About Ohio Lottery

We, at the Ohio Lottery, are proud to present to the citizens of Ohio a Lottery that brings them fun and innovative games where they can win and support great causes at the same time!  Every time they play, someone wins. Last year alone: 

  • Players Won …. $2.1 Billion in prizes
  • 9,800+ Retailers Won …. $223 Million in commissions
  • Ohio Students Won … $1.15 Billion to the Ohio Lottery Profits Education Fund

In 1973, the Ohio Lottery Commission was created by a vote of the people of Ohio in an overwhelming margin.  The following year, our first ticket, the “Buckeye 300,” went on sale that August.  Fast forward to today, the Ohio Lottery offers a wide variety of fun and exciting games, such as our wildly popular “scratch off” tickets, our draw games such as “Pick 3, 4, 5,” multi state lottery draws such as “MegaMillions and Powerball,” our games you can play while you are out and about, such as “Keno,” and you can even play a game such as Cash Explosion where you can win a chance to go on the longest running lottery TV Show game in the country!  We also oversee the exciting 11,000+ Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) games at the seven racinos in the State, too. There is truly something for everyone!

Since we were established, our mission has been to contribute money to education and over the past 45 years…we have delivered. 

The Ohio Lottery has provided more than $26 billion to Ohio’s education programs throughout our history!

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