Snyder County Man Claims $1 Million Prize from Lottery's Millionaire Raffle

Jan 26, 2010, 11:00 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

SELINSGROVE, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Dailey of Selinsgrove, Snyder County, won $1 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery's Millionaire Raffle drawing on Jan. 2.

Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees today presented a ceremonial check to Dailey at the Giant Food Store in Selinsgrove where the ticket was purchased. Giant received a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

"We always play the Millionaire Raffle, so my wife and I decided to purchase tickets at different locations and times while they were on sale," said Dailey. "As a matter of fact, the winning ticket was the last one I purchased, and that was at half-time of the Penn State game."  

Dailey, a 76-year-old retiree, and his wife, Carol, will continue to enjoy retirement and have not yet decided how they will spend the money.

Dailey purchased one of four tickets drawn as a Millionaire Raffle top-prize winner. Each of the top-prize tickets sold was worth $1 million cash, less 25 percent federal withholding.  

All four $1 million top raffle prizes have been claimed. The other three top-prize winners were Thomas Stein of East Berlin, Adams County; Larry Chestnut of Shippensburg, Cumberland County; and Shawn and Stephanie Benton of Altoona, Blair County.

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 37 years ago, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $19.2 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free and reduced-fare transit; 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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