BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - Coming close is good especially when it’s in the Ohio Lottery’s Mega Millions game. James E. Shelton of Strongsville came close winning $250,000 for matching five of the five numbers in the 1-15-10 Mega Millions drawing.
After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Shelton will receive a check for $172,500.
He purchased the second-tier prize winning Mega Millions’ ticket from Circle K #5246. Shelton picked the numbers. The winning numbers were 4-7-19-21-38. The mega ball number was 29. Located at 9080 Pearl Road in Strongsville, Circle K receives a $1,000 bonus for selling a second-tier prize winning ticket.
The Ohio Lottery is actively seeking winners of all prize levels to share their stories. Players with an interest in telling theirs can contact the Office of Communications at 216-774-5685.
Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has raised more than $16 billion to support K-12 education across Ohio. The Lottery’s fiscal year 2009 transfer to the Lottery Profits for Education Fund was $702.3 million.
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