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Ohio man shows reporter $170 million winning lottery ticket

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Group of six co-workers wins $170 Million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

The winning $170 million Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold in Painesville, Ohio ... but who's got that hot ticket?

Channel 3 reporter Paul Thomas got the exclusive interview with a man who claims to have the proof in hand that he just became an instant millionaire.

It's pretty black and white to Bob Hennessey. He showed us the photocopy of what appears to be the winning ticket. He says it was purchased by a group of six co-workers.

Hennessey said that the actual $170 million piece of paper is in safekeeping right now.

Judy Hennessey's hands are still shaking. She still can't believe the photocopy of six little numbers all in a row. "You have nothing and all of a sudden you have everything," she said.

"I watched it live and about jumped through the roof," Bob Hennessey added. "She didn't believe me ... we were up all night."

The winning ticket was sold at a Convenient Food Mart in Painesville, Ohio.

Hennessey says a group of six co-workers at JPH Precision Parts, a machine shop, pitched in $5 a piece for the Mega-Millions lottery. The shop is just a minute's drive away from the convenience store.

"We're going to be into work Monday, but that might be the last day," he says.

But, what are the odds that Hennessey and his co-workers have the winning ticket? It's not official until the lottery runs the ticket through their computer. We highlighted the date mark for the drawing on the ticket. It sure looks like Friday, July 22nd.

And it's still tough for Bob Hennessey to believe that his portion of the one-time payout is about $17 million.

"It hasn't really gone over me yet," he said. "I got to get a hold of a lawyer ... see what's going on, then I'll be good to go."

But right now, they have things to do. The Hennessey's have a new car to buy.

If the lottery verifies it as the winning ticket, it would be the fourth Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in northeast Ohio in the last year and a half.

The Hennessey's say they have some bills to pay off and some payback to all the people who've helped them in the past.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: July 23, 2005, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

Good story.  Its nice when people split it.  Instead of one multi millionaire there are going to be six.  But wow northeastern Ohio again.  That must be one lucky place.  I wonder if it was located in the "triangle" that was talked about in an earlier news article.

Brad

    Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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    Posted: July 23, 2005, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

    http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=38283

     

    Great local news story on the winning ticket...follow the link

     

    Brad

      Lurk More N00b's avatar - ummm
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      Posted: July 24, 2005, 1:00 am - IP Logged

      I cannot agree more. I'm sure I'll catch a lot of flack for this, but I think that's too much money for one person. Let me win $5m and I'm a happy camper for life! Big Grin  Congrats to those guys!

        KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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        Posted: July 24, 2005, 1:40 am - IP Logged

        I watched the video on that link Bradley_60 and I come to the conclusion that if I can't win a jackpot, maybe I should invest in a store that sells lottery tickets so I can get a little of someone elses luck. I'de be happy with the percentage that the store who sells the ticket gets even though winning the jackpot would be the ultimate goal.

        I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!


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          Posted: July 24, 2005, 1:43 am - IP Logged

          Congratulations to them in Ohio winning the MM jackpot. Sorry for California, maybe next time.

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            Posted: July 24, 2005, 4:43 am - IP Logged

            Great to see some good 'ol blue collar workers win big.

            (insert signature here)

              KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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              Posted: July 24, 2005, 5:11 am - IP Logged

              I wonder if any of them are LP members. I know if I won and they interviewed me, everyone would know about this site.

              I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!


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                Posted: July 24, 2005, 8:21 am - IP Logged

                 

                congrats to the winners *(rich or poor)  hey it only cost a buck to play

                Party

                the other workers  who did not pitch into the pool  ,and the owner  ha ha  Bash , Mad     Bang Head  Hit With Stick

                  Raven62's avatar - binary
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                  Posted: July 24, 2005, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                  I cannot agree more. I'm sure I'll catch a lot of flack for this, but I think that's too much money for one person. Let me win $5m and I'm a happy camper for life! Big Grin  Congrats to those guys!

                  I agree, so anything you win over $5m you can give to me. Wink

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                    Posted: July 24, 2005, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Good story.  Its nice when people split it.  Instead of one multi millionaire there are going to be six.  But wow northeastern Ohio again.  That must be one lucky place.  I wonder if it was located in the "triangle" that was talked about in an earlier news article.

                    Brad

                    OH  MY!  *Moves to Cleveland*

                    Right on the money Brad!  I just looked up Painesville, it's yet ANOTHER Cleveland suburb!  Looks to be 15 miles northeast of Shaker Heights, South Euclid and Warrensville Heights!

                    The Cleveland Quadrilateral...lol, not a great ring to it.


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                      Posted: July 25, 2005, 9:42 am - IP Logged

                      I might have ended up living in Lorain, west of Cleveland.

                        ladygirl99's avatar - candle
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                        Posted: July 25, 2005, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm in cleveland surburbs.

                        solon ohio winner next time lol

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                          Posted: July 26, 2005, 2:07 am - IP Logged

                          Let's actually move that winning town about 75 miles west and 30 miles north... Ypsilanti, MI please!!!!! It'll be known as the Lucky Hexagon!Hyper

                           

                          Hmmph...Roll Eyes Yeah, right.

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                            shinnston
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                            Posted: July 26, 2005, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                            Hey Judy and Bob i was just wondering how it's going....

                            Remember us...me and mother are just playing around online and of course we see your Superstars now...:0)  Congratulations!!!!!! Now get down here and cook us some WINGS...HOT WINGS..

                            LoVe, Sherry & Dee Dee