Among area lottery winners in recent years have been a group of seven people claiming a winning $1 million Powerball ticket in August 2017. FILE PHOTO

Mega Millions winning ticket: Dayton area has many who’ve won lottery jackpots

The holder of the $143 million Mega Million winning ticket sold in Moraine has yet to come forward.

While the person who bought the winning ticket at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog may not be from this area, Miami Valley residents have collected some sizable lottery winnings in the past.

Among them include:

•November 2017: Karen Hamilton bought a $5 million Cash Showcase ticket and won the $50,000 for 20-year prize. Hamilton chose the cash option and received a lump sum of $355,000.

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•August 2017: Seven people claimed a winning $1 million Powerball ticket. The ticket was purchased at Johnson’s Grocery Store in Butler County. The group chose the cash option and each person received a little more than $142,000 after state and federal taxes.

•July 2016: 55-year-old James Riddle hit four numbers in a Mega Millions lottery and won $3 million. The long-time lottery player bought the winning ticket at the Kroger in Vandalia. He used his children’s birthdays in choosing the winning numbers.

•December 2008: Fifteen Piqua city employees won a $207 million Mega Millions jackpot, and endured a nine-month legal battle after coworkers sued, claiming they were owed winnings.

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The lawsuit was eventually dropped, and 14 of the winners each received a check for about $6.3 million. One worker had two shares in the pool and received about $12.6 million.

•March 2004: Eric Maxwell of Dayton bought the winning ticket for a $21 million Mega Millions jackpot at the Food City store on Germantown Street in Dayton.

•Spring 1999: D.J. Gels won a $24 million Ohio Super Lotto jackpot after buying a handful of tickets at the Meijer in Englewood.


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