MIDDLETOWN, Pa., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $2.8 million from the March 3 drawing was sold at Puff Discount Tobacco, 10752 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh.
The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 20-21-23-28-41-42, to win a jackpot of $2,794,539, less 25-percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
This is the largest Match 6 jackpot won since the game's return in June 2010. The jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the Dec. 2, 2010, drawing.
Match 6 players can win up to four times on each $2 ticket – once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play). To win the jackpot, players must match all six winning numbers on a single line. Including the jackpot winner, there were 97,138 total winning plays from Thursday evening's Match 6 drawing.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the March 3 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.
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 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $20.6 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.
For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.
Media contact: Kirstin Alvanitakis, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery