Pa. man gives in-laws $1M lottery ticket

Other News Materials 4 January 2008 03:36 (UTC +04:00)

(AP)- A Pittsburgh pharmacist has given his wife's in-laws a Christmas gift that keeps on giving: a Pennsylvania Lottery ticket worth $1 million.

The pharmacist, Fred DePasquale , isn't identifying his wife's relatives, but said he gave them a $20 ticket for the special lottery drawing. The million-dollar drawing featured only 625,000 tickets, including five million-dollar winners.

The Pennsylvania Lottery Commission will give DePasquale $5,000 because he bought the ticket from his pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe in the city's Brookline neighborhood.

DePasquale said he doesn't want the ticket back because he said that would be like giving someone a shirt for Christmas, and then asking to wear it on New Year's Eve.