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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery
Jackpot for Feb. 25 Drawing Grows to $195 Million
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before the Mega Millions® jackpot rolled to $195 million for the Tuesday, Feb. 25, drawing, one Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million from the Feb. 21 drawing was sold at 7-Eleven, 1335 Sandy Hill Road, Norristown, Montgomery County.
The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 23-29-32-45-46, but not the yellow Mega Ball 15, to earn a $1 million prize, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
The prize must be claimed and the ticket validated before Lottery officials can identify the winner. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.
Claims may be filed at Lottery headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.
Players should check every ticket, every time. More than 102,900 Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes in the Feb. 21 drawing, including 15,505 tickets purchased with the Megaplier option that won prizes multiplied by five.
The Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $195 million, or $107.1 million cash, for the Tuesday, Feb. 25, drawing.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $103 million in prizes to Montgomery County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $58.4 million to programs serving the county's older residents.
How to Play Mega Millions: Mega Millions tickets cost $1 per play. Players pick five numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 (the Mega Ball). Players may select their own numbers using a Mega Millions play slip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. For an extra $1 per play, players can add the Megaplier®. Prior to the Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number – ranging from two to five – is randomly selected. The Megaplier applies to non-jackpot prizes.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Tuesdays and Fridays.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly and check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older.
Media contact: Gary Miller or Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008
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