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Mercer County man wins PA Lottery's CASH 5.

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Kenneth Geiger, 47, of Fredonia, was one of two winners of the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania (pĕnsəlvā`nyə), one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States. It is bordered by New Jersey, across the Delaware River (E), Delaware (SE), Maryland (S), West Virginia (SW), Ohio (W), and Lake Erie and New York  Lottery's $104,352 CASH 5 jackpot prize on August 15, 2002. Ken's portion of the jackpot is $52,176, less 27 percent federal withholding Withholding

Any tax that is taken directly out of an individual's wages or other income before he or she receives the funds.

In other words, these funds are "withheld" from your wages.

Ken will receive his winnings check from the Pennsylvania Lottery The Pennsylvania Lottery is the state lottery of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was created by the Pennsylvania Legislature on August 26, 1971 and that October, Henry Kaplan was appointed as its first Executive Director. The Lottery premiered on March 7, 1972.  on Wednesday, October 16, at 11:30 a.m., during a formal presentation at the Tic Toc Food Mart located at 4195 Estate St. in Hermitage Hermitage, museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Hermitage (ĕr'mētäzh`), museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the world's foremost houses of art. It was reconstructed in the neoclassical style in the 19th cent.
, where he purchased his winning ticket. Lottery lottery, scheme for distributing prizes by lot or other method of chance selection to persons who have paid for the opportunity to win. The term is not applicable when lots are drawn without payment by the interested parties to determine some matter, e.g.  Area Manager John Pulice and District Lottery Representative Jack Cardwell will present the check on behalf of the Pennsylvania Lottery. President of Tic Toc Food Mart, Inc., Timothey Pitzer, and store manager Dan McConnell will host the event.

Ken says he is a regular Lottery player and plays a variety of games. He's never won such a big prize before, and says "it's a start for bigger and better wins!"

Ken works as a machine operator at Sharon Tube Company, and he says he passes the The Tic Toc Food Mart on the way to work, each day. He decided on August 15 to stop in the store and buy Lottery tickets. The next day he stopped again to purchase more tickets and checked his numbers for the previous day's drawing against the winning numbers posted in the store. When he realized he won, Ken decided not to finish traveling the route to work, and instead he went straight to his wife, Karen's office to share the good news!

Ken and his wife plan to save his winnings and put the money towards their children's college educations. The Geiger's son, James, 18, and daughter, Rebecca, 17, will both begin college within the next two years.

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery A game of chance operated by a state government.

Generally a lottery offers a person the chance to win a prize in exchange for something of lesser value. Most lotteries offer a large cash prize, and the chance to win the cash prize is typically available for one dollar.
 that exclusively designates its proceeds to benefit older citizens. Since its inception over 30 years ago, the Lottery has provided $12.9 billion to programs that have expanded to support property tax and rent rebates, free and reduced-fare transit for older Pennsylvanians, a co-pay prescription drug prescription drug Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug,  program (PACE and PACENET) and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including 650 full- and part-time senior centers, located throughout the Commonwealth. Players must be 18 years of age or older.
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Date:Oct 15, 2002
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