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Winner Wednesday

Another Wednesday is here, and that means winner stories! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Charles Cavendish of Akron welcomed this week with a big win. He won $40,000 a year for 25 years playing $100 Million Cash Bonanza. Charles chose the cash option prize. He purchased his winning ticket at The Cigarette Outlet, located at 2049 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls.

Charles Miller of Logan is celebrating a big win on a $10 scratch off. He won $15,000 playing Decade of Dollars. Charles purchased his winning ticket at The Cheiftain Convenience Store, located at 14240 State Route 328 in Logan.

Brandon Eves of Cleveland had a very happy Monday after a big win. He won $10,000 playing 50X the Money. Brandon purchased his winning ticket at Marc’s #12, located at 7359 Northcliff Ave. in Brooklyn.

Sean Holian of Cleveland is celebrating a top prize win this week. He won $150,000 playing Casino Royale.

John Storey of Portsmouth is racing through the week with a big win. He won $10,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million. John plans to race straight to the bank with his prize. He purchased his winning ticket at Gallia Street Valero, located at 2306 Gallia St. in Portsmouth.

Running an errand for his wife turned into a big win for John Ferguson III of Sandusky. He purchased a Royal Gems scratch off because “the ticket dangling there caught my eye,” and ended up winning $100,000! John purchased his winning ticket at Friendship Foods, located at 922 West Perkins Ave. in Sandusky. He plans on using the prize money to help his growing family.

David Becks of North Ridgeville is celebrating a big EZPLAY® win this week. He won $27,838 playing progressive jackpot game, Perfect Game 300. He purchased his winning ticket at Elyria Moose Family Center, located at 555 Ternes Ave. in Elyria.

Donna Petriella of Lyndhurst is celebrating a top prize win this week. She won $20,000 playing 45th Anniversary Black.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio.
 
Posted: 8/21/2019 12:00:00 PM


Cash Explosion Streaming Live

Football season is coming fast, and that means Cash Explosion fans across the state will find their favorite Saturday night game show could get pre-empted. Don't worry, though. You won't need to wait for the show to air later that night. You can stream it instead!

The Cash Explosion Show is now live streaming the popular lottery game show on Saturday nights at 7:30 pm.

Just visit the Cash Explosion website, www.cashexplosionshow.com, and click the "Watch Live" button on the front page.

You can also stream the show using the Ohio Lottery mobile app. Within the app, tap the "Video" option and the watch live link is at the top of the page.

Click here to learn more about Cash Explosion.


 
Posted: 8/19/2019 12:53:37 PM


Celebrating 45 Years of Winners with Winner Wednesday

On August 13th, we celebrated our 45th anniversary. Today, we are celebrating winners! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday.

Donald Sosby of Bellefontaine rolled his way to a big win this week. He won $50,000 playing Rolling Cash 5. Donald hit the jackpot on the August 1, 2019 drawing. The winning numbers were 4-7-8-18-21. He purchased his winning ticket at Speedy Mart, located at 511 S. Main St, in Bellefontaine.

Heather Sonagere of Caldwell is a big winner this week. She won $10,000 playing 50X the Money. Heather purchased her winning ticket at Singer Sunoco, located at 17010 McConnelsville Rd. in Caldwell.

Robert Ray of Minerva maxed the money and won big. He won $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Max the Money. Robert chose the cash option prize. Robert and his son celebrated the big win this week. When asked if he had any plans for his prize, Robert answered that he wants to invest. He purchased his winning ticket at Discount Drug Mart #50, located at 1145 Alliance Rd. in Minerva.

Gary Ward of McArthur welcomed this week with a big Powerball win. He won $50,004 playing the draw game. Gary won big on the August 10, 2019 drawing. The winning numbers were 35-41-44-58-59.

Kandi McQueary of Marietta scratched her way to a top prize win this week. She won $150,000 playing Lots of $500s. Kandi purchased her winning ticket at Certified Oil #423, located at 10257 Lancaster Rd. in Hebron.

Eric Drumm of Huber Heights is celebrating a big win this week. He won $20,000 playing 50X the Money. Eric is very excited about his big win. He’s not sure what he will do with his prize, but he knows it will be something fun!

Kyle Spring of Lancaster is celebrating a big EZPLAY® win this week. He won $154,310 playing the EZPLAY Progressive Jackpot game Match Frenzy. Kyle purchased his winning ticket at Hide A Way Hills Carryout, located at 28521 Hide a Way Hills Rd. in Sugar Grove.

