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CLEVELAND - The Horseshoe Casino and ThistleDown Racing have announced the first winner of their $1 million summer giveaway as Heidi B. from New Philadelphia.
Heidi, a 54-year-old high school guidance counselor, won the $1 million prize when her name was randomly chosen in a drawing on July 20. Heidi and her husband were eating dinner at the Horseshoe Cleveland's Spread buffet.
When asked how she would spend the money, Heidi said she was going to pay off her mortgage and save some money for retirement, but for now she looks forward to starting the school year with her colleagues and students.
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