COLUMBUS - Yesterday, Michael W. Castle of Bexley claimed one of four $1 million top prizes in the Ohio Lottery’s New Year’s Raffle.
After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Bexley receives $690,000. He purchased the winning ticket at Lucky Lottery, located at 2220 E. Livingston Avenue in Bexley. Lucky Lottery receives a $5,000 agent sales bonus.
The New Year’s Raffle game offered 3,334 total prizes, with the Ohio Lottery drawing $1-million, $10,000 $1,500, $500 and $100 prizes. The New Year’s Raffle offered $5.0 million in total prizes.
Customers can claim New Year’s Raffle’s prizes at the Lottery’s downtown Cleveland headquarters or at any one of its nine regional offices. The $500 and $100 prizes can be cashed at any licensed Ohio Lottery retailer. Players have 180 days from the draw date to make their claim.
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 Office of Communications at 216-774-5685.
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