Lottery players, check those tickets!
Although no one matched all the numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing (8, 35, 44, 51 and 51, with a Powerball of 18) or Friday's Mega Millions drawing (4, 15, 35, 48 and 49, with a Mega Ball of 11), a lot of lottery loot has been won lately in the Philadelphia region.
Five top prizes worth a total of more than $5 million were won recently in Southeastern Pennsylvania but have yet to be claimed, Pennsylvania Lottery spokeswoman Lauren Piccolo said this morning.
Here's the rundown, in reverse chronological order.
$325,000 won in Northampton County. The Cash 5 jackpot for Friday, Dec. 27, was hit by a ticket sold at Frank & Dot's Beer Depot, 102 Bushkill St., in Easton. It was the only ticket to match all five numbers: 9, 16, 17, 25 and 37.
$3.4 million won in Berks County. The Match 6 Lotto jackpot for Thursday, Dec. 26, was won by a single ticket sold at Quick Mart Convenience Store, 850 Golden Dr., in Blandon, just north of Reading. It matched all six numbers: 3, 14, 15, 19, 26 and 34.
$1 million won in Montgomery County. Powerball failed to produce a jackpot winner on Wednesday, Dec. 25, but a princely second-tier prize was won by a ticket bought at the Sunoco at 775 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, It matched the first five numbers – 23, 28, 38, 39 and 56 -- but not the Powerball of 32.
$325,000 won in Lancaster County. The Cash 5 jackpot for Tuesday, Dec. 24, was hit by a ticket sold at the Turkey Hill at 2000 Lincoln Highway in Lancaster. The winning numbers were on the low side: 5, 7, 8, 10 and 25.
$225,000 won in Bucks County. The Cash 5 jackpot for Saturday, Dec. 21, was won by a ticket purchased at the Giant Food Store at 5858 Easton Rd. in Plumsteadville, just north of Doylestown. The numbers: 1, 11, 33, 35 and 37.
The Pennsylvania Lottery also reminds players to check all those Mega Millions tickets sold for the Dec. 17 drawing, whose jackpot wound up at $648 million. Although the jackpot winners were sold in California and Georgia, plenty of other prizes have yet to be claimed.
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