Sunday, December 21, 2014

Two Cash 5 jackpots are hit in the suburbs

Also, the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots both kept climbing.

A couple of recent lottery jackpots landed in the suburbs, while the two biggest jackpots, Powerball and Mega Millions, got even bigger.

$500,000 won in Bucks County. The Pennsylvania Cash 5 jackpot was up to $1 million Sunday, when two tickets matched all the numbers drawn: 3, 11, 18, 29 and 41. They were sold at a Luk Oil at 225 Levittown Pkwy., in Levittown, and on the other side of the state at Circle K, 830 Darlington Rd., in Beaver Falls, Beaver County.

$227,226 won in Gloucester County. Two tickets hit all the numbers drawn for Thursday's Jersey Cash 5 drawing -- 8, 9, 12, 16 and 36 -- and one of them was sold in South Jersey, at the 7-Eleven at 340 N. Broadway in Pitman. The other was sold in Passaic County at Valley Spa, 61 E. Main St., Little Falls. The jackpot was $454,452.

Powerball jackpot up to $245 million. That's the total for 30 yearly installments, not counting taxes, because no one matched all of Saturday's numbers: 2, 19, 22, 26 and 45 with a Powerball of 24. An Illinois ticket won $2 million for matching the first five but not the Powerball, while having the Power Play prize-boosting option. Tickets sold in Illinois, Michigan and New Mexico won $1 million for matching the first five. The cash value for Wednesday's drawing: $136.3 million.

Mega Millions jackpot up to $106 million. That's the annuity value for Tuesday's drawing, because no one matched all these: 2, 16, 17, 22 and 41, with a Mega Ball of 31. The cash value: $71 million. A North Jersey ticket won $1 million for matching the first five while having the Megaplier multiplier option. It was sold at Marina Sweet Shop, 202 Washington Place, in Passaic, Passaic County. New York, North Carolina and South Carolina each had a second-tier winner as well.

For more information, see Philly.com's lottery page, or the websites for the Pennsylvania Lottery or the New Jersey Lottery.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.


 

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