Pa. Shop Owner Sells Himself $1.8M Lotto Ticket

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A western Pennsylvania shop owner sold himself a $1.8M Pennsylvania lottery ticket and will get an extra $10,000 as the seller of the ticket.

Ron Rea owns Tobacco World stores in Uniontown and Belle Vernon and bought the winning ticket for the Nov. 18 Match 6 Lotto drawing at the Belle Vernon outlet.

Rea says he doesn't play the lottery's Daily Number, but spends about $20 a day on tickets for games with higher odds, telling the Herald-Standard of Uniontown that's because, "If you hit, your life's changed."

Rea's ticket was worth $1,782,432. A lottery spokeswoman confirmed Rea's claim to the winning ticket.

Rea is 68 and says the winnings will help he and his wife of 38 years, Rita, build their retirement funds.


Ron Rea owns Tobacco World stores in Uniontown and Belle Vernon and bought the winning ticket for the Nov. 18 Match 6 Lotto drawing at the Belle Vernon outlet.

Rea says he doesn't play the lottery's Daily Number, but spends about $20 a day on tickets for games with higher odds, telling the Herald-Standard of Uniontown that's because, "If you hit, your life's changed."

Rea's ticket was worth $1,782,432. A lottery spokeswoman confirmed Rea's claim to the winning ticket.

Rea is 68 and says the winnings will help he and his wife of 38 years, Rita, build their retirement funds.
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