MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A record $7 million jackpot is on the line for the Pennsylvania Lottery's Match 6 Lotto drawing for Monday, Sept. 30, after the jackpot rolled again in last night's drawing.
The previous record was a $6.9 million jackpot won in the March 23, 2007 drawing.
"Match 6 Lotto players have been pursuing this jackpot since spring and are very excited to see it reach a record level," said Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci, who noted that in the Lottery's last fiscal year, Match 6 Lotto's average advertised jackpot was approximately $1.1 million and reached $2 million or higher only 15 times.
The current jackpot has been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the May 13 drawing.
Meanwhile, millions of Match 6 Lotto players have continued to win prizes. More than 4.1 million Match 6 tickets have won nearly $15.3 million in prizes since the run began last spring.
More than 169,200 Match 6 Lotto tickets won prizes totaling over $625,000 in last night's drawing, including 57 tickets that each won $1,000.
The odds of winning the Match 6 Lotto jackpot are roughly 1-in-4.6 million, among the Pennsylvania Lottery's best odds of winning a multimillion-dollar jackpot.
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. Players must be 18 or older.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery