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Mega Millions Boosted to $900 Million; 2 Tickets Worth $1 Million Sold in Pennsylvania

10/17/2018
Mega Millions Boosted to $900 Million; 2 Tickets Worth $1 Million Sold in Pennsylvania 
 
Middletown, PA — Before steady ticket sales boosted the Mega Millions® jackpot to an estimated $900 million annuity value for the Friday, October 19, drawing, two Pennsylvania Mega Millions tickets worth $1 million each were sold at these retailers:
  • Levittown Food Mart, 5901 Mill Creek Road, Levittown, Bucks County.
  • EZ Beverage, 600 MacDade Blvd., Folsom, Delaware County. 
These two winning tickets sold ahead of the Tuesday, October 16, drawing matched all five white balls drawn, 03-45-49-61-69, but not the yellow Mega Ball, 09, to win a $1 million prize, less applicable tax withholding. The stores each earn a $5,000 selling bonus.

Winners can be identified only after prizes are claimed and tickets validated. The ticket holder should sign the ticket and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions prizes expire one year from the drawing date.

The jackpot’s $900 million estimated annuity value — with an estimated $513.4 million cash value — is the largest in Mega Millions history. The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on July 24, when a California office pool of 11 co-workers shared $543 million, the largest prize ever won on a single ticket in the game.
 
Two Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets worth $50,000 each were also sold in Pennsylvania ahead of the Tuesday night drawing. The two winning tickets matched four of the five white balls drawn, plus the Megaplier, 05.

The tickets were among the more than 221,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets that won prizes in the drawing, including more than 37,000 purchased with the Megaplier option that won prizes multiplied by five. Players should check every ticket, every time, and claim lower-tier prizes at Lottery retailers.

Pennsylvania has sold two jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets since joining the game in 2010. In Pennsylvania, Mega Millions tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights. A ticket costs $2.

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.

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 over $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.

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