Scratch-off tickets provided the largest wins for PA Lottery players last month, with individual prizes totaling $8 million. In addition, one lucky player hit a Cash 5 with Quick Cash jackpot for nearly $1 million.
Just two scratch-off titles were responsible for the four largest PA Lottery jackpot wins in March. Let’s take a look at the top five PA Lottery prizes awarded last month.
PA Lottery Snow Bank scratch-off paid piles of cash
Early in March, a Philadelphia player claimed a $3 million top prize on the winter-themed scratch-off, $3 Million Snow Bank.
Sunny Cigarette sold the winning ticket at its store, located at 6447 Sackett Street in Philadelphia.
The Philly winner wouldn’t be the only one to hit the top prize on the $30 ticket in March. Another $3 million winning ticket was sold in Monroeville in Allegheny County.
That lucky winner bought their ticket at a Sheetz store at 2100 Mosside Drive. Both retailers received a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the winning tickets.
$3 Million Snow Bank was released on Oct. 25, and non-winning tickets were eligible to be entered into a Second Chance drawing. That drawing has since closed.
According to the PA Lottery website, the game has two top prizes remaining.
PA Lottery celebrates $1 million winner with commemorative check ceremony
Representatives from the PA Lottery and AccuServ Pharmacy recently presented a commemorative check to a lottery winner. The retailer in North Huntingdon sold a winning Millionaire Maker scratch-off earlier this month.
Nick P. of Westmoreland County bought the ticket and started scratching while waiting for a prescription to be filled. As you might expect, the big win worth $1 million took him by surprise.
“I was speechless. I couldn’t believe it,” Nick P. recalled. “I first thought about my two kids. They came to my mind first, and I just felt relief.”
The busy dad of two said he’ll use the money for his family’s future and some nice vacations.
Owner of AccuServ Pharmacy, Marvin Sheffler, was also present at the commemorative check event. Sheffler gave a comment of appreciation for the lottery, saying, “Selling Lottery products at our location is not only a win for our players and our business, but it’s also a win for the seniors in our local community who benefit from proceeds generated by the lottery.”
The Millionaire Maker scratch-off is a $20 game, and the PA Lottery website says there are three top prizes remaining.
If you’re keeping track, that brings us to No. 4 on the list. The next $1 million winner hit the prize on the same ticket – Millionaire Maker.
A player in McKean County bought the winning ticket at Walmart, located at 50 Foster Brook Boulevard in Bradford. Both retailers received a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning tickets.
Cash 5 made a Blair County player some quick cash
The fifth-largest prize won in March came up just shy of $1 million. The Cash 5 with Quick Cash jackpot had been increasing daily for over a week, when a player in Blair County finally won it on the last day of the month.
A ticket sold for the Friday, March 31 drawing matched all five numbers drawn, 3-4-32-37-41, to win $926,569.50 before taxes. The lottery has no way to know who won the prize until the winner claims it, but they do know the location where the ticket was sold.
Friday’s winner bought their ticket at Leighty’s Farm Market, at 16187 Dunnings Highway in Newry.
The same drawing awarded more than 20,400 other prizes. Most prizes can be claimed at any PA Lottery retailer. Major prizes must be claimed in person at a lottery area office.
If you have a winning ticket, the PA Lottery encourages you to sign the back of it and call the lottery office at 1-800-692-7481.
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