Pennsylvania shop owner sells himself winning Lotto ticket

BELLE VERNON, PA – A store owner in Belle Vernon, Western Pennsylvania sold himself a winning lottery ticket worth $1.8 million, plus he will receive an extra $10,000 bonus as the seller of the ticket.

Ron Rea is the owner of Tobacco World stores in Uniontown and Belle Vernon. He purchased the winning ticket at his Belle Vernon store. The ticket was for the November 18th Match 6 Lotto draw.

Mr. Rea claims that he spends around $20 per day on lottery tickets for games with higher odds on hitting the jackpot as “if you hit, your life’s changed.”

Ron Rea, 68, will receive $1,782,432 as the prize plus a $10,000 sellers bonus and said that he plans to use the money to boost his and his wife of 38 years’ retirement fund.

The winning Match 6 Lotto numbers from November 18th were 4, 8, 15, 16, 17 and 29.

Published: November 25, 2010

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