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PA Lottery Presents $3.2 million Commemorative Check to 11 Winners of Match 6 Jackpot

PA Lottery Presents $3.2 million Commemorative Check to 11 Winners of Match 6 Jackpot 
The winners call themselves the “Lucky Lehighton Ladies” after purchasing the winning ticket at a GIANT Food Store in Lehighton, Carbon County
LEHIGHTON, PA – Officials from the Pennsylvania Lottery and GIANT Food Stores today presented a commemorative check to 11 women who recently won a $3.2 million Match 6 Lotto jackpot. The check presentation was held at the GIANT store in Lehighton, Carbon County where the jackpot-winning ticket was sold.  The store receives a $10,000 bonus for selling the big winner.

The winners are all Lehighton Area School District employees who had the good fortune of hitting the jackpot during Teacher Appreciation Week.
“We are extremely excited to congratulate the 11 winners of this big Match 6 jackpot,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “This Match 6 run lasted 42 days and generated an estimated $16.6 million in sales. That results in about $6.6 million in profit, which helps the Lottery fulfill its mission of generating funds for older Pennsylvanians.”

The jackpot winning-ticket was sold for the Thursday, May 9 drawing. Each winner receives approximately $290,911, less applicable tax withholding.

“We’ve been playing as a group for about two years, but this is the first time we won big,” said Karla Costenbader-Kovach, who usually purchases the tickets for the group that now calls themselves the “Lucky Lehighton Ladies.”

“It was 8:30 on a Thursday night when I found out we had won and I’m screaming! I contacted the group right away and a few of them yelled at me, they said I was lying,” laughed Kovach. “I plan on investing some of the winnings and using the rest on some home improvements.”

The recent 42-day Match 6 run produced a total of 1,781,775 winning tickets that won $9,847,197 worth of total prizes. Players are reminded to check every ticket, every time.

Versions of Match 6 Lotto have been offered almost continuously since 2004, with a brief, planned break from March 2009 to June 2010. On August 29, 2017 the Match 6 Lotto game started being drawn nightly. The game offers players a starting jackpot of $500,000. The game’s record jackpot was a $7.3 million prize won by a single winning ticket sold in Cambria County for the Oct. 3, 2013, drawing.

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

How to Play Match 6 Lotto: Players pay $2 and choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or have numbers randomly selected by computer. The computer then randomly selects 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). Players can purchase up to 26 nightly drawings in advance. Review Match 6 Prizes and Chances at

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 more than $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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