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Ten got him fifty thousand!

COLUMBUS - Ten got him fifty as in ten words got him 50, as in thousands of dollars. Brian S. Harmen of Mt. Vernon won $50,000 for having ten correctly spelled words on the instant Ohio Lottery game, Snowflake Cashword.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, Harmen receives a check for $34, 500.

He purchased the winning ticket from Cheap Tobacco, 112 W. High Street in Mt. Vernon.

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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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