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Jackpot! $888,130 Lucky Numbers Jackpot Hit!

The winning news just keeps on coming on this Winner Wednesday!

Someone got really lucky and won the jackpot on the EZPLAY Progressive Game, Lucky Numbers.

Jerzee's Sports Grille in Canton sold the jackpot-winning ticket worth $888,130 last night!

The winner holds the distinction of winning the biggest Lucky Numbers jackpot since the game launched.

The second largest jackpot was $390,583 and it was sold at Kroger Co. in Maineville on June 22, 2021.

Lucky Numbers is a progressive jackpot game with three price points.

If you play the $20 ticket, you have a chance to win the entire jackpot. With the $10 ticket you can win 50% of the jackpot, and with the $5 ticket you get a shot a 25% of the jackpot.

To learn more about Lucky Numbers, click here. 
Posted: 10/20/2021 10:15:40 AM

September Partners in Education Winners

The school year got off to a great start in Ohio as we recognized several students and teachers across the state for their hard work and dedication in and out of the classroom. 

Casey Mobley is a freshman at Wadsworth High School who is described as a role model student for his Spanish class. He plays numerous instruments and is in the school’s band and wind ensemble. He has also recently been selected as a section leader for next year’s marching band. Casey was accepted into the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony and the Akron Youth Symphony. He is described as kind and is willing to help others with math homework. Being a dedicated musician and student make him an Academic All Star in so many ways.

Matt BauknechtHats off to Matt Bauknecht, a third-grade student at St. Mary Elementary Hyde Park. “Matt is one of my hardest working gymnastic students,” says gymnastic coach Karol Warden. “Matt is an honor student and works hard on community projects with his parents.” He is described as role model for students and is willing to help those who are struggling in the classroom. He plays many sports and truly enjoys his time on and off the field.

Sixth grade teacher Mary ThereseMary Therese Konrad Konrad teaches at Rocky River Middle School where she makes an impact every day. “Mrs. Konrad planned and executed a One Book One Day program where the entire school read the book 'All of the Above' in one school day,” says principal Megan Rose. "She wrote a grant for our Education foundation to get each student a copy of the book to take home.” The program was a great way to learn something new and encourage reading.

Sarah Rothhaar is a social studies teacher at William CrawfordSarah Rothhaar Intermediate who knocks it out of the  park when it comes to teaching. Administrator April Bond says, “Ms. Rothhaar is one of the most caring, compassionate, motivated and hardworking teachers I have had the opportunity to supervise. She is positive with students and colleagues, and she takes pride in her work. Ms. Rothhaar goes above and beyond as she not only teaches history, she lives it. As a reenactor, she is continuously bringing in her outside knowledge and experience, helping to keep students engaged. Her compassion for students is second to none.”
Danielle GeorgeDixie Middle School teacher Danielle George has taken on many leadership roles at the school. “What separates her from her peers is that she will do almost anything for her students and staff without asking why,” says principal Thom Maxwell. She is a mentor and a good go-to person for the principal to rely on. She works with all the students in the building and teaches seventh grade math.Amy Hoffman

Teacher Amy Hoffman makes a difference at Woodland Elementary school by teaching students with  multiple disabilities. Some have medical challenges and others have behavioral challenges. “Amy sees a challenge with a student and embraces it,” says administrator John Wise. “Mrs. Hoffman bends over backwards to communicate with her parents and her large group of educator support in the classroom to help her students be successful.” She encourages her students to grow and uses many resources to help her students with academic challenges.
Kindergarten teacher Jenny Stuckman is compassionate and caring. She can bring out the best in students and enable them to do things that they may have never been able to do before. Jenny is willing to go the extra mile to work with students and encourage them to be the best they can be. She recently worked with an anxious student and gained their trust by nurturing them and letting them know that all things are possible. She is a hard worker and is a dedicated staff member at Walnut Elementary School.

Brittany LubbeFourth grade math and social studies teacher Brittany Lubbe is doing outstanding work both in and out of the classroom. She works hard to include all students in the classroom activities and makes sure that everyone can achieve their goals. She and another teacher started the annual wax museum and Brittany initiated the “shoe-tying ambassador” program where students teach first graders to tie their shoes. She is a motivator for students and is described as an excellent teacher. Chestnut Elementary School is lucky to have Brittany Lubbe!

Danica Ronghi was nominated by a student for never giving up on students and pushing them to try their hardest. She is described as making learning fun “even with COVID.” Danica is a Spanish teacher at McDonald High School.Heather Laird

Crestview Elementary’s kindergarten teacher Heather Laird is a Teacher of the Month because she goes above and beyond for her parents and students. Heather really cares about her students and is described as detailed, caring and organized. She keeps the kids engaged and keeps parents informed. Each child in her classroom feels special and they know that Mrs. Laird really cares about them.

