Philly ticket just misses jackpot, wins $2 million

Posted: June 19, 2012

Nobody hit the latest multistate lottery jackpots, but a Philadelphia ticket just missed, winning $2 million in Saturday's Powerball drawing, a day after a Camden County ticket won $250,000 in Mega Millions.

The winning ticket was sold at Long Newsstand, 310 Oregon Ave., in South Philadelphia. It matched the first five numbers drawn, 8, 14, 15, 16 and 27, while having the Power Play prize-sweetener option. It missed only the Powerball, which was 26.

New Jersey, along with New York and Arizona, each had a $1 million winner, who matched five numbers without the Power Play. The Jersey ticket, though, wasn't around the corner. It was sold at a 7-Eleven in Elmwood Park, Bergen County.

Because no one won the grand prize, the jackpot rose for Wednesday to $50 million for the annuity, $33.3 million for the cash.

Another nice windfall landed in Blackwood, Camden County. Although no one hit Friday's Mega Millions jackpot, a ticket bought at Blackwood Liquors on the Black Horse Pike won $250,000 for matching the first five numbers — 8, 12, 18, 30 and 40 — but not the Mega Ball of 4. So did two other tickets, sold in Wisconsin and Illinois, while California's five-number match is worth $197,900 under that state's pari-mutuel system.

Two Texas tickets won $1 million for not only matching the five, but having the Megaplier multiplier option.

As a result, Tuesday's jackpot is worth $47 million for the annuity, $36 million for the lump sum.

Finally, a Pittsburgh ticket hit the Pennsylvania Cash 5 drawing for $751,080. Sold at the Stanton-Negley Drug Co., 804 N. Negley Ave., the ticket all five numbers: 12, 13, 15, 34 and 36.

For more on lotteries, go to Philly.com's lotteries page, the Pennsylvania Lottery website, or the New Jersey Lottery website.

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

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