$100,000 lottery ticket sold in York County

A lucky winner in York County will be $100,000 richer.

The Pennsylvania Lottery announced its first winner in the New Year's Millionaire Raffle drawing on Thursday, Nov. 16, for the $100,000 weekly drawing prize, according to a news release.

The winning ticket was sold at Turkey Hill Mini Mart, 5 Fuhrman Mill Road, West Manheim Township, the release states.

Each week, a drawing will be made leading up to the New Year's Millionaire Raffle drawing on Jan. 6, 2018, which will feature 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million. 

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The drawing includes four prizes of $1 million, four prizes of $100,000, 100 prizes of $1,000 and 5,892 prizes of $100, the release states.

Winning tickets in the weekly drawing also may be winners in the final drawing.

Thursday's winning ticket, No. 00000871, was chosen randomly from 34,377 Millionaire Raffle ticket numbers sold from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, according to the release.

To find out if a ticket is a weekly winner, scan it with the ticket checker on the official Pennsylvania Lottery mobile app or at a lottery retailer. Winning numbers alsoare listed on the  Millionaire Raffle page at palottery.com.

A schedule of the remaining weekly drawings can be found on the lottery website.

Only 500,000 tickets are available for the final drawing, and they cost $20 each.

They will be available until 8 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out.

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To claim a $100,000 Weekly Bonus Drawing prize, winners must appear in person at one of the Lottery’s area offices. They cannot be claimed at a retailer or by mail.

The Pennsylvania State Lottery is the only state lottery in which all proceeds benefit programs for older residents. Since it started selling tickets in 1972, it has contributed $28 billion.