Jordan HillAlexander High School nominated Jordan Hill because he is a true leader and teacher both in the classroom and the community. He teaches leadership and life skills to eighth grade students and makes an impact on them each day. “He teaches students life skills that allow them to be successful in their core classes and in life as well, ” says administrator Megan Karr. “He not only teaches these things but is a constant model of respect and responsibility for our students.” His leadership class recently created a beautiful display of flags on the front lawn to recognize and remember the individuals who lost their lives on 9/11. “Mr. Hill facilitated not only leadership in these students but also instilled a sense of teamwork, American pride and unity while sharing this memorial with our entire community,” says Karr.

Congratulations to all our September Partners in Education winners! You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month online by Clicking Here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
Posted: 10/19/2021 10:17:42 AM

Meet Our Retailer-of-the-Week!

Let's hear a round of applause for Grandma's and Grandpa's Carryout! This retailer is the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week!

You're treated like family at Grandma's and Grandpa's Carryout, located at 10048 US RT 68 in Georgetown.
You'll find an experienced staff that's been selling lottery games for 12 years! 

They cater to the player with a Lottery stand so you can fill out your bet slips, scratch tickets, and scan to check for winners.  
The owners and employees at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s Carryout take time to know their players, and they can't wait to meet you!

Stop by and pick up your favorite Ohio Lottery games at Grandma's and Grandpa's Carryout. 

Posted: 10/18/2021 11:38:59 AM

How to Redeem Lottery Cash and Coupons

Did you know you can redeem Lottery Cash and Coupons over the counter and at select self-service terminals? 

Click here to learn more about Lottery Cash.

To redeem Lottery Cash and Coupons over the counter, simImage of Ohio Lottery terminals and a checkout counterply head to any participating Ohio Lottery Retailer and show the clerk your barcode.

Better yet, skip the line and redeem your Lottery Cash and Coupons at any self-service terminal except for the Scratch-Off Ticket Vending Machines.  

Don’t know how? It’s easy! Just follow these steps: 

Step 1

  • Locate your Lottery Cash or Coupon.
  • On the Ohio Lottery app,the Rewards tab and select My Lottery Cash & Coupons.
  • On a desktop, click Lottery Cash & Coupons under My Account.

Step 2

  • Select the Lottery Cash or Coupon you want to redeem. You can choose to print it out or show the barcode on your mobile device. 

Step 3 

  • Scan the barcode at the self-service terminal.  
  • For Lottery Coupons: The machine will automatically dispense your ticket. Note that the Rolling Cash 5 coupon can only be used for auto-pick.
  • For Lottery Cash: Your Lottery Cash will show up as a credit. Select what you’d like to purchase and complete the transaction. There is no limit to how much Lottery Cash you can use in a single transaction. The entire amount must be spent in one transaction and any leftover credit will be forfeited.

That's it! It's that simple to redeem Lottery Cash and Coupons at a self-service terminal.

Posted: 10/15/2021 10:00:00 AM

Lightning strikes twice for Canton-area retailer

21-Perry-resized.jpgPerry Drive Thru in Canton wrapped up the month of September by selling its second, $1-million winning ticket on 40th Anniversary Millions, a $30 scratch-off sold by the Ohio Lottery.
“The second million-dollar winner was sold five years, two months and a day after the first million-dollar winner was sold,” said store owner Amanda Cefalo. She and her husband Michael Cefalo have owned the store since 2012.

The most recent ticket was claimed by Roger Westfall of Canton. The $1-million prize is an annuity, paid as $40,000 a year for 25 years. Mr. Westfall chose the $500,000 cash option prize. Five years before, on July 12, 2016, another $1-million ticket sold by Perry Drive Thru was claimed by The Lucky Duckling Trust. The ticket holder also chose the cash option payout.

Word that the store sold a second million-dollar winner traveled fast. Amanda said that sales the week after skyrocketed. Weekly sales jumped more than 40% the week ending Sept. 25, compared to the week prior.

“Hopefully our next million-dollar winner will come even sooner,” Amanda said. Perry Drive Thru, is located at 5824 Navarre Road SW in Canton.
Posted: 10/14/2021 12:11:20 PM

Meet Our Retailer-of-the-Week!

Introducing Kavisha LLC, this week's Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week!

If you're looking for a retailer that existing customers recommend to their friends, visit Kavisha LLC, located at 780 Scioto St. in Urbana.

The staff go above and beyond to please their customers, and there is always a wide selection of games.

Kavisha LLC keeps players smiling by carrying the games they ask for.
On top of that, you'll always find helpful, polite, and welcoming staff at Kavisha LLC. 

Want to cash a winning ticket? Kavisha LLC has you covered! They are willing to cash winning tickets, making the store a regular stop for Lottery players.

Stop by Kavisha LLC and get the customer service you deserve!

Posted: 10/11/2021 11:29:42 AM

Holiday Scratch-Offs Coming Soon!

