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Winning because of the holidays

COLUMBUS - It was because of the holidays that two Ohio Lottery players got lucky. Buying holiday instant games, Connie S. Hedges of Circleville won $50,000 on Holiday Lucky Times 10. John B. Harris of Columbus won $20,000 on the Holiday Gifts instant game.
After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Hedges will receive a check for $34,500.  Harris receives a check for $13,800.
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
Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has raised more than $17 billion to support K-12 education across Ohio. The Ohio Lottery transferred $728.6 million to the Lottery Profits Education Fund in FY10.
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