Dayton man wins $1 million on instant game

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man is a million dollar winner, the The Ohio Lottery announced Friday.

Rhodie Joppy won the top prize of $1 million on the Big Money instant game.

Joppy had the option of receiving $50,000 yearly for 20 years, or the lump sum cash option.  He chose the cash option and will receive $355,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent.

He purchased the winning ticket from the Kroger located at 1934 Needmore Road.

Kroger receives a $10,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize winning ticket. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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