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

Responsible Gambling partnership forms with Cuyahoga County Court

Responsible gambling is at the heart of our Keep it Fun campaign, which encourages players to play within their means, shows them how to spot a gambling problem, and share resources to get help.

We work year round to spread that message through our own responsible gambling program and by joining forces with other state agencies as part of Ohio for Responsible gambling.

That partnership has extended to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

The Court announced a partnership with Recovery Resources and Ohio for Responsible Gambling to develop a first of its kind court program in the state to address criminal charges that stem from problem gambling.

The goal is to help individuals overcome the difficulties that brought them into the justice system, and for some that could be a gambling addiction.

Specially trained probation officers known as Gambling Recovery Officers, will provide a gambling assessment to identify individuals who may have a problem, and they will work hand in hand with Recovery Resources and certified counselors to help individuals break the negative cycle of problem gambling. 

Those who successfully complete the program may have their felony charge dismissed to avoid having a felony conviction on their record.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a gambling problem, help is available. Visit Keep it Fun, Ohio for more information and resources.


 
Posted: 10/6/2022 12:56:41 PM


Mega and Powerball jackpots are combined $733 million!

Will jackpot fever hit again?

Anything is possible, and right now the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are a combined $733 million! 

Pick your numbers or go with the auto-pick for tonight's $380 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing.

Don't forget to add the Megaplier for $1 a chance to multiply your non-jackpot winnings! 

Tomorrow night you get a chance to win $353 million in the Powerball drawing.

The extra $1 for the Power Play gives you the chance to multiply your prize.

Get into the game and the jackpot-winning fun of Mega Millions and Powerball!

Don't forget you can skip the line and purchase your ticket at one of our self-serve kiosks at any Ohio Lottery retailer. Good luck!

 

Posted: 10/4/2022 11:15:50 AM


Did you say HOLIDAY scratch-offs?!

Keep sipping that pumpkin spice and don’t mind us.

We’re just over here getting ready for hot chocolate and gift-giving!

Our first batch of holiday scratch-offs are available starting October 11.

Get the holiday season going with the $1 scratch-off Holiday Cash. You could win up to $500!  

Celebrate the season with the $2 Betty Boop scratch-off for a shot at the top prize of $10,000. Reveal a 2X, 5X, or 10X symbol and multiply the prize won by 2, 5, or 10 TIMES! If you reveal a BB symbol, you win ALL 10 prizes shown!  

Feeling minty? Scratch the peppermints and candy canes on the $3 scratch-off Peppermint Payout for a chance to win $50,000! Don’t forget to scratch the Hot Chocolate Multiplier box to multiply your prize won.

The $5 scratch-off Holiday Lucky Times 10 is waiting for you to scratch for a chance to win the $250,000 top prize! If any one or more of your holiday numbers match any of the lucky numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching Holiday Numbers. If you win, scratch the BONUS area, and if you reveal a BONUS NUMBER, multiply your total winning prize amount by that number.

The $10 scratch-off Holiday 50X the Money gives you a chance to win up to $500,000. Look for the 10X, 20X, or 50X symbol to automatically multiply your prize by 10, 20, or 50 times. Find the stack of money symbol and win ALL 20 prizes shown! And don’t forget about the bonus. Look for the $50 bill, $100 bill, or $500 bill to win that prize automatically!

How’s a $1,000,000 top prize sound? You could win it on the $20 $1,000,000 Merry Multiplier scratch-off. Look for the start symbol to win the prize shown automatically. Scratch off the "MULTIPLIER" for each prize won, uncover a 2X, 5X, 10X, 20X, 50X or 100X and multiply your prize won by the corresponding multiplier!

These new scratch-offs drop October 11. Check out your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer and give them a try!
 
Posted: 10/4/2022 10:47:38 AM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Center Marks Sunoco

Congratulations to our Retailer-of-the-Week, Center Marks Sunoco in Brunswick Hills!

They've been in the Lottery business since the store opened 21 years ago, and the staff works hard to bring the best customer service around.

Center Marks Sunoco is a clean store with friendly long-term employees who know the customers by name.

You can depend on Center Marks Sunoco to have the games you want. Staff activates new tickets as soon as they're released.

