Virginia man claims Mega Millions jackpot in Pennsylvania
Drawing Date: 7/21/2015
July 29, 2015 - Steven Peloquin, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, today claimed a $91.8 million Mega Millions jackpot from the July 21, 2015, drawing. The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 20-30-62-65-74, plus the Megaball, 01. The ticket had an annuity value of $153 million or a cash value of $91.8 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
It is the second jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket sold by the Pennsylvania Lottery and the fourth-largest prize awarded in the Lottery’s history.
Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko today presented a ceremonial check for $91,781,644.00 to Mr. Peloquin, holder of the single jackpot-winning ticket from that drawing.
Peloquin, a professional truck driver for nearly 30 years, purchased the ticket at Penn 80/Flying J Travel Plaza, 1460 N. Ridge Road, Milton, Northumberland County, while traveling through Pennsylvania for work. The plaza, a Lottery retailer since September 2010, earns a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Peloquin didn’t check his ticket for several days.
“I was getting ready to turn in last Saturday night when I went online to check my numbers,” Peloquin said. “Needless to say, I didn’t get to sleep that night.”
He then took a photo of the ticket and shared it with several close relatives, who confirmed that his ticket matched the winning numbers.
Peloquin said the jackpot win will enable him and his wife to retire early and spend more time with their family.
This afternoon, Peloquin presented the Mega Millions ticket for validation at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Lottery officials confirmed it was the jackpot-winning ticket after examining the ticket and executing proprietary security measures.