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Friday the 13th is lucky day for Ohio lottery player

Nov 14, 2015, 7:55 am

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For the first time since 2013, a winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket has been sold in Ohio, lottery officials announced early Saturday.

Friday the 13th was actually a lucky day for one Ohio ticket-holder who matched all six numbers drawn Friday evening to win the estimated $200 million top prize. The cash value is $121 million.

The ticket was purchased at Blendon Drive Thru in Westerville, about 16 miles north of Columbus, lottery spokeswoman Sandra Neal said. She didn't yet know the identity of the lucky person. The winning ticket was an Auto Pick (random numbers generated by the lottery terminal).

The retailer will receive a $100,000 agent sales bonus for selling the jackpot ticket.

The winning numbers are white balls 17, 18, 31, 35, and 59, with Mega Ball number 9. The Megaplier was 5.

Ohio had an especially lucky Friday in that another Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million also was sold in the state. That ticket matched all five white balls but not the Mega Ball.

One other ticket from California matched the first five numbers but not the Mega Ball. That ticket is worth $320,133 because California uniquely pays out Mega Millions prizes in a pari-mutuel formula — based on the number of tickets sold and the number won.

The estimated jackpot for the next drawing Tuesday drops to $15 million.

Some Mega Millions trivia:

  • March 12, 2013, was the last time a Mega Millions jackpot was won in Ohio.
  • The last Friday the 13th when a Mega Millions jackpot was won was June 13, 2014, in Michigan.
  • Friday was the eighth time this year the Mega Millions jackpot was won.

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Posted: November 14, 2015, 8:25 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the Lucky Winner!

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    Posted: November 14, 2015, 8:31 am - IP Logged

    Wonder if it is the same person who played two tickets with different mega balls?

    Congrats to the winner :)

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      Posted: November 14, 2015, 8:53 am - IP Logged

      How in the hell did they get the lottery terminal to play trends for them?  I'm telling you that no one will ever win another MM or PB jackpot without playing trends (back to back number pairs).

      No congrats here, curse them for winning my mega millions.

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        Posted: November 14, 2015, 9:11 am - IP Logged

        Finally Ohio wins something! It's been quite awhile.

         

        I thought I had the winning ticket...lol  I rushed home from work for nothing, I matched the first three numbers and mega ball from a quick pick. 

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          Posted: November 14, 2015, 9:45 am - IP Logged

          Congratulations to the winner/s Thumbs Up

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            Posted: November 14, 2015, 9:51 am - IP Logged

             

            curious bit of trivia thar,Todd Thumbs Up

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              Posted: November 14, 2015, 9:53 am - IP Logged

              I remember matching 3 balls when the jackpot was won in VA and thought I won at least a desirable prize, but nope, $5.00!

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                Posted: November 14, 2015, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                I remember matching 3 balls when the jackpot was won in VA and thought I won at least a desirable prize, but nope, $5.00!

                I just cashed my ticket in and was surprised I received $50 back... I thought the clerk made a mistake..lol I thought it was only $5-10 bucks for matching 3 white balls and one mega ball

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                  Posted: November 14, 2015, 10:45 am - IP Logged

                  It makes me sick

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                    Posted: November 14, 2015, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                    It makes me sick

                    lol Why?

                    Next drawing can possibly be your turn to win!

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                      Posted: November 14, 2015, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                      lol Why?

                      Next drawing can possibly be your turn to win!

                      "Next drawing can possibly be your turn to win!"

                      Nice thought but not likely.

                       * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                        Posted: November 14, 2015, 11:12 am - IP Logged

                        lol Why?

                        Next drawing can possibly be your turn to win!

                        I have been practicing the "law of attraction."  In my room, I have a cork board with a filled out lottery winner claim form, my future house, my future car, etc.  Each day I listened to "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase's WWF theme song.  I said to myself, I HAVE $200 million dollars!  Then I find out that I did not win!!!  I'm so sick right now. Puke

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                          Posted: November 14, 2015, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to the winner! Hopefully, I'll follow a Classic Lotto win tonight!

                          May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                            Posted: November 14, 2015, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                            Wonder if it is the same person who played two tickets with different mega balls?

                            Congrats to the winner :)

                            I don't think so. The wining ticket was a QP.