Two Pennsylvania Lottery players should be having happy holidays, as they hit seven-figure prizes earlier this month. Both winning tickets happened in local games and in opposite ends of the commonwealth.
Match 6 lotto $1.05 million jackpot winner in Bucks County
A ticket in the December 6th drawing of the Match 6 Lotto had all the winning numbers and collected the $1.05 million jackpot. Selling the ticket was County Farm on East Bristol Road in Langhorne, Bucks County.
The vendor earned a $10,000 bonus for the winning ticket. The jackpot winner was one of over 36,000 $2 tickets earning a prize in the Monday night drawing.
Match 6 gives players three lines of six numbers on each $2 ticket, giving players up to four opportunities to win, one for each line, and combining the 18 numbers for an additional chance.
Million-dollar scratch-off win in Allegheny County
In Allegheny County, a player won a million dollars from a scratch-off ticket. Uni-Mart on Coraopolis Heights Rd. in Coraopolis sold the lucky $1,000,000 Extreme Green ticket on Dec. 3. The $20 scratch-off ticket offers a cool mil as the top prize which was the prize won by Ted Vallandingham.
Vallandingham told the PA lottery that at first he thought he won $1,000 until the clerk looked at the ticket and corrected him.
Uni-Mart earned a $5,000 bonus for selling the ticket. All prizes of $5,000 or more are subject to tax and other withholdings.
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $32.6 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
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