PA Lottery Players Win Over $3 Million In Powerball This February

Written By Brian Cross on February 24, 2023
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It’s not unusual for the PA Lottery to award amazing prizes, but recent days have been particularly fruitful for lottery players in the Keystone State.

Recent wins include a streak of major Powerball victories, the richest scratch-off prize available and even a PA resident who got lucky in a neighboring state.

PA Lottery players hit a Powerball streak in February

PA Lottery Powerball players in the state are on a hot streak. Even after the flurry of ticket sales earlier this month leading up to the $754 million jackpot win, PA tickets are hitting big prizes.

Most recently, in the Wednesday, Feb. 22 drawing, a ticket sold in Cambria County won $2 million. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 11-19-39-44-65, but not the red Powerball, which was 7 on Wednesday.

That lucky player would have won half that amount, but the $1 Power Play add-on doubled the $1 million prize. The Power Play multiplier was 2x, but any multiplier only doubles the second-tier prize on Powerball.

Forest Hills Pharmacy at 552 Locust Street in Saint Michael sold the winning ticket. Lottery retailers also win when they sell a winning ticket. Forest Hills Pharmacy earned a $10,000 bonus commission from the PA Lottery.

Earlier in the month, another player in PA hit for $1 million in the Saturday, Feb. 11 Powerball drawing. That ticket was sold without the Power Play add-on, and matched the first five numbers, 10-23-30-54-65.

The player bought their winning ticket at Bald Eagle Truck Stop, located at 612 McElhattan Drive in McElhattan. That retailer scored a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

A week later, on Feb. 18, a player in Allegheny County won a prize of $200,000. To win that prize, the Power Play ticket matched four of the five white balls, plus the red Powerball. Without Power Play and the 4x multiplier, the prize would have been $50,000.

The $200,000 winner bought their ticket at Uni-Mart, at 2321 Worton Boulevard in West Mifflin. A total of $500 went to the retailer for selling the winner.

Crawford County resident crossed the border to win big

A Crawford County man recently hit it big on a ticket he purchased in another state. Michael Lantz of Meadville won a top prize on an Ohio Lottery scratch-off.

Lantz bought the winning $1,000,000 Cash Blowout ticket at Falls Convenient Mart in Newton Falls, Ohio. Newton Falls is about 60 miles southwest of Meadville.

The $10 scratch-off offers a top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years. Lantz chose the cash option, worth $500,000 before taxes. With total taxes adding up to 28%, Lantz will receive $360,000. He plans to use the winnings to build a home for his family.

PA Lottery player earns another top prize on a $50 scratch-off

The PA Lottery’s first $50 scratch-off, the $5 Million Money Maker, is still in stores and a Monroe County player hit the $5 million prize this month.

Though the lottery released a second $50 scratch-off in December, the first one was so popular they released a second batch of tickets with two top prizes available. The latest winner bought their ticket at Weis Markets at 933 North 9th Street in Stroudsburg. The retailer bonus was $10,000.

There is now only one top prize left on that ticket. However, the new $50 scratcher called Five Million Fabulous Fortune is relatively fresh with four of the five top prizes remaining, according to the lottery’s website.

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Brian Cross contributes casino, sports betting and lottery coverage to PlayPennsylvania and PlayOhio. Brian studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for over 10 years.

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