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Deborah McDonald on the Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion. The Ohio woman died after being struck by a car while she was walking in Margaretta Township on Tuesday.
updated 1/28/2010 2:10:07 PM ET 2010-01-28T19:10:07

A lottery winner who was struck and killed by a car in northern Ohio on the day she got her check had just spent some of the money on wedding rings for her and her husband.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Deborah McDonald of Crystal Rock was walking home from a bar when she was hit by a car.

McDonald had been drinking and celebrating her winnings before she died, investigators said.

McDonald got a check for $5,520 on Tuesday and treated her husband and friends to dinner. Friends said she also bought a pair of wedding rings that the couple had been unable to afford.

McDonald won the money in the Ohio Lottery's TV game show "Cash Explosion Double Play."

The show is set to air Saturday.

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