Before the Mega Millions® jackpot rolled to $189 million for the Oct. 1 drawing, two tickets worth $250,000 each from the Friday, Sept. 27, drawing were sold at these Pennsylvania Lottery retailers:
- Sheetz, 698 W. Main St., New Holland, Lancaster County; and
- Hansa News Stand, 3501 N. Broad St., Philadelphia.
Each retailer earns a $500 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
Each winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 09-23-27-49-51, but not the yellow Mega Ball 38, to win individual prizes of $250,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of either winner until each prize is claimed and each ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.
Holders of winning tickets should sign the back of the ticket, 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 headquarters.
More than 37,300 other Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes of up to $10,000 in the Sept. 27 drawing.
The jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $189 million, or $129.9 million cash, for this Tuesday night’s drawing.
In fiscal year 2011-12, the Pennsylvania Lottery awarded a total of more than $345.8 million in prizes to winners in Lancaster and Philadelphia counties. The Lottery also contributed nearly $241.5 million to programs that benefited older residents of those counties.
(Source: Pa. Lottery)