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Falling Into Winner Wednesday

The season may change, but some things will always stay the same. One of those things is Winner Wednesday! Keep reading for this week’s winner stories.

Martha Krammer of Maumee started her trip running errands and ended it with a big win. She won $20,000 playing Monopoly 50X! Martha picked up her ticket when she stopped for gas at Speedway in Maumee. She scratched her ticket in the car, and she couldn't believe she had won. "I sat in my car and stared at it. I went back through it over and over, then I just thought I better drive home, sign it and hide it and go finish my errands," Martha says. Martha is newly retired and plans to save her winnings.

Asma Zaman of New Albany is celebrating a million dollar win this Winner Wednesday after winning the second-tier prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years on 40th Anniversary Millions. Asma chose the cash option prize of $500,000. The winning ticket was purchased at Marathon Express Food Mart, located at 3434 Parsons Ave. in Columbus.

Fredniqua Walker of Cleveland is celebrating a top prize win on Lots of $500s. She won $150,000 playing the $5 scratch-off. Fredniqua purchased her winning ticket at Noble Joe Gas, located at 1980 Noble Rd. in East Cleveland.

Elizabeth Yoder of Toledo is shining like platinum after a big win. She won $10,000 playing Platinum Millionaire. Elizabeth purchased her ticket at Meijer #88722 in Oregon.

Brandi Spencer of Circleville has one million reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. She won the top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Cash Celebration. Brandi chose the cash option prize of $500,000. She purchased her winning ticket at Speedway #3737, located at 1190 North Court St. in Circleville.

Arleen Bush of Bedford is a big Pick 5 winner this week. She won $25,000 playing the daily draw game. Arleen purchased her winning ticket at Convenient Food Mart #3, located at 5250 Warrensville Center Rd. in Maple Heights.

Bobby Lipkins of Toledo played Pick 5 and won big. He won $25,000 playing the daily draw game. Bobby purchased his winning ticket at Central Market, located at 330 West Central Ave. in Toledo.

Lisa Wilkins of Springfield passed go and collected a big win this week. She won $20,000 playing Monopoly 50X. Lisa purchased her winning ticket at East Main Express, located at 1814 East Main St. in Springfield.

Michael Moenik of Parma scratched his way to a big win. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Millionaire. Michael purchased his winning ticket at Marc’s #33, located at 7511 West Ridgewood Dr. in Parma.

Congratulations, winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

Another Wednesday is here, and that means winner stories! Check out this week’s Winner Wednesday.

Mark Hildebrand of Youngstown raced his way to a top prize win! He won the annuity prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years on Fastest Road to $1 Million. Mark chose the cash option payout. Mark purchased his winning ticket at Brookfield Drive In, located at 862 South Irvine Ave. in Masury.

Debra Niehm of Sandusky is celebrating an extreme win this week. She won $50,000 playing Extreme Millions. Debra purchased her winning ticket at Sandusky Food Mart, located at 1038 Cleveland Rd. in Sandusky.

Linda McGraw of Bainbridge is a grand winner this week. She won $100,000 playing Grand Diamond Dollars. Linda purchased her winning ticket at Circle K #5696, located at 3575 Main St. in Hilliard.

Leon Poah of Parma Heights is feeling spectacular after a top prize win this week. He won the annuity prize of $80,000 a year for 25 years playing Spectacular Riches. Leon purchased his winning ticket at Memphis Food Mart, located at 6226 Memphis Ave. in Cleveland.

John Rosa of Poland is a jackpot winner this week. He matched 5 to win $110,000 on Rolling Cash 5. John purchased his winning ticket at Conroy’s Xpress, located at 7598 Market St. in Boardman. John won on the September 5, 2020 drawing. The winning numbers were 3-4-20-30-36.

Devin Elkins of Norton scratched his way to a $1,000,000 prize. He won the second-tier annuity prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years on Extreme Millions. Devin chose the cash option of $500,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Certified Oil #4, located at 74 West Mound St. in Columbus.

David Davis of Oak Hill has 10,000 reasons to celebrate this spectacular win. He won $10,000 playing Spectacular Riches. David purchased his winning ticket at Clark’s Pump-N-Shop #7, located at 199 North Jackson St. in Oak Hill.

Alexandria Brown of Logan scratched her way to a $50,000 win this week. She won the second-tier prize playing $1,000,000 Cashword. Alexandria purchased her winning ticket at Go Mart #111, located at 928 East State St. in Athens.

