Published January 13, 2015
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 says 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 says he doesn't want the ticket back. He says that would be like giving someone a shirt for Christmas, and then asking if he could wear it on New Year's Eve.