Two Ohio men hit million dollar payout on scratch off tickets

FAIRFIELD, OH – Harold Maggard and Garrett Riethmaier of Fairfield are celebrating a $1 million win on Millions.

The pair will share the annuity prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years. After mandatory state and federal taxes totaling 28 percent, Harold and Garret will split $28,800 a year for 25 years.  Harold is the owner of Dixie Delicatessen, located at 6687 Dixie Highway in Fairfield.

He has known Garrett for years and they play Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs together when Garrett comes into the store.

“I said I’ll play with you this morning on one condition. We buy the rest of the roll. There were seven left,” Harold said. 

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Garrett agreed to share in the last seven tickets. He scratched the barcodes and Harold scanned them.

“When I scanned the ticket the machine spit out a ticket and I saw the $40,000. I asked my son, what’s this mean? He pulled the ticket and said it looks like you guys just won $1 million! We were speechless,” Harold said.

Harold said it’s the biggest winning ticket that he can remember at his location, but he knows for sure it’s his biggest win.