By Todd Northrop
The Pennsylvania Lottery held its semi-annual Millionaire Raffle drawing last night, but lottery players are still wondering if their tickets are winners.
That's because the state lottery has not published the bulk of the winning raffle numbers nearly 1 full day after the drawing has taken place, at the time of this writing.
After the 6:59 p.m. drawing Saturday evening, the lottery quickly published the four winning numbers of $1 million prizes and the four winning numbers of $100,000. But the winners of the other 5,992 prizes are left scratching their heads and wondering if they hold winning tickets.
Repeated attempts to contact the Pennsylvania Lottery about the delay in publishing the winning numbers went unanswered. An attempt to contact the lottery via e-mail resulted in an auto-response stating that a reply would be forthcoming — in four business days.
The four winning numbers of $1 million prizes are:
The four winning numbers of $100,000 prizes are:
It is unknown if the delay is related in any way to the lottery's computer glitch Thursday that took down all of the state's 8,500 retailers for more than seven hours. ("Computer glitch takes down Penn. Lottery terminals", http://www.lotterypost.com/news/217102)
The partial list of winning numbers for the July 10 Millionaire Raffle drawing can be found at Lottery Post's Pennsylvania Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/pa).