Congratulations, winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 PM


Under or Over $500: Day 5

If you’ve ever thought about packing up and taking a cross country road trip, you probably already have it all mapped out. But what about the cost?
 
If you guessed that the average cost of a cross country road trip is over $500, you would be right. According to this source, the average cost of a cross country road trip is $2,382.
 
Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Jeremy Graber! Jeremy wins $500 in Lots of $500s scratch-offs.
 
Thanks to everyone who played Under or Over $500, and congratulations to all of our winners! Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming social giveaways.
 
Posted: 9/14/2020 1:00:00 PM


Lottery Myth vs Lottery Fact: Winners

Welcome back to our Lottery Myth vs Fact series of posts!

If there’s one common myth we hear a lot about, it’s that winning tickets are only sold in big cities. Not true.

This one gets a lot of play on social media, and sometimes it’s people who live in metropolitan areas that think winning tickets are only sold in small towns. Also, not true.

The fact is that tickets are distributed randomly across the state, so every ticket has an equal chance of winning.

There is a correlation between the number of tickets sold and the number of winners. A retailer that has a high volume of sales will naturally have more winning tickets. The “big city” myth is a direct correlation.

Retailers in metropolitan areas may sell more tickets simply because there’s a larger population and more people buying tickets.

For example, if Cuyahoga County sells 15 percent of our tickets for a specific game, they have 15 percent of the winning tickets for that game.  

Check out the map below to see the average scratch-off sales per retailer per week by county.

Bottom line, no matter where you buy, every ticket has an equal chance of winning.
 
Posted: 9/14/2020 10:49:25 AM


Responsible Gaming Education Week

We’re committed to responsible gaming every day, and in conjunction with the American Gaming Association and gaming facilities across Ohio we’re recognizing Responsible Gaming Education Week September 13 through September 19.

Responsible Gaming Education Week provides the opportunity to promote gaming literacy to our players while showcasing our everyday commitment to responsible gambling.

The Ohio Lottery is committed to fostering an environment of responsible gambling and addressing problem gambling head on to ensure our customers play responsibly and those who may need help have the resources they need.

This means encouraging customers to Have A Game Plan™ when they are gambling by setting a budget, keeping it social, knowing the odds, and Keeping It Fun! Click here for more responsible gambling resources on Keep it Fun, Ohio!
 
Posted: 9/13/2020 1:54:43 PM


Under or Over $500: Day 4

There is nothing quite like that new car smell! In order to get it, you have to buy a new car, which comes with a monthly price tag.
 
If you guessed that an average monthly payment on a new car is over $500, you would be right! According to this article, the average monthly car payment on a new car is $530.
 
Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, David Wiltshire! David won $500 in Lots of $500s scratch-offs.
 
Could you be our next winner? Check our Facebook page this afternoon for the next item and guess if it’s Under or Over $500.
 
Posted: 9/11/2020 11:10:00 AM


Under or Over $500: Day 3

With the end of summer approaching, we’re daydreaming about a vacation. You’re probably already planning your next vacation!
 
If you guessed that the average cost of a domestic flight is under $500, you would be right! According to this Business Insider article, the average cost of a domestic flight is $359.
 
Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Michael Simmons! Michael wins $500 in Lots of $500s scratch-offs!  
 
Could you be our next winner? Check our Facebook page this afternoon for the next item and guess if it’s Under or Over $500.
 
Posted: 9/10/2020 11:00:00 AM


Winner Wednesday

We’re halfway through the week, and that means Winner Wednesday! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Aaron Osborne of Beaver has a lot to celebrate this week. He won $50,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions! Aaron purchased his winning ticket at Crossroads, located at 8309 German Rd. in Waverly.

Carrie McNeal of Ashville is celebrating a grand win this Winner Wednesday. She won $50,000 playing Grand Diamond Dollars. Carrie purchased her winning ticket at South High St. Duchess #1265, located at 4569 S. High St. in Columbus.

Sharon Baumgardner of Canton followed the treasure map and won big. She won the top prize of $150,000 playing Treasure Hunt. Sharon purchased her winning scratch-off at Speedway #9399, located at 2122 Navarre Road SW. in Canton.

Danny Ramirez of Urbana scratched his way to a top prize win. He won $150,000 playing Lucky Loot. Danny purchased his winning ticket at The Kroger Co. #824, located at 1637 State Route 36 E. in Urbana.