Rebecca Daubenmire of Rockbridge hit the jackpot this week. She won $120,001 playing Rolling Cash 5. Rebecca won big on the August 11, 2019 drawing. The winning numbers were 1-3-9-17-27. She purchased her winning ticket at Go-Mart #114, located at 10730 Jackson St. in Rockbridge.

On August 13, 1974, the first Ohio Lottery game went on sale. Buckeye 300 tickets were 50 cents each, and at the time it was the only game offered. Today, we are proud to celebrate 45 years of innovating fun games, watching players celebrate big wins, and contributing to education in Ohio. We look forward to the next 45 years!

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio.
 
Posted: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 PM


Big Winner Sold at Brecksville More-4-Less

Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald stopped by Brecksville More-4-Less today to congratulate the retailer on a recent jackpot-winning Classic Lotto ticket.

"It's always a pleasure providing much deserved recognition to our hardworking retailers. I want to congratulate Pratik Patel and his employees at Brecksville More-4-Less," McDonald said.
 
The store sold the Classic Lotto ticket worth $18.7 million on July 27, 2019. This is the biggest winning ticket Brecksville More-4-Less has sold to date.
 
“At one of our other stores we sold a $1 million winning scratch off and we doubled our commissions that year, so this will definitely help our business,” owner Pratik Patel said.
 
The winner hasn’t come forward yet, but Patel says he’s got a hunch about who it could be. He says the store has a couple of regular Classic Lotto players who haven’t stopped by in a couple of weeks.

The winner has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize. The winning numbers were 6-13-20-21-27-35.
 
To learn more about Classic Lotto, click here.  
 
Posted: 8/12/2019 2:55:41 PM


Ohio Lottery Employees Help Stuff the Bus


Summer feels like it just got started, and within weeks school buses will be rolling in cities across the state as students head back to class.

Of course, students can’t go back without the essentials for learning success, and that’s where Ohio Lottery employees are lending a hand. Every year employees participate in a fund raising drive to help stuff the bus with school supplies for students in need. Our one month donation drive ended with over $1,300 in donations from Ohio Lottery staff!

We took that money and went straight to the store to stock up on the supplies that students and teachers need to have a successful year. Construction paper, notebooks, pencils, pens, tissues, hand sanitizer – you name it, we bought it, and we packed it into a truck to deliver to the Fox 8 studios in Cleveland for their Stuff the Bus school supply drive. While we were there we helped fill up the 12th bus of the day!

All of the supplies collected will go to the Kids in Need Resource Center in Cleveland, where teachers can find items for students in need in their own classrooms completely free of charge. 

We’re so proud of the generosity of our staff, and we hope all Ohio students have a great start to the school year.


 
Posted: 8/9/2019 2:42:48 PM


Winner Wednesday

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

Wayne Hughes of New London started the week with a big win. He won $10,000 playing Max the Money.

Janet Hahn of Boardman welcomed August with a big win. She won the top prize of $150,000 playing Lots of $500s. Janet purchased her winning ticket at Lucky Lotto, located at 533 Boardman-Canfield Rd. in Youngstown.

Brent Miller of Lorain scratched his way to a big win this week. He won $10,000 playing Million Dollar Cash Bonanza.

We’re also celebrating the fastest scratchers in the state this week. Head to our YouTube channel to watch players go head-to-head in a race to see who can scratch an Ohio Lottery scratch off the fastest. Only one can win the title of The Fastest Scratcher! Someone could even walk away with cash!

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio.

 
Posted: 8/7/2019 11:40:08 AM


Ending July with Winner Wednesday

Tomorrow is the first day of August, and these Ohio Lottery players are welcoming the new month with big wins! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Clark Reed of Albany raced into the week with a big win. He won $10,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million. Clark purchased his winning ticket at Marathon Food Center #237, located at 5615 Washington Rd. in Albany.

Jessie Sharp of Logan scratched her way to a big win. She won $10,000 playing Million Dollar Cash Bonanza. Jessie purchased her winning ticket at Murphy USA, located at 12892 State Route 664 in Logan.

A $248,312 winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket was sold at Thomas Drive Thru this week. Thomas Drive Thru is located at 3582 S. Arlington Rd. in Akron.

Jon Schultheiss of Logan is racing into August with a big win. He won $10,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio.
 
Posted: 7/31/2019 12:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

This past weekend temperatures were hot across the state and so are these big wins! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Chad Edwards of Defiance will be celebrating his lucky win for a lifetime. He won the second-tier prize of $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky for Life. Chad purchased his winning ticket at Sager’s Bar and Grill, located at 140 N. Wilhelm St. in Holgate.

