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Choosing the annuity or the cash

COLUMBUS - Two players of Ohio Lottery instant games had choices to make after winning top prizes. David W. Alsop of Washington Court House won $50,000 a year for 20 years which is a $1,000,000 prize on $5 Million Cash Extravaganza Debra A. Ciaca-Martinez of Columbus won $50,000 a year, for 20 years or $1,000,000 on Money Maker.
 
Alsop chose the annuity and will receive $34,500 yearly for the next 20 years after mandatory and federal and state taxes are withheld. Ciaca-Martinez chose the cash option. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, she will receive a lump sum check for $345,000.
 
Alsop purchased the winning ticket from 303 E. Court Street in Washington Court House, Petit’s BP Oil. Ciaca-Martinez purchased the ticket from Cards Gifts Lotto, 1766 E. Dublin Granville Road in Columbus. Cards Gifts Lotto receives a $1,000 agent bonus for selling a top 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.
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