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Up-to-date info from the Ohio Lottery's Office of Communications.

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Chappy's Cruise-Thru

Chappy's Cruise-Thru in Akron is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

Stop by Chappy's for convenience, beautiful lake views, and great customer service.

Chappy's always has the newest Ohio Lottery games, and the staff is ready to cash your winning tickets.

Scratching tickets in your car? Pull up to the beautiful lake view at Chappy's and enjoy the view while you play.

Stop by Chappy's Drive-Thru for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 12/4/2023 11:50:50 AM

December In the Know packed with info and chances to win!

It's time to get into the holiday spirit! 

This month on In the Know, we're giving you a chance to win $50 in digital lottery cash with a special code.

All you have to do is watch In the Know, listen for the code, and enter it through MyLotto Rewards by December 7 to be entered into the drawing.

This month's episode is packed with details about our holiday Scratch-Offs and your chance to win with the Play Like You Used To holiday second chance promotion. 

KENO fans will find the latest calendar of KENO fun, and as always, we'll introduce you to some Ohio Lottery winners.

Plus, there's a change in store for Cash Explosion players submitting entry tickets. 

Get it all right here on In the Know!
Posted: 12/1/2023 2:33:02 PM

Changes coming to Cash Explosion contestant entry

So, you scratched a Cash Explosion ticket and found ENTRY, ENTRY, ENTRY! Congrats!

Your next step is to register that ticket for the show’s contestant drawing. But you won’t be typing in a long string of numbers anymore.

Instead, you can scan your ticket using the Ohio Lottery mobile app to enter the contestant drawing. It is now the only way to enter your Cash Explosion tickets, and it’s fast and easy.  

Starting in January, Cash Explosion entry tickets must be submitted through the Ohio Lottery mobile app, so get your mobile device and your tickets and get ready to go.

Learn more about how to scan and enter your tickets here.
Posted: 12/1/2023 12:49:40 PM

Thankful for Winners!

We're a week out from the Thanksgiving holiday, but that doesn't mean we can't shout some thanks for our Ohio Lottery winners.

Olen and Dylan are thankful for each other - they're best friends!

But they're also thankful for a $1,000,000 win on the Billion scratch-off. 

Tony's Wine Barrel in Akron sold the winning ticket.

John has a cool new winner shirt to sport along with his $1,000 win on Merry and Bright.

He picked up his winning ticket at Marathon Food Center in Albany.

Devin played KENO at Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille and won $8,000!

Jason played Bingo X50 and won $100,000! Quick Shop Mart in Cleveland sold the winning ticket. 

Tung picked up a $100,000 win playing Powerball!

He bought his winning ticket at Speedy Gas in Cleveland.

His lucky day came on October 11, 2023 when he matched four numbers plus the Powerball to win $100,000.

Winning is fun, and so is telling your winning story.

You can share your winning story on our winner story page by submitting a video or a photo!
Posted: 11/29/2023 12:47:41 PM

Be a responsible gifter!

It's that time of year when gift-giving is in full force, and Ohio Lottery tickets often come to the rescue of last-minute shoppers - but we don't want you to make the mistake of gifting lottery tickets to anyone under the age of 18.

Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs are often a choice for a last-minute gift add-on or stocking stuffer, but they are not for kids.

We want to remind our players and retail partners that lottery tickets are for adults aged 18 and over and are not suitable gifts for minors.

Every year the Ohio Lottery joins the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors and several other lotteries in the national holiday campaign to increase public awareness about the serious issue of youth gambling.

Did you know that research by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) shows that early childhood gambling experiences, including those with lottery products, can be a risk factor for gambling problems later in life? 

The Ohio Lottery is engaged in many responsible gambling programs to encourage responsible gambling. See our holiday spot encouraging responsible gifting here.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966.

You can find additional responsible gambling resources here.
Posted: 11/27/2023 1:24:37 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, 821 Carryout

821 Carryout in Byesville is this week’s Retailer-of-the-Week!

You can easily find your favorite Ohio Lottery games at the main entrance of the store, and you will be greeted with a smile when you enter.

The staff has formed good relationships with customers to create a loyal customer base in the community.

Stop by 821 Carryout in Byesville for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 11/27/2023 10:53:55 AM

More Holiday Scratch-Offs Coming Soon!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to focus on your holiday shopping list! We’ve got some new holiday scratch-offs that could make perfect gift add-ons for your friends and family age 18 and up.

Try the $1 scratch-off Snow Bank. Some people groan at the sight of snow, but in this game, you want the snowflake symbol! If you find it, you win all seven prizes shown. The top prize is $500.

The $2 scratch-off Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer has a $10,000 top prize! You don’t want your grandma to encounter any flying sleighs, but you’ll want to find a sleigh symbol in the game because it doubles the prize shown. If you reveal a prize in the bonus spot, you win that prize.

Cash Flurry is back! This $5 scratch-off has a top prize of $150,000. Play each line separately, and when you match three like symbols in one line, you win the prize shown. This game also has six bonus games!

When it’s cold outside you wear a coat, but When It’s Gold Outside you could win up to $500,000! This $10 scratch-off will have you searching for the gold bars and multiplier symbols from 10X to 50X! And don’t forget to flip  the ticket over to play the game on the back.

The newest $20 scratch-off is Maximum Millions. Winning tickets total $25 and higher, and there are over $59 million in cash prizes. The game’s top prize is $2 million!

These new scratch-offs will be available at your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer on November 28. Learn more about all of our Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs here.
Posted: 11/25/2023 10:14:04 AM

Beware of Scams this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for scams – especially Lottery scams! If you receive a call or email that seems too good toscam alert be true, it probably is. 

For example, some have reported receiving a call from “Winners International” claiming that they were a “Senior Select Powerball Winner of the United States.” 

While we may contact you for MyLotto Rewards drawings, second chance promotions or social media giveaways, we will never call to you let you know you’ve won a Powerball or Mega Millions prize.

Remember – never give out sensitive information over the phone, especially bank account information or your social security number. 

If in doubt, give us a call or send us a message.

Check out more security tips here.
Posted: 11/21/2023 12:00:44 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Tavern 62

Tavern 62 in Orient is this week’s Retailer-of-the-Week!

You can grab a bite to eat and play your favorite games at Tavern 62.

And when you win, they'll cash your winning ticket!

The staff at Tavern 62 loves to celebrate with customers when they win, and it makes for a fun environment that customers love.

Congratulations Tavern 62, the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week!
Posted: 11/20/2023 10:50:35 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, The Party Place

The Party Place in Mount Orab has been selling Lottery for 25 years, and this week they are the Retailer-of-the-Week!

The staff know their regular customers and the games they like to play, and they always greet customers with a smile.

Scratch-offs are displayed prominently so you can find your favorite games easily.

The staff will answer your Lottery questions, so stop by Party Place for your next Ohio Lottery purchase!
Posted: 11/13/2023 11:47:35 AM