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Lucky Millionaire

CLEVELAND - And a lucky millionaire is he. Michael L. Yopko of Wickliffe has become a millionaire scratching an Ohio Lottery instant game. Yopko purchased Lucky Millionaire and won $100,000 for 20 years, a two million dollar top prize.
He chose the annuity. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, yearly he will receive a check for $69,000 for the next 20 years.
Yopko purchased the ticket from J J’s Beverage & Deli. Located at 29747 Lakeland Blvd in Wickliffe, J J’s Beverage & Deli receives a $10,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize wining 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 Ohio Lottery transferred $728.6 million to the Lottery Profits Education Fund in FY10.

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