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Six Winners Claim in Columbus


COLUMBUS – Six Ohioans filed winning claims in the Lottery’s Columbus regional office. Gary L. Swanson of Westerville won $5,500 on Money Maker. Mark A. Nicolia of Groveport won $5,500 on $200 Million Extreme Cash. Gebran K. Esber of Columbus won $8,200 on Keno. Fred Alexander of Columbus won $10,000 playing Pick 4. Gary L. Lescalleet of Zanesville won $10,000 on $100,000 for Life. Cleveland L. Hightower of Columbus won $20,000 on Holiday Doubler.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent are withheld, Swanson and Nicolia will each receive $3,795, and each will be entered into drawings for top prizes of $1,000,000. Esber receives $5,658. Alexander and Lescalleet each receive $6,900. Hightower receives $13,800.
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