As the Mega Millions jackpot jumps even closer to a record level, we started wondering how you could spend that to make the biggest impact.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio lottery officials say a woman from suburban Columbus won $250,000 in the Mega Millions game last month.
Barbara Hilling of Galloway bought her auto-pick ticket at a Hilliard gas station and matched five numbers in the game on March 20. After taxes, she receives a check for $172,500.
The winning numbers for that drawing were one, four, six, 11 and 14. The Mega Ball was 30.
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