Winners Claim All Four $1 Million Prizes From Lottery's Jan. 2 Millionaire Raffle Drawing

Jan 05, 2010, 16:18 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

Winning Tickets Sold in Adams, Blair, Cumberland, Snyder Counties

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All four top-prize winners from the Pennsylvania Lottery's Jan. 2 Millionaire Raffle drawing have come forward to claim their $1 million prizes.

Thomas Stein of East Berlin, Adams County; Shawn Benton of Altoona, Blair County; Larry Chestnut of Shippensburg, Cumberland County; and John Dailey of Selinsgrove, Snyder County presented their tickets for validation at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Lottery officials confirmed each was a top-prize winning ticket from the raffle drawing.

Top-prize winning tickets were sold at Rosie's Restaurant, 370 Lincoln Way East, New Oxford, Adams County; Sheetz 034, 1701 7th Ave., Altoona, Blair County; Isha's Mart, 403 N. Morris St., Shippensburg, Cumberland County; and Giant Food Store 453, 330 Marketplace Blvd., Selinsgrove, Snyder County. Each store will receive a $5,000 selling bonus from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Claims for the $100,000 prizes can be filed at any of the Lottery's seven area offices or at any licensed Pennsylvania Lottery retailer. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lottery headquarters and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at area offices.

Holders of Millionaire Raffle tickets worth $1,000 and $100 can claim winnings at local Lottery retailers.

A complete list of all 6,000 winning raffle ticket numbers is available at Lottery retail locations and at

The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers; four $100,000 second-prize ticket numbers; 100 prizes of $1,000 each; and 5,892 prizes of $100 each - a total of 6,000 prizes - came from a pool of 500,000 tickets that were sold between Nov. 20, 2009, and Jan. 2, 2010.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to fund 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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Media contact: Veronica Sinclair-Anderson, 717-702-8008

Editor's Note: Mr. Stein of Adams County declined to take part in a check presentation or public event recognizing his win. Plans for check presentations are currently being arranged for Mr. Benton of Blair County, Mr. Chestnut of Cumberland County and Mr. Dailey of Snyder County.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Lottery