There were eight winners in the

Daily News

Home Run Payoff contest last night.

Each winning a Phillies Gift Pack in the fourth inning of the Phillies-Astros game:

Mark Schwertfeger, Collegeville

Barbara Rhinehart, Elverson

Jerry Pellak, Glassboro, N.J.

Robert Graham, Glenside

Stephen Lafferty, Philadelphia

Matthew Scott, Philadelphia

John Previtera, Swedesboro, N.J.

Maureen Zornick, Philadelphia

The Daily News pays $1,000 for a home run hit in the Payoff inning and $10,000 for a grand slam. Contestants whose batters fail to hit a home run receive a gift pack, which includes a variety of Phillies-related items.

This season, the Daily News has paid out $22,000 on 18 Payoff homers. You can hear the Home Run Payoff inning during each Phillies broadcast on WPHT (1210-AM). Today's coupon is on Page 65. *