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One Million Dollars Claimed in North Canton


NORTH CANTON – A resident of Mt. Eaton has placed the city on the map of winners after winning a top prize in an Ohio Lottery game. Michael S. Blaney won $1,000,000 in the November 8 Mega Millions drawing. He matched five of the mega numbers drawn and said yes to the megaplier number.

Matching five of the five mega ball numbers and no mega ball is an automatic win of $250,000. By playing another one dollar and saying yes to the megaplier, he multiplied his second tier prize, $250,000 by four, and the megaplier which netted him a $1 million win.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Blaney receives a check for $690,000.
Blaney used auto pick when he purchased the ticket at Mt. Eaton Bell Store #54. Located at 15927 East Main Street in Mt Eaton, this retailer receives $1,000 agent sales bonus for selling a second-tier prize winning ticket. The winning numbers were 5-31-45-47-54+4.



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