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Going Behind the Scenes with PACMAN®

Whether it was on a home gaming system or in an arcade, chances are you’ve played PAC-MAN® at some point!

We’re really excited to bring back the nostalgia of the iconic video game with the new $2 PAC-MAN scratch-off and EZPLAY® tickets coming in May.

Last month, commercial production for the game got underway.

Zagara’s Marketplace and Mike’s Convenient Store in Cleveland Heights served as the backdrops for the commercials promoting the new PAC-MAN games and the winning life the character is now living outside of the video game.

Sparks fly as PAC-MAN busts out of the video game and into the convenience store ready to make his purchases with quarters, of course!

These spots will both bring back memories and show you PAC-MAN in a new three-dimensional light.

We’ve got a lot of fun to come in the next few months after the PAC-MAN games launch on May 11.

Keep an eye on our social channels for updates on the PAC-MAN scratch-off and EZPLAY games, second chance promotions and a fun live event on Facebook you can join to play along and win prizes!

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Posted: 5/7/2021 1:52:40 PM


Welcoming May with Winner Wednesday

We’ve made it to Wednesday, and that means winner stories! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday.

Eric Lambert of Findlay has one million reasons to celebrate this week. He won the $1,000,000 top prize playing Cash Celebration! Eric chose the annuity prize option and will receive his prize in $40,000 installments for 25 years. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey’s General Store #3778, located at 1403 North Main St. in Findlay.

William Blunt of Youngstown scratched his way to a big win. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Millionaire! William purchased his winning ticket at Danconet, located at 57 North Main St. in Poland.

Lillie Threadgill of Toledo will be celebrating her big win for the next decade. She won the top prize of $2,500 a month for 10 years playing Decade of Dollars! Lillie will receive a total prize of $300,000 awarded in $30,000 installments for 10 years. She purchased her winning ticket at S&G #83, located at 4828 Monroe St. in Toledo.

Mebrahtu Woldemichael of Columbus is feeling extreme after winning $50,000 playing Extreme Millions! Mebrahtu purchased the winning ticket at Super Saver, located at 555 South Hamilton Rd. in Whitehall.

Michael Roman of Warren is celebrating a dazzling win. He won $20,000 playing $300 Million Diamond Dazzler! Michael purchased his winning ticket at Country Fair Store #67, located at 1143 North Canfield Niles Rd. in Austintown.

Carole Disbennett of Heath multiplied the money and won big. She won $50,000 playing Money Multiplier! Carole purchased her winning ticket at Hebron Duchess #1113, located at 102 East Main St. in Hebron.

James Schiefer of Bucyrus is celebrating a top prize win. He won the top prize on $250,000 Taxes Paid! James purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5653, located at 405 North Sandusky St. in Bucyrus.

Randolph Wilkins of Cleveland scratched his way to a big win. He won $50,000 playing Money Multiplier! Randolph purchased his winning ticket at Convenient Food Mart, located at 9105 Denison Ave. in Cleveland.

Marques Reasonover of Toledo is celebrating a big Ohio win. He won $20,000 playing Ohio Millions! Marques purchased his winning ticket at Island Variety, located at 722 Dearborn Ave. in Toledo.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 5/5/2021 12:00:00 PM


It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we're sending out a big thank you to Ohio teachers.

Our mission at the Ohio Lottery is to generate funding in support of K-12 education, but our mission means nothing without the dedicated educators across Ohio.

No doubt, 2020 brought a multitude of challenges, but teachers kept going.

Despite masks, Plexiglas barriers, and virtual schooling, our Ohio teachers worked to keep students engaged and learning.

At the Ohio Lottery, we admire the work teachers do and our Partners in Education program seeks to recognize educators who are going above and beyond to help students succeed in the classroom. 

You can nominate outstanding teachers every month. Nominations are accepted through the 10th of every month October to May.

There's still time to nominate teachers and students before the school year ends. To nominate a teacher for Teacher of the Month, click here.