Keith Anderson of Akron is a top prize winner this week. He won the top prize of $500,000 playing $500,000 Cashword. Keith purchased his winning ticket at Oak Hill Sunoco, located at 2514 Mogadore Rd. in Akron.

Jeffrey Pinkerton of Groveport is celebrating an extreme win. He won $50,000 playing Extreme Millions. Jeffrey purchased his winning ticket at Norms Market, located at 240 Main Street in Groveport.

Robert Wright of Westerville found some buried treasure and won a top prize. He won $150,000 playing Treasure Hunt. Robert purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #3323, located at 1442 N. Cassady Ave. in Columbus.

Lois Hogenkamp of Celina is ready for winter after a top prize win. She won $150,000 playing Winter Winnings. Lois purchased her winning ticket at Niekamp Farm & Flea Market, located at 6133 Olding Rd. in Saint Henry.

Marcus Hill of Duncan Falls is celebrating an EZPLAY® progressive jackpot win. He won $265,125 playing Twenty 20s. Marcus purchased his winning ticket at The Barn, located at 1947 Linden Ave. in Zanesville.

John Dolman of Cleveland Heights scratched his way to a top prize win this week. He won the $1 million annuity prize playing Ohio Millions. John chose the cash option of $500,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Dairy Mart, located at 5703 Turney Rd. in Garfield Heights.

Robert Kirby of Curtice is celebrating a big cashword win. He won $50,000 playing $1,000,000 Cashword. Robert purchased his winning ticket at Oregon Friendship #79, located at 5805 Navarre Ave. in Oregon.

John Kalivoda of Sidney maxed the money and won big. He won $50,000 playing Max the Money. John purchased his winning ticket at East 47 Marathon, located at 1001 Milligan Ct. in Sidney.

Lynn Meyer of Cleveland has 50,000 reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. She won $50,000 playing Cash Celebration. Lynn purchased her winning ticket Meijer Inc. #223, located at 6550 Harrison Rd. in Cincinnati.

Three friends raced their way to a top prize win during a golfing trip. Eric Turuczky, Jason Soeder, and Dennis Meyer of Mentor-on-the-Lake won the top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Fastest Road to $1 Million. They chose the $500,000 cash option. The friends hadn’t seen each other in months due to the pandemic, so they decided to get back into their weekly golf outing followed by a stop at Ale Haus Tavern in Mentor. “We were in a good mood, it was the first time we’d hung out in a while, so we decided to put $20 in each and buy two $30 scratch-offs,” Jason said.

The winner of a top prize on the Fastest Road to $1 Million scratch-off has claimed the prize in Trust. The $40,000 a year for 25 years annuity prize was claimed by “The S & M Trust”, Brian C. Mulhall, Esq., Trustee. The S & M Trust chose the cash option.

The winner of a top prize on the Decade of Dollars scratch-off has claimed the prize in Trust. The $5,000 a month for 10 years annuity prize was claimed by The Lorenzon Law Trust #11, Patrick Espinosa Trustee.

Congratulations, winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
 
Posted: 9/9/2020 3:00:00 PM


Under or Over $500: Day 2

It may be months away, but you might already be thinking about your New Year’s Resolution. Many people choose to exercise more, and that means getting an annual gym membership.
 
If you guessed that the average person spends over $500 on an annual gym membership, you would be right! According to this article, the average American spends $58 monthly on a gym membership. That’s almost $700 a year!
 
Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Jenni Ward! Jenni win $500 in Lots of $500s scratch-offs.
 
Could you be our next winner? Check our Facebook page this afternoon for the next item and guess if it’s Under or Over $500.
 
Posted: 9/9/2020 11:00:00 AM


Under or Over $500: Day 1

Many of us feel like our day doesn’t start until after our first cup of coffee, and those daily stops for a cup of joe will cost you!
 
If you guessed that the average person spends over $500 on a daily cup of coffee in a year, you would be right! According to this article, the average American spends around $60 a month buying a daily cup of coffee. That’s over $1,000 in a year!
 
Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Kim Koster Holtzapfel! Kim wins $500 in Lots of $500s scratch-offs for playing.
 
Could you be our next winner? Check our Facebook page this afternoon for the next item and guess if it’s Under or Over $500.
 
Posted: 9/8/2020 11:00:00 AM