“We wish all of our Mega Millions players in Pennsylvania good luck, as we encourage responsible play,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Our players are helping us generate funding for property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.”
The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on October 14, when tickets sold in California and Florida shared a $502 million prize.
In Pennsylvania, this recent jackpot run has generated more than $47.8 million in sales, creating a profit of more than $19.1 million to benefit older Pennsylvanians. As of Tuesday afternoon, in Pennsylvania, Mega Millions® tickets were sold at a rate of an estimated more than $4,800 each minute, with more than 2,100 tickets being sold per minute.
If there is no Mega Millions® winner in tonight’s drawing, the jackpot for the Friday, January 6 drawing will be an estimated $940 million, or $483.5 million cash.
The current record jackpot is $1.537 billion, which was sold in South Carolina on October 23, 2018. The last time a Mega Millions® jackpot was won in Pennsylvania was on May 21
Pennsylvania Lottery players have options to purchase their Mega Millions® 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. Players with questions about purchasing their Mega Millions® tickets online may email support@PAiLottery.com
or call 1-833-530-PLAY (7529).
Winners are not known until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions® winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Winning tickets purchased at a Lottery retailer should immediately be signed on the back. Online winnings automatically appear in a player’s account after the claim has been processed. To initiate an online prize claim, winners should call 1-800-692-7481. Players may visit palottery.com
for more information about how to file a claim.
Finally, pooling ticket purchases with friends can be a fun way to play responsibly. To help players manage their pooled ticket purchases, Pool Play forms are available at www.palottery.com
Buy Now Online >
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.
Visit the Winners
pages at palottery.com to review how much money each county receives in Lottery prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly
. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
for winning numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club to play online
or enter for second chances to win. Install our Official App
, like us on Facebook
and follow us on Instagram
@PALottery. Use the hashtag #palottery to share your messages with us.