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Rostraver Walmart sells lottery ticket worth more than $1 million

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A customer at the Walmart in Rostraver went home with more than just a turkey this Thanksgiving after purchasing a lottery ticket worth over $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reported the win after the person, who was not immediately identified, purchased a Diamond Mine ticket, a $20 game that offers top prizes starting at $200,000. To win, numbers on the ticket must match designated winning numbers at the top of the ticket.

Players have the chance to win six prizes, starting at $100 and climbing up to $10,000. Winnings like the Rostraver one, which totaled $1,035,268, are considered progressive top prizes. According to the Pennsylvania Lottery, there are 15 chances left to win a progressive prize, which is reset after each win. As of Monday, the top prize is about $216,860.

There is a one-in-three chance to win any prize on a Diamond Mine ticket, which is considered a Fast Play game, similar to a Scratch-Off ticket but without the need to wait for a drawing.

The Walmart store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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A customer at the Walmart in Rostraver went home with more than just a turkey this Thanksgiving after purchasing a lottery ticket worth over $1 million. The Pennsylvania Lottery reported the win after the person, who was not immediately identified, purchased a Diamond Mine ticket, a $20 game that offers

Have you seen the new Lottery vending machines in Walmart?

The Virginia Lottery is now available in Walmart Supercenters. Currently, there are 76 locations that carry a variety of 20 Scratchers and all types of draw games. Walmart has specialized vending machines that are shorter than our usual Lottery vending machines. In most locations, these smaller machines can be found near the self-checkout area. In October, one of Walmart’s locations in Smyth County had a big winner in the recently launched Print n’ Play game Rolling Jackpot game. The winner purchased the $2 ticket and won $40,761.

For years, players could find the standard Virginia Lottery vending machines in Walmart Neighborhood Markets. Players loved the convenience of purchasing their household and grocery products and picking up their Lottery purchases at the same location. Finally, that same luxury is available in Supercenters.

This year, while shopping for your Holiday food items and doing any last-minute shopping, do not forget to pick up Lottery tickets. Give the gift of the Virginia Lottery this season, and conveniently pick up Scratchers and other games at Walmart. If you have trouble locating the specialized, shorter vending machine in Walmart, please ask a sales associate for more information.

Have you seen the new Lottery vending machines in Walmart?