Local lottery winner has yet to claim winnings

By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com

VANDALIA — Someone in Vandalia or the surrounding area is sitting on a $3 million lottery payout.

The Vandalia Drummer News was told early Monday morning that the Kroger on Northwoods was abuzz with word that a customer had bought a Mega Millions ticket worth $3 million.

According to store employees, the owner of the ticket came to the Kroger to confirm it was a winner.

Ohio Lottery officials confirmed that a winning ticket had been sold at the Kroger. The Lottery said the winner matched all five numbers but did not match the gold ball. That combination automatically pays out $1 million, but the ticket holder played a Megaplier of three which tripled the winnings.

It is possible that the winner will remain anonymous – Ohio is one of a handful of states that allows a winner to claim winnings anonymously.


By Darrell Wacker


Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-621-0838 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-621-0838 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.