$1 million lottery ticket was sold at local location

One of four winning tickets in the Pennsylvania Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle Drawing was purchased over the weekend at a local site.

Wegman’s, 201 Williams St., Williamsport, sold the ticket Saturday to an as-yet unidentified person, according to Trevor Monk, a spokesman with the state Lottery.

It was one of four tickets worth $1 million sold at different locations around the state, he said.

As of mid-morning Monday, no one had come forward claiming the ticket.

Jared Fedor, Wegman’s Williamsport store manager, confirmed the supermarket sold the ticket.

The other $1 million tickets were purchased at sites in Friendsville, Susquehanna County; Lehighton, Carbon County; and Meadville, Crawford County.

The Millionaire’s Raffle Drawing amounted to just over $5 million.

In addition to $1 million tickets, it included four $100,000 winning tickets and 100 prizes worth $1,000.

The Pennsylvania lottery remains the only state lottery directing all proceeds to programs benefiting older residents, according to officials.

Since 1972, it has contributed nearly $29 billion to fund property tax rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.

“We are just happy we can help support older Pennsylvanians every day,” Monk said.