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Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Berks County; Jackpot Soars to $415 Million

12/31/2018
Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 Million Sold in Berks County; Jackpot Soars to $415 Million
 
Middletown, PA — One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions® ticket worth $1 million from the Friday, December 28, drawing was sold at a Berks County eatery. D&J Sandwich Shop, 200 Revere Blvd., Reading, earns a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 09-10-25-37-38, but not the yellow Mega Ball, 21, to win the $1 million prize, less applicable withholding.

There was no jackpot-winning ticket sold for the Friday Mega Millions drawing, which boosted the jackpot to a $415 million annuity value, or $248.8 million cash. The jackpot is the eighth largest in Mega Millions history.

The last Mega Millions jackpot hit October 23, when a jackpot-winning ticket worth an annuity value of $1.537 billion ($877.8 million cash) was sold in South Carolina. The holder of that jackpot-winning ticket has yet to come forward.

For the Friday drawing, more than 58,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes, including more than 11,000 tickets purchased with the Megaplier option that won prizes multiplied by two. The next Mega Millions drawing will be held Tuesday, January 1.

Winners can be identified only after prizes are claimed and tickets validated. Winning ticket holders should sign their tickets and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer. Players should check every ticket, every time.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visit palottery.com for details on how to play Mega Millions.

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