West Mifflin store sells winning lottery ticket worth $4.3 million
The Mon-Yough area has another big winner in the Pennsylvania Lottery.
What lottery officials call the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the Match 6 game will go to someone who purchased a ticket at the 7-Eleven along Camp Hollow Road near Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.
The ticket matched the numbers 10, 13, 21, 23, 24 and 48 drawn on Thursday night to win $4.3 million minus 25 percent federal withholding, or about $3.2 million.
The 7-Eleven is getting a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket. It's not known which of four employees sold it.
“I hope it's someone who said, ‘I'll take care of you,'” 7-Eleven employee Don Cuda of West Mifflin said on Friday.
“I played, I'm going to check my ticket,” a woman said as she arrived to buy more tickets on Friday. But when she ran her ticket through a monitor it told her, “Ticket is not a winner.”
“We have a winner ... of $1,” 7-Eleven clerk Joe Huckestein of West Mifflin told Gordon Mazzarese of West Mifflin, a Port Authority driver who works out of the bus service's nearby garage.
“The most I ever won was about $250 on the Cash 5,” Mazzarese said after buying the winning instant game ticket.
Owner Mohammed Asif could not be reached for comment on Friday, but employees said he was excited about the winning ticket.
“We're excited that this big Match 6 jackpot has finally been won,” Lottery spokesman Gary Miller said. “Players have been watching it grow like the grass in the yard all summer long. Our players really like this game's jackpot odds, of one in 4,661,272.”
The region has had at least three winners of significant jackpots since the May 20 purchase of a winning ticket on the Mega Millions game at White Oak Gas & Grocery along Fawcett Avenue in White Oak.
Miller said no winner has come forth with that ticket.
That ticket has an annuity value of $149 million or a cash value of $86.1 million, in either case less 25 percent federal withholding which leaves a winner with $111.75 million in an annuity or a lump sum of about $64.6 million.
On July 31 an $800,000 Cash 5 jackpot was split between ticket buyers at American Joe's Sunoco along Walnut Street in McKeesport and a restaurant in Hazleton, Luzerne County.
One week ago, a Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 less 25 percent federal withholding, or about $243,750, was sold at the Sheetz along Route 30 east of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the North Huntingdon-Hempfield township line.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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