The Pennsylvania Lottery has sold its first jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket, a $149 million prize from the Tuesday, May 20, drawing.
The jackpot-winning ticket was sold at White Oak Gas & Grocery, 1100 Fawcett Ave., McKeesport, Allegheny County.
“It’s very duly needed in this area over here. There aren’t many winners over this way,” clerk Michelle Blackwell said.
The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 10-40-63-64-69, plus the Megaball, 07. The ticket has an annuity value of $149 million or a cash value of $86.1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
“I got a phone call at 9 a.m. and they said that we sold the winning ticket for $149 million,” manager Alicea Jeffcoat said. “I’m very excited for whoever won.”
This is the Pennsylvania Lottery’s first jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket since joining the multi-state game in 2010. The Pennsylvania Lottery has sold 17 jackpot-winning Powerball tickets since joining that multi-state game in 2002.
“My daughter called right away and asked if I bought my tickets and if I played there,” customer Tim Fenton said.
The Mega Millions jackpot had been rolling since the last jackpot was won in California on April 4.