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Fireworks fly this Winner Wednesday

This week’s Winner Wednesday sparkles! Enjoy these stories of a few of our past week’s winners.
We start with a KICKER winner who came to the Lorain regional office early Tuesday morning following the Fourth of July holiday. A Northeast Ohio resident and veteran, Martin won the $100,000 top prize in the July 4 drawing for Classic Lotto’s KICKER game! He enjoys the Mega Millions game too and says that he’s not done yet.

This past weekend, Ohio had three Lucky for Life winners of the $25,000-a-year-for-life second-tier prize. On Saturday, July 2, Ohio hit not once, but twice on the $25,000-a-year-for-life prize. One of the winning tickets was sold at A Plus Quick Mart in Twinsburg, the other at Fast Lane Drive Thru in Mansfield. As of July 5, these two prizes have yet to be claimed.

Then, on Sunday, July 3, a Paulding resident won the third big Lucky for Life prize. Circle K #5734 in Paulding sold that winning ticket. Our winner Shelia used auto pick to choose her winning numbers and took the $390,000 cash option payout before taxes.

How’s Ohio doing on the Lucky for Life game? So far this year, Ohio has had four $25,000-a-year-for-life prizes as well as one $1,000-a-week-for-life top prize. 

Big-Winner-Winner-Photo-USE-THIS-ONE-1.pngThen, more news Tuesday afternoon, this time out of our Akron-Canton regional office. Victor of Akron had just visited. He’s well-known to the Ohio Lottery’s regional office and beyond for his past winnings. This time he completed a $10,000 claim in the Ohio Lottery’s $30 Max the Money scratch-off. 

Victor purchased his winning ticket at Tuttle Crossing Duchess #1625 in Columbus. He enjoys progressive EZPLAY ® Games, scratch-offs and our Numbers games too. He has an eye for numbers, watches the odds, and for scratch-off games, looks closely at the prizes remaining, and most of all, has fun. 

Victor's all about family and is looking forward to helping them out with his winnings.

What a week!
Posted: 7/6/2022 10:15:11 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Duncan Falls BP Foodmart

If you're looking for a retailer with a strong community bond where staff knows your name, look no further than Duncan Falls BP Foodmart.

They've built their business through excellent and friendly customer service, often greeting customers by name. 

Duncan Falls BP Foodmart has been an Ohio Lottery retailer since 1983, so they know their Lottery games! 

You'll find bins full of the latest Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs.

Try Duncan Falls BP Foodmart for your next Ohio Lottery purchase. 
Posted: 7/4/2022 1:08:42 PM

Are you In the Know?

Here we are kicking off the month of July!

Barbeques, family get-togethers, and fireworks are likely on tap for you this month, and we've got some new Ohio Lottery fun to go with it.

New scratch-offs are out July 19, and we're counting down to the end of two big second chance promotions. And don't forget about new winner stories!

Click here to get the complete wrap-up on In the Know.

Posted: 7/1/2022 3:26:16 PM

Come celebrate 35 years of Cash Explosion with us!

Back in 1987, gas was $.89 a gallon, a stamp was $.24, and Cash Explosion aired for the first time on TV sets across Ohio!

Since then, the show has been making winners for 35 years, and this summer we're celebrating... BIG TIME!
We're marking 35 years of Cash Explosion with a live show at the Ohio State Fair where contestants will get the chance to win the single largest prize in Cash Explosion history.
Eight contestants will be drawn from the live audience to join eight pre-selected contestants to play for the $350,000 top prize on July 31, 2022, at Taft Coliseum at the Ohio State Fair.

You know we love to make the Cash Explosion experience fun for everyone, so we'll be giving away $50,000 in prizes to the audience throughout the show taping.
How do you get in? Easy!

No tickets are required to be a member of the audience, but it you want to be in the contestant drawing that day, you need to bring your 35th Anniversary Cash Explosion Scratch-Off with the Cash Explosion 35th Anniversary symbol revealed to be entered for the live contestant drawing.

Just visit the registration table outside Taft Coliseum from 10 am to 2:30 pm the day of the show.

Seating is first come first served, so swing by and get your wristband for guaranteed seating.
The doors will open at 1:30 pm to seat the audience, and the show gets on the road at 3:00 pm.

Let's celebrate together! To learn more about Cash Explosion click here.

Posted: 7/1/2022 2:04:58 PM

Mega and Powerball jackpots combined $725 Million!

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are rockin’!

At a combined $725 million, you could really put some boom into your July 4th weekend with one of these jackpots.

Get your tickets today for the $365 million jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing!

Or try for the $360 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday.

Tickets for Mega Millions and Powerball are $2 each.

Don't forget to add Power Play or Megaplier for an extra $1for a chance to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

Getting tickets is easy at any Ohio Lottery retailer.

