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7/5/2011
 

Match 6 Lotto Jackpot-Winning Ticket Worth Nearly $1 Million Sold in Montgomery County

Middletown – One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth nearly $1 million from the July 4 drawing was sold at Smokings, 2894 Dekalb Pike, Norristown, Montgomery County.

The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 09-16-27-33-40-48, to win a jackpot of $950,000, less 25-percent federal withholding.

The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

This is the seventh Match 6 jackpot won since the game’s return in June 2010. The jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the May 30 drawing.

Match 6 players can win up to four times on each $2 ticket – once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play). To win the jackpot, players must match all six winning numbers on a single line. Including the jackpot winner, there were 50,611 total winning plays from Monday evening’s Match 6 drawing.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the July 4 jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. 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.

In addition to awarding nearly $81.7 million in prizes to Montgomery County in fiscal year 2009-10, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed $48.2 million to Montgomery County seniors’ programs.

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 $20.6 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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