Schuylkill County Man Wins $60,000 from PA Lottery Instant Game

Oct 21, 2010, 10:15 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

PINE GROVE, Pa., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Randy Rittenbaugh, of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, won $60,000 from the Pennsylvania Lottery's instant game Money Comb.

District Lottery Representative Joe Fogarty today presented a ceremonial check to Rittenbaugh at BG's Value Market in Pine Grove, where the ticket was purchased.

"I'm a single dad, so this money will be a big help to my family," said Rittenbaugh.  

Rittenbaugh, who typically plays instant games, will put most of the money away, but plans to take his 8-year-old daughter on a special trip.

"When I realized I'd won the money, all I thought about was taking my daughter on a fun trip, so we decided to go to Disney World. Who knows; maybe we'll take two trips!"

Money Comb, $3 per ticket, offers 20 top prizes of $60,000, more than 25,000 prizes from $100 to $1,000 and more than $18 million in total cash prizes. Six top prizes remain to be claimed. The odds of winning a top prize in Money Comb are 1-in-480,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize are 1-in-4.10.

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.

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Editor's Note: In fiscal year 2009-10, Pennsylvania Lottery players in Schuylkill County won more than $35.2 million in prizes, and retailers in Schuylkill County earned more than $2.8 million in commissions and bonuses. In fiscal year 2008-09, the Pennsylvania Lottery contributed nearly $22.3 million to programs that benefited seniors in the county.

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