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3rd-Largest Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $620 million; nine PA Lottery Powerball tickets worth $50,000 or more sold throughout Pennsylvania

10/22/2018
3rd-Largest Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $620 million; nine PA Lottery Powerball tickets worth $50,000 or more sold throughout Pennsylvania
 
Middletown, PA — Before the Powerball® jackpot rolled to an estimated $620 million annuity value, or $354.3 million cash prize, a Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball with Power Play® ticket worth $100,000 was sold at a supermarket in Lancaster County for the Saturday, October 20, drawing.

Musser’s Market, 35 Friendly Drive, Quarryville, earns a $500 selling bonus for selling the winning ticket, which matched four of the five white balls drawn, 16-54-57-62-69, and the red Powerball, 23, to win the prize, less applicable withholding. The ticket was sold with the $1 Power Play® option, which boosted the prize to $100,000 instead of $50,000 because the multiplier selected for the Saturday drawing was two.

Eight other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets worth $50,000 each were also sold for the Saturday drawing. The tickets matched four of the five white balls drawn and the red Powerball. Those tickets were sold at:
  • A3 Mart, 7 S. Broad St., Nazareth, Northampton County.
  • Anthracite Newsstand, 1 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County.
  • Price Chopper, 1026 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, Luzerne County.
  • Sheetz, 1978 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Adams County.
  • Speedy Meedy’s, 1697 University Drive, Dunbar, Fayette County.
  • Shah Sunoco, 903 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, Allegheny County.
  • Sheetz, 1107 Liberty St., Franklin, Venango County.
  • Turkey Hill, 1074 Gap Newport Pike, Cochranville, Chester County.
This is the third-largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the sixth-largest in U.S. Lottery history. The current Mega Millions jackpot — $1.6 billion or a $904 million cash value — has set the all-time world record leading up to the next drawing on Tuesday, October 23. 

This is the first time this year the Powerball jackpot has crossed the $600 million mark. Powerball has had 20 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner. The jackpot was last hit in New York in the August 11 drawing.

More than 195,000 other Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing, including more than 39,000 tickets purchased with Power Play that won prizes multiplied by two. Players should check every ticket, every time.

Winners are not known until prizes are claimed and tickets validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket and contact the nearest Lottery office.

Visit palottery.com to learn how to play Powerball. Visit the Winners and Benefits pages at palottery.com to review how much money each county received in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians last fiscal year.

About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed $29 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals. 

Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.

Visit palottery.com for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second chances to win. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
 

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