More jingle in the jackpots: $152M, $104M

Posted: December 19, 2011

The major multistate lotteries rolled over again.

Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot will be $152 million for the annuity, $113.6 for cash.

Powerball on Wednesday will be worth $104 million over 30 payments, $66.8 million for just one.

Happy holidays, indeed, to whoever hits.

A bit of cheer was already served Thursday, with lesser wins in Lancaster and Lehigh Counties.

Although nobody matched all of Friday's numbers in Mega Millions, seven tickets in California, three in New York, two in Texas and one in Virginia matched the first first five numbers 2, 4, 26, 36 and 39, missing only the Mega Ball of 27. The usual win would be $250,000, but under California's parimutuel system, the seven payouts were each $72,824.

Saturday's Powerball drawing produced a $1 million winner in Indiana, who matched the first five - 13, 28, 49, 51 and 59 - while having the Power Play multiplier option. The player missed only the Powerball, which was 33. Winning $200,000 were tickets that matched the first five, without the multiplier, in Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Powerball was last won a month ago, by Steven Lloyd of Harding, Luzerne County, Pa. His cash haul: $37.6 million, less taxes.

Mega Millions was last won Nov. 1, when Charles Hairston of Paso Robles, Calif., won a jackpot whose annuity value was $78 million.

2 tickets split Cash 5. A drawing Thursday in Pennsylvania produced two big winners, who'll split a jackpot worth $793,861. The Cash 5 tickets were purchased in Lehigh and Lancaster Counties: at Sim's Quality Market, 609 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, and Little Britain Store, 10 N. Little Britain Rd., Quarryville.

Each ticket had all five numbers: 5, 8, 17, 25 and 31.

For more on the lotteries, go to www.palottery.com; www.njlottery.net, or www.philly.com/philly/news/lottery.


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

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