TOLEDO, Ohio — Talk about a bonus. The owner of a machine and tool shop made good on a 20-year promise by giving $1 million of his $6.9 million Super Lotto jackpot to an employee.
"We both said if one wins more than $8 million, we'd share," Bill Martin said last week. "I've won, so I did it."
He said he lowered the $8 million threshold because of inflation.
Martin won the jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing. The next day, he drew up papers giving the $1 million share to Jim Hart, one of the shop's 15 employees.
Lottery officials said Hart would have to pay gift taxes on his share.
Both Martin, 55, and Hart, 45, plan to continue working. They said they would use the money for education and their families.