Mega Millions, Powerball Tickets Worth $5 Million Sold in Lancaster, Philadelphia & Luzerne Counties; Both Jackpots Roll Again

Mega Millions, Powerball Tickets Worth $5 Million Sold in Lancaster, Philadelphia & Luzerne Counties; Both Jackpots Roll Again
Mega Millions, Powerball Tickets Worth $5 Million Sold in Lancaster, Philadelphia & Luzerne Counties; Both Jackpots Roll Again MIDDLETOWN, Pa., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mega Millions® and Powerball® prizes totaling $5 million were won in Pennsylvania before the jackpots for both games rolled to total $441 million.A Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was sold in Lancaster County for Friday’s drawing. Two Powerball tickets each worth $2 million for Saturday’s drawing were sold by retailers in Luzerne County and Philadelphia.The Mega Millions ticket for the May 29 drawing matched all five white balls drawn, 20-27-38-49-66, but not the yellow Megaball 02, to win a prize of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.The retailer, Turkey Hill, 1010 Sharp Ave., Ephrata, Lancaster County, earns a $5,000 bonus.The Powerball tickets matched all five white balls drawn, 08-09-25-56-57, but not the red Powerball 22, to win prizes of $2 million, less 25 percent federal withholding. Each was sold with the $1 Power Play® option, which boosted the prize to $2 million instead of $1 million.Nelly Travel Plaza, 3765 Nuangola Road, Nuangola, Luzerne County, and Ridge Shell, 8965 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, each earn a $10,000 bonus.Prizes must be claimed and winning tickets validated before winners can be identified. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.The Lottery encourages the holders of the winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file claims at any of Lottery’s seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices and at headquarters from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.More than 133,000 Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the Friday drawing, including 18,912 winners who bought the Megaplier feature and multiplied their prize by four.More than 34,500 Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of varying amounts in the Saturday drawing, including 7,586 winners who bought the Power Play feature and multiplied their prize by two.The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday, June 2, rolled to $253 million (annuity) or $157.8 million (cash). The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, June 3, rolled to $188 million (annuity) or $119.4 million (cash).  In the 2013-14 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $83.8 million in prizes to winners in Luzerne County, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $38.7 million to programs serving the county’s older residents. In Philadelphia County, the Lottery awarded more than $295.1 million in prizes and contributed nearly $236.3 million to support benefits for older residents. In Lancaster County, the Lottery awarded more than $65.9 million in prizes and contributed nearly $36 million to support benefits for older residents.Powerball and Mega Millions are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights. Visit palottery.com for details on how to play both games.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 more than $24.7 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 players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.For drawings results, winning numbers, winners’ stories and to subscribe to the Lottery’s RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery. MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Miller or Lauren Bottaro, 717-702-8008   

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