Mega Millions win was a matter of time!
Drawing Date: 7/26/2016
August 2, 2016 - A Montgomery County, Ohio, resident knew that one day he was going to win big; after all, he had been playing lottery for 30 years. James Riddle said it was not if he won, but when he won. He knew it was coming. He won three million ($3 million) in the July 26, 2016, Mega Millions drawing after having five numbers (matching five numbers without the Megaball) and saying “yes” to the Megaplier.
After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, he receives a lump sum of $2,130,000. Riddle says he and his wife Tina of 37 years are going to start enjoying life. He said they never took a honeymoon and he is planning a trip to the Florida Keys.
Riddle said he checked his numbers on his lunch hour at the Kroger’s store. The winning numbers were 01-04-31-36-54. The Mega Ball was 09. After checking his ticket twice he said he was hooting it up because the Kroger store said he was the winner they were looking for after realizing that their Vandalia store had sold a winning ticket. The father and grandfather of two says he has already bought tickets for the next drawing.