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Extreme Millions creates extreme excitement for Willo Food Mart, Willoughby

Thank you very much, good luck,” says PK Patel to one of his customers. It’s been a busy morning for PK, owner of Willo Food Mart in Willoughby. He serves a loyal base of Lottery customers who especially enjoy the Numbers games – Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5, and scratch -offs. 

20-Extreme-Millions_Arpita-PK-Patel,-crop.jpgOn a recent day, one of his regulars called out to PK from the Lottery play area.  “Call the ambulance,” he said.  

PK, understandably concerned, left his spot behind the counter and came right over.  Luckily, it wasn’t a health problem.  The customer showed him his $30 scratch-off, Extreme Million. He had just won the game’s $1-million prize.  

“He was so happy. I was shouting,” said PK.

PK has worked hard to improve sales and the customer experience at his store.  He knows he is fortunate and has had a little luck of his own.  In addition to the $1-million winner he sold in June, he sold two tickets winning the $50,000 Pick 5 prize in March and had a $20,000 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza winner this past January.

He says that the Lottery is good for his business.  “It’s really important because most (players) are regular customers and they buy other store products.”
 
Posted: 7/2/2020 1:37:26 PM


Winner Wednesday

How Ohioans play Lottery may look different these days, but one thing is still the same – Ohioans are winning! Check out this week’s Winner Wednesday.

Tabby Vest is celebrating a rocking win this week. Tabby won $7,068 playing EZPLAY Progressive Jackpot game Rock’n 777s. She purchased her winning ticket at Certified on Eastern Ave. in Chillicothe. She plans to use her prize for a trip to Myrtle Beach.

Jenn Thomas from Parma had a very special Mother’s Day after a big win. She won the top prize of $150,000 playing 7. Jenn said, “My 7-year-old, Kenna, wanted donuts for breakfast from Speedway at 5 a.m. So, mom treated herself for Mother’s Day (and being up so early!) and scratched a $150,000 winner!” Jenn purchased her winning ticket at Speedway on State Road and Snow in Parma.

John (aka BlueBlur86) is celebrating a Cashword win. He won $300 playing $1,000,000 Cashword. John purchased his winning ticket at Circle K in Lima. He plans to save his winnings and buy his mom a birthday gift.

Rachel and Larry Storer maxed the money and won big playing scratch-offs. They won $10,000 playing Max the Money. Their winning ticket was purchased at Certified Gas Station in St. Mary’s. Rachel and Larry used their prize to pay off some bills and buy new furniture.

Justin Hanley scratched his way to a big win. He won $5,000 playing Max the Money.

Congratulations, winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 6/24/2020 12:30:00 PM


Win Ohio-Made Products and Ohio Destination Vouchers with our Second Chance Promotion

Are you aching for some adventure? Ready to get out and explore safely? Maybe you'd like a brand new Jeep? Then you should get in on our Explore Ohio Safely Second-Chance Promotion. All it takes is a non-winning $5 Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off.

Starting Tuesday, June 23 to Sunday, July 26, enter any non-winning $5 Scratch-Off through MyLotto Rewards® and you’ll be entered for a chance to win Ohio-made products and Ohio destination gift vouchers.

One winner will be ready for adventure with a brand-new Jeep! The winner will also receive a $2,500 REI gift card, $500 gas gift card, $500 Sunglass Hut Gift Card, and a $500 Ohio State Parks Voucher.

Five winners will receive the second-tier prize with a choice of one $500 gift card for Ohio State Parks, Kalahari, Cedar Point, Kings Island or Cosi!

Ten winners will receive a $200 Visa gift card, and ten more winners will receive a $100 gas card.

All of the vouchers for Ohio destinations can be used at any time when you’re comfortable and ready to enjoy all Ohio has to offer. You could go sooner or later! You decide.

This promotion begins June 23, so get your non-winning $5 Scratch-Offs ready.

Want more details? Click here!
 
Posted: 6/22/2020 2:08:49 PM


New Scratch-Offs Coming June 23!

