No winner sends Mega Millions to staggering $1.6 billion

5 times people in the Miami Valley won BIG at the lottery

Bee Gee’s Minit Market in Kettering has sold a $1 million ticket in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, according to a release by the Ohio lottery.

Twelve other million-dollar tickets were sold among the U.S. lotteries, with Ohio selling one ticket that came close. The winning tickets matched all five numbers without the Mega Ball, securing the $1 million prize. The Ohio winner used auto pick to choose the winning numbers.

» TRENDING: How to get lucky in Ohio for the Mega Millions

It’s not the first time winning tickets have been sold in the Miami Valley. Here are five other times people won big in the region:

1. Moraine $142M Mega Millions winner claims prize

The winner holding the $142 million Mega Millions ticket purchased in Moraine came forward to claim their prize in June, according to the Ohio Lottery. A spokesperson said the winner came forward in trust, meaning the winner’s name and other information will not be released.

2. Fat Daddy’s RoadDog in Moraine presented with $100k for selling winning Mega Millions ticket

WHIO-TV was on scene in May as the Ohio Lottery presented Fat Daddy’s RoadDog gas station with a $100,000 check for selling a winning mega millions ticket. The winning lottery ticket was sold for the drawing held on May 4, 2018, and the winner’s identity is still unknown.

3. $1 million lottery winner bought ticket in Kettering

A Beavercreek woman will have some extra holiday spending cash after the Ohio Lottery announced she won the $1 million prize playing a scratch off game. Karen Hamilton won the $50,000 for 20 years prize, which is the equivalent of $1 million over the duration of the payments, the lottery announced Tuesday.

4. Life after Lotto: Clark County past winners give advice

As Powerball players across the country play their lucky numbers and wait for the largest lottery drawing in history Wednesday night, Clark County residents who have already won big prizes offered their advice.

Should an Ohioan strike it very, very rich, the most common tip was to keep it quiet.

5. Dayton goes after taxes on Ohio lottery winnings

The city of Dayton recently sent more than 300 letters to Ohio lottery winners to try to collect the unpaid taxes owed on their winnings. The city has identified unpaid taxes on lottery prizes dating back to 2014 and has already collected $35,000 since October when the initiative began, officials said.

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