On May 14, 2018 Emily S. Pan became the lucky winner of the latest Mega Millions Jackpot. She is now the proud owner of 142 million dollars. Emily claimed her prize as the ‘ABC XYZ Trust’. A gambling tax has to be paid before she can enjoy her prize.
Not the first winner from Ohio
Emily S. Pan bought her ticket in Moraine, at Fat Daddy’s Road Dog. She was not the first winner from Ohio though, because eighteen other lucky people have gone before her. The lottery of Ohio is very happy to announce another winner and wants that lucky players share their story. They can contact the Ohio Lottery on their website, on ‘the winners’ page.
Annuity or cash
Mega Millions winners have the possibility to choose between annuity or cash. The first option means that winners receive a certain amount of money every year. Emily wanted to be paid in cash, so she received 84.023,671 dollars to be precisely. After a federal and mandatory state tax of 28 percent she will have 60,497,043 dollars left. Probably enough money to make all her dreams come true!
Contributions to education
The Ohio Lottery is not only generous to its players. Since its establishment in 1974 it has contributed an astonishing 23 billion dollars to education. You can read more about it at the ‘education’ page of the Ohio Lottery website.