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$250K lottery ticket sold in Chambersburg still unclaimed

April 15, 2010|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Lottery officials are waiting for the person who bought a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 Tuesday in Chambersburg to claim their prize.

The ticket was sold at Rutter's on U.S. 11 south of Chambersburg, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls -- 3, 12, 27, 39 and 47 -- but not the yellow Mega ball, which was 32, lottery officials said.

The ticket is worth a second-tier prize of $250,000 minus 25 percent federal withholding, according to lottery officials.

As of Thursday, no one had contacted Pennsylvania Lottery to claim their prize, a spokeswoman said.

Mega Millions winners have one year to turn in their ticket, according to lottery rules.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the lottery encouraged the winner to claim his or her prize.

Claims may be filed at any of seven lottery offices from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The nearest office for Franklin County residents is in Harrisburg, Pa.

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The Mega Millions Jackpot grew to an estimated annuity value of $122 million or $76.4 million cash for Friday's drawing.

The unclaimed ticket is the second major lottery win reported in Franklin County in a year.

In July 2009, Barbara Jeannette of Chambersburg, Pa., was one of two Pennsylvanians to win a Cash 5 jackpot valued at more than $700,000.

Jeannette bought her ticket worth $395,698 at Earl's Market in State Line, Pa.

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