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$1 Million Claimed In New Year's Raffle

The New Year is off to a great start for a Cleveland resident

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS - A resident of Cleveland flashed a million dollar smile on January 2 in the Ohio Lottery’s regional office. George C. Tapocsci beat the 1 in 125,000 odds, winning $1 million in the Ohio Lottery’s New Year’s Raffle.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent Tapocsci will receive a check for $690,000.

Tapocsci purchased the winning ticket from Marc’s # 46, 1650 Snow Road in Parma. Marc’s # 46 receives a $5,000 sales bonus for selling a $1-million top prize.

Four $1 million top prizes were available in the 2012 New Year’s Raffle. The other three top prize winning tickets were sold at Dunham Beverage in Maple Heights, Ridge Road Marathon in Medina and The Party Pak in Upper Sandusky. Each retailer receives a $5,000 bonus for selling a top prize winning New Year’s Raffle ticket.

The New Year’s Raffle was a sellout, providing $5 million in prizes ranging from $100 to $1 million. Complete drawing results are available on the Ohio Lottery website,
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