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$700,000 jackpot hit in Montco

Someone bought a Match 6 Lotto ticket in Montgomery County, and did. Match 6, that is.

Someone bought a Match 6 Lotto ticket in Montgomery County, and did.

Match 6, that is.

The payoff: $700.000. Before taxes.

The place of purchase: Lukoil, 1450 Old York Rd., Abington.

Monday's numbers drawn: 22, 26, 30, 37, 39 and 48.

Thursday's jackpot: $500,000.

Pick Six rises again in Jersey. No one has hit New Jersey's Pick Six since mid-December. With no winner Monday night, the jackpot climbs again, this time, for Thursday's drawing, to $15.6 million for the annuity, $11.5 million for the cash.

Both are bigger than Mega Millions' $12 million, $ 8 million cash, while the odds are a dozen times better for winning Pick Six.

They're "only" 1 in about 14 million, vs. about 1 in 176 million for Mega Millions.

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The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

The jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the April 19 drawing. Including the jackpot winner, there were 58,481 total winning plays from Monday evening's Match 6 drawing.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the jackpot winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Match 6 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

The Lottery encourages the holder of the winning ticket to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery's seven area offices.

Claims may be filed at Lottery headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

In the 2010-11 fiscal year, in addition to awarding more than $97.1 million in prizes to Montgomery County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $51 million to programs serving Montgomery County's older residents.

How to Play Match 6 Lotto: Match 6 tickets cost $2 each. Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or have numbers randomly selected by computer. The computer