 
Posted: 5/3/2021 9:07:24 AM


Be Alert for Scams

Warmer weather is finally making its way to Ohio, and we’re preparing for some new summer fun. Unfortunately, scammers are also working on new ways to collect private information.

This week, we learned of a new phone scam.

A Lottery player received a phone call from someone claiming he had won $2500 and needed to pick it up at 615 West Superior Cleveland by 6:00 pm or give the caller his bank information and they would deduct the taxes and direct deposit the money.

Even though the caller was using the Lottery’s address in Cleveland, the player was suspicious, so he didn’t share his information and called us instead.  

The call he received was a scam.

If you receive a phone call like this, protect your personal information and do not share anything.
Even if you think it might be legitimate, you can call the Ohio Lottery’s customer service line to check it out.

Remember, if you did not enter a drawing or social media giveaway on our verified pages or buy a ticket, you did not win.

Here’s some helpful tips to protect your information:
  • Unless you specifically entered a promotion or second-chance drawing sponsored by the Ohio Lottery Commission, you will never be contacted by us informing you that you have won a prize.
  • Never accept a collect call from anyone claiming to be an Ohio Lottery official
  • Keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself.
  • Be sure you are on the Ohio Lottery’s official social channels when talking about the lottery online. Look for the blue check mark before interacting on social media. You can also find our official social media pages here:
    • Our official Facebook handle is @OhioLottery
    • Our official Instagram handle is @OHLottery
    • Our official Twitter handle is @OHLottery
 
If you ever have a question about an email or call you receive claiming that you have won a large prize, contact our customer service line at 1-800-686-4208. You can find additional Security Awareness tips on our website.
 
Posted: 4/29/2021 12:30:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

We know “it’s gonna be May”, but we still have some April winners to celebrate. Check out who’s winning in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Victoria Walendzik of Wadsworth is celebrating a big scratch-off win. She won $50,000 playing Millions! Victoria purchased her winning ticket at Independence Beverage, located at 7103 Brecksville Rd. in Independence.

Players of the $10 Money Multiplier scratch-off are celebrating some gigantic wins this Winner Wednesday!

Mary Kostur of Youngstown multiplied her money and won big. She won $50,000 playing Money Mulitiplier! Mary purchased her winning ticket at Speedway #3637, located at 4208 Belmont Ave. in Youngstown.

Phillip Speer of Canton scratched his way to a big win. He won $50,000 playing Money Multiplier! Phillip purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #6236, located at 4985 Navarre Rd. SW in Canton.

Paula Vansesteeg of Youngstown is another Money Multiplier winner. She won $50,000 playing the $20 scratch-off! Paula purchased her winning ticket at Save-A-Step 2, located at 4825 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown.

Brian Otto of Bellaire is a big scratch-off winner this week. He won $50,000 playing Money Multiplier! Brian purchased his winning ticket at D&D Fast Foods, located at 2998 Belmont St. in Bellaire.

James Coon of Bowling Green is celebrating a top prize scratch-off win. He won $500,000 playing Money Multiplier! Pictured here with his fiancé Ashley, this big win comes at a great time. They are getting at the end of June! They plan to use their winnings for the last of their wedding items, buy a new truck for James, and invest the rest. James purchased the winning ticket at Circle K #5669, located at 996 South Main St. in Bowling Green.

Tamara Shilling of Navarre is celebrating an anniversary win. She won $20,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions! Tamara purchased her winning ticket at Rite Aid #2415, located at 3010 Whipple Ave. NW in Canton.

Steven Forbes, Sr. of Canton is celebrating a dazzling win this Winner Wednesday. He won $20,000 playing $300 Million Diamond Dazzler! Steven purchased his winning ticket at Perry Drive Thru, located at 5824 Navarre Rd. SW in Canton.

This week, the Power Play Cashword scratch-off churned out a few top prize winners.
Susan Kenworthy of Zanesville scratched her way to a top prize win. She won $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Susan purchased her winning ticket at Baba Petroleum, LLC, located at 1311 Maysville Rd. in Zanesville.

