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$267 million Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Ohio

Mega MillionsMega Millions: $267 million Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Ohio

The winning ticket from the $267 million Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night was sold in the northwest Ohio town of Lyons, an Ohio Lottery spokeswoman said.

The ticket was purchased at Lyons Main Stop, lottery spokeswoman Marie Kilbane told The Associated Press.

Store manager Linda Freeworth said she received the news from a radio station that called about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday. Radio and television reporters arrived soon after for interviews.

"I've never been a big time winner. People laugh because this is a small town and nothing ever happens here," she told The AP in a telephone interview.

Lyons is 26 miles west of Toledo, near the Ohio-Michigan line.

Lottery officials planned a news conference later Wednesday, Kilbane said.

Freeworth said she had not spoken with lottery officials and did not know who bought the winning ticket.

The winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing were 2, 4, 35, 36 and 48. The Mega Ball number was 22.

In addition to the grand prize winner, 22 tickets matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball: 4 from California, 2 from Georgia, 3 from Illinois, 2 from New Jersey, 7 from New York, 2 from Ohio, 1 from Texas, and 1 from Virginia.  The winners will receive second prizes of $250,000 each.

The 4 California winners will receive $237,869 each because California prize amounts are calculated based on the amount of sales and the number of winners.

Another 134 tickets matched four numbers, plus the Mega Ball number — good for third prizes of $10,000 each ($8,109 in California).

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United States
Member #7853
October 15, 2004
11350 Posts
Posted: March 1, 2006, 6:42 am - IP Logged

someone in lyons is probably still sleeping and unaware that their life is about to change forever.congrats to the winner....

    Coastal Georgia
    United States
    Member #2653
    October 30, 2003
    1866 Posts
    Posted: March 1, 2006, 7:49 am - IP Logged

    Or it could be someone from Michigan.....






      sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
      United States
      Member #22983
      October 6, 2005
      2228 Posts
      Posted: March 1, 2006, 8:00 am - IP Logged

      Get sweeping that ticket out from underneath the bed.

        United States
        Member #14047
        April 20, 2005
        582 Posts
        Posted: March 1, 2006, 9:05 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to the Winner(s)!  I sure would have liked to see 2 more rolls at least.  I love it when the whole country gets hyped up! 

        Well, I'll see what my tickets already purchased for the next 2 draws can bring.  But I'll hibernate again until either PB or MM gets around $100m. 

          United States
          Member #3676
          February 10, 2004
          425 Posts
          Posted: March 1, 2006, 9:30 am - IP Logged

          Ohio has to be one of the luckiest states out there. Amazing how Illinois hasnt won a big MM jackpot in a long time.

            rundown99's avatar - cigar

            United States
            Member #567
            August 14, 2002
            485 Posts
            Posted: March 1, 2006, 9:47 am - IP Logged

            Don't forget.  Ohio lottery winners can form a trust and remain ANONYMOUS if the lawyer claims the prize on behalf of the trust.

            Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

            If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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              United States
              Member #24380
              October 21, 2005
              623 Posts
              Posted: March 1, 2006, 10:06 am - IP Logged

              Yawn, Yawnnnnnn. Hmmn. 

              • I am awake and going over to the computer. 
              • Logging in to USAMEGA for a look at the jackpot amount.
              • Umph, somebody won! 
              • Okay, back to sleep.  Bed
              • PB and MM had the lottery communities nationwide excited! 
              • Hmmmnnnn.  Has the press learned a lesson? 
              • Hope that this/these winner(s) needed the win.  Congrats winner(s)Hippy
                Litebets27's avatar - power
                United States
                Member #10465
                January 14, 2005
                6065 Posts
                Posted: March 1, 2006, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                Sorry team. We went bust on this one. I'll see you back at work tomorrow.


                Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                Come on Jackpot!!!

                  jeffrey's avatar - moon
                  Hamilton, OH
                  United States
                  Member #4162
                  March 27, 2004
                  277 Posts
                  Posted: March 1, 2006, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                  Oh, I wish, I wish. Northern Ohio gets most of the Ohio winners. It's almost like southwestern ohio doesn't exist. Maybe next time. Congrats to the winner. Illinois won like 3 times in the first year of mega-millions for Ohio when nobody won in Ohio. That's a note for the person who said Ohio was the luckiest place.

                    Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
                    Atlantic Mine, Michigan
                    United States
                    Member #416
                    June 23, 2002
                    1614 Posts
                    Posted: March 1, 2006, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                    Lyon is a real boarder city so maybe the winner is from Michigan.  Can happen when the retailer is so close to a state border.


                      United States
                      Member #379
                      June 5, 2002
                      11296 Posts
                      Posted: March 1, 2006, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                      Or it could be someone from Michigan.....

                      MI has Mega. Indiana doesn't.

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                        Mcminnville, Oregon
                        United States
                        Member #3013
                        December 13, 2003
                        3236 Posts
                        Posted: March 1, 2006, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the Ohio winner!  I will get the next jackpot.-weshar75

                          Member #31760
                          February 3, 2006
                          4 Posts
                          Posted: March 1, 2006, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

                          Don't forget.  Ohio lottery winners can form a trust and remain ANONYMOUS if the lawyer claims the prize on behalf of the trust.

                          Hi, I thought it is available in all states, I mean shouldn't everybody be able to hire a lawyer if they want to. And do you know how it works exaclty, what is the cost or disadvantages of that.

                            United States
                            Member #16612
                            June 2, 2005
                            3493 Posts
                            Posted: March 1, 2006, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                            Congratulations to Ohio for winning the jackpot. If nobody had won the jackpot, the estimated jackpot for Friday would have been 331 million or an increase of 54 million [estimated]. I wonder if a group won a jackpot or an individual?