Monday, March 25, 2013
Ticket sold locally in Powerball matched 5 numbers, to win its owner $1 million.
Did you purchase your ticket for Powerball this past week? If you bought it at the 7-Eleven at 255 W. Horsham Road in Horsham Township, you might be a millionaire. According to the Pennsylvania Lottery website, the weekend's major jackpot of over $338 million was won by a single ticket-holder in New Jersey. But, of the many that matched five of the magical digits, one of those winners is located in Montgomery County. The Horsham 7-Eleven sold a ticket that matched five digits, making its worth now $1 million. According to the website, the owner will have one year to stake his or her claim. "You must file your claim at Lottery Headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County," said the Pennsylvania Lottery page, when referring to Powerball …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
An extension filed through Friday will allow Corbett more time to consider options.
Gov. Tom Corbett's chance to accept a bid from a British firm to manage the Pennyslvania lottery was about to run out. Had it not extended its offer, the firm's $3.5-billion bid would have expired Saturday at 5 p.m. According to 6ABC, a "top budget aide to Gov. Tom Corbett" has announced the extension. The extra time is designed to allow Corbett's office more time to consider options. The changes come on the heels of last week's announcement by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane who rejected Corbett' initial plan. "It is our duty to defend and protect the Constitution of our Commonwealth and that is what our office has done by declining this contract," Kane said on Friday. "She said the contract infringes on the Legislature's …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Kathleen Kane says governor's plan infringes on the Legislature's power to make policy decisions.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane rejected Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to privatize the Pennsylvania lottery system. Corbett, who had pitched in idea to allow a British lottery firm to run the state's successful lotto, said he was "disappointed. Calling the plan "illegal," according to philly.com, Kane's announcement shocked many. "[The announcement] may as well have been a declaration of political war," said the article on philly.com. Despite political reprecussions, Kane stood by her statement. "It is our duty to defend and protect the Constitution of our Commonwealth and that is what our office has done by declining this contract," said Kane, reading a statement to reporters at her office, according to StandardSpeaker.com. "She …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Could privatizing the lottery mean fewer people will play?
Pennsylvanians do not want their lottery to be privatized, as Gov. Tom Corbett is proposing, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The poll found that 47 percent of those polled strongly opposed the privatization with 17 somewhat opposing it. Only 7 percent were strongly in favor with 11 percent being somewhat in favor of the move. Most people polled, 75 percent, said they would play the lottery about the same amount as they do now if it were privatized, but a not insignificant number of people, 19 said they would play less frequently. The Franklin & Marshall College Poll interviewed 622 Pennsylvania voters between January 29 and February 3. The margin of error is reported as plus or minus 3.9 percentage points. A recent …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The local representative said he will fight Corbett's plan for outside lotto management.
Monday, January 28
Rep. Mark Painter does not agree with Gov. Tom Corbett. Painter says the Pennsylvania governor's plan for privatizing the lottery is not a wise decision. According to a report in the Sanatoga Post, Painter said that he is not in favor of converting the 41-year-old program into a company managed by a foreign company. The article states Painter is one of many representatives to sign an "amicus" or "friend of the court" brief to state his opposition. "The brief supports a lawsuit against the plan filed in December 2012 by the union of some state workers who could lose lottery-related jobs, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees," said the Sanatoga Post article. Painter is a local representative for the areas of Lower…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The 146th District representative spoke to Patch about the lottery's Friday announcement.
Friday's announcement regarding the Pennsylvania Lottery potentially being turned over to a private management company has resulted in a lot of discussion among readers. Patch reached out to Rep. Thomas Quigley (R-146) to see what the legislator had to say about the issue. "The best thing about this is guaranteed annual profit," Quigley said. The lottery, currently fully run by the state, would be managed by a private firm that would be required to commit to profit thresholds. The state would retain ownership of the lottery. Friday's announcement was "the third step in about a six-step process," said Quigley. The contract to manage the lottery must go through a bidding process much like other state contracts. "Profits go up and down …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
An unknown customer won $1 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery - the ticket coming from Spring City.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
The following clip comes from The Daily Local News: One Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million from the March 6 drawing was sold at Spring City Sunoco, 3395 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, Chester County. The winning ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 20-24-31-33-36, but not the yellow Mega Ball 44, and was purchased with the Megaplier option, which awards a $1 million match-five prize, less 25-percent federal withholding. The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket. Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the March 6 winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. For the full story, …