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Pennsylvania Lottery announces Match 6 Lotto will return in June

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Returning game will replace Mix & Match on Monday, Thursday evenings

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Next week, the Pennsylvania Lottery will bring back Match 6 lotto, a $2 terminal-based game offering a starting jackpot of $500,000 and four ways to win on each ticket.

Match 6 will replace Mix & Match in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Monday and Thursday evening drawing shows at 6:59 p.m. Match 6 tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 1, and the first drawing will be Thursday, June 3.

"Many of our players and retailers were disappointed when Match 6 ended in 2009, and they asked us to bring it back," Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees said. "With Mix & Match reaching the end of its three-and-a half year run, we saw an opportunity to bring back this player favorite.

"Match 6 will return — just as it was designed in its original incarnation — to provide players more ways to win and generate thousands of winning tickets every drawing."

Players can choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or select "quick pick" for computer-generated random numbers. The computer will then randomly select an additional two sets of six numbers, for three lines of six numbers each or 18 numbers total.

Players can win up to four times on each ticket — once on each of three lines (base play) and by combining all 18 numbers (combined play). The odds of winning the Match 6 jackpot by matching all six winning numbers on a single line are 1-in-4,661,272. The overall odds of winning a Match 6 prize are 1-in-5.90.

The final Mix & Match drawing will be Monday, May 31. If the final Mix & Match jackpot is not won, the jackpot will be distributed to those winners who match five of five numbers drawn, regardless of position, and those winners who match four of five numbers drawn in the same position. After the final drawing, those winners with tickets that entitle them to a free ticket will receive a $2 cash prize instead.

Since it debuted on Jan. 23, 2007, Mix & Match's largest jackpot was $791,207 cash, less 25 percent federal withholding, and it was won by a Williamsport woman in the April 2, 2007, drawing.

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Posted: May 28, 2010, 8:40 am - IP Logged

Very GOOD move! Now that was a game...at least it offered a bit of variety. I won't miss Mix & Match, just like I do not miss Super 7. Bad games.

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    Posted: May 28, 2010, 10:14 am - IP Logged

        $2  ...... really bad move in this economy.  $1 is more than some people can afford.

    Good luck to everyone!

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      Posted: May 28, 2010, 10:20 am - IP Logged

      Ok     I liked this game- especially the 500k  payout  soooo.......... here  I go again  : )

      Making sure I get in on the first draw !!!   Good luck Pa  players !!

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        Posted: May 28, 2010, 10:33 am - IP Logged

        Good luck to everyone that plays Match 6 ......... I only play Mega Millions and Powerball ........ if my luck changes, I want to win big!

        Looking for the next big winner in Pa to be me!

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          Posted: May 28, 2010, 11:10 am - IP Logged

              $2  ...... really bad move in this economy.  $1 is more than some people can afford.

          I agree with you but given the choice of Super 7 ($2), Mix & Match ($2) or Match 6...I like Match 6 so much better and was not happy they

          discontinued it in the first place.

          Match 6 gives 3 lines of play for each $2 game. To win - match numbers on one line alone or match numbers using all 3 lines. It is possible to

          match numbers and win 2 ways on one play. It's also possible to match NOTHING and lose of course.

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            Posted: May 28, 2010, 11:30 am - IP Logged

            That was the original price to purchase the Match 6 before they discontinued it in '09

            You get 2 extra lines, so in a way, for each line of play you are paying $.67. 

             

            This game is very much like Maryland's MultiMatch which also costs $2.00 for three lines of 6 numbers and they even have te same draw dates (Mon Thurs), the main difference is PA's Match 6 has better odds.

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              Posted: May 28, 2010, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

              At least PA is willing to shake things up once in a while.

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              They twiddle their thumbs.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: May 28, 2010, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                Payouts in PA are better then MD and Higher starting cash jackpots.

                Odds are easy- 50/50. You either hit or ya dont. Its truly that simple.

                Gonna give a nice bon voyage though to mix and match since they will shell out better pays to close the books.

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                  Posted: May 29, 2010, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Payouts in PA are better then MD and Higher starting cash jackpots.

                  Odds are easy- 50/50. You either hit or ya dont. Its truly that simple.

                  Gonna give a nice bon voyage though to mix and match since they will shell out better pays to close the books.

                  I Agree! "Gonna give a nice bon voyage though to mix and match since they will shell out better pays to close the books."

                  Yea!

                  Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                    Posted: May 30, 2010, 3:52 am - IP Logged

                    The game was OK, I got 4 out of 6 many times and lioke 8 or 9 out of 18 sevral times. But I still liked the Super 7 better. This game takes too long for the jackpots to raise to be worth playing. Mix and match was pretty much a joke too and way too small of payouts, and I still rarely won. But this game is still way better than power and mega rip offs.