Five lottery players landed seven-figure windfalls in Pennsylvania over the weekend, as a Mega Millions player scored $5 million, and four tickets won $1 million each in the state’s Millionaire Raffle.
A ticket sold in Tennessee hit Mega Millions’ $61 million jackpot on Friday night, matching all the numbers drawn: 22, 24, 25, 40 and 70, with a Mega Ball of 5.
A Pennsylvania ticket became only the second one ever to win $5 million for matching the first five numbers while having the Megaplier multiplier option. Because the Megaplier came up as a 5, the usual $1 million prize was quintupled. The possibility was introduced in late October, as part of sweeping changes to the game.
Turns out the ticket was sold in Philadelphia, at Pratt Check Cashing, 1532 Pratt Street, in the city's Frankford section.
Because of the Mega Millions win, Tuesday’s jackpot will be worth $15 million.
That leaves Powerball with the biggest jackpot, $70 million, because nobody matched all of the numbers drawn Saturday night: 19, 20, 37, 41 and 58, with a Powerball of 14. The biggest winner was a Maryland ticket, which matched the first five numbers, earning $1 million.
The Millionaire Raffle will award four top prizes of $1 million to players who matched one of four sets of numbers picked Saturday night.
The four $1 million winners: 00077226, 00332500, 00339016, and 00355789.
The sellers (not necessarily in any order) were Smo Kings, 700 Buckwalter Rd., Royersford, Montgomery County; Friendly Food Mart, 612 Main St., Stockertown, Northampton County; Sheetz, 203 Craig Dell Rd., Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County; and Eiseltown, 207 Shiloh St., Pittsburgh.
The four $100,000 winners: 00009710, 00068057, 00352025, and 00393530.
For more information, go to the Pennsylvania Lottery website.
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