Mega Millions® Ticket Worth $250,000 Sold in Lebanon County

Jun 23, 2010, 16:23 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One winning Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 from the June 22 drawing was sold at Turkey Hill, 524 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon.

The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 12-17-21-23-30, but not the yellow Mega Ball 24, for a second-tier prize of $250,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.

The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the June 22 winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. No claim has yet been filed. 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.

With one jackpot-winning ticket sold in New York, the Mega Millions jackpot reset to an estimated annuity value of $12 million, or $7.8 million cash, for the Friday, June 25, drawing.

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 tickets are sold in 42 participating jurisdictions. 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 37 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

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