$5M Lottery Ticket Sold in Philly

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A $1 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Philadelphia. (Published Monday, Jan 6, 2014)

    A $5 million lottery ticket was sold in Philadelphia.

    Officials with the Pennsylvania lottery say the Mega Millions ticket from the January 3 drawing was sold at Pratt Check Cashing on 1532 Pratt Street.

    The ticket matched all five white balls, 22-24-25-40-70, but not the yellow Mega Ball 05. Since it was bought with the Megaplier option and the Megaplier number drawn was 05, the ticket earns a $5 million prize, less than 25% federal withholding.

    The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

    Lottery officials have not yet confirmed the identity of the winner and won’t be able to do so until the prize is claimed and the ticket validated.

    If you purchased the winning ticket, sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery’s seven area offices.

    Claims may be filed at Lottery headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

    Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prizes.