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Ohio player wins big with the 50th Anniversary scratch-off

Congratulations, Wooster player!

Ohio player wins big with the 50th Anniversary scratch-off
Ohio Lottery 50th Anniversary scratch-off winner Tim. Photograph credit to the Ohio Lottery.

February 22 was a very lucky day for Tim from Wooster. The Ohio lottery player won a jackpot prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years on the Ohio Lottery scratch-off, 50th Anniversary.

Tim purchased the winning ticket from BellStore #1159, located at 1046 North Apple Creek Rd in Wooster.

Although Tim wanted to buy a 50th Anniversary instant-win ticket, he only had $30 in his pocket, so instead, he bought a $20 Lady Luck 100X scratch-off game. He was certainly in Lady Luck's favor that day because he won $50. Taking that as a good sign, he purchased a 50th Anniversary scratch-off ticket.

In an interview with the Ohio Lottery, Tim said:

I scratched off the prize thinking I'd win $100, and I would've been cool with that. When I saw the prize, I think I about fainted! Then I hollered out I won $1 million!

Still not believing his eyes, Tim handed the ticker to the clerk to scan it. The clerk confirmed that it was a $1 million winner.

Tim chose the one-time lump sum payment of $500,000. After tax withholdings, he took home $360,000. He's thinking of spending some of his winnings on a Harley Davidson.

How to play Ohio Lottery's 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary is a $50 instant-win card celebrating 50 years since the launch of the Ohio lottery. This game has a jackpot prize of $600,000 a year for 25 years. To date, three jackpot prizes remain.

To play, remove the 20 sacks of cash symbols to reveal the winning numbers. Then remove the 35 Ohio 50th anniversary symbols to reveal your numbers. If any of your numbers match the winning numbers, you win the prize amount shown with that number. Reveal a 10X, 20X, 50X, 100X, or 500X symbol and multiply your prize by that amount. Next, remove the three bonus spots. If you reveal a $500 BURST symbol, you win $500 instantly. Reveal a $1,000 BURST symbol and win $1,000 instantly. Reveal a $5,000 BURST symbol and automatically win $5,000. The prize range for this game is $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $50,000, $1 million, or $40,000 a year for 25 years, and $15 million or $600,000 a year for 25 years.

How to play $20 Lady Luck 100X

This is a $20 instant-win game with a top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years. To play, remove the eight star symbols to reveal the winning numbers. Then, remove the $20 dollar symbols to reveal your numbers. If any of your numbers match the winning numbers, you win the prize amount shown with that number. Reveal a 10X, 20X, 50X, or 100X symbol and multiply your prize by that amount. Next, scratch off the bonus boxes. If you reveal a coin symbol in the first box, you win the prize shown for that symbol. If you reveal a money symbol in the second box, you win the prize shown for that symbol. If you reveal a money bag symbol in the third box, you win the prize shown for that symbol. The prize range for this ticket is $30, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $10,000, $150,000, and $40,000 a year for 25 years.

Enjoy playing the Ohio Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.