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Is Carbon County extra lucky in lottery winnings? Statistics say so

January 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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According to statistics from the Pennsylvania Lottery, residents in Carbon County have won more than $24 million.

According to statistics from the Pennsylvania Lottery, residents in Carbon County have won more than $24 million.

Statistics from the Pennsylvania Lottery show that Carbon County is the leader in lottery wins over any other county in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

At the Convenient Food Mart in Palmerton, folks were lining up for Mega Million tickets, taking their chance with Lady Luck.

They're not that expensive, I looked into, like maybe like $2 million, which isn't that bad,” said Victoria Alvarez of Palmerton. People in Carbon County have good reason to be over-confident.

Using the most recent statistics from the Pennsylvania Lottery between 2018 to 2019, the more than 64,000 people who live in Carbon County won more than $24 million.

Well, it's a good thing I moved back into Carbon County then,” said Wendy Chambliss of Palmerton as she burst out laughing. The Pennsylvania Lottery said this was the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and this was the longest Mega Millions jackpot rollover, with this being the 37th drawing since the last time the Mega Millions jackpot was hit.

A spokesperson with the Pennsylvania lottery said at one point during the day, more than $20,000 worth of Mega Millions tickets were being sold per minute across the state. “Oh extremely busy, we've been busy all week,” said Convenient Food Mart employee Maria Vlossak.

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