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A happy new year for Lexington player

COLUMBUS - A resident of Lexington will start the New Year happy after winning a second-tier prize in an Ohio Lottery on-line game.  James P. Hannewald won $250,000 for matching five of the five numbers drawn and no mega ball in the 12-28-10 Mega Millions game.
 
After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Hannewald receives a check for $172,500.
 
He purchased the second-tier prize winning Mega Millions ticket from The Kroger Company, 1500 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield. He used auto pick. The winning numbers were 6-18-36-40-49. The mega ball number was 07. The Kroger Co. receives a $1,000 agent 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 Ohio Lottery at www.ohiolottery.com/winners.
 
Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has raised more than $17 billion to support K-12 education across Ohio. The Ohio Lottery transferred $728.6 million to the Lottery Profits Education Fund in FY10.
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