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Published: Saturday, 6/10/2006

Lottery winner owes $50,569 child support

Bostelman Bostelman

A big chunk of Kelvin D. Bostelman's first check for winning a top prize - $7.5 million - in the Ohio Lottery's Ohio Millionaire instant game will be going to his four children.

Before collecting any of the money, the 37-year-old Toledoan must pay $50,569 in unpaid child support for his children.

When he submitted the winning ticket to the lottery commission, he chose to receive 30 annual payments of $250,000, which translates to $172,500 a year after mandatory 31 percent federal and state withholding tax.

Mardele Cohen, a spokesman for the lottery commission, said the child support money will be deducted from the first annual installment that Bostelman will receive in a few weeks. The money will be forwarded to the Lucas County Child Support Agency and distributed to his children.

Lottery winners must declare overdue child support and unpaid taxes when they claim prizes. Bostelman's children range in age from 13 to 19.

He has held jobs as an elec-trician and drywall installer, court records show. Bostelman has been in trouble with the law for failing to pay child support.

He was convicted in 1999 on two counts of felony nonsupport of dependents and sent to prison for 20 months in 2000 after he failed to make payments.

He was convicted again in 2004 on two counts of nonsupport and placed on community control for five years.

Pat Hays, a Lucas County assistant prosecutor, said Bostelman has been inconsistent in complying with the court in making restitution to the two women owed child support.

Bostelman, whose name also appears in court records as Bostleman, could not be reached for comment.

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