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Ohio Man Wins $22 Million Lottery Jackpot

Apr 29, 2004, 7:49 am

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A retired aircraft industry worker from Columbus, Ohio was the sole ticketholder of a winning $22 million Super Lotto Plus jackpot earleir this month, the Ohio Lottery announced Wednesday.

Marvin Wallace, who is single, opened his newspaper on April 8 and learned that he held the winning ticket for the previous evening's jackpot.

He claimed his jackpot on Tuesday in the lottery's Columbus regional office, according to the agency.

Wallace, the father of two daughters and a son, said that he thinks he has figured out how to play and successfully win Lotto-style jackpot games. A twice-weekly player, Wallace said that he frequently plays with a group of friends, but this time decided to play by himself.

He said that he followed up his big jackpot win with another $100 prize winner in Saturday's Super Lotto Plus drawing.

The winning ticket was purchases at Noe Bixby Sunoco on Refugee Road in Columbus. The service station will receive a $22,000 bonus for selling the winner, according to the lottery.

Wallace also is the grandfather of six and great-grandfather of five. He indicated that part of his winnings will help fund trusts for his heirs.

Following mandatory withholding of taxes, Wallace, who selected the cash option payout, will receive a prize check for $7,865,000.


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fja's avatar - gnome1

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Member #91
January 19, 2002
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Posted: April 29, 2004, 8:45 am - IP Logged

Well, if he really thinks he's figured out how to win, I look foward to seeing his name a few more times in the news edition of this post.  Good luck

"Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields 

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    United States
    Member #9
    March 24, 2001
    20272 Posts
    Posted: April 29, 2004, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

    I'm sure his group of friends that he normally play with will want to share his knowledge if not his winnings.  Now with the extra cash, he can try for the MegaMillions jackpot (Ohio other jackpot game).

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

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      United States
      Member #1610
      June 3, 2003
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      Posted: April 29, 2004, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

      "Wallace, ...said that he t

      ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
        United States
        Member #3522
        January 27, 2004
        372 Posts
        Posted: April 29, 2004, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

        Wait till Ohio gets the Match 6 game. That'll knock the wind out of this guys sails. LOL