Mega Millions® and Powerball® Tickets Worth $1.1 Million Total Sold in PA

Jun 01, 2010, 16:27 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

Powerball Jackpot Grows to $260 Million for June 2 Drawing

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five winning lottery tickets worth a total of $1.1 million were sold in Pennsylvania this weekend.

Three winning Powerball tickets worth $200,000 each from the May 29 drawing were sold at the following locations:

  • Giant Food Store, 5074 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg, Dauphin County;
  • Honey Bear Mini Mart, 2561 Memorial Blvd., Connellsville, Fayette County; and
  • Sunoco, 8955 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, Chester County.

Two winning Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 each from the May 28 drawing were sold at the following locations:

  • Oley Sunoco, 1141 Memorial Highway, Oley, Berks County; and
  • Sunoco A Plus, 13000 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia.

The three winning Powerball tickets correctly matched all five white balls, 01-03-24-28-41, but not the red Powerball 10, for second-tier prizes of $200,000 each, less 25 percent federal withholding.

The two winning Mega Millions tickets correctly matched all five white balls, 03-11-20-29-39, but not the yellow Mega Ball 26, for second-tier prizes of $250,000 each, less 25 percent federal withholding.

Each store will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning tickets.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identities of the May 28 and 29 winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated. No claims have yet been filed. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball and Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The Lottery encourages the holders of the winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file claims at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.

Claims may be filed at 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.

The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $260 million, or $134.2 million cash, for the Wednesday, June 2, drawing.

With a jackpot-winning ticket sold in North Carolina, the Mega Millions jackpot reset to an estimated annuity value of $12 million, or $7.7 million cash, for the Tuesday, June 1, drawing.

How to play Powerball: Players pay $1 and select five white balls from the first set of 59 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 39 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball play slip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.

Powerball features an option called Power Play. For an extra $1 per Powerball play (game), players can multiply their Powerball prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times the original prize amount for all prizes EXCEPT the jackpot. Prizes can multiply up to $1 million. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 56 and one number from 1 to 46 (The Mega Ball). Players can pick their own numbers or have numbers randomly selected by computer. For an extra $1 per play, players can add the Megaplier. Prior to the Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number – ranging from two to four – is randomly selected. Non-jackpot prizes from winning tickets with the Megaplier option will be multiplied by the Megaplier number. Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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 28 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $19.2 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including more than 600 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



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