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Snowflakes bring on the green

CINICINNATI - A resident of West Chester might just like the snowflakes this time of the year. For Sandra L Sykes, the instant game Snowflake Cashword brought her a top prize: $100,000 worth of green.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Sykes receives a check for $69,000.

She purchased the winning ticket from West Chester Marathon, 7809 Cincinnati Dayton Road in West Chester. West Chester Marathon receives a $1,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize winning ticket.

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 Lottery’s fiscal year 2010 transfer to the Lottery Profits for Education Fund was $728.6 million.
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