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22 Ohio co-workers share $99M Mega Millions jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: 22 Ohio co-workers share $99M Mega Millions jackpot
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By Todd Northrop

JEFFERSON, Ohio — A lucky group of 22 co-workers were at the Ohio Lottery's Youngstown office Monday to claim their share of last week's $99 million Mega Millions jackpot.

The Ohio lottery said most of the 22 work for KraftMaid in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, midway between Cleveland and Youngstown.  The majority of the winners work together in the logistics and customer service departments at the cabinet making company.  The group has been playing the lottery for several years.

Each winner will get about $2 million after state and federal taxes are subtracted.  According to the lottery, the 22 lucky winners opted for the cash option, and should receive their prize checks in about four weeks.

The winning ticket was purchased at a Speedway in Jefferson, about 43 miles north of Warren, and about 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border.

Speedway receives a $99,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

As a group, they said they were still in shock and paying off bills was top-of-mind for each of the winners.

The 22 winners are:

  • Arnette Badanjek of Southington
  • Germaine Bolden of Mentor
  • Thomas Bolden of Whitmore Lake
  • Jennifer Brown of Chardon
  • Kahemba Butler of Warren
  • Jennifer Carpenter of Dorset
  • Lynn Clifton of Rome
  • LaDawn Cramer of Garrettsville
  • Susan Durman of Huntsburg
  • Cheryl Getzy of Concord
  • Joni Hardin of Jefferson
  • Kathleen Holesko of Newton Falls
  • David Hostetler of Middlefield
  • Beverly Kaser of Garrettsville
  • Marjorie Langreder of West Farmington
  • Chastity Lewis of Niles
  • Margaret Lindic of Burton
  • Denise Moss of Garrettsville
  • Donald Rosette of Aurora
  • Kimberly Wallace of Middlefield
  • Michael Weaver of Burton
  • Dennis Wolford of Southington

Friday's ticket was the 16th Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold by an Ohio Lottery retailer since the state joined the game in May 2002.

The lottery says the odds of winning the jackpot were 1 in more than 175 million.

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rukiafae's avatar - box
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Posted: August 9, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

Big congrats to the winners! Makes this summer heat just a tad more bearable ;)

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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    Posted: August 9, 2011, 10:15 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winners ........... I hope that Wednesdays Powerball Jackpot goes to one person!

    Sun Smiley

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      Posted: August 9, 2011, 10:19 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the winners ........... I hope that Wednesdays Powerball Jackpot goes to one person!

      Sun Smiley

      Totally agree... Congrats to the winners.  I will gladly accept the Jackpot from Powerball from Wednesdays drawing on behalf of the West coast as the sole winner.  :)

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        Posted: August 9, 2011, 10:24 am - IP Logged

        HUGE congrats to the winners!! I play with 37 co-workers in Illinois, Hope to win this wed. on the Power Ball. We have been playing for over 10 years, but only when the pot is 100 million or over, have won some small amounts nothing big yet.

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          Posted: August 9, 2011, 10:30 am - IP Logged

          congrats to the winners!!!! i'm just glad to see some good lottery stories in the news. you hear of so many who can't handle the windfall of money and others who are greedy and try to take someone for all they have and it is sad, good luck to all the winners that you be careful and safe with your money!

           

           

          DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!Blue Angel

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            Posted: August 9, 2011, 10:36 am - IP Logged

            Yes KS, Dreams really do come true!!

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              Posted: August 9, 2011, 11:13 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to all the winners, enjoy.

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                Posted: August 9, 2011, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                Congrats, to all the winners.....Party

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                  Posted: August 9, 2011, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                  did they have to take a pic with a check like other winners?

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                    Posted: August 9, 2011, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to all the winners, enjoy.

                    THIS!!!!!!................

                                                                              Pure luck

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                      Posted: August 9, 2011, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope the winners don't all call me at the same time to invest in my 'Southern Chicken Soup In A Sponge' idea.

                       

                      I'm still working on a slogan.

                      I've narrowed them down to these three so far:

                       

                      "Just squeeze in your mouth - for a taste of the south!"

                       

                      "Give the Sponge some squeezes - for the taste that pleases!"

                       

                      "No need to buy a bowl - just squeeze in your pie hole!"

                       

                      You gotta admit, they'd be crazy not to get in on the ground floor on this one.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

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                        Posted: August 9, 2011, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the winners ........... I hope that Wednesdays Powerball Jackpot goes to one person!

                        Sun Smiley

                        Why hope such thing when you could be holding 5+0 ticket wishing you were that second jp winner.

                        I hope the opposite that more people would win the jackpot like this lottery group here in Ohio.

                          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                          Posted: August 9, 2011, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the winners ........... I hope that Wednesdays Powerball Jackpot goes to one person!

                          Sun Smiley

                          I will be spending $20 tomorrow trying to make your wish come true.  If I win the jackpot...then it will nice to know I made some else happy too. Wink

                          * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                          * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                              Wink 

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                            Posted: August 9, 2011, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                            I will be spending $20 tomorrow trying to make your wish come true.  If I win the jackpot...then it will nice to know I made some else happy too. Wink

                            Thank you for the thought, but Pennsylvania is long overdue for a big win .......... so I guess that I will have to thank you for the donation and make your dream of 1 big winner come true !!!!!  Big Grin

                            have a lottery good day !