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‘You always think this could never happen’: Couple receives $1M check from Pa. Lottery

Meet Angie and Matt McKenzie as they receive the winning check for the $1 Million New Year’s Millionaire Raffle Ticket at Rutter’s on Seven Valleys Road York Daily Record

A holiday tradition paid off for Matt and Angie McKenzie of York County after Matt purchased a New Year’s Millionaire Raffle ticket at the Rutter’s at 1425 Seven Valley Road in North Codorus Township.

“I always try to buy at least one or two Millionaire Raffle tickets every year. Outside of that, I don’t gamble,” Matt McKenzie said.

“It’s a thrill. You always think this could never happen and. it did,” he said just before receiving the check from lottery officials.

From the left, Angie and Matt McKenzie receive big check for $1 Million from Drew Svitko, executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. (Photo: Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)

Lottery commission officials, Chris Hartman from Rutter’s, and family and friends were on hand Monday for the reveal of the big check.

Angie, who works in retail, and Matt, who is an auditor, said that they both have good jobs and are financially comfortable at the moment.

Matt’s advice to future lottery winners is, “be smart about it and get a financial planner.”

A holiday tradition to buy a New Year's Millionaire Raffle ticket paid off big time for one York County couple.