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Youngstown man big winner in Ohio lotto game

Published: Wed, July 30, 2014 @ 4:24 p.m.

CLEVELAND — A Youngstown man won the top prize drawing on an Ohio Lottery instant game. Thomas Surko won $100,000 in the Special Edition Cashword prize drawing July 17.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Surko will receive $71,000.

Surko purchased the $5,500 semifinalist entry ticket at the BP service station, 2069 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown. BP will receive a $1,000 agent bonus for selling a semifinalist winning ticket.


1bunkpatrol(87 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Methinks GeorgeJeanie has a load in his shorts again.

Resident grumpy old man here to rain on anyones parade he can.

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276Ytown(1242 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Don't forget the saying "easy come easy go". Good luck Mr. Surko. Very nice to have a $71k windfall but be careful... spend wisely, invest the rest.

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3HSG(123 comments)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I can't even start to believe that any 'poster' would have a negative vibe for this lucky dude! He won some cash! Good for him.

FYI- the lottery is a 'voluntary tax,' I.e. unlike most other government stuff, no one is forced to participate or pay.

Don't cry about others' good luck. Have a great day, or even WEEK, sir!

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4ScratchSmarter(1 comment)posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Congratulations Thomas! Special Edition Cashword was the best overall game to play in OH, but that's no longer going to be the case after Mr Surko's big win.
We disagree with some of the other comments above - instant scratch off games can yield the best odds of winning a big prize, but only if you track the game details! Find out more at http://ScratchSmarter.com

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