MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fifth-largest Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 lotto jackpot on record has been won in Chester County. A jackpot-winning ticket worth $4.8 million from the Thursday, June 29, drawing was sold at ShopRite, 1115 West Chester Pike, West Chester.
The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 05-21-25-26-39-40, to win a jackpot of $4.8 million, less applicable tax withholding. The selling retailer earns a $10,000 bonus.
Winners can be identified only after prizes are claimed and tickets validated. Match 6 prizes expire one year from the drawing date. Anyone holding a jackpot-winning Match 6 ticket should sign the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.
More than 145,200 other Match 6 Lotto tickets also won prizes in the drawing. Players are reminded to check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
In the 2015-16 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $58.4 million in prizes to Chester County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $21.7 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 in Cambria County in October 2013.
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 Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed nearly $27 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
Players must be 18 or older. Do not give lottery tickets to children. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
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