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August 01, 2022

$1 million winning lottery ticket sold at convenience store in Montgomery County

The Mega Millions ticket hit all five regular numbers but missed the jackpot ball on the July 29 drawing

While the Mega Millions lottery winner didn't purchase their ticket in Pennsylvania, a Norristown 7-Eleven did sell a ticket that was worth $1 million.

The $2 ticket matched all five white balls correctly – 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 – but missed the yellow 14 jackpot ball on the July 29 drawing. The store at 226 West Germantown Pike will receive $5,000 for selling the ticket.

Other possible prizes include $10,000 for four balls and the jackpot ball, $500 for four balls, $200 for three balls and the jackpot, $10 for three balls or two balls and the jackpot, $4 for one ball and the jackpot and $2 for just the jackpot ball.

The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at a Speedway convenience store in Des Plaines, Illinois. The jackpot, worth $1.337 billion, was the third largest in history.

The lottery had not drawn a winner since April 16, which is why the prize grew so large. The winner can take a one-time lump sum worth about $780 million, or receive the entire prize amount through one initial payment and 29 subsequent annual payments.

The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was a $1.537 billion ticket sold in South Carolina in 2018. The largest lottery winners in Pennsylvania won $110.2 million in 2004.

In June, a Super Market in South Philadelphia sold a $3 million winning ticket as a part of the My Three Million scratch-off game. The tickets for that lottery cost $30.

Pennsylvania Lottery winners must fill out a lottery claim ticket for prizes over $600. Winners are advised to sign and fill out the ticket and make a copy for their records.

Currently, Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah are the only states that don't participate in the Mega Millions lottery.