BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - A resident of Medina is still celebrating the holiday after winning a prize on one of the Ohio Lottery’s instant games. Zachary S. Ballis won $50,000 after scratching the instant game Holiday Winnings.
After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Ballis will receive a check for $34,500.
He purchased the winning ticket from Medina Drive Thru. Ballis says he plans to use his winnings to give his mom the best time that he can, and buy himself a car.
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.
Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has raised more than $16 billion to support K-12 education across Ohio. The Lottery’s fiscal year 2009 transfer to the Lottery Profits for Education Fund was $702.3 million.
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