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YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores may see an increase in the number of customers who want to buy lottery tickets at its locations in the near future -- the c-store chain seems to have good luck when it comes to winning big in the lotto. The retailer has sold 25 lottery tickets worth $100,000 or more since Jan. 1, 2006, for a total of $8.6 million in winnings.
The latest million-dollar ticket was sold in early June at Rutter's Farm Store No. 4 in Wrightsville, Pa. It was a Million Dollar Cash Fever $20 scratch-off ticket. Only two months previously, two different Rutter's locations in York County each sold a winning Mega Millions ticket, both worth $250,000, according to the company.
The chain's biggest lottery hit came in 2004, when it sold a Powerball ticket that won a $221.5 million jackpot, later split with a second winner in South Carolina.
Rutter's Farm Stores offer all terminal-based Pennsylvania Lottery daily number games, along with a variety of other instant lottery games at its 56 central-Pennsylvania locations.