BROOKLYN – A Garfield Heights woman will claim $1 million after matching all five numbers drawn in the January 21 Mega Millions jackpot. The woman did not match the mega ball.
The win in the lottery capped what started as a difficult day for Cynthia Radosavljevic. She says in an Ohio Lottery release that earlier on January 21 she had been turned away from having blood work performed because she didn't have insurance.
A few hours later, Radosavljevic received a call from her son telling he to check her tickets after a million dollar winner was reported as being sold at the Boulevard Convenient store in Garfield Heights.
After taxes, Radosavljevic will receive $710,000. She says she plans to share her winnings with her brother and get out of debt.
The store will receive $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The Ohio Lottery is actively seeking winners of all prize levels to share their stories. Players with an interest in telling theirs can contact the Ohio Lottery at www.ohiolottery.com/winners.