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PA Lottery Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $250,000 in Blair County Jackpot for Oct. 22 Rises to $55 Million


PA Lottery Sells Mega Millions Ticket Worth $250,000 in Blair County

Middletown –One Mega Millions® ticket worth $250,000 from the Friday, Oct. 18, drawing was sold at Thompson’s Pharmacy, 2329 Broad Ave., Altoona, Blair County.

The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 05-20-45-48-56, but not the yellow Mega Ball 01, for a 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 winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of Lottery’s seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at headquarters.

More than 14,100 other Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes ranging from $2 to $10,000 in the Oct. 18 drawing.

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday, Oct. 22, rose to $55 million, with an estimated cash value of $30.4 million. 

In fiscal year 2011-12, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of more than $37.5 million in prizes to winners in Blair County. The Lottery also contributed more than $15.3 million to programs that benefited older residents of that county.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 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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