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$50,000 Billion Prize Won in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH – Brian Whitesel of Sunbury won $50,000 playing the Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off, Billion. 

After mandatory state and federal taxes totaling 28 percent, Whitesel will receive $36,000.

He purchased the winning ticket at Thornton’s Food Mart #36, located at 4600 Winchester Pike in Columbus.

Billion is a $50 scratch-off with a top prize of $1 million a year for life. As of February 23, 2023, there are four top prizes remaining in the game. To learn more about Billion and the entire lineup of Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs, click here.  

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