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As Jackpot Rolls to $1.05 Billion, Two Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions® Tickets Totaling $6 Million Sold in Historic Drawing

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Middletown, PA – With the Mega Millions® jackpot now sitting at $1.05 billion ($527.9 million cash) ahead of Tuesday’s drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery is recognizing two winning Mega Millions® tickets from the Friday, July 28 drawing that are worth a combined total of $6 million. This includes one prize worth $5 million sold in Chester County and one prize worth $1 million sold in McKean County.
Congratulations to Thorndale Inn, 430 Bondsville Road, Downingtown, Chester County, which earned a $10,000 bonus for selling the $5 million-winning Mega Millions® with Megaplier® ticket.
Meanwhile, Smethport, 18265 Route 6, Smethport, McKean County, sold the $1 million-winning Mega Millions® ticket and earned a $5,000 bonus.
The $5 million-winning Mega Millions® with Megaplier® ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 5-10-28-52-63, but not the yellow Mega Ball 18, to win $5 million, less applicable withholding. Without the $1 Megaplier® option, the ticket would have been worth $1 million. The Megaplier® drawn was five.
The $1 million-winning Mega Millions® ticket matched all five white balls drawn to win $1 million, less applicable withholding.
Megaplier® is an optional feature that, for an additional $1 per play, gives players a chance to increase the value of any non-jackpot prize winnings by 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x. Any non-jackpot prize won on a Mega Millions® play is multiplied by the Megaplier® number drawn if the player purchased the Megaplier® feature. Pennsylvania’s $5 million-winning Mega Millions® with Megaplier® ticket is the first-ever $5 million second-tier prize won at the $1 billion jackpot run level. 
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. Players may visit for more information about how to file a claim.
More than 162,200 other PA Lottery Mega Millions® tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing, including more than 36,300 tickets purchased with Megaplier®. Players should check every ticket, every time.
In Pennsylvania, the recent jackpot run has generated more than $63.4 million in sales, creating a profit of more than $25.4 million to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
The current estimated Mega Millions® jackpot of $1.05 billion ($527.9 million cash value) ranks as the seventh-largest U.S. lottery jackpot and fourth-largest Mega Millions® jackpot to date. The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in New York state on April 18. The next Mega Millions® drawing will be held Tuesday, August 1.
Mega Millions® is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visit for details on how to play.
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.

See 7/28/23 Mega Millions Payouts >


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