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Ohio lottery player wins $207M Mega Millions jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Ohio lottery player wins $207M Mega Millions jackpot

A single winner has taken the $207 million jackpot from the latest drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery.

The only ticket to match all the winnings numbers from Friday night's drawing was sold in Piqua, Ohio.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be on Tuesday night with a jackpot of $12 million.

In addition to the grand prize winner on Friday, 23 players won the second prize of $250,000: 2 from California, 3 from Georgia, 2 from Massachusetts, 2 from Maryland, 2 from Michigan, 2 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 6 from Texas, and 1 from Virginia.

The two California second-prize winners will receive $256,907 each.

Another 113 players won the third prize of $10,000.  16 of those winners, from California, will receive $8,758 each.

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 10, 16, 19, 27, and 48. The Mega Ball number was 25.

The Texas Megaplier was 3.

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Posted: December 13, 2008, 10:51 am - IP Logged

A single winner has taken the $207 million jackpot from the latest drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery.

The only ticket to match all the winnings numbers from Friday night's drawing was sold in Piqua, Ohio.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be on Tuesday night with a jackpot of $12 million.

In addition to the grand prize winner on Friday, 23 players won the second prize of $250,000: 2 from California, 3 from Georgia, 2 from Massachusetts, 2 from Maryland, 2 from Michigan, 2 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 6 from Texas, and 1 from Virginia.

The two California second-prize winners will receive $256,907 each.

Another 113 players won the third prize of $10,000.  16 of those winners, from California, will receive $8,758 each.

The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 10, 16, 19, 27, and 48. The Mega Ball number was 25.

The Texas Megaplier was 3.

Congratulations to the lucky winner(s).PartyIt's party time for you!

But now I have to start my dream all over again.Crying

    Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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    Posted: December 13, 2008, 11:09 am - IP Logged

    Sales for this drawing were acutally really high.  Over $77M tickets were sold.  Just think though, that many tickets sold and it still leaves 100,000,000 combinations still uncovered.  Wow.

    Brad

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      Posted: December 13, 2008, 11:13 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the winner or winners of the Mega Millions jackpot! Piqua is a relatively small town and I am sure that the whole town will be buzzing today. I hope that it went to someone who needs the money and is truly deserving. The Piqua town moto is "Where vision becomes Reality." Someone has the chance of a lifetime to improve their life and or to improve the lives of others. I hope this doesn't turn into one of those sad but true lottery winners stories we so often hear about.  According to Wilkipedeia, Piqua is believed to be a reference to the Shawnee Indian phrase: "Othath-HeWaugh-Pe-Qua" "He has risen from the ashes!"  With the economy being in turmoil and people losing their retirements I hope it went to someone who was down on their luck and knows the value of a dollar and can "rise" above their situation. 

      Cheers

        NYSlugger 777's avatar - 777
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        Posted: December 13, 2008, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

        The Sudden Shock of knowing you won Over $200,000,000.00 may lead to a heart attack.Im glad he's ok, and Congrads to  him for winning the Big one!

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          Posted: December 13, 2008, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

          Was it RJOH ?

          Big Grin

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            justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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            Posted: December 13, 2008, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

            The Sudden Shock of knowing you won Over $200,000,000.00 may lead to a heart attack.Im glad he's ok, and Congrads to  him for winning the Big one!

            I agree!  I thought I won Florida MegaMoney last night which was "only" a million (I won $22.50) and my heart began palpitating rapidly when the page displaying the numbers first loaded.

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              Posted: December 13, 2008, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

              I agree!  I thought I won Florida MegaMoney last night which was "only" a million (I won $22.50) and my heart began palpitating rapidly when the page displaying the numbers first loaded.

              LOL, talk about a let down!

              But $22.50 is better than average.

               

              Congrats to the winners! White Bounce

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              singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

                myzeus's avatar - Apollo
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                Posted: December 13, 2008, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                I think I am around 130 miles from Piqua. I am in Mount Vernon, Ohio. I so much needed that 207 MIL.

                Good luck to the new winner! Smile

                Sandy

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                  Posted: December 13, 2008, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                  As it turns out, it was more than one person (according to the Dayton Daily News):

                   

                  The mayor of Piqua says the single winner of the $207 million Mega Millions jackpot from the latest drawing is a group of city workers.

                  The only ticket to match all the winnings numbers from Friday night's drawing was sold at a Kroger store in Piqua.

                  Mayor Thomas Hudson said the winners were a dozen city employees — including some from the street department — who pooled their money and bought a ticket.

                  Hudson declined to name the employees and an attorney for the winning group could not be immediately reached on Saturday, Dec. 13.

                  Hudson said, "I'm excited for the city. I hope some blessings come from it."

                  An immediate benefit is the Piqua Kroger's plan to donate its $100,000 in lottery proceeds to local charities, Hudson said. With the economy slow and some companies laying off workers, the donations will be welcome news to charities, the mayor said.

                  "It couldn't have come at a better time," he said.

                  The next Mega Millions drawing will be on Tuesday night with a jackpot of $12 million.

                  In addition to the grand prize winner on Friday, 23 players won the second prize of $250,000. Another 113 players won the third prize of $10,000.

                  The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 10, 16, 19, 27 and 48. The Mega Ball number is 25.

                    myzeus's avatar - Apollo
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                    Posted: December 13, 2008, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks for the info Louie

                    Sandy

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                      Posted: December 13, 2008, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the them!  Funny, I kinda thought it would go to a group.  Didn't think that many though!  So was it 12 total?  Or 12 in the one group plus a few from another?  So it could be 14 or more people?

                       

                      Good Christmas gift for a lot of families and thats great!   The store name sounds familiar.  Seems like a winning ticket was sold at a Kroger before?  I wonder how much they pooled together.  With that many, could of been quite a few tickets.  Can't wait to hear the whole story.  Hopefully they won't keep us waiting too long lol.

                       

                      I hope that someday Washington can hit......and I hope it will be me!!

                      Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

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                        Posted: December 13, 2008, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

                        I certainly hope the winners were the group of city workers. I like reading the stories about groups as opposed to one person winning such a large amount.  Can't wait to read their stories in the upcoming weeks if they come forward. I'd be in hiding. smile

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                          Posted: December 14, 2008, 3:25 am - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the lucky winners in Piqua! For 12 in the pool and if they take the cash option it'll be a little under $7 mill apiece after taxes!

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                            Posted: December 14, 2008, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                             I am kinda worried that the winning might be too big for one single winner.

                             Now I don't envy big prize winners and I just wish that there would be a lot of small prize winners than just a few big winners. A few millions can make a huge difference. Why desire 60~80 millions? Unless you have some serious plan for a big business, you don't need to win that much.

                             Of course, if I won 207millions then I would set up my video game company and animation studio. :)