Greene County man wins $1M in Pennsylvania Lottery

GREENE COUNTY, Pa. — A Greene County man won $1,000,000 on a scratch-off ticket earlier this month.

Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Lottery presented 45-year-old Bob Keller with a commemorative check.

Keller won his million-dollar prize on a ticket called $1,000,000 Merry and Bright, a holiday-themed ticket, purchased at Giant Eagle in Waynesburg.

“Technically I wasn’t going for that ticket. I went to the machine and it didn’t have the ticket I wanted so I pushed the Christmas one,” said Keller. “I went to my car, scratched it and thought it was an April Fool’s joke! I went back in the store to ask the cashier about the ticket, and they were all excited.”

He said he purchased the ticket on April 8, and claimed the prize on April 14.

According to a press release, the win was a memorable moment for Keller, who had just finished a long day of work.

“I was exhausted, I had been up since 5 in the morning, and it was the afternoon,” said Keller, who shared that he has worked as a CNA for 16 years. I don’t know how this money will impact my life. I’m not sure what I’ll do. I’m not quitting my job any time soon. I like playing the Lottery because there’s always that hope of winning.”

Giant Eagle received a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.