A Portage County area resident has "money in the bank" after buying a winning lottery ticket in Ravenna.
Thomas Blake, who lives just outside Palmyra in Mahoning County, purchased his ticket at the Circle K at Cotton Corners in Ravenna Township.
He won the top prize of a $1 million annuity in the instant "Money in the Bank" game.
Blake, who could choose between a $500,000 cash option and the annuity, chose the cash.
Lottery spokeswoman Sandra Neal said after mandatory federal and state tax withholding totaling 29 percent, he receives a lump sum of $295,000. He plans to use the money toward education.
A call to Blake was not returned.
Circle K will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
A call to Circle K's manager was not immediately returned.