Ohio woman wins $1.8 million jackpot in pub's card drawing

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Posted: Oct 05, 2015 3:58 PM

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has won a $1.8 million pub drawing that had gotten the attention of state lawmakers because of questions about its legality.

Molly Blair won the jackpot Sunday evening at Barry Dyngles Pub in Austintown Township, near Youngstown. The Queen of Hearts drawing drew 4,000 people to the bar.

The Warren woman tells The Vindicator newspaper (http://bit.ly/1LtpgJy ) she "can't even function" after winning the big bucks. Participants bought $1 tickets and tried to guess which slot on a board of cards held the game's namesake card to win the prize.

A recent meeting of the state Legislature's Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering in Columbus included discussion about the legality of the game, but it was allowed to continue.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com