MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The wait is over for Pennsylvania Lottery players who had watched the Match 6 Lotto jackpot continue to grow for more than two months.
One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $2.2 million from the Jan. 28 drawing was sold at Mount Rose Beer and Soda, 1022 Mt. Rose Ave., York.
The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 09-20-25-26-46-49, to win a jackpot of $2,200,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the Nov. 26 drawing.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the 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 any of Lottery's seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County.
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.
In the 2011-12 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $63.4 million in prizes to York County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $27.2 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 $22.6 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. Players must be 18 or older.
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Media contact: Lauren Piccolo or Gary Miller, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery