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Online lottery game nets winner $208,000



Published: Tue, January 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Online lottery game nets winner $208,000

YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County resident matched all five numbers in an Ohio Lottery online game.

James Gray of Campbell won the top $291,000 prize in the Dec. 28 Rolling Cash 5 game. He filed a claim in the Youngstown regional office Thursday afternoon.

After taxes totaling 28.5 percent, Gray will receive a check for $208,065. He used the auto lotto feature. The winning numbers were 2-14-19-21-34. He bought the winning ticket from Smoker Friendly Cigar Express, 3814 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Smoker Friendly Cigar gets $500 for selling the winning ticket.

Rolling Cash 5 is a daily jackpot game that starts at $100,000. If the jackpot is not hit, it increases. The $291,000 prize was the result of the jackpot's rolling for eight straight draws beginning with a $100,000 jackpot Dec. 20.

Route 11 lane closing

COLUMBIANA -- One lane of southbound state Route 11 will be closed for about three days for bridge repair, the Ohio Department of Transportation said Monday. The bridge is between state Routes 46 ad 344. The northbound lanes will not be affected.

Warren man sentenced

WARREN -- A Warren man guilty of kidnapping and assaulting a girlfriend has been sentenced to 26 years in a state prison.

The woman told police and testified he had burned her with an iron Aug. 18.

A jury in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court last month found Ernest L. Averiett III, 33, guilty of felonious assault, kidnapping, intimidation and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.

The jury found him innocent on two counts of rape.

Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court sentenced Averiett to eight years for felonious assault, 10 for kidnapping, five years for intimidation of a victim and three for failure to comply. These terms are to be served consecutively.

Shot hits man's leg

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 48-year-old Magnolia Avenue man who heard gunshots outside his apartment around 8:40 p.m. Sunday was hit in the left leg by a bullet. The victim was in an upstairs bedroom. He was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Passenger charged

YOUNGSTOWN -- Daniel A. Roth Jr., 25, of Thomas Road, Hubbard, who is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, will be back in municipal court Jan. 12 for a preliminary hearing. At arraignment Monday, Magistrate Anthony Sertick set Roth's bond at $5,000. Roth was arrested Sunday evening on the East Side when police checked out a report that the green car he was in had been driving erratically. Police found a .380-caliber handgun in the car and Roth acknowledged that it was his, reports show. The driver and another passenger were released.

Swings lead to jail

WARREN -- A woman is in the Trumbull County Jail after first taking a swing at her partner, and then at two police officers, police report. Brenda J. Osmon, 23, of 478 Homewood Ave. S.E., is charged with assault and resisting arrest.

While two officers were at the residence Dec. 31 taking a report from a 24-year-old man who said Osmon had hit him in the head and face, she returned home and kicked one officer in the leg and hit the other in the shoulder, police said.

Store window broken

WARREN -- Someone broke a window at Rent-a-Center, 2961 Youngstown Road S.E. on New Year's Day, police report. The attempt to remove an unspecified item from the store, however, was unsuccessful.




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