Chad Maser of Columbus has 20,000 reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Chad purchased his winning ticket at Save Way Mini Mart, located at 2585 West Broad St. in Columbus.

Sharece Gregory of Toledo is shining like a diamond after abig win. She won $20,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular! Sharece purchased her winning ticket at Big Mike’s Gas N Go, located at 1333 Archer Dr. in Troy.

Jason Sturgill of Hamilton is celebrating a big Ohio win. He won $20,000 playing Ohio Millions! Jason purchased his winning ticket at Sunoco, located at 1275 Main St. in Hamilton.

Suzanne Harmon of Brunswick is celebrating a special edition win. She won the top prize of $300,000 playing Special Edition Cashword! Suzanne purchased her winning ticket at Brunswick Beverage Center, located at 1304 Pearl Rd. in Brunswick.

Hillard Bentley of Greenwich is a big scratch-off winner. He won $20,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Hillard purchased his winning ticket at Callihan’s Corner Store, located at 917 US Route 224 in Nova.

Sandra Fowler of Lambertville, MI is celebrating a big Ohio Lottery win. She won $25,208.50 playing Pick 5! Sandra won big on the April 19, 2021 evening drawing. The winning numbers were 2-4-0-8-7. She purchased her winning ticket at Alexis Quick Stop, located at 1121 West Alexis Rd. in Toledo.

Michael Brown of Fostoria has 10,000 reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won $10,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Michael purchased his winning ticket at The Kroger Co. #856, located at 126 West High St. in Fostoria.

Terrell Witcher of Toledo is celebrating a big Pick 4 win. He won $10,000 playing the daily draw game! Terrell won big on the March 4, 2021 midday drawing. The winning numbers were 3-8-4-3. He purchased his winning ticket at GP Marts, located at 3241 Dorr St. in Toledo.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 4/28/2021 12:00:00 PM


Taxes Paid Giveaway Winner Celebrates

Congratulations to Cathy Minor!

She won the Taxes Paid Giveaway, and now she's ready to showcase the painting she named.

Cathy submitted the name On Top of "OH" Mountains All Covered with $$$ and won the contest to name the original painting used in the Taxes Paid Family of Scratch-Offs commercial.

Click here to see the commercial.

Along with the painting, Cathy won $500 in Taxes Paid Scratch-Offs. 

Cathy says this was the first time she's entered a contest like this and she was surprised she won.

“I had actually forgotten about it! I came home from getting my second covid shot and pulled up my email and thought oh, wow!” Cathy recalled.

She won $315 from her scratch-offs. She said she purchased a couple of lottery tickets, and she's planning to place a little bet on the Kentucky Derby with some of her winnings this weekend. 

As for the painting, she's got a spot on the wall in her spare bedroom where she's going to hang it.   

Congratulations, Cathy! 
Posted: 4/27/2021 1:34:16 PM


Winner Wednesday

Wednesday’s are for celebrating, and today we’re celebrating some big winners! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Benjamin Gaff of Bloomdale is celebrating a big KENO win. With the KENO Booster, he won $20,500! Benjamin won big on April 12, 2021. He purchased his winning ticket at Fricker’s #106, located at 1720 East Wooster St. in Bowling Green. To learn more about KENO Booster, click here.

Pamela Taylor of Canton scratched her way to a top prize win. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Pamela purchased her winning ticket at S&K Mini Mart, located at 2502 11th St. SW in Canton.

Curtis Puryear of Newark has a top prize win to celebrate. He won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Curtis purchased his winning ticket at Certified Oil #73, located at 352 West Church St. in Newark.

The $20,000 Taxes Paid Scratch-Off is churning out a lot of big winners this Winner Wednesday!

Camilo Villasenor Hvitron of Fairfield has 20,000 reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won the top prize on $20,000 Taxes Paid! Camilo purchased his winning ticket at Ameristop Food Mart #29109, located at 3791 Woodbridge Blvd. in Fairfield.

Ashley Collins of Columbus is another top prize winner. She won the top prize on $20,000 Taxes Paid! Ashley purchased her winning ticket at Tussing & Brice Duchess #1617, located at 6310 Tussing Rd. in Reynoldsburg.