Check out Center Marks Sunoco for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 10/3/2022 12:00:27 PM


In the Know

Are you ready?

October is going to be fun, and it starts with the release of our always popular holiday scratch-offs!

And you get a second chance to win with our Naughty or Nice Second Chance Promotion.

Get the complete look at the month and all the fun you don't want to miss on In the Know!
Posted: 10/1/2022 10:31:09 AM


Winning Stories for Winner Wednesday

This Winner Wednesday we're talking wins big and small.

First up, John.

He won $10,000 on the $1 Million Cash Blowout scratch-off!

He bought his winning ticket at Mosiers Market in Raymond.

Larry from Lorain won $50,000 on the Millions scratch-off.

He bought his winning ticket at Convenient Food Mart in Olmsted Township.

We had a celebrity sighting in our Cleveland office when a local reporter came in to get her picture for a recent win.

Stephanie from Cleveland won $200 on in the September 21, 2022 Powerball drawing when she matched 3 numbers and the Powerball number with 2X Power Play!

It might not seem like a big win, but to Stephanie it was! She just started playing Powerball in January. 

The Clippers hit a home run, and made Sonja from Bucyrus a big winner.

She won $1,000 and Ohio Lottery merch as the Home Run Inning Winner at the Columbus Clippers game!

Do you have a winning ticket?

Get your photo with the BIG check when you make your claim or just stop into one of our offices for a photo. Or, after you cash your winning ticket, share your win with us on social media using the hashtag #IWontheOHLottery.


 
Posted: 9/28/2022 2:00:38 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Newton Falls Shop-N-Save

Newton Falls Shop-N-Save is a retailer with excellent customer service, and that top notch service has earned them the distinction of Retailer-of-the-Week!
 
When you visit Newton Falls Shop-N-Save, you get two self-service kiosks that are clean and stocked with the most popular games.

The staff makes sure the latest Ohio Lottery games are fully stocked for you to select from.

Regular customers keep coming back thanks to the friendly service they receive. 

Check them out for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 9/26/2022 2:23:35 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Dairy Mart #5474

Where do you go when you're looking for the latest Ohio Lottery games and friendly service? Check out our Retailer-of-the-Week, Dairy Mart #5474 in Painesville.
 
When you step inside, look for the Lottery area with promotional materials. It's clean, organized, and fully stocked.
 
This store has a lot of returning players thanks to the superior customer service they provide.

Dairy Mart #5474 is a Super Retailer,  so they can cash winning tickets up to $5,000. The store tries to never turn a customer away who wants to cash a ticket, and it keeps players coming back. 

Stop by Dairy Mart #5474 for your next Ohio Lottery purchase. 

Posted: 9/22/2022 2:33:37 PM


Big Winner for Winner Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Today we're highlighting one of our big winners, Joshua from Fremont.

Joshua likes to play KENO, and now we're pretty sure he's an even bigger fan of the draw game after he won $500,000! 

He bought his half-million dollar winning ticket at Chud's. He purchased $20 of KENO plus the Booster to win his big prize.

Joshua was still letting the news settle in when he visited our regional office to claim, so his first order of business was to sit down with his wife for a drink.

He was already making plans to vacation, put money into his four children's college funds, and invest some. Good choices, Joshua!

Are you a big winner? Ask to get your photo with the big check when you make your claim! Or, share your win with us on social media using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery.
 
 
Posted: 9/21/2022 9:52:55 AM


Update your Address in MyLotto Rewards!

Attention MyLotto Rewards members!

We're so excited that the physical catalog is back so you can order physical items using your points, but if you've listed your address as a P.O. Box, we won't be able to ship physical items there.

Unfortunately, the USPS does not accept packages from UPS, which is the shipping service used for MyLotto Rewards orders.

Don't worry! All you need to do is update your address on your MyLotto Rewards account to one that is not a P.O. Box before placing your next order.

You can change your address by clicking Update Profile under the My Account section.  
  
Once you place an order, you can track your items in My Physical Purchases under the My Account section. You should expect delivery of catalog items within 1 to 3 weeks.
 
Gift card orders can still be made to a P.O. Box.
Posted: 9/14/2022 10:16:49 AM