One jackpot-winning Match 6 Lotto ticket worth $3.4 million from the Dec. 26 drawing was sold at Quick Mart Convenience Store, 850 Golden Drive, Blandon, Berks County, Pa.
The ticket correctly matched all six winning numbers, 03-14-15-19-26-34, to win a jackpot of $3.4 million, less 25% federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The jackpot had been growing since one ticket matched all six winning numbers in the record-breaking Oct. 3 drawing—a jackpot worth over $7.3 million.
Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the Dec. 26 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.
More than 102,300 other Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 players also won prizes in the Dec. 26 drawing.
In the 2012-13 fiscal year, in addition to awarding nearly $62.7 million in prizes to Berks County winners, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $30.1 million to programs serving the county’s older residents.
Match 6 tickets cost $2 each. Players can choose six numbers from one to 49 or have numbers randomly selected by computer. The computer will then randomly select an additional two sets of six numbers, for three lines of six numbers each or 18 numbers total. Players can win up to four times on each ticket—once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play). Match 6 Lotto drawings are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.