Fan manages to collect $1,000 on Utley's home run

Posted: April 10, 2007

Duty called at the apartment building where Anna Horan lives and serves as manager in Ridley Park, so she wasn't in front of the television or listening to the radio when Chase Utley stepped to the plate in the fifth inning of yesterday's Phillies game.

Utley's opposite-field home run made Horan a $1,000 winner in Daily News Home Run payoff.

"Oh, my God!" Horan shouted over the phone when she learned she was a winner. "I was watching earlier, but I just got called away since I manage the building here. That's wonderful.

"I have been playing Home Run Payoff for years. I got to go the ballpark when I won one year. Believe me, I fill out the coupons faithfully."

The Daily News has paid $2,000 to Home Run Payoff winners so far this season.

In addition to Horan's payday, six other Daily News readers won a Phillies gift pack:

Pat DiFebbo, Philadelphia

Betty Schwartz, Newtown Square

Leon Cerullo, Philadelphia

Liz Lisiewski, Philadelphia

Diego Burbano, Philadelphia

Thersa Clarkson, Philadelphia

The Daily News pays $1,000 for a home run hit in the Payoff inning and $10,000 for a grand slam.

If a batter does not hit a home run, the contestant receives a gift pack, which includes a variety of Phillies-related items.

You can hear the Home Run Payoff inning during each Phillies broadcast on WPHT (1210-AM).

Today's coupon is on Page 60. *

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