Jeffrey Johnson of Columbus found $10 in a pair of shorts, purchased a Decade of Dollars scratch off, and won $15,000. When asked about his win he said, “I just couldn’t believe it.” He and his wife will use the prize to pay off some credit card debt, take a weekend vacation, and put the rest into savings. Jeffrey purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #9283, located at 5984 Sawmill Road in Dublin.

Kelly Forbush of Medina scratched her way to a big win. She won $10,000 playing 50X the Money. Robert Lowery of Sandusky also won big playing this $10 scratch off. He won a $10,000 prize as well.

An Avon man is celebrating a big win this week. Daniel Gorey won $10,000 playing $500,000 Cashword.

Martin Klenk of Berlin Heights celebrated an explosive win this week. He won $10,000 playing $100 Million Money Explosion.

Angelo Samerigo of Parma recently celebrated a birthday and a top prize win. He won $20,000 playing Some Like It Hot. Angelo received a gift that kept giving; he was given the $2 scratch off on his birthday. He and his friend, Daniel, celebrated the big win.

Jessica Wallace of Columbus is shining like a diamond this week after her big win. She won $10,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular. Jessica purchased her winning ticket at The Kroger Co. #871, located at 1365 Stoneridge Drive in Gahanna.

Betty Lemaster of Bellevue celebrated a spectacular win this week. She won $10,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular.

Sallie Sasse of Avon Lake maxed the money and scratched her way to a big win. She won $40,000 a year playing Max the Money. Sallie purchased her winning ticket from Convenient Food Mart, located at 27112 Detroit Road in Westlake.

Daniel Murray of Marshallville scratched his way to a spectacular win this week. He won $10,000 playing $5,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular. Daniel purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5587, located at 10302 Akron Rd. in Rittman.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio.
 
Posted: 7/24/2019 12:00:00 PM


New Scratch Offs Coming July 23

Scratching is so much fun when you've got one of our Ohio Lottery Scratch Offs! Get ready for five new scratch offs available July 23. 

Kick off the fun with $1 Xtra Bonus. You could win up to $1,000. Plus scratch the bonus number for an extra chance to win!

New-Scratch-Offs-July.pngThe $2 scratch off Lucky gives you a shot at a $20,000 top prize. If any one or more of your numbers match either of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching number. Reveal a clover symbol and win the prize shown automatically or find a lucky symbol and win all ten prizes shown!

You have a chance to win up to $150,000 with the $5 scrach off Lots of $500! If any one or more of your numbers match any of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching number. When you reveal a star symbol you win the prize shown automatically. Reveal a $50 burst symbol and win $50 automatically. Reveal a bill symbol and win ALL 15 prizes shown.

Our newest $10 scratch off is Million Dollar Cash Bonanza. This scratch off has a $1,000,000 top prize and over 179,000 prizes from $50 to $1,000!  

Our players love cashword tickets, and the $20 scratch off $1,000,000 Cashword will have you spelling your way to a $1,000,000 prize.

We hope you're ready to scratch! Get these newest scratch offs at your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer beginning July 23.

Click here for a look at all of the scratch offs currently on sale.
Posted: 7/20/2019 9:53:02 AM


Celebrating Lottery Week with Winner Wednesday

It’s Lottery Week, and we couldn’t celebrate without our winners! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Thomas Spillman, Jr. of Ironton celebrated an explosive win this week. He won $20,000 playing $100 Million Money Explosion. Thomas purchased his winning ticket at Gampps Service Station, located at 2229 OH-140 in Portsmouth. When asked if he has any big plans for his prize, he said, “Banking it!”

Teddy Meek of North Ridgeville raced into Winner Wednesday with a big win. He won $10,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million.

Lora Harris of Elyria scratched her way to a big win this week. She won $10,000 playing $5 Million Payout.

Yvonne Bilger of Fremont matched 5 and won big playing Powerball. She won $1,000,000 playing the draw game! Yvonne and her husband plan on celebrating the big win by saying goodbye to stairs. That is, they plan to purchase a new ranch-style home, so they can have everything on one level. She won big on the July 10, 2019 drawing. The winning numbers were 7-9-26-44-68. She purchased her winning ticket at Chud’s Inc., located at 1103 Napoleon St. in Fremont.

Christos Kollias of Lorain is celebrating a big win this Winner Wednesday. He won $10,000 playing 50X the Money.

Natalie Neal of Amherst is a big winner this week. She won $10,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million.

Michael Pisarky of Sandusky scratched his way to a big win this week. He won $10,000 playing $5 Million Payout.

Eddie Troxell of Amelia is celebrating a spectacular win this week. He won $10,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio.
 
Posted: 7/17/2019 12:00:00 PM