After rising for weeks, the jackpot in Pennsylvania's
game was hit Friday night - by a single ticket purchased in Lancaster County.
Whoever bought that slip at Royer Pharmacy in Leola chose the annuity option - $8.26 million in 30 yearly payments.
Less whatever Uncle Sam grabs, of course. (One fourth is automatically withheld.)
The winner had seven of these 11 numbers: 2, 4, 9, 12, 17, 19, 24, 28, 41, 42 and 53.
As a result, tomorrow night's jackpot will go back to $1 million.
In other lottery news:
Pick Six. Tonight's jackpot in New Jersey is $23.2 million.
Mega Millions. Tomorrow's grand prize is $12 million in the multitstate lottery, played in New Jersey and 11 other states. One New York ticket won the $35 million jackpot in Friday's drawing. The numbers were 23, 30, 36, 39 and 48, with a Mega Ball of 34.
Powerball. Wednesday's jackpot will be worth $25 million. On Saturday night, no one had all the numbers, which were 1, 23, 42, 51 and 59, with a Powerball of 20. The Power Play multiplier option was 5.
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