Lottery balls wait to be dropped prior to the lottery drawing for the Mega Millions jackpot, estimated at $636 million, in Atlanta, Georgia December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Tami Chappell REUTERS/Tami Chappell

AMega Millions ticket sold in Northeast Philadelphia hit over the weekend for $5 million, lottery officials said.

The ticket, sold at Pratt Check Cashing on the 1500 block of Pratt Street in Frankford,hit on the Jan. 3 drawing. The ticket correctly matched all five white balls - 22-24-25-40-70 - but not the yellow Mega Ball 05.


Twenty-five percent is withheld by the federal government.

Pratt Check Cashing will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The winning-ticket holder has one year from the drawing date to claim the prize. They are asked tosign 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, according to a news release.


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