MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Lottery's The Daily Number evening drawing winning numbers were 2-2-2 on Wednesday, Oct. 10, resulting in a total payout of $6,855,025 to 27,556 winners.
This was the second consecutive Wednesday evening on which The Daily Number produced matching triple digits. On Oct. 3, the numbers 1-1-1 were drawn, producing a total payout of $3,341,550 to 13,566 winners.
A 50-cent wager on The Daily Number pays $250; a $1 wager pays $500.
Triple twos have been drawn a total of 23 times since The Daily Number drawing began in March 1977. The last time 2-2-2 was drawn in The Daily Number's evening drawing was May 20, 2008. This number combination came up in The Daily Number's mid-day drawing on July 19, 2011.
Overall, triples have been drawn a total of 188 times – 144 times in the evening drawings and 44 times in the mid-day drawings – since the debut of The Daily Number.
2010 holds the record for the most triples drawn in a year with 14.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $22.6 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery