Unknown Summit County Winner Claims $252 Million Powerball
The winner of the $252.6 million Powerball jackpot in Summit County, Ohio has chosen to remain anonymous.
Instead of receiving the full prize over 30 years, the winner opted for the $134.7 million cash option, which will amount to approximately $96.96 million after taxes.
The winning ticket was sold at the GetGo gas station in Macedonia on April 19. the gas station and café offered free tater tots to customers.
The Summit County GetGo, where the winning ticket was purchased, received a $100,000 bonus check from the Ohio Game.
This jackpot marks the fifth-largest in Ohio's history and the first Powerball jackpot in the state since 2014. Ohio is one of the few states where lottery winners can choose to remain anonymous.
The next Powerball drawing with a top prize of $162 million is scheduled for Saturday at 11 p.m. with a cash payout of $86.8 million.
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