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Winning a million instantly

COLUMBUS - A resident of Bellefontaine instantly became a millionaire. Debora K. Hackett won $50,000 yearly for the next 20 years, a $1 million prize, after she purchased the instant ticket, Big Money.

Hackett chose the cash. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent, she receives a lump sum payment of $345,000.
She purchased the ticket from Smokers Value. Located at 3431 Cleveland Avenue in Columbus, Smokers Value receives a $10,000 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

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