Game's Largest Jackpot in Nearly Two Years
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania Lottery's Match 6 Lotto jackpot for Aug. 22 has rolled to $4.1 million, the highest level in nearly two years.
If won, it would be the fourth-largest Match 6 Lotto jackpot on record, approaching the game's $4.2 million jackpot payout from the Oct. 24, 2011 drawing – also advertised as a $4.1 million jackpot.
The game's all-time record jackpot was a $6.9 million prize won in the March 23, 2007 drawing.
The current jackpot has been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the May 13 drawing. In the meantime, Match 6 Lotto has continued to produce millions of winners.
Since mid-May, Match 6 Lotto has awarded more than 2.4 million prizes totaling nearly $9 million.
More than 130,700 Match 6 Lotto tickets won prizes in last night's drawing, including 48 tickets that each won $1,000.
The odds of winning the Match 6 Lotto jackpot are approximately 1-in-4.6 million, among the Pennsylvania Lottery's best odds of winning a multimillion-dollar jackpot.
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 in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $23.7 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.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery