– Officials from the Pennsylvania Lottery and Rutter’s, a Lottery retailer, today presented a commemorative check to the winner of a recent $1 million New Year’s Millionaire Raffle
ticket. The check presentation was held at Rutter’s, 1425 Seven Valleys Road, York, York County, where the winning ticket was sold. The store receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the big winner.
The winner, Matt McKenzie of York County, said he and his family, including his wife Angie, have made playing the Millionaire Raffle a family tradition.
“I always try to buy at least one or two Millionaire Raffle tickets every year. Outside of that, I don’t gamble,” said McKenzie. “[When I realized I won] I told my wife first. I said, ‘Look at these numbers and tell me I’m not crazy.’ I was shaking, excited!”
“At first, I thought he was playing a joke,” said Matt’s wife, Angie. “Then I started crying. We can get a house now.”
Matt said he then called his mother-in-law, who also plays the Lottery. “She texted me that she’s not a Millionaire,” Matt said with a chuckle.
Angie, who works in retail, and Matt, who is an auditor, said they have a few nice vacations planned and this money will allow them to enjoy those trips a bit more. In addition, they also plan to invest some of their prize money.
“We are still in disbelief!” added Angie.
The McKenzies big winning ticket was one of four $1 million top-prize winning tickets
for the Millionaire Raffle drawing, held Saturday, Jan. 4. Two winning tickets worth $1 million each were sold in York County, while the two others were sold in Westmoreland and Erie counties. In addition, four winning tickets worth $100,000 each were sold in Lehigh, Berks, Dauphin and Allegheny counties.
The Jan. 4 drawing also awarded 100 prizes of $1,000 and 5,892 prizes of $100, for a grand total of $5,089,200 in prizes.
A total of 6,000 winning numbers were randomly selected from a range of 500,000 tickets that were sold between Nov. 5, 2019 and Jan. 3, 2020, when tickets sold out.
“The Pennsylvania Lottery congratulates Matt, his wife Angie and all of our New Year’s Millionaire Raffle drawing winners,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “This game, which has been entertaining Lottery players for 14 years, helps us to responsibly generate vital funds that benefit older Pennsylvanians.”
“Rutter’s has had a lot of big winners over the years that has continued with our recent lucky streak,” said Robert Perkins, Vice President of Marketing, Rutter’s. “It’s a great feeling to see customers win at our stores. As we continue to expand our lottery offerings, which now include Keno, it will give our customers even more opportunities to be a winner at Rutter’s.”
As a reminder, Millionaire Raffle winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Players should immediately sign their winning tickets.
Each $1 million top prize must be claimed by presenting a winning ticket at Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of the Lottery’s seven Area Offices
. Claims for the four $100,000 prizes can be filed at any of the Lottery’s seven Area Offices or at a Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. Millionaire Raffle tickets worth $1,000 and $100 can be claimed at Lottery retailers.
of all 6,000 winning raffle ticket numbers, listed by prize category, is available at palottery.com. Players should check every ticket using the ticket checker feature on our Official App
or scan their ticket at a Lottery retailer.
This edition of Millionaire Raffle also offered eight, $100,000 Weekly Drawing prizes for tickets purchased during the first eight weeks of game sales. It was possible for a ticket to win in both a Weekly Drawing and the game’s main Jan. 4 drawing.
This game has created more than 100 new millionaires since it debuted in 2005.
: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs
that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $30 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.
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