Part-time Rankin officer under scrutiny won the lottery

Written by Liz Navratil on .


Part-time Rankin police Officer Matthew Brown and his wife, Jennifer Brown, accept a $1 million lottery check. (Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Lottery)

Yes, he won the lottery.

This morning, we wrote about a part-time Rankin police officer, Matthew Brown, who came under scrutiny after his wife was charged in connection with a prostitution ring and court documents listed him as possibly being involved as well. (Their defense attorney notes that Officer Brown has not been charged and said his wife strongly denies the charges against her.)

Officer Brown made the news twice in the past few weeks -- first when he won $1 million while playing the lottery and again this week when he accepted the check.

Lottery officials quoted Officer Brown as saying he bought a few Quick Pick tickets and forgot about the tickets until he found them a few days later. That interview with him among others included on the lottery's gallery of winners. (You might have to scroll through a few others before you find it.)

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