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$1,000,000 Prize in New Year's Raffle Claimed

YOUNGSTOWN- Shaden J. Amireh of Youngstown claimed one of four $1 million top prizes in the Ohio Lottery’s 2013 New Year’s Raffle.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Amireh receives $710,000. Amireh purchased the winning ticket at Convenient Food Mart located at 1108 Niles Cortland Road in Niles Ohio. Convenient Food Mart receives a $5,000 agent sales bonus.

The New Year’s Raffle game offered 3,334 total prizes, with the Ohio Lottery drawing four $1 million prizes, ten prizes of $10,000, 120 prizes of $1,500, 1,000 prizes of $500 and 2,200 prizes of $100. Customers can claim New Year’s Raffle’s prizes at the Lottery’s downtown Cleveland headquarters or at any one of its nine regional offices. The $500 and $100 prizes can be cashed at any licensed Ohio Lottery retailer. Players have 180 days from the draw date to make their claim.

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