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Here's who won the $1 million locally; scratch-off ticket sold at Middletown 7-Eleven

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 2/19/20

A $1 million Cash Blowout Scratch-Off ticket has been sold at the 7-Eleven at 12. E. Main St. in Middletown, the Pennsylvania Lottery announced Tuesday.

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Here's who won the $1 million locally; scratch-off ticket sold at Middletown 7-Eleven

A customer at the 7-Eleven on Main Street in Middletown won $1 million on a ticket such as this.
A customer at the 7-Eleven on Main Street in Middletown won $1 million on a ticket such as this.
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A $1 million Cash Blowout Scratch-Off ticket has been sold at the 7-Eleven at 12. E. Main St. in Middletown, the Pennsylvania Lottery announced Tuesday.

7-Eleven gets a $5,000 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket, according to the lottery press release.

Lottery officials do not know when the ticket was sold, but learned of it being sold after the person who bought the ticket claimed it, lottery Press Secretary Ewa Dworakowski told the Press & Journal.

Under state law lottery winners are not allowed to remain anonymous, Dworakowski said. She identified the owner of the winning ticket as Terry Black.

The lottery is not legally required to disclose where the person lives, just their first and last name, Dworakowski said. She said Black has told the lottery he doesn’t want to speak to the media.

Attempts to track down contact information for Black were unsuccessful.

The $1 million ticket is by far the richest lottery ticket that has ever been sold at the store, according to Vinny Mundi, who has owned the franchise for the Middletown 7-Eleven since 2001.

The previous richest lottery ticket sold at the store was $100,000. That ticket is on a wall in the store, along with numerous other winning tickets sold in the store that customers have brought in over the years.

Other than the $100,000 ticket, the wall also has on display several winning tickets for $500.

Along with the $5,000 bonus, the lottery will present the store with an oversized $1 million check that the store can display.

Selling the winning ticket is good for business, Mundi said.

“We’re happy” for the person who bought the winning ticket, Mundi added. “People play more.”

The $1 million Cash Blowout is a $20 game offering top prizes of $1 million. Scratch-off prizes expire one year from the game’s end-sale date posted at palottery.com.

All lottery prizes more than $5,000 are subject to applicable tax withholding, according to the lottery press release.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents, according to the press release.

Since ticket sales began in 1972, the lottery has contributed more than $30 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals, according to the lottery.