Mary Bauer of Maineville is celebrating a top prize scratch-off win this week. She won the top prize on $20,000 Taxes Paid! Mary purchased her winning ticket at Meijer Inc. #150, located at 3911 State Routes 22 & 3 in Loveland.

Damon Jones of Streetsboro has a top prize win to celebrate. He won the top prize on $20,000 Taxes Paid! Damon purchased his winning ticket at Sammy’s Food Mart, located at 9418 State Route 43 in Streetsboro.

Rachelle Rice of Piqua is celebrating a big cashword win. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Rachelle purchased her winning ticket at Speedway #5243, located at 900 Scott Dr. in Piqua.

Sandy Kelley of Newton Falls is feeling pretty chill after a big win. She won the top prize of $500,000 playing Black Ice! Sandy purchased her winning ticket at Circle K #5422, located at 100 East Broad St. in Newtown Falls.

Joshua Orum of Columbus is celebrating a spectacular win this week. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular! Joshua purchased his winning ticket at Certified Oil #340, located at 1421 Dublin Rd. in Columbus.

Mark Allen of Painesville maxed the money and won a top prize. He won the second-tier top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Max the Money! Mark chose the cash option prize of $500,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Dairy Mart #5474, located at 31 Fern Dr. in Painesville.

Jeremy Wainscot of Temperance, MI is celebrating a $1 million win this Winner Wednesday. He won the top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Millions! Jeremy chose the cash option prize of $500,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #8610, located at 2502 West Alexis Rd. in Toledo.

Alex Soltas of Hartville passed GO and collected a big win. He won $20,000 playing Monopoly 50X! Alex purchased his winning ticket at Market & Easton Bell Stores #21, located at 6356 North Market St. in North Canton.

Richard Zapparato of Walbridge raced his way to a big win. He won $50,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! Richard purchased his winning ticket at Sahil of Perrysburg, located at 28878 Starbright Blvd. in Perrysburg.

Dianne Vrable of Youngstown has 50,000 reasons to celebrate this week. She won $50,000 playing Cash Celebration! Dianne purchased her winning ticket at Giant Eagle #4018, located at 476 Boardman Canfield Rd. in Boardman.

Stephanie Parker of Circleville scratched her way to a top prize win. She won the top prize on $250,000 Taxes Paid! Stephanie purchased her winning ticket at Circleville Duchess #1219, located at 235 East Main St. in Circleville.

Kevin Kuch of Oregon is celebrating a big payout. He won $10,000 playing $5 Million Payout! Kevin purchased his winning ticket at JJ’s Mini Mart, located at 4101 Woodville Rd. in Northwood.

Michael Maier of Perrysburg is celebrating a rocking win this Winner Wednesday. He won $9,667 playing the EZPLAY® Progressive Jackpot Game, Rock’n 777s! Michael purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #2866, located at 11141 Fremont Pike Rd. in Perrysburg.

Mario Al Saadi of Toledo is celebrating a big scratch-off win. He won $10,000 playing Millions! Mario purchased his winning ticket at Miles C-Stores, located at 1289 Conant St. in Maumee.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 4/21/2021 12:00:00 PM


March Partners in Education Winners

Luck was all around in March, and we’re lucky to have such dedicated and hard-working students and teachers in Ohio! Check out our March Partners in Education Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month!

Our first March Academic All Star is Arabella Rodriguez. Arabella is a Kindergartner at Joseph M. Gallagher School. Sue Ellen Tetlak nominated Arabella and said, “Arabella is pure sunshine! [She] attends school each day, participates fully and with enthusiasm and excitement. My special friend has come so far in the last year, working hard to learn her letters and numbers, and that comes from her hard work and listening skills. Arabella is a kind friend to her classmates and is always willing to help anyone that asks.”

Tanya Mittal is our next Academic All Star. Tanya is in the fifth grade at Sylvania Highland Elementary School. She is described as a “passionate student” who is “dedicated, responsible, organized, and truly cares about learning and growing.” Other teachers describe Tanya as “enjoyable, intelligent, responsible, and helpful.” Tanya started Student Council and used that platform to expand the school’s recycling program. She is known as a “true leader in the classroom.”

Elena Policastro is in the fourth grade at St. Columban School and is a March Academic All Star! Elena is an honor student and a competitive athlete. She participates in soccer, basketball, diving, and gymnastics. She is also known for her kindness. Her coach Karol Warden nominated Elena and said, “Elena is quiet but very driven to excel.”

Our next Academic All Star is Kamaryn Reedus. Kamaryn is in the eighth grade at Lakeview Jr. High School. She excels academically, is a student athlete, and volunteers as a peer helper. Leanne Ross nominated Kamaryn and said, “Kamaryn is a bundle of positive energy who is not afraid to speak up for what is right. She stands out as an intelligent, thoughtful, assertive and strong young woman who is fiercely protective of the rights of others.”

Derek Steedley is another March Academic All Star. Derek is in the eighth grade at Hyre Community Learning Center. He is known for his “excellence and dedication to his education.” Larry Bender nominated Derek and said, “He has learned to adapt his educational levels to ensure success for his own learning. He is dedicated to ensuring that he reaches his goals in life and is determined to make his goals a reality.”

Our last Academic All Star is Octavia Schnittker. Octavia is a senior at Perkins High School. She is known for her “amazing work ethic.” Outside of the classroom, Octavia is involved is a variety of extracurricular activities and is an active volunteer in her community. Ashlie Gowitzka nominated Octavia and said, “Octavia is one of the brightest students I have had the pleasure of teaching. She takes our most rigorous courses and has the intrinsic motivation to perform exceptionally well in them. She truly strives to understand the topics she is studying. I have no doubt that she is going to go on to have a bright future in college and career.”

Our first March Teacher of the Month is Amanda Dacek. Amanda teaches third grade at Green Valley School. She is known for going above and beyond for her students. April Nagorski has a child in her classroom and nominated Amanda for Teacher of the Month. April said, “My son had her last year during the COVID-19 shut down. She would create YouTube videos to keep constant communication with the students. She read stories, did mini lessons, and reassured the students that everything would be okay! This year, my daughter is blessed to also have Ms. Dacek. She has continued to make sure students are learning while feeling safe. Whether it is virtual or hybrid, her communication with students and families is top notch.”

Josh Heidebrink is our next Teacher of the Month. Josh teaches Physical Education for grades K-6 at Northwood Elementary School. He is known for doing “a wonderful job motivating his students and keeping them fully engaged.” Jason Kozina nominated Josh and said, “Mr. Heidebrink has brought energy and enthusiasm to Northwood Elementary School’s physical education classroom this year. He has students excited about attending his class, all while making changes to accommodate COVID protocols.”

Ericka Hamilton is our next Teacher of the Month. Ericka teaches third grade at Lagonda Elementary School. She is described as the “gold standard” by her colleagues. Not only is she dedicated to her students’ education, she is also improving her own knowledge and expertise by completing her Master of Educational Leadership. Joshua Harning nominated Ericka and said, “She is coachable and willing to listen to constructive criticism from any individual, even her students! She works more hours than there are in a day, and more days than there are in a week. She tailors her teaching to meet all of her students’ needs and never gives up on a student, even if they struggle academically.”

Our next Teacher of the Month is Mike Dunlap. Mike teaches Science for grades 9-12 at Loveland High School. Outside of the classroom, Mike is also the school’s soccer coach. With his coaching, the team has won back-to-back soccer league championships, and Mike has been named Coach of the Year for the last three years. He has helped his student athletes obtain scholarships so they can continue their education and play at the next level. Karol Warden nominated Mike and said, “Mike goes out of his way to make learning Fun! Mike is exceptional in both the classroom as a teacher and on the soccer field as a coach.”

Elizabeth Chaffin teaches third grade at Northwood Elementary School and is a March Teacher of the Month! Elizabeth is known for working hard to support the students in her class. Karen Wells nominated Elizabeth and said, “While in Liz’s class, all students grow. Mrs. Chaffin works to be sure every child in her class feels welcomed and accepted. Liz is by far on of the most dedicated teachers I have ever met.”

Fred Johnson is our next Teacher of the Month. Fred teaches sixth grade Science at Manchester Middle School. Along with teaching in the classroom, Fred coaches the school’s track and cross-country teams. He also manages a Soap Box Derby team and the Boy Scouts. His classroom is described as “fun and energetic.”

Valerie Maxwell is our next March Teacher of the Month. Valerie teaches third grade at East Elementary School. Valerie is known for her “warm, enthusiastic personality, strong work ethic, drive for self-improvement and caring qualities.” Outside of the classroom, Valerie is on the District Leadership Team, Building Leadership Team and serves as her building’s Head Teacher. Zach Zesiger nominated Valerie and said, “Mrs. Maxwell’s instructional leadership, passion for learning, respect for students, ability to build a sense of community and belonging in her classroom, high expectations for all students regardless of their ability, passion for teaching, flexibility, constant collaboration with colleagues, and positivity makes her an outstanding teacher. Mrs. Maxwell sets high expectations for all her students, exhibits a deep knowledge of the content being taught, and most importantly always puts kids first! She is able to engage students in the learning process if a variety of fun ways.”

Our last March Teacher of the Month is Michelle Smith. Michelle teaches fourth grade Math at Dowds Elementary School. Michelle is known as an “energetic and inspiring teacher” who is always willing to help out. Kristin Kaple-Jones nominated Michelle and said, “She challenges her students to be deep math thinkers and sets high expectations for their behavior and work ethic. Mrs. Smith works hard to ensure that students love math and just being at school, making her classroom a welcoming place for every child. She goes out of her way to give every student what they need and is a leader in our school community.”

Congratulations to all of our March 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: 4/15/2021 3:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

Another Wednesday is here, and we have winners to celebrate. Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Sherri Kollar is celebrating a jackpot win this week. She won $152,000 playing Rolling Cash 5! Sherri hit the jackpot on April 4, 2021. The winning numbers were 4-6-12-15-22. She purchased her winning ticket at Acme Fresh Market #11, located at 600 South Ave. in Tallmadge.

Robert Headley, Jr. of Kingsville scratched his way to a big win. He won $100,000 playing Money Multiplier! Robert purchased his winning ticket at Grumpy Grandpa’s Git and Go Food, located at 3300 State Rd. in Ashtabula.

Connie Grosscup of Ashland is celebrating a big scratch-off win. She won $20,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Connie purchased her winning ticket at Meijer Inc. #126, located at 1355 Lexington Springmill Rd. in Mansfield.

Kenneth Fleetwood of Garfield Heights is shining like a diamond after a big win. He won $20,000 playing Black Ice! Kenneth purchased his winning ticket at Quick Stop, located at 26165 Euclid Ave. in Euclid.

Timothy Hughes of Charlotte, NC is celebrating a big Ohio Lottery win. He won $150,000 playing $250,000 a Year for Life! Timothy purchased his winning ticket at Langs Marathon, located at 5994 Mayfield Rd. in Mayfield Heights.

Rachael Powell of Springfield is celebrating a top prize win. She won the $500,000 top prize playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Rachael purchased her winning ticket at Plum Food Mart, located at 1140 North Plum St. in Springfield.

Robert Adkins of Avon Lake scratched his way to a $1 million win. He won the top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Millions! Robert chose the cash option prize of $500,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5586, located at 11 South Cleveland Massillon Rd. in Fairlawn.

Giuliana Medina of New Carlisle is celebrating a big Ohio win. She won $20,000 playing Ohio Millions! Giuliana purchased her winning ticket at All-In-One Market, located at 419 North Main St. in New Carlisle.

Jason Joseph of Ray is celebrating an anniversary win. He won $50,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions! Jason purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #9239, located at 449 East Main St. in Jackson.

Joseph Crockett of Youngstown hit Bingo and is celebrating a big win. He won $50,000 playing Bingo Times 10! Joseph purchased his winning ticket at Ohio Gas Mart, located at 2637 Glenwood Ave. in Youngstown.

Denise Mitchell of Cincinnati scratched her way to a top prize win. She won $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Denise purchased her winning ticket at Jet In Jet Out, located at 1207 Linn St. in Cincinnati.

Marcus Martinez of Toledo is celebrating a spectacular win this Winner Wednesday. He won $10,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular! Marcus purchased his winning ticket at Toledo 76, located at 1540 Front St. in Toledo.

Tonda Hamilton of Toledo is a lucky lady this week. She won the top prize of $150,000 playing Lady Luck! Tonda purchased her winning ticket at Tom’s Carryout, located at 2861 Lagrange St. in Toledo.

Victor Faverty of Akron is celebrating his best round of golf ever. He won $75,683 playing the EZPLAY® Progressive Jackpot Game, Going Pro! Victor purchased his winning ticket TD Rowe Tobacco Outlet, located at 1899 Triplett Blvd. in Akron. He typically plays the EZPLAY® Progressive Jackpot Game, Perfect Game 300, but decided to give Going Pro a try. He said, “The only golf I like is miniature golf. I was never into golfing, so Going Pro is now my favorite. This is my best golf score ever!” With retirement around the corner for this US Postal Service letter carrier, this win comes at the perfect time. Victor plans to use his winnings to pay some bills and put the rest towards retirement.

Pamela Smith of Toledo went for the green and won big. She won $10,000 playing Go for the Green! Pamela purchased her winning ticket at S&G #35, located at 4810 Suder Ave. in Toledo.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

April is here, and we’re celebrating our first Winner Wednesday of the month! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Emahkne Lee of Dayton has 25,000 reasons to celebrate after winning $25,000 playing Pick 5! Emahkne won big on the March 29, 2021 evening draw. The winning numbers were 1-3-3-3-1. The winning ticket was purchased at BP West 3rd, located at 4024 West 3rd St. in Dayton.

Keisha Tubbs of Liberty Township is celebrating a double Pick 4 win this week. She won $25,000 on two tickets for the same draw for a total win of $50,000! Keisha won big on the March 29, 2021 midday draw. The winning numbers were 9-9-9-9. She purchased both winning ticket at Ray’s Food Mart, located at 11444 Springfield Pike in Springdale.

Roy McKinley of Blanchester is celebrating a big scratch-off win. He won $20,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Roy purchased his winning ticket at Blanchester Point, located at 310 West Main St. in Blanchester.

Jeremy Huff of Ashland will be celebrating his big win for the next 10 years. He won the top prize of $300,000 playing Decade of Dollars! Jeremy chose the annuity prize option, and will receive his prize in $30,000 installments for the next 10 years. He purchased his winning ticket at Main & Union Duchess #1182, located at 153 East Main St. in Ashland.

Joseph Bernosky of Avon Lake raced into Winner Wednesday with a big win. He won $50,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! Joseph purchased his winning ticket at Avon Lake Food Mart, located at 137 Lear Rd. in Avon Lake.

Allyson Kovacich of Alliance is shining like a diamond after a big win. She won $20,000 playing Black Ice! Allyson purchased her winning ticket at Circle K #5668, located at 911 West State St. in Alliance.

Heather Leaf of Salem passed go and collected a big win. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Monopoly 10X! Heather purchased her winning ticket at Smith Oil #109, located at 968 East State St. in Salem.

Janet Taggart of Cleveland scratched her way to a top prize win. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Janet purchased her winning ticket at City Foods, located at 1810 East 12th St. in Cleveland.

Tom Barrett of Creston is sparkling after a big win. He won $20,000 playing Black Ice! Tom purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5441, located at 134 Main St. in Creston.

Krizma Hoffer of Newark crossed the finish line for a big win. Krizma won $50,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! The winning ticket was purchased at Valero, located at 101 South 2nd St. in Coshocton.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
 
 
Posted: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 PM