The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 7, 2011

Unemployed welder wins $250,000 a year for life

— SUNBURY — It’s often said that winning a jackpot is a life-altering event, and that was certainly true for Thomas Powell Sr., an unemployed welder from Milton who bought a $10 scratch ticket in January and won $250,000 a year for life, with $5 million guaranteed.

But there were several other Valley players whose lives were undeniably changed by their moment of good fortune.

Here are the biggest January lottery winners in the Valley and what they played.

All instant scratch tickets have the price listed immediately after the name of the game.


$10,000: Charlene L. Gordon, Big Winner Spectacular ($10)


$1,000: Jennifer J. Dumond, $now Globe Ca$h ($5)

$1,000: Francis A. Kuminski, Million Dollar Mega Multiplier ($20)

$1,000: Leonard E. Yablonski, Winner Green ($10)


$1,000: Brian D. Lamberton, 20X the Money ($5)

$1,000: Jason M. Smith, 20X the Money ($5)

$1,000: Ashley N. Szoke, Money, Money, Money ($10)

$1,000: James V. Dalto, Platinum Crossword ($5)


$2,500: two times, Wade J. Smink, Daily 4

$1,000: Dennis L. Hummel, Million Dollar Mega Multiplier ($20)


$75,000: Harry A. Wuerdeman, Cash 5

$1,000: Barbara D. Sfarza, Jingle Bell Doubler ($2)

$1,000: Windy M. Shearer, Million Dollar Cash Fever ($20)

$1,000: Wayne A. Walker, Million Dollar Mega Multiplier ($20)


$2,500: twice, Alvin A. Hackenburg Jr., Daily 4

$1,000: Richard L. Smith, Hershey’s Kisses & Cash ($5)


$1,000: Billie R. Benelisha, $100,000 Bingo ($5)

$1,000: Angela S. Jones, Million Dollar Mega Multiplier ($20)

$1,000: Grace V. Jordan, Million Dollar Mega Multiplier ($20)

$1,000: George H. Long, Money, Money, Money ($10)


$1,000: Ricky Kerstetter, $1,000: a Week for Life ($2)

$1,000: Leilani Falck, Big Winner Spectacular ($10)

$1,000: David W. Bingaman, Diamonds & Pearls ($10)


$5 million: Thomas Powell Sr., $250,000 a Year for Life ($10)

$2,500: Donna Hill, Million Dollar Cash Fever ($20)

$1,000: Luann Hackenberg, $250,000 a Year for Life ($10)

$1,000: Jodie Bowers, Big Winner Spectacular ($10)

$1,000: Nancy Smith, Money, Money, Money ($10)


$1,000: Donald L. Phillips, $1 Million Platinum Payout ($20)

$1,000: Michelle A. Szido, 20X the Money ($5)

$1,000: Connie M. Kondisko, Platinum Crossword ($5)


$2,000: John L. Kuhns, Platinum Crossword ($5)


$1,000: Connie E. Yoder, $10,000 a Month for Life ($5)

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