The summer sun is heating things up, and we're adding to it with five new Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs coming June 23!

Try the $1 scratch-off 7-11-21 Tripler! This ticket has a top prize of $1,000.

Get in on the multiplier action with our $2 scratch-off Multiplier Mania. You could win the top prize of $10,000.

This month there are three new $5 scratch-offs.

Scratch your way to the $150,000 top prize on Lucky Loot HD. Or give the $5 scratch-off Fast Cash a try for a chance to win $150,000. 

The $5 scratch-off Special Edition Cashword gives you a chance to win $300,000.
 
If you want to try a new $20 scratch-off pick up Limited Edition. This ticket has a play area on the front and the back and a top prize of $2,000,000.

Not ready to wait for the new batch? Check out our entire list of Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs here!
 
Posted: 6/19/2020 3:32:48 PM


Hitting the jackpot with Ohio’s own little lotto game, Rolling Cash 5

You might consider Rolling Cash 5, the Ohio Lottery’s “little lotto game,” one of our best kept secrets.

Rolling-Cash-5-jackpot-wins.pngDuring the month of May,  nine lucky ticket holders snatched the Rolling Cash 5 jackpot prize. Winners hailed from all across the state, from Cortland, located less than 30 minutes from the Pennsylvania border in northeast Ohio, to Cincinnati. Retailers selling the jackpot-winning ticket won too, each earning a $500 sales bonus and gaining attention around their local community.

The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot prize starts at $100,000 and continues to grow until someone is lucky enough to match all five numbers. This past month, the jackpot grew to $209,000 before Deli 4 Less in Bedford sold the winning ticket to one of its customers. 

Interested in learning more?  Rolling Cash 5 costs $1 to play and offers four ways to win. Overall odds are 1 in 9, and for those with an eye on the jackpot, top prize odds of 1 in 575,757.
www.ohiolottery.com/Games/DrawGames/Rolling-Cash-5  
Posted: 6/3/2020 4:48:36 PM


Winner Wednesday is Back!

Life may seem different now, but one thing that stays the same is Ohioans winning big! Check out some big Ohio Lottery winner stories.

Chris Hudak celebrated a spectacular win recently. He won $1,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular. Chris purchased his winning ticket at Friendship Marathon in LaGrange. He and his wife are planning to celebrate the big win with a date night.

Curt Honaker was an extreme winner. He won $500 playing Extreme Millions. Curt had this to say about his big win: “I played the Extreme Millions $30 ticket. I purchased the ticket at the Bellevue Beverage Center. This is the second $500 winner in the last 3 days! The first ticket I purchased was a $20 $300 Million Diamond Dazzler at 5 Points in Bellevue.” He plans on buying his wife a nice gift.

Chuck Otter celebrated a big KENO win. He won $810 playing the draw game. Chuck purchased his winning ticket at Loco Leprechaun in Westlake. He is planning to put his prize in the bank and save it.

Joe Kerestman has a lot to celebrate after a big win. He won $500 playing Cash Celebration. Joe purchased his winning ticket at Circle K in Geneva and has some big plans for his prize. He plans to donate to a local charity for COVID-19 relief and buy supplies for his newborn son.

Lisha Borum has 500 reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. She won $500 playing Cash Celebration. Lisha purchased her winning ticket at Meijer in Dayton.

Paul Roof scratched his way to a big win. He won $5,000 playing $5 Decade of Dollars. Paul purchased his winning ticket at True North in Piqua.

Jeanette Gordon felt triple the luck recently. She won $1,000 playing Extreme Millions, $500 playing 7, and $5,000 playing Max the Money. Her prize total was $6,500!

Draw game players are also winning big! On Saturday, May 30, 2020, one lucky player won $1.9 million playing Classic Lotto. The winning ticket was sold at Meijer in Hamilton. The winning numbers were 4-10-12-14-15-18.

