Lottery millionaire might celebrate with a cigar after $1m win

Tuesday March 22nd 2011

Efforts have begun to trace a $1million lottery winner in Wilmington, Ohio who has struck it rich in the state’s Powerball draw. The winner’s decision to buy lottery tickets at the Cheap Tobacco store in the city certainly paid off, with the winning ticket matching at least the five main numbers, which were 28, 39, 40, 48 and 53. The powerball was number 9.

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The Ohio Lottery’s website says that a winner is likely to have scooped $1million when they match all five numbers, and the Power Play multiplies their winning by between two and five times. In this case, that feature trebled the lucky ticket-holder’s winnings.

The shock of the win could still be sinking in for the winner, but they still have 174 days, at the time of writing, to claim their prize.

Ohio Lottery Commission officials in Cincinnatti and Columbus are waiting to receive the winner’s validated claim form, after which they will make the payout.

Written by Brett Levenson

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