Top lottery prizes worth $5 million unclaimed in Philly region
Five windfalls won in five counties within one week.
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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