HARRISBURG - An Ashland man received an early Christmas present with a $50,000 win from a lottery ticket in November, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery's Website.

In a list of winners of $1,000 or more, Joseph Reed claimed the area's top prize for the month. winning on a $20 Merry Millions ticket. Two players, Dale D. Wilk, of Coal Township, and Donald R. Kessler, of Herndon, each claimed $1,000 twice in November on instant ticket wins.

In total, area winners claimed $83,000 in November. For 2012, area winners have claimed more than $2.8 million in prizes.

Winners, by town name, are:

Ashland

- James M. Dywer Jr., $2,500, Big 4, 50-cent bet.

- Joseph Reed, $50,000, Merry Millions, $20 instant ticket.

- George F. Parnell, $1,000, Black Tie, $10.

Catawissa

- Wanda E. Shadle, $1,000, $, $5.

- Lee Leiby, $1,000, 10X the Cash, $10.

Coal Township

- Dale D. Wilk, $1,000, Instant Millions, $20.

- Dale D. Wilk, $1,000, Kings of Cash, $20.

- John P. Topolski, $1,000, Kings of Cash, $20.

Danville

- Scott A. Reiner, $1,000, $, $5

- Kevin J. Martz, $1,000, Kings of Cash, $20.

- Joseph A. Showers, $1,000, Merry Millions, $20.

- Roxanne Longo, $1,000, Money Vault, $3.

Elysburg

- Brian E. Snyder, $1,000, Kings of Cash, $20.

- Lisa M. Moyer, $1,000, Kings of Cash, $20.

- Gary J. Reisinger, $1,000, Ca$h In, $3.

- Steve Servose, $1,000, Platinum Millions, $20.

Herndon

- Donald R. Kessler, $1,000, Kings of Cash, $20.

- Donald R. Kessler, $1,000, Platinum Millions, $20.

Kulpmont

- Victoria K. Bogutskie, $1,000, Kings of Cash, $20.

Mount Carmel

- Anna Pekera, $2,500, Big 4, 50-cent bet.

- Robert Pekera, $2,500, Big 4, 50-cent bet.

- Brandon M. Marlano, $1,000, $250,000 a Year for Life, $10.

Paxinos

- Scott Weikel, $1,000, Platinum Millions, $20.

Shamokin

- Drew Kramer, $2,500, Quinto, $1 bet.

- Angelina L. Sisson, $1,000, $100 Million Cash Extravaganza, $20.

- Tiffany Straub, $1,000, Big Money, $20.

- Luis Castaneda, $1,000, The Price is Right, $5.