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Million-dollar lottery ticket purchased at Plum gas station

| Monday, July 7, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

Ron Pototsky received a piece of good news on Monday morning as he reported for work at Sheetz on Hulton Road.

“The lottery called this morning and told us we sold a winning ticket for $1 million,” said Pototsky, 26, Sheetz manager.

The Sheetz in Plum was one of two in the eastern suburbs to sell a $1 million top-prize ticket from the July 5 Millionaire Raffle drawing. The other location is on Route 22 in Wilkins.

The other two stores in Pennsylvania that sold winning tickets are a Uni-Mart in Jefferson County and a Sheetz in Armstrong County.

The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers selected were: 00118772, 00279919, 00219413 and 00388503.

Each of the stores receives a $5,000 selling bonus.

The game awarded a total of 6,000 prizes worth $5,089,200.

Pototsky said Monday he didn't know the identity of the winner.

“The computer picked the numbers,” Pototsky said.

Lottery officials said they could not confirm identities of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated, which did not occur as of this edition's deadline.

Millionaire Raffle winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

“It is exciting,” Pototsky said.

A complete list of all 6,000 winning raffle tickets numbers is available at lottery retail locations and at www.palottery.com. Winning raffle ticket numbers are listed on the website by price category.

Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-871-2367 or kzapf@tribweb.com.

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