A resident from Hamilton is calling his win a big blessing. David Nieman won a $100,000 top prize playing the Ohio Lottery's Special Edition Cashword instant game.
After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Nieman receives $71,000.
"It's a big blessing," he said.
Nieman plans to buy a reliable vehicle for travel, saying he wants something dependable for his daughter, Zoe. He also plans to take a vacation this summer.
He purchased the winning ticket from Minnicks Drive Thru. located at 969 Symmes Road in Fairfield. The retailer receives a $1,000 bonus for selling top prize winning Special Edition Cashword instant ticket.
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