$1 million lottery ticket sold in Troy

By Melanie Yingst

December 18, 2013

By Melanie Yingst

Staff Writer

TROY — Fellow Trojans should comb their Mega Millions tickets carefully — a $1 million ticket was sold in Troy.

According to the Ohio Lottery Commission, one Mega Millions player matched five numbers for a $1 million prize from Tuesday’s historic $636 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing. It was the second largest jackpot prize in the Mega Millions history.

According to Marie Kilbane, a public information officer with the Ohio Lottery Commission, the ticket was an auto pick by the computer.

Kilbane said the chance of scoring a $1 million prize is 1 in 18 million and only 11 other people scored the same prize during this drawing.

“They matched all the numbers except for the Moneyball, so it’s a nice prize,” Kilbane said Wednesday.

Kilbane said the person or persons who bought the $1 million ticket have 180 days to claim their prize.

Kilbane also confirmed the $1 million ticket was purchased at the Troy Speedway gas station located on West Main Street.

Kilbane said the Speedway store where the ticket was sold will receive a $1,000 selling bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Two winners, one from California and one from Georgia, had the winning combination of all five numbers plus the Moneyball from Tuesday’s $636 Mega Millions jackpot.

“That’s awesome,” said Susie Griffin, a co-manger of the Speedway store located on West Main. “I didn’t buy it though!”

According to shift leader Sara Allmon, the Ohio Lottery Commission notified the store Wednesday that it had sold a $1 million winner.

Kilbane said the winning ticket is also subject to the mandatory tax withholding of 25 percent federal and 4 percent state tax.