April 16, 2012 -
The clock is ticking for the holder of a Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 from the April 29, 2011 drawing. The ticket is from Bucks County.
If the winner fails to claim the prize in person by Friday, April 27 or by mail with an April 28 postmark, the money remains in the Lottery Fund. The prize expires on a Sunday so the winner has to show up in person on Friday or get the claim in the mail by Saturday.
The ticket was sold at Acme Market, 2301 Pasqualone Blvd., Bensalem, Bucks County. The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 09-10-11-33-51, but not the yellow Mega Ball 29, for a second-tier prize of $250,000, less 25 percent federal withholding.
“We never like to see Lottery prizes go unclaimed so we are hoping the winner of this substantial prize will come forward before the winning ticket expires,” said Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci. “We encourage anyone who purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Bensalem last April to check it as soon as possible.”
The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the ticket-holder to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery’s seven area offices. Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices.