Are we sure this isn’t happening in Aberdeen, MD instead of Amelia, OH?
AMELIA – Mayor Leroy Ellington said he doesn’t know who bought a lottery ticket worth up to $196 million last week at Main Street Wine & Spirits, but several residents have asked him whether this Clermont County village could share in the winnings.
The short answer: Maybe.
Residents will air their views on a proposal to implement a 1 percent earnings tax during a 7 p.m. meeting today at the Amelia public library, 58 Maple Ave.
Officials had figured such a tax could raise about $560,000 a year for the village of about 4,000 residents. A 1 percent tax on the lottery jackpot alone could yield a total of more than $1 million for Amelia, Village Administrator Mark Menz said.
He advised Village Council members Monday that the tax would have to be implemented before a claim was filed with the state by whoever has the ticket with the winning Mega Millions combination from Friday’s draw.