Pa. ticket wins $1 million in Powerball

Posted: November 01, 2012

The Powerball jackpot is up to $124 million because nobody matched all the numbers drawn Wednesday night.

A ticket bought in Lancaster County came close, however.

It won $1 million for matching the first five numbers - 1, 27, 31, 45 and 48 - but not the Powerball of 5.

The purchase place: a Shell station on Main Street in New Holland.

Two other $1 million winners were sold in Connecticut and Florida, while a South Carolina ticket won $2 million for also having the Power Play prize-boosting option.

The cash payout for Saturday night's drawing is $80.6 million.

Mega Millions also rises. The jackpot for the other major multistate lottery rose to $32 million for the annuity, $24 million for the cash. No one matched all the numbers - 5, 12, 18, 29 and 56, with a Mega Ball of 38 - but two California tickets and one each in New York, Virginia and Georgia matched the first five, winning at least $250,000. Also matching the Megaplier prize-multiplying option boosts the second-tier prize to $1 million.

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