Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mega Millions jackpot soars, as 4 tickets in the region just miss

Also,a Bethlehem ticket won a $500,000 Cash 5 jackpot over the weekend.

The Mega Millions drawing for Sept. 27, 2013, produced a $1 million winner near Atlantic City, and $250,000 winners in Philadelphia, Bethlehem and New Holland, Lancaster County.
The Mega Millions drawing for Sept. 27, 2013, produced a $1 million winner near Atlantic City, and $250,000 winners in Philadelphia, Bethlehem and New Holland, Lancaster County.

Over the weekend, lotteries spread some nice chunks of wealth around the region, including in Philadelphia.

Saturday night, a $500,000 Pennsylvania Cash 5 jackpot was hit by a ticket bought in Northampton County. It was the only one to match all five numbers: 15, 18, 23, 39 and 41. The purchase place: Ann’s Stop & Shop, 1187 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

Friday night, the jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing went up to $189 million for the annuity, $129 million for the cash, because no one matched all the numbers drawn: 9, 23, 27, 49 and 51, with a Mega Ball of 38.

Four tickets from around the region missed only the Mega Ball. One, purchased near Atlantic City, won $1 million, while $250,000 was won by tickets sold in Philadelphia, Lancaster County and Ocean County.

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  • The $1 million betting slip was picked up at the Lukoil at 6101 Black Horse Pike in McKee City, Atlantic County.

    The others were sold at Hansa News Stand, 3501 N. Broad St. in Philadelphia; at Sheetz, 698 W. Main St. in New Holland; and at the 7-Eleven at 524 Lacey Rd. in Forked River, N.J.

    In all, 13 tickets missed only the Mega Ball. New York and Texas each sold two, while Ohio, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arizona and California each one apiece.

    Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is up to $70 million for the annuity, $40.1 million for the cash, because no one matched all the numbers drawn Saturday night: 14, 47, 52, 53 and 54, with a Powerball of 5.

    A California ticket won about $1 million for matching all but the Powerball.

    For more, go to 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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