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$207 Mega Millions Jackpot Won by 15 Ohioans

PIQUA, Ohio – Fifteen Ohioans claimed their shares of the $207 million Mega Millions jackpot Wednesday with one man dreaming of his first new vehicle, another planning to start a scholarship in his late son’s name and a woman thinking about retirement.

Fourteen employees of the city of Piqua were joined by one relative of a city worker as they finalized their claim at the Dayton regional office of the Ohio Lottery.

“We played and played and played. It came through,” said Richard Donnelly, 58.

The winners chose the cash option. After tax withholdings, 14 winners will each receive a check for approximately $6.3 million. Donnelly bought two shares of the winning ticket and will receive a check for approximately $12.6 million.

Thomas Hill Jr., 72, the father-in-law of an employee, said he and his wife plan to set up a scholarship in the name of their son, who died of cancer at age 27.

“The first thing I’m going to buy I never had — a brand new vehicle,” said Loyal Davis Jr., 41.

Donnelly said he’d keep working at the city traffic department until someone else learns the job. He plans to buy his 90-year-old mother a new car.

The group purchased its winning ticket, a $5 wager using the Lottery’s auto-pick feature, at a Kroger store in Piqua, about 30 miles north of Dayton.

“I’ve always said I’ll never get to retire even when I’m old enough,” said Jolaine Routson, 46. “So this is just like a new thought process.”

The win marks Ohio’s third jackpot of the year in the multi-state Mega Millions game. It’s the state’s third-largest jackpot win since joining the game in 2002.

Fifteen Ohioans claimed their shares of the $207 million Mega Millions jackpot Wednesday with one man dreaming of his first new vehicle, another planning to start a scholarship in his late son's name and a woman thinking about retirement.

#megamillions Group of 15 City Workers Claims $207 Million Jackpot

November 16th, 2013

Fourteen employees of the City of Piqua, Ohio, and one relative of a city worker, wasted no time to make their claim on the $207 million Mega Millions jackpot hit Friday, Dec. 12.

The 15 claimants came to the Dayton regional office of the Ohio Lottery on Wednesday morning to finalize their claim. The winners chose the cash option; after tax withholdings, 14 winners will each receive a check for approximately $6.3 million. One winner, who bought two shares of the winning ticket, will receive a check for approximately $12.6 million.

After making a claim in the morning, the group participated in a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Piqua.

The winners are:

Richard Donnelly, Piqua, 58

Jon Dembski, Piqua, 48

Rodney Stephenson, Piqua, 38

Arthur Rudy, Piqua, 38

Kenneth Kirby, Piqua, 31

Cynthia Hershberger, Piqua, 45

Loyal Davis, Jr., Piqua, 41

Jolaine Routson, Piqua, 46

Scott Bradley, Piqua, 44

Amos Steinbrunner, Coldwater, 30

Ritchie Williams, Piqua, 56

Clifford Helman, Bradford, 37

James Montgomery, Piqua, 60

Dennis Steinke, Piqua, 52

Thomas Hill, Jr., Piqua, 72

The group purchased its winning ticket, a $5 wager using the Lottery’s auto-pick feature, at a Kroger store in Piqua. Kroger will receive a $100,000 agent sales bonus for selling the winning ticket.

This is Ohio’s third Mega Millions jackpot win of the year and Ohio’s third largest Mega Millions jackpot win since joining the game in 2002.

Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has raised more than $15.5 billion to support K-12 education across Ohio. In Fiscal Year 2008, the Ohio Lottery transferred $672.2 to the Lottery Profits Education fund in support of public school. For more information on the Ohio Lottery, please visit www.ohiolottery.com.

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