We already released the story about Columbus’ Maria Wade who won the Top Prize Drawing for $150,000 in the Diamond 7’s game. What we didn’t tell you was that when the Kroger employee received her TPD notification letter her customers gave the big nudge three times. One customer gave her a 4-leaf clover, someone else gave her a buckeye and another gave her a lucky coin to attach to the letter. Maria accepted the well wishes by laying all three pieces on top of the letter that she had laying on her dresser. Well, it worked because she was the chosen winner out of the 15 semi-finalists in the drawing. Wade said the win is a good way to start a vacation, pay some bills, invest and enjoy life.
Wade was not the only winner of $150,000 Gemma Shedlock of Cuyahoga County won $150,000 in the Win It All instant game. Calling it a miracle and a blessing, she said she can now stay in her home.
James Lanthorn of Londondery won $10,000 on the $500,000 Cashword instant game.
Susan Russell of Cleveland won $2,000,000 Top Prize Drawing for $2,000,000 Cashfall. She bought her ticket from the Plaza Servery, 1240 East 9th Street. Russell receives $710,000 after taxes. The Plaza Servery receives a $10,000 agent bonus for selling a winning ticket.