The lucky winner, 53-year-old Kevin Tome of Warren County
, said his luck began with a shirt he put on the wrong way.
“I get up in the early morning, when it’s still dark,” said Tome
. “So I put my shirt on inside out that day. When I bought the ticket, the lady at the counter said, ‘You know your shirt is on the wrong way.’ That’s the day I won! I think it turned out to be good luck.”
Tome said he went to work after that.
“My co-worker asked me, ‘Don’t you play Match 6?’ I said, ‘Yes, I do.’ He said, ‘Well there was a winning ticket sold in Youngsville, you may want to check your ticket,’” said Tome.
Tome said he remembered he had the ticket in his car and went to go check the numbers over lunch.
“My numbers matched! I was shaking!” said Tome. “I asked my co-worker to look at the ticket and he said, ‘Holy cow you won!’ I told my boss I had to leave and went home to tell my wife. She started screaming!”
Tome said this prize will help him pay for college tuition for his two daughters, and means that he’ll be able to purchase a new car.
“Advice I have for other players out there is you have to play to win, and wear your shirt inside out, it might be your lucky charm,” he added.
“Congratulations to Kevin, who won big on Match 6. Whether it’s Match 6 or our recent other big jackpots like Powerball and Mega Millions, we remind players that it only takes one ticket to win a life-changing prize,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko
. “It’s also a win-win for the seniors of our Commonwealth who rely on the vital services and programs the Lottery funds for things like hot meals, transportation and help paying their rent and property taxes.”
This Match 6 jackpot run began on May 21, 2023, and lasted until June 20, 2023, generating more than $10.1 million in sales, and an estimated profit of $4.1 million.
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.
Pennsylvania Lottery players have options to purchase their Match 6 Lotto tickets online
or by visiting a retailer
. Players can find lottery-selling locations closest to them by visiting the Find a Retailer
section of the Lottery’s website.
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pages at palottery.com 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 palottery.com.
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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 $33.8 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
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