1 Powerball jackpot winner, 4 millionaires

Posted: July 12, 2010

The biggest lottery prize in a month was won in Florida over the weekend, while a Pennsylvania drawing produced four millionaires.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey also had a handful of six-figure winners in the last week.

Powerball. Wednesday's annuity jackpot will be worth $20 million because a Florida ticket matched all the numbers drawn Saturday night - 20, 21, 27, 28 and 56, with a Powerball of 4. The winning ticket, worth $73.8 million in 30 yearly payments, was sold at a Publix supermarket in Royal Palm Beach.

Illinois and Tennessee each produced a $1 million winner who matched the first five numbers while having the Power Play multiplier option.

Winning $200,000 each, for having the first five without the multiplier, were three tickets - sold in Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska.

Last week, an anonymous Ohio winner claimed the June 2 jackpot worth $134.9 million - before taxes - in cash. The annuity value was $261.6 million.

The June 23 jackpot, with an annuity value of $96.9 million, was claimed within several days. Two Montana friends had one of the two winning tickets, and the other belonged to a group of auto workers from Michigan and Ohio.

Mega Millions. Tuesday's jackpot will be worth $52 million for the annuity, $34 million cash, because no one hit all the numbers Friday night.

Pennsylvania, though, had one of five tickets that won $250,000 for matching the first five numbers - 1, 31, 33, 34 and 50 - but not the Megaball of 41.

A North Carolina ticket won $1 million for matching the first five while having the Megaplier of 4, which quadrupled the usual second prize.

New Jersey had a $250,000 winner last week, when a ticket matched all the numbers but the Mega Ball drawn Tuesday night. The ticket was sold at Hopatcong Convenience Store in Phillipsburg, Warren County.

Millionaire Raffle. Pennsylvania drew the winning numbers on Saturday night. The tickets with these numbers - 00081227, 00107238, 00221060 or 00278251 - win $1 million each. The second prize of $100,000 goes to four tickets with these strings of digits: 00185898, 00203999, 00320394 and 00499277. The cash payouts are subject to 25 percent federal withholding.

If state lottery tells today where the winning tickets were sold, this article will be updated.

For more on the lotteries, go to www.philly.com/philly/news/lottery, www.powerball.com, www.megamillions.com, www.palottery.com, or www.state.nj.us/lottery.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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