A Mega Millions player is now $1 million richer after Tuesday night’s drawing. One ticket was sold that matched 5 for a $1 million win! The winning numbers were 9-20-23-26-29. The winning ticket was sold at Twinsburg Beverage in Twinsburg.

Congratulations, winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
 
 
Posted: 6/3/2020 12:30:00 PM


Someone is a Classic Lotto Winner!






















Check your tickets! Someone is $1.9 million richer after Saturday night's Classic Lotto drawing! 

The winning ticket was sold at Meijer in Hamilton, and the winner chose his own numbers to win the $1.9 million Classic Lotto jackpot.

The winning numbers were 4-10-12-14-15-18.

Click here to learn more about Classic Lotto and all of our Ohio Lottery draw games.
Posted: 6/2/2020 3:37:04 PM


Saluting the Class of 2020

Graduating from high school is one of those milestone moments in life. It's truly an accomplishment to be recognized. But things are a little different this year. Instead of the class of 2020 gathered on the stage together, graduation has taken the form of drive-ups and private walks across the stage to receive their diplomas and turn their tassels alone.

At the Ohio Lottery, we understand the importance of celebrating impressive accomplishments, which is why our Best of Class program is very near and dear to our hearts. We are saddened to cancel our annual Best of Class program and wish we could have recognized the achievements of valedictorians across the state, but with the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the closure of schools and recommended social distancing protocol, we did not want to put the safety and health of our students and production partners at risk when assembling for the customary video spot.
 
We still wanted to honor the Class of 2020, and our alternative produced television spot salutes all graduating Ohio seniors receiving diplomas during this unprecedented time, regardless of merit. 
 
We are proud of all who are graduating and can't wait to see the great things you'll do in the future. We look forward to the day we can resume our traditional Best of Class program and recognize Ohio’s outstanding high school graduates.  

Until then, click here to see our salute to the Class of 2020.
 
Posted: 6/1/2020 9:43:36 AM


Weekend Jackpots Total $461 Million!

Who's ready for the weekend? Add a little excitement to your Friday and Saturday night with a chance to win the Mega Millions or  Powerball jackpots. The weekend jackpots total $461 million! 

Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is $336 million, and Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $125 million!

No matter the size of the jackpot or how many people buy tickets, your odds never change. So it's always a good time to play. You could be Ohio's next millionaire!

Click here to learn more about Mega Millions and Powerball and all of our Ohio Lottery draw games.

 

Posted: 5/29/2020 11:05:30 AM


Retailers make safety a top priority, finding ways to connect with customers and employees

Retailers are stepping up to make the shopping experience in this time of pandemic a good one, and they’re doing it with an eye for safety, sprinkled with enthusiasm, humor and care.Two-of-Chuck-s-employee,-Cindy-Jen,-Poland-Giant-Eagle.jpg

Over the course of the summer, you’ll hear more about them. On behalf of the Ohio Lottery and the entire Ohio workforce, we give each and every one a shout out for their enthusiasm and care.

Chuck-Zander-Maddie,-Poland-Giant-Eagle-1.jpg
Chuck Zander, an owner of the family-owned Poland Giant Eagle, recently held a contest with employees to create some fun out of the time’s difficult circumstances.

“I felt that a little fun needed to be injected into this to keep morale up, so we had a homemade mask contest,” said Chuck.  The prize was a $100 gift card, and he gave everyone who participated a $25 gift card

Tallmadge-Giant-Ealge,-Megan-front-Heather2.jpgWe also recently heard from Heather, an employee of the Tallmadge Giant Eagle. She was super excited that one of her store customers appeared on a recent Play@Home version of Cash Explosion. The Tallmadge resident won $8,400 and was looking forward to seeing the employee recognized in a photo. 

You’ll see Heather here, and Megan, another Tallmadge Giant Eagle employee, behind her.

Being mindful of ways to keep everyone safe, from frequent sanitizing, to wearing of masks, to social distancing and being patient through all this – we find these employees who work for our licensed network of retailers inspiring. 

Thank you for your service to each and every one of us.
Posted: 5/27/2020 11:25:07 AM