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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 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.

Ken will receive his winnings check from the Pennsylvania Lottery 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, where he purchased his winning ticket. Lottery 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 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 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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