A Top Prize for a Temporary Ohioan

Derrick Golliday is working in Ottawa, Ohio temporarily to support his family back in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Ohio Lottery ticket he bought is helping him take a little extra cheer back to his family!

Derrick says he always played Illinois Lottery games, so when he came to Ohio he decided to keep playing here. Derrick picked up a Black Pearls instant ticket at Mt. Healthy Food Mart in Cincinnati and won a $5,500 TPD prize last April. Last week he got the surprise message on his voicemail the Ohio Lottery that he had won the $100,000 Top Prize Drawing.

Derrick couldn’t sleep, so he called his family back in Illinois to share the good news. He says he has plans for the money, and they come right down to his mom.

 “You only get one Mom, so I want to get her whatever she needs first with my winnings,” he says.  Derrick also plans to buy his 18-year-old daughter a car.  “She is already calling me asking when I’m going to come home to go car shopping.  This is going to be the best Christmas gift I can give her right now!”

Derrick says his family is important. He is working seven days a week to make sure they have everything they need, and he can’t wait to share his win with them.

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