drawing, so all players are reminded to check their tickets.
The largest Match 6 jackpot on record was a more than $7.3 million prize won by a single ticket sold in Cambria County for the October 3, 2013, drawing.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $103 million in prizes to Montgomery County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $58.5 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
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 $23.7 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 its players to play responsibly and to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older.
Media contact: Lauren Bottaro or Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery