MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Erie County retailer sold the jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $2.65 million from the Thursday, January 28, drawing.
The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 02-09-13-19-26-44, to win a jackpot of $2.65 million, less applicable tax withholding.
Rite Aid, 4145 Buffalo Road, Erie, earns a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before the winner can be identified. 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.
More than 112,700 other Match 6 Lotto tickets also won prizes in the drawing. Players are reminded to check every ticket, every time. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at Lottery retailers.
In the 2014-15 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $49.1 million in prizes to Erie County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $30.7 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
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 more than $25.8 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 players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Lottery Public Relations, 717-702-8008
SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery