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‘Surreal’: Local nurse wins $1M in Pennsylvania Lottery New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

PITTSBURGH — A local nurse was presented with a commemorative check after she won big in the Pennsylvania Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.

Ruth Schultz, 26, from Allegheny County, won $1 million from a New Year’s Millionaire Raffle ticket sold at the 7-Eleven at 999 Greentree Road.

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Schultz said she was heading to work one day and decided to use part of her winnings from a previously purchased Powerball ticket to buy the raffle ticket.

“I didn’t check the results the night of the final January 6 drawing. I went to bed early,” said Schultz. “The next morning, I opened the app. I must have looked at it a thousand times, it was surreal!”

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Schultz said she plans to use the money to pay for her children’s college tuition and pay off some bills.

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Wednesday, a Butler County man was also presented with a commemorative check after he won $1 million in the New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.

The Jan. 6 New Year’s Millionaire Raffle drawing awarded 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million: four $1 million prizes, four $100,000 prizes, 100 prizes of $1,000, and 5,892 prizes of $100. The raffle also featured eight weekly drawings that each awarded two prizes of $50,000, leading up to the Jan. 6 drawing.

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