A couple of nice windfalls landed in the Philadelphia area Tuesday, as the Mega Millions jackpot rose to $173 million.
That's the annuity value for Friday's drawing. The cash payout would be about $129.5 million. Before taxes, of course.
A Chester County ticket came close, winning $250,000 for matching the first five numbers - 20, 24, 27, 45 and 51 - but not the Mega Ball of 31.
It was purchased at the Genuardi's Family Market on Eagleview Boulevard in Exton.