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Future Contestants

10/1 Contestants

  • Announced 7/30/2022
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  • Jaime Pennington - Stoutsville
  • Rob Pike - Dublin
  • Eric Heydinger - Circleville
  • Dale Reed - Bedford Heights
  • Valena Long - Mansfield
  • Amie Lambert - Dublin
  • Kimberly McCollough - Cincinnati
  • Kelly Christman - Springboro

10/8 Contestants

  • Announced 8/6/2022
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  • Robbin Leonard - Bellevue
  • Charles Groves - Medina
  • Theresa Powell - Toledo
  • William Cody - Springfield
  • Turner Williams Jr. - Garfield Heights
  • William Kelley - Cincinnati
  • Bernard Spicer - Salem
  • Bill Spalek - Cleveland

10/15 Contestants

  • Announced 8/13/2022
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  • Linda Rochford - Canton
  • Mary Christman - Clarington
  • Terry Bartoe - Creola
  • Karen Moore - Toronto
  • Paul Medved - Salem
  • Michael Coontz II - Windham
  • Sandra Akester - Montgomery
  • Elizabeth Newsome - Columbus

10/22 Contestants

  • Announced 8/20/2022
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  • Tina Pribulsky - Lagrange
  • Charles Amicon - Columbus
  • Charles Hopkins - Delaware
  • Teresa Jiles - Ironton
  • Jack Petrekovich - Atwater
  • James Hubbs - Sebring
  • Ray Repka - Parma
  • Kenneth Fuller - Millwood, WV

10/29 Contestants

  • Announced 8/27/2022
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  • David Paschal - Milford
  • William Gillispie - Alliance
  • Carnesha Wilkerson - East Cleveland
  • Doug Fabens - Cleveland Heights
  • Kenneth Delposen - East Liverpool
  • Richard Cobb - Alliance
  • William DiSabato - Westerville
  • Beth McGurk - Sandusky

11/5 Contestants

  • Announced 9/3/2022
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  • Nicole Middleton - Alliance
  • Diane L. Stevens - Cleveland
  • James Hunter - Zanesville
  • Brenda Vaughn - Lima
  • Autumn Moody - Fairlawn
  • Mary Forbes - Hillsboro
  • Robert Kelley - Johnstown
  • Peggy Meece - Batavia

11/12 Contestants

  • Announced 9/10/2022
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  • Chris Imel - Galloway
  • Teresa Bortle - Springfield
  • Lorri Koch - Wapakoneta
  • Larry Thacker - Fairborn
  • Bernice Williams - Euclid
  • Michael Perrin - Fairborn
  • Cody Babcock - Napoleon
  • Loretta Hartness - Bethel

11/19 Contestants

  • Announced 9/17/2022
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  • Jessica Lapash - Ontario
  • Phillip Spiesman Jr. - Fairport Harbor
  • Pauline Johnson - Xenia
  • Brenda Kuhlman - Ottawa
  • Jay Brownfield - Canton
  • John Majdalani - Sylvania
  • Christina Smith - Munroe Falls
  • Jason Weaver - Cincinnati

11/26 Contestants

  • Announced 9/24/2022
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  • Jennifer Jewett - Hamilton
  • Michael Retcher - Defiance
  • Kathy Bishop - Wadsworth
  • Joseph Freeman - Moraine
  • Kathaline Hagedorn - Westerville
  • Dylan Gilbert - Celina
  • Tim Bright - Columbus
  • Susan Downing - North Canton

Announcement Schedule

Entry Received On or Before Announcement Date Show Date
7/21/2022 7/30/2022 10/1/2022
7/28/2022 8/6/2022 10/8/2022
8/4/2022 8/13/2022 10/15/2022
8/11/2022 8/20/2022 10/22/2022
8/18/2022 8/27/2022 10/29/2022
8/25/2022 9/3/2022 11/5/2022
9/1/2022 9/10/2022 11/12/2022
11/10/2022 9/17/2022 11/19/2022
9/15/2022 9/24/2022 11/26/2022

This Week's Contestants

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  • Jaime Pennington, Stoutsville

    Ticket purchased at:

    The Kroger Co. #264, N. Memorial Dr., Lancaster

  • Rob Pike, Dublin

    Ticket purchased at:

    Giant Eagle #6531, Britton Pkwy., Hilliard

  • Eric Heydinger, Circleville

    Ticket purchased at:

    Short Stop, E. Main St., Circleville

  • Dale Reed, Bedford Heights

    Ticket purchased at:

    Deli 4 Less, Northfield Rd., Bedford

  • Valena Long, Mansfield

    Ticket purchased at:

    Mansfield Duchess #1230, S. Main St., Mansfield

  • Amie Lambert, Dublin

    Ticket purchased at:

    Giant Eagle #6529, Hayden Run Rd., Dublin

  • Kimberly McCollough, Cincinnati

    Ticket purchased at:

    Redwood Carryout, Woodford Rd., Cincinnati

  • Kelly Christman, Springboro

    Ticket purchased at:

    Waynesville BP, S. Main St., Waynesville

Become a Contestant

Do YOU want the chance to experience the fun, excitement and thrill of winning on Cash Explosion? Becoming a contestant on television is as easy as 1-2-3…

Purchase a $1 OR $2 Cash Explosion instant ticket or the NEW $2 Cash Explosion Cashword ticket from any Ohio Lottery retailer. Scratch the ticket, and look for “Entry” three times or the word ENTRY in the bonus box on the Cashword ticket. If the word “ENTRY” appears three times on your ticket or the word “ENTRY on a Cashword ticket, you can enter ONLINE to become a contestant on the TV Game Show. Cash Explosion Cashword tickets must be submitted online to be included in the weekly contestant drawing.

How to Enter Your Ticket:

ONLINE ONLY!  All Cash Explosion Cashword tickets must be entered through MyLotto Rewards. To enter your tickets, go here: https://www.ohiolottery.com/Games/Cash-Explosion-Online-Entry.aspx

If you do not have a MyLotto Rewards account, go here to register. Online entry is fast, free, secure, and allows you to confirm we have received your ticket.  Online entries also earn you promotional offer and other rewards.

Every week the Ohio Lottery selects eight new contestants to appear on Cash Explosion. Contestants names and hometowns are announced during the game show and posted on this website. If you are selected as a contestant, a representative from the Game Show Bureau will contact you with all the necessary details.