While you’re sipping your pumpkin spice, we’re over here getting ready to bust out the candy canes and Christmas trees! Our first batch of holiday scratch-offs will be released on October 12!

Give the $1 scratch-off Holiday Cash a try! Just scratch the ornaments to reveal three identical prize amounts or two identical prize amounts plus a tree symbol and win that prize! The top prize is $500.

From 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights to that giant tree, you’ll find all the nostalgia of the movie when you scratch the $2 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation scratch-off! Scratch the Christmas lights for a chance to win the game’s $10,000 top prize. Don’t forget to scratch the Santa hat in the bonus box. If you reveal a prize amount, you win that amount!

Peppermint Payout is the $3 scratch-off that will leave you feeling all warm and cozy with a $50,000 top prize! Just scratch each row of peppermint candies on the tree, and if you complete a row with matching numbers, you win the prize shown for that row. Don’t forget the Hot Chocolate Bonus! If you reveal two identical symbols, you win the prize shown!

Holiday Lucky Times 10 is back! This $5 scratch-off has a over $25 million in total prizes and a top prize of $250,000. Scratch the bonus box to reveal a bonus number to multiply your total winning prize amount!

The $10 scratch-off $500,000 Happy Holidays makes everything happier with a top prize of $500,000. The two bonus boxes give you more chances to win. Find a Santa hat in the $50 bonus box to win $50. Find a tree symbol in $100 bonus box to win $100 instantly!

Get into the holiday spirit with the $1 Million Merry & Bright scratch-off. This $20 scratch-off has a $1 million top prize. Plus, don’t miss the $50, $100, and $500 bonus boxes.
Mark your calendar! These scratch-offs are available October 12.
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Posted: 10/8/2021 3:43:31 PM

Wednesdays are for WINNERS!

It's October and it's time for our first Winner Wednesday of the month!

Check out Mark! He won $6,591 playing Rock'n 777s!

He hit the jackpot at Excuses Lounge in Sandusky. 

Dalaney's Chase Inn sold a winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket in the October 3, 2021 drawing.

The winning numbers were 3-6-12-23-26, and the winning ticket is worth $130,000!

Jonathon from Mount Blanchard found a top prize win on the $30 scratch-off, Millions.

He chose the annuity option of $40,000 a year for 25 years. He found his winning scratch-off at Carey Food Mart. 

Copeland from South Euclid won $150,000 in the September 29 Powerball drawing..

He added the Powerplay to his ticket which turned his $50,000 prize into $150,000!

He bought his winning ticket at Mike's Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland Heights.

Derrick from Louisville pruchased two Pick 4 tickets and won $5,400 on each for a combined win of $10,800 in the September 24, 2021 Pick 4 drawing.

He bought one of his tickets at Zak's BP, located at 3101 Middlebranch Ave. in Canton and the second at West Norton Duchess, located at 3650 Wadsworth Rd. in Norton. Derrick plans to use his winnings to fix his car.  

Michael from Canton also loves Pick 4, and just like Derrick, he purchased two tickets and won $10,800 in the October 2, 2021 drawing!

He bought his winning tickets at Sams Oil Inc., located at 3811 Cleveland Ave. in Canton. He plans to pay some bills thanks to his win.
Travis from Bowling Green shared his winning scratch-off with us on social media.

He won $2,500 on Moneybag Multiplier and says he's planning to save his winnings. 

You can share your win with us on social media using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery! You could be our next featured winner.
Posted: 10/6/2021 8:29:11 AM

Powerball Jackpot Hits $685 Million!

Did you buy your Powerball ticket yet?

What are you waiting for?

Tonight's jackpot is $685 million!

If someone wins tonight, it will be the first jackpot win on a Monday night since Monday drawings were added to the Powerball game on August 23.

This is the highest the jackpot has been since January when lucky player in Maryland won the $731 million jackpot.

Powerball tickets are $2, and you can add the Powerplay feature for $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prizes.

Pick up your Powerball ticket at any Ohio Lottery retailer today. Afterall, you can win if you don't play!
Posted: 10/4/2021 3:11:27 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week!

Every player has their favorite retailer, and this week Waterville Carry-Out has earned a place in the Retailer-of-the-Week spotlight!

If you're looking for friendly and welcoming staff, check out Waterville Carry-Out, located at 747 Michigan Ave. in Waterville.

The store has sold two winning $1 million Powerball tickets in the last two years! 

They're always stocked with plenty of scratch-offs, and they're ready for you to stop by and play Ohio Lottery games in their dedicated Lottery play area.  

The clerks at Waterville Carry-Out will get to know you, and when they do, they'll have your tickets ready when you come in.  

Friendly and helpful service is the name of the game at Waterville Carry-Out! Stop by and see them today.


Posted: 10/4/2021 10:45:22 AM