Armstrong County Couple Wins $1 Million from PA Lottery Instant Game

Oct 27, 2010, 11:30 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denise and James Cornman, of Freeport, Armstrong County, won $1 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery's instant game Golden Millions.

Lottery Area Supervisor Margaret Dellana today presented a ceremonial check to the couple at Sunoco on Freeport Road in Natrona Heights, Allegheny County, where the ticket was purchased. The store receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Denise called her husband shortly after scratching off the winning ticket.

"When she first called, she was crying, so I couldn't really understand her," said James, who eventually learned that they had won a $1 million prize.

"My husband and his friends always had a pact that if one of them was to win the lottery, they would go on a hunting trip together," Denise said. The retired couple is also making plans to remodel their home, purchase a new car and invest the rest of the prize money.

Golden Millions, $20 per ticket, offers three top prizes of $1 million, 15 prizes from $10,000 to $100,000 and more than $32 million in total cash prizes. One top prize remains to be claimed. The odds of winning a top prize in Golden Millions are 1-in-720,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1-in-3.18.

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 38 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $20.1 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 more than 600 full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds its players to play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older.

For more information on the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit www.palottery.com.

Media contact: Kirstin Alvanitakis, 717-702-8008

Editor's Note: In fiscal year 2009-10, Pennsylvania Lottery players in Allegheny County won more than $203 million in prizes, and retailers in Allegheny County earned nearly $18.4 million in commissions and bonuses. In fiscal year 2008-09, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $136 million to programs that benefited seniors in the county.

In fiscal year 2009-10, Pennsylvania Lottery players in Armstrong County won more than $15.6 million in prizes, and retailers in Armstrong County earned nearly $1.2 million in commissions and bonuses. In fiscal year 2008-09, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed more than $7.7 million to programs that benefited seniors in the county.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery



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