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Future Contestants

7/2 Contestants

  • Announced 5/14/2022
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  • Mary Velotta - Mentor
  • Dolores J. Reed - Cincinnati
  • Teresa Atkinson - Point Pleasant, WV
  • Patricia Peare - Bidwell
  • Catherine Jordan - Swanton
  • Shamia Walker - Brooklyn
  • Doug Austin - Cincinnati
  • Kim Casey - Cambridge

7/9 Contestants

  • Announced 5/21/2022
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  • Michelle Zemla - Cleveland
  • Kerrianne Kovell - Niles
  • Tim Troxler - Greenup, Ky
  • Ron Larsh - Etna
  • Kimberly Sharp - Marion
  • George Vollman - Cincinnati
  • Gregory Henderson - Canton
  • Patrick Rockey - Defiance

7/16 Contestants

  • Announced 5/28/2022
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  • Kathleen Back - Fairfield Twp.
  • Gerald Palmer - Wheeling, WV
  • Teresa Erwin - Columbus
  • Rachael Hoffman - Toledo
  • Larry Kohlrieser - New Bremen
  • Todd Hurst - Wellington
  • James Gravley - Parma
  • Ronald Boonie - Fremont

7/23 Contestants

  • Announced 6/4/2022
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  • Don May - New Philadelphia
  • MacKenzie Mayfield - Madison
  • Deborah Mitchell - Canton
  • Phyllis Jackson - Wellsville
  • James Majewski - Toledo
  • Richard Leciejewski - Walton Hills
  • Dawn Mcwhorter - Portsmouth
  • Mark Hancock - North Fairfield

7/30 Contestants

  • Announced 6/11/2022
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  • Mark Soleau - Gahanna
  • Jamie Kerns - Ironton
  • Evina Cheek - Canton
  • Monica Riley - Toledo
  • Justen Hinkle - Canal Winchester
  • Rebecca Cahill - Delaware
  • James Shadd - Dayton
  • Ora Clark - Maple Heights

8/6 Contestants

This is the Cash Explosion 35th Anniversary Super Show, Part 1. There are no contestants.

8/13 Contestants

This is the Cash Explosion 35th Anniversary Super Show, Finale. There are no contestants.

8/20 Contestants

  • Announced 6/18/2022
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  • Rowena Crow - North Ridgeville
  • Melissa Shows - Rittman
  • Jessica Bracken - Hillsboro
  • Edward Kennedy - Defiance
  • Steven Goss - Logan
  • Kevin Hynes - Youngstown
  • Sharon Bell - Cleveland
  • Carmen Williams - Cincinnati

8/27 Contestants

  • Announced 6/25/2022
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  • Jacob Martin - Reynoldsburg
  • Mike Sterner - Rawson
  • Tori Zyjewski - West Unity
  • Daniel McIntyre - Portsmouth
  • Jerome Hornyak - New Wilmington, PA
  • Hershel Kates - Cincinnati
  • Kevin Garcia - Independence, KY
  • Richard McMasters - Canton

Announcement Schedule

Entry Received On or Before Announcement Date Show Date
5/5/2022 5/14/2022 7/2/2022
5/12/2022 5/21/2022 7/9/2022
5/19/2022 5/28/2022 7/16/2022
5/26/2022 6/4/2022 7/23/2022
6/2/2022 6/11/2022 7/30/2022
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6/9/2022 6/18/2022 8/20/2022
6/16/2022 6/25/2022 8/27/2022

This Week's Contestants

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  • Mary Velotta, Mentor

    Ticket purchased at:

    Avenue Beverage, Mentor Ave., Mentor

  • Dolores J. Reed, Cincinnati

    Ticket purchased at:

    Speedway #9610, Winton Rd., Cincinnati

  • Teresa Atkinson, Point Pleasant, WV

    Ticket purchased at:

    Go Mart #39, Eastern Ave., Gallipolis

  • Patricia Peare, Bidwell

    Ticket purchased at:

    Gallipolis Food Mart #258, State Route 160, Gallipolis

  • Catherine Jordan, Swanton

    Ticket purchased at:

    Lassus Handy Dandy #556, W. Airport Hwy. Rd., Swanton

  • Shamia Walker, Brooklyn

    Ticket purchased at:

    Lucy's Dairy and Mart, Stumph Rd., Parma

  • Doug Austin, Cincinnati

    Ticket purchased at:

    Colerain Shell, Colerain Ave., Cincinnati

  • Kim Casey, Cambridge

    Ticket purchased at:

    Secrest Carryout, Steubenville Ave., Cambridge

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:  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.

MAIL-IN: $1 and $2 Cash Explosion tickets may also be submitted through the mail.  Make sure your envelope is not larger than 9 ½” x 4 ½”:

Send only one Cash Explosion “Entry” ticket
per envelope to:


The Ohio Lottery
TV Game Show
P.O. Box 94705
Cleveland, OH 44101

Cash Explosion “Entry” Tickets DO NOT need to be validated at an Ohio Lottery retailer before mailing. Completely fill out the back of the ticket and mail it to the Lottery to be entered into a drawing. It’s just that easy!

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.