AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The winner of a $1.8 million jackpot in Austintown pub’s Queen of Hearts game is a bus driver for Trumbull County’s Fairhaven program, which serves people with disabilities, according to Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Edward Stark.
Molly Blair has been driving a bus for developmentally disabled students at Fairhaven for many years, according to Stark, who said that Blair has not resigned. Stark hopes she continues to drive.
He said she is very deserving of the winnings.
Blair won the jackpot at Barry Dyngles in Austintown after almost a years’ worth of drawings.
People bought more than 565,000 tickets this week, and hundreds of people showed up to pack the parking lot for a free concert from Columbus-based band, Red Wanting Blue.
The band’s lead singer picked out the winning ticket, which belonged to Blair, 63.
Blair was not present at the drawing.
“It’s awesome. We’ve been doing this since day one, since last October, waiting look for this lady, and she finally came out,” Barry Dyngles Manager Doug Duganne said of the queen of hearts card. “I’m excited for her, I really am. It’s a life-changer. Obviously it’s a life-changer.”
Duganne said they’ll take a couple weeks off to regroup, but they do plan to start another Queen of Hearts game soon.