MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million from the Friday, September 23, drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 425 N. 13th St., Reading, Berks County.
The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 01-05-08-25-62, but not the yellow Mega Ball 14, to win a $1 million prize, less applicable tax withholding. The store earns a $5,000 selling bonus.
The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions 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.
Players should check every ticket, every time, and immediately sign winning tickets. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer.
More than 32,600 Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes in the drawing, including 6,700 tickets purchased with the Megaplier option that won prizes multiplied by three.
The Mega Millions jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $25 million, or $16.8 million cash, for the Tuesday, September 27, drawing.
The Pennsylvania Lottery awarded more than $70 million in prizes to Berks County winners and contributed more than $34.6 million to programs serving the county's older residents in the 2014-15 fiscal year.
How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 (the Mega Ball). Players may select their own numbers using a Mega Millions play slip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. For an extra $1 per play, players can add the Megaplier®. Prior to the Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number – ranging from two to five – is randomly selected. The Megaplier applies to non-jackpot prizes.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Tuesdays and Fridays.
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. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
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