$516m Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Bucks County
A Pennsylvania Lottery retailer in Bucks County has been identified as the outlet where the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold. And now the hunt is on to find the $516m lottery, winner! The life-changing sum dates back to the drawing on Friday, May 21st. Making it the ninth-largest Mega Millions jackpot since it began back in 2002. The lucky ticket matched all five white balls drawn and the yellow Mega Ball. It is estimated to be worth $349.3 in cash. For the full jackpot win of $516m, the winner. When they decide to come forward, will be paid in annual increments until the balance is paid in full.
The winning numbers were: 06, 09, 17, 18, 48 and Mega Ball 8. 7-Eleven on 2760 Trenton Road, Levittown will earn a bonus of $100K for selling the winning ticket, and that’s life-changing in itself. Pennsylvania state only joined the game in 2010, and to date, they have seen three big winners on the lottery. A Pittsburgh man won $149 million back in May of 2014. And strangely enough, a Virginia truck driver on his route in Pennsylvania decided to stop for a Mega Millions ticket in July of 2015 and just happened to win a jackpot of $153m! The third lucky winner of $516m is yet to come forward.
“The Pennsylvania Lottery congratulates the big winner of this historic jackpot, and 7-Eleven for selling the big Mega Millions winning jackpot ticket,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Thanks to our network of more than 9,600 retailers and players across Pennsylvania, the Lottery is continuing to fulfil its mission of responsibly generating funds for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians.”
How did the jackpot get so big?
The most recent Mega Millions jackpot win has come to an end after the jackpot rolling over from Friday 19th February without a single top-prize winner. This has resulted in generating $41.5 million in sales, creating a profit of $16.6 million to benefit older Pennsylvanians. The lucky winner may not even know they have won. May have lost their ticket or are simply waiting to decide what to do with this epic new fortune of theirs. Whatever the reasoning behind the stalling. The winner can rest assured knowing there will be no rush to claim. As all tickets have a one-year expiry date from the date of the drawing.
The unclaimed win follows a whopping $1.050 billion prize won by a consortium of players in Michigan on January 22nd and $96 million won by a New York couple back on February 16th. More than 81,600 tickets in the state of Pennsylvania picked up a prize back on May 21st. With more than 18,200 winning via the Megaplier. Lottery officials are urging all players to sign the back of their ticket to stop any fraudulent claims.