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Dunbar supermarket sold $1 million ticket

| Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 11:03 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Lottery announced that a million-dollar winning ticket was sold in a Dunbar area supermarket.

Pechin Super Foods was one of four locations to sell a winning lottery ticket from the July 7 drawing of the Millionaire Raffle drawing. Each top-prize winning ticket was for $1 million.

The four $1 million top-prize raffle ticket numbers selected were 00224510, 00272847, 00347142 and 00376010.

The odds of winning the $1 million prize is one out of 125,000.

The last time someone in Fayette County won the $1 million prize was a Dunbar woman in January 2010. Another Dunbar woman was the lucky $1 million winner in December 2006, when the game was first released.

Lottery officials cannot confirm the identities of the winners until the prizes are claimed and the tickets are validated. Millionaire Raffle winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

Each $1 million top prize must be claimed by presenting a winning ticket at Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of the Lottery's seven area offices. 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.

The other $1 million winning tickets were sold at Giant Eagle Market District, 155 Towne Centre Drive, Wexford, Allegheny County; Party Beverage, 653 Route 93, Conyngham, Luzerne County, and Weis Markets, 123 Village Center Drive, Route 739, Hawley, Wayne County.

Each store will receive a $5,000 selling bonus from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The four $100,000 second-tier prize raffle ticket numbers selected for the game were 00107840, 00295315, 00404629 and 00450157.

A Connellsville man won one of the $100,000 prizes in July 2008.

Claims for those four $100,000 prizes can be filed at any of the lottery's seven area offices or at any licensed Pennsylvania Lottery retailer.

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 www.palottery.com. Winning raffle ticket numbers are listed on the lottery website by prize category in ascending order. The website features a search function that allows players to enter their eight-digit raffle ticket numbers to determine whether they hold winning tickets.

In addition, every lottery retailer has a ticket checker allowing players to scan their own tickets to learn whether they have won.

A total of 6,000 winners were selected from a pool of 500,000 tickets that were sold between May 4 and July 7, when the game sold out.

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