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Beloit man sues for $11 million lottery prize

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A Beloit man has filed a lawsuit saying he is the rightful owner of an $11.1 million lottery prize that has already been awarded to someone else.

Jason Firestone of Beloit Snodes Road has filed a lawsuit alleging that one of the Classic Lotto tickets he bought at the Shell Food mart on East Western Reserve Road in Boardman on December 15, 2014 had the winning numbers 6-30-35-36-39-43, which were drawn on December 27.

According to the suit filed in Mahoning County, Firestone says he has been unable to find the winning ticket and believes that someone else cashed it in for the prize.

The Ohio Lottery Commission doesn't comment on pending lawsuits, however a spokesperson confirms that there was one winning ticket for the $11.1 million dollar prize.

The commission says that the prize was claimed in January by a blind trust, which allows the winner to remain anonymous.

The Shell station and ten other unnamed people are listed as defendants in the lawsuit.  Firestone says he believes that when he bought several tickets at the station, the store clerk kept the winning ticket and cashed it in.

Firestone is asking for a jury trial, saying he wants to court to declare him the proper holder of the ticket, and grant him damages as well.

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