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One of four $1 million Raffle prizes claimed

ATHENS - A lucky couple from Gallipolis will start the New Year on high “c” notes.  Teddi Kirby and Donna Sparks had one of the four - $1 million Ohio Lottery’s New Year’s Raffle tickets. They filed a claim in the Athens’ regional office this afternoon.

Kirby said they purchased the ticket together and discovered they won after watching the Cash Explosion show. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent they will receive $690,000. They plan to take a cruise to the Bahamas, pay some bills and Donna is going to buy lots of shoes.

They purchased the winning ticket at Speedway #9241 in Gallipolis.  Speedway receives a $5,000 agent sales bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.
 
The New Year’s Raffle game offered 3,334 total prizes, with the Ohio Lottery drawing $1-million, $10,000 $1,500, $500 and $100 prizes. Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their New Year’s Raffle prizes.

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