MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mega Millions® players across Pennsylvania won more than $1 million in prizes in last night's drawing.
"Players should check every ticket, every time," said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte. "Although last night's $400 million jackpot was split by tickets sold in Florida and Maryland, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania Lottery players still came away as winners."
The winning numbers drawn for March 18 were: 11-19-24-33-51. The Megaball was 07 and the Megaplier number was 03.
For the drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery sold 450,711 winning tickets worth a total of $1,032,550 in prizes. Those included 13 tickets that matched four of five numbers drawn and the Mega Ball, each receiving $5,000. In addition, 17 tickets matched four of five and purchased Megaplier, each receiving $1,500.
During the entire jackpot run that began in early January, Mega Millions players across Pennsylvania won a total of $6,444,420 in prizes.
Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 (the Mega Ball). Players may select their own numbers using a Mega Millions playslip or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks.
For an extra $1 per play, players can add the Megaplier®. Prior to the Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number – ranging from two to five – is randomly selected. The Megaplier applies to non-jackpot prizes.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are available for sale until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Tuesday and Friday.
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 check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery