MIDDLETOWN, Pa., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto and Cash 5 tickets from the April 11 drawing – worth a combined total of more than $1 million – were sold in Allegheny County.
They were among more than 113,000 prize-winning tickets sold statewide for both games.
Smoker Friendly, 5325 Route 8, Gibsonia, sold a jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $750,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 04-15-16-33-37-38. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The Match 6 Lotto jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the March 21 drawing. More than 61,800 prize-winning Match 6 Lotto tickets were sold statewide for the April 11 drawing.A Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 was sold at 7-Eleven, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh. It correctly matched all five balls, 08-10-13-16-26, to win a jackpot of $325,000, less 25 percent federal withholding. The retailer will receive a $500 selling bonus. More than 51,200 prize-winning Cash 5 tickets were sold statewide for the April 11 drawing. Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of winners until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. For both games, winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The Lottery encourages holders of winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim 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 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lottery headquarters. In the 2011-12 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $205 million in prizes to Allegheny County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $122 million to programs serving the county's older residents. How to Play Match 6 Lotto: Match 6 tickets cost $2 each. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or have numbers randomly selected by computer. The computer will then randomly select an additional two sets of six numbers, for three lines of six numbers each or 18 numbers total. Players can win up to four times on each ticket – once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play). Match 6 Lotto drawings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.