You can even skip the line and use one of our self-serve kiosks.

Click here to learn more about our self-serve kiosks.
Posted: 6/29/2022 9:46:32 AM

Winner! Winner! Winner Wednesday!

Wondering who is really having fun this week? Wondering who won big prizes?

We've got you covered this Winner Wednesday!

Rolling Cash 5 winners seem to be having the most fun this week.

Randy won $110,000 in the Rolling Cash 5 drawing held on June 21. 

He bought his winning ticket at BPOE Lodge 973 in Athens.

David played Rolling Cash 5 and his auto-pick ticket matched 5 to win $60,001 in the June 15 drawing!

He bought his winning ticket at Bright Road Beverage in Findlay.

Patrick won $120,000 on his Rolling Cash 5 ticket for the June 19 drawing.

He bought his auto-pick ticket at Kroger #536 in Fremont.

Scratch-off players are having some fun, too!

Edward played Ohio Bonus Cash and scored big! He won $10,000. 

Mac-A-Doo's Drive Thru in Portsmouth sold Edward his winning ticket.

You can share your big wins with us on social media!

Just snap a photo of yourself and your winning ticket after you cash it along with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery. 

Click here to visit our press release section to see more winning claims. 

Posted: 6/29/2022 8:19:38 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Blanchester Point

The friendly staff at our Retailer-of-the-Week, Blanchester Point, is waiting to help you with your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

You'll be greeted with a warm welcome when you walk through the doors of this clean retail location with top notch customer service.
The employees let you know when new games are coming or if they've been released, and their scratch-off bins are never empty. Never!

Did we mention they'll wish you good luck with every ticket purchase?

Visit Blanchester Point in Blanchester for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 6/27/2022 11:49:35 AM

Catching up with winners on Winner Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! 

We're loving all of the wins our players are sharing with us on social media, so today we're going to catch up with some of those recent winners sharing their exciting news with the world!

Troy won $1,000 on Monopoly 200X.

He bought his winning ticket at Milford-Mulberry Kroger in Milford.

What's he going to do? He's saving his winnings!

Lisa is celebrating a $10,000 win on Million Dollar Mega Multiplier.

She picked up her winning ticket at Kroger in Toledo.

She plans to use her winnings for some home updates and a vacation.

Daniel from Paulding decided to give the $10 Quick Spot EZPLAY a try and he won the $78,538 progressive jackpot!

He bought his winning ticket at John Paulding VFW Post #587.

Jamie won $250,000 on the Power 25X scratch-off!

She's going to pay off her house and car thanks to her big win.

Express Mart in Lima sold the winning ticket.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We love hearing your winning stories, and it's easy to share yours with us.

Just add the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery to your social media posts and photos with Ohio Lottery wins!

You could be our next featured winner.
Posted: 6/22/2022 11:08:11 AM

New Scratch-Offs Are Here!

Get ready!

We’ve got new four new scratch-offs to spice up your summertime fun coming June 21 to an Ohio Lottery retailer near you.

Try the $1 scratch-off Match 2 Win. Find the moneybag symbol and win the prize shown automatically! Top prize, $1,000.

If you have $2 to spare, give the 7’s scratch-off a go. You win the prize shown when you reveal a 7 symbol. And if you find a cherry, piggy bank, gnome, shark, jalapeño or mouse symbol you win double the prize shown. Top prize, $10,000!

Get your calculator out and get ready to play the $5 scratch-off Plus the Money! It gives you a shot at a $100,000 top prize. When you reveal a +$50 symbol, add $50 to the prize shown under that symbol and win that amount! If you find a +$100 symbol, add $100 to the prize shown under that symbol and win that amount!

You get eight BINGO cards to play on the $5 Bingo Times 25 scratch-off, plus a bonus box to scratch. You could win up to $100,000 with this scratch-off! 

Our newest $20 scratch-off is Mega Cash. This scratch-off comes with bonus boxes and a shot at the top prize of $2,000,000! Winning tickets in this game total $30 and higher! Plus, if you reveal a roll of money symbol, you win all 20 prizes shown.

Learn more about all Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs by clicking here.  
Posted: 6/21/2022 9:30:53 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Beverage Oasis

The friendly staff at Beverage Oasis in Springfield is waiting to help you with your next Ohio Lottery purchase!

This retailer was named Retailer-of-the-Week because it offers great customer service and the staff knows their lottery products.

Beverage Oasis is a drive thru and walk-in store that likes to have fun selling Lottery.

The store carries the latest games and has multiple self-serve kiosks.

Employees not only know a lot about the games, they love to celebrate every win with their customers. Their walk-in area has a wall displaying their customers' big wins. 

Visit Beverage Oasis for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 6/20/2022 11:01:17 AM