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Celebrating lottery winner killed

Thu., Jan. 28, 2010, midnight

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Authorities say a woman who had been out celebrating her lottery winnings at a north-central Ohio bar was killed when she was struck by a car.

The Ohio Highway Patrol said 47-year-old Deborah McDonald of Crystal Rock had just left the bar near Sandusky on Tuesday night and was hit as she was walking along a road.

An Ohio Lottery spokeswoman said McDonald won $8,000 in the lottery’s TV game show “Cash Explosion Double Play.”

The show was taped Jan. 12 and is set to air at the end of the month.

Bar patrons said McDonald was with a group that had been celebrating her winnings and playing pool.

Patrol Sgt. Joe Wentworth said police are looking into whether alcohol was a factor, but they don’t think the driver of the car was drinking.


 

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