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Two become millionaires instantly

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Two players of Ohio Lottery instant games became millionaires. John Pietravoia of Wickliffe won $100,000 a year for 20 years, a $2 million prize scratching $300 Million Diamond Dazzler. Tina M. Parker of Geneva won $50,000 a year for 20 years, a $1 million prize scratching Big Money.
 
Both chose the cash option and will receive a lump sum payment. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Pietravoia receives a check for $690,000. Parker receives a check for $345,000.
          
Pietravoia purchased Diamond Dazzler from Avenue Food & Beverage, 30825 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe. Parker purchased Big Money from Beverage Depot, 19 N Broadway Street in Geneva. Both retailers receive a $10,000 agent bonus for selling top prizewinning tickets.

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.
 
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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