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March Partners in Education Winners

We officially welcomed Spring last month, and these Ohio students and teachers really stepped up to the plate! Check out our March Partners in Education Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month.

Our first Academic All Star is Millicent Ackleys. Millicent is a seventh grader at Teays Valley West Middle School. She is described as a hard worker. Teachers say, “She comes to class with a positive attitude and a smile on her face daily. She is quietly attentive, will respond when call upon, and works well in group settings.”

Madilyn Gaydos, a Junior at Brunswick High School, is our next Academic All Star. She is a member of the varsity tennis team and was a co-captain this past season. Madilyn also strives academically. She is studying college Chinese, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She is also very involved in her community. Madilyn is a weekly Library and Safety Town volunteer, a tutor, and a volunteer at the senior center.

Skye Hoover is an eighth grader at Edison Middle School and a March Academic All Star. Skye is described as “a delightful young lady” and “a joy to have in class”. She is a member of the school band, Model UN, and Junior Teen Institute. Skye is known for her work ethic. Teachers said, “Skye leads by example and is kind and generous to her peers. […] we all feel very lucky to have the pleasure of teaching this remarkable young lady.”

Our fourth Academic All Star is Thomas Ryerson. Thomas is a seventh grader at Milton-Union Middle School. He is known for always having a smile on his face and putting forth his best effort. Teachers note that he is willing to work with anyone and gets along with everyone.

Our first Teacher of the Month is Tammy Broughton. Tammy is a Math Intervention Specialist for grades 7-8 at Dixie Middle School. She is known for being a problem solver and doing it with a smile on her face. Tammy is well respected by her students and looked up to by her peers. A fellow teacher says, “Our building would be lost without her!”

Matt England is our next Teacher of the Month. Matt teaches Technology for grades 6-8 at Rocky River Middle School. He is described as innovative and a leader. Along with teaching technology, Matt is coordinator for the school’s essentials team which includes Band, Choir, Fitness, Art and College and Career Readiness.

Anne Markijohn teaches Physics and Chemistry for grades eleven and twelve at Geneva High School and is a March Teacher of the Month. Anne is known for her service, creativity, and dedication in the classroom and community. She is praised for her lessons and classroom activities by fellow teachers. Outside of the classroom, she runs Quiz Bowl, Academic Challenge, Science Fair, Sunshine Committee, and is a class advisor. “She is always ready to step up and serve our community and school,” says coworker, Matt Hunt.

Our next Teacher of the Month is Chelsea Minnich. Chelsea teaches third grade English Language Arts at Parkway Elementary School. She is known for her character, effort, and dedication to achieving the school’s mission. She also demonstrates leadership as a member of the Teacher Based Team, the Building Leadership Team, and the District Leadership. A fellow teacher said this about Chelsea: “[…] she represents everything Alliance City Schools stands for. Our district, our school, and most of all, her students, are so lucky to have her!”

Our fifth Teacher of the Month is Sue Stark. Sue teaches fifth grade English Language Arts and Reading at Galion Intermediate School. She is described as a leader and someone who is always willing to help. The Assistant Principal had this to say about Sue: “Her passion for teaching is unmatched. Mrs. Stark is an outstanding educator that goes above and beyond for all students at Galion Intermediate School.”

Congratulations to all of our March Partners in Education recipients! Keep up the amazing work!

You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month by Clicking Here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
 
Posted: 4/25/2019 3:30:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

Another Wednesday has arrived, and we have the winner stories you’re looking for! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Yelynda “Lynn” Haskins of Navarre celebrated a mega win this week! She won $10,000 playing Mega Millions! Yelynda is planning to set sail with her prize. She wants to put some of the money towards going on a cruise and to move to a new place. Her winning ticket was purchased at S&K Mart, located at 2019 Harrisburg Rd. NE in Canton.

Kevin Collier of Toledo had a perfect win this week. He won $31,407 playing EZPLAY Progressive Jackpot game, Perfect Game 300. Kevin purchased his winning ticket at Hill Street Pub, located at 6240 Hill Avenue in Toledo.

Joshua Fosgate of Elmore is another big winner this week. He won $10,000 playing $10 scratch off, Million Dollar Multiplier. Joshua purchased his winning ticket at Tina’s Country Market, located at 3100 OH-51 in Elmore.

Ricky Law of Warren raced his way to a big win this week. He won $10,000 playing $30 scratch off, Fastest Road to $1 Million.

John Hensley of Sandusky rolled into a big win this week. He won $130,000 playing daily draw game, Rolling Cash 5. John won the jackpot for the April 14, 2019 drawing. The winning numbers were 5-14-25-31-36. He purchased his winning ticket at Dave’s Park Avery, located at 104 W. Mason Rd. in Milan.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!
 
Posted: 4/24/2019 12:00:00 PM


Celebrating Dyngus Day

The Easter holiday has passed, but the celebrations did not end after Sunday. On Monday, we polka danced our way through the 9th Annual Cleveland Dyngus Day!

Dyngus Day is an annual festival that is always held the day after Easter in celebration of Polish and Easter European heritage. We brought our Money Grab Booth to Gordon Square! Attendees had the chance to enter any non-winning Jewel 7’s scratch off into a drawing for a chance to spend 30 seconds in the booth and win some awesome prizes. Our five drawing winners ended the day with bellies full of kielbasa and pierogis and pockets full of prizes!

All five drawing winners received $100 worth of Decade of Dollars scratch offs, a $25 voucher for official Dyngus Day merchandise, and 2 tickets to Cleveland Oktoberfest. We also had some exciting local prizes for our drawing winners! To see all of our winners and their prizes, head to our Facebook page.

Jewel 7’s is our newest family of $5 scratch offs. Try Ruby Red 7’s, Emerald Green 7’s, Diamond White 7’s and Sapphire Blue 7’s for a chance to win the top prize of $150,000. Click here to learn more!

You can find us next this Friday (4/26) and Saturday (4/27) in Columbus! We’ll be at the Professional Bull Riders Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic at the Schottenstein Center.
 
Posted: 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM


Big Winner In BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGEā„¢

This week 16 winners of the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ second chance promotion enjoyed their four-day three-night all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas. While they were there, they got a chance to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE, and one of them came home a big winner!

Brian Harmon from Union City came home with a big smile on his face and an oversized check for $2 million. He played the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE and found the GOLDEN TICKET in the first two rounds for a prize of $500,000. When he moved on to the third and final round with a chance to multiply his prize, he found a 4X to win $2 million.

Brian-Harmon-Billion-Dollar-Challenge-Winner.pngWhile he was on stage, his wife, Kim, was watching from the audience. 

"She was crying she was so happy, and I was jumping up and down.To me that was a dream, and it's hard to process in your mind. Two million dollars!" Brian said.

He had been to Las Vegas one time before and won $1,200 playing a slot machine, but it's safe to say that this win takes the cake. Now he's ready to simply enjoy life.

"We want to invest the money and retire so we can enjoy life. I've been working since I was ten years old as a kid on a farm, so I'd like to sit back and relax for a while," he said.

Congratulations, Brian! Here's hoping for lots of rest and relaxation in the future! 

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Posted: 4/19/2019 12:13:58 PM


A Shining Winner Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week, and these Ohio Lottery players are heading into the weekend with big wins to celebrate! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Bradley Scott, Jr. of Stockport is shining like a diamond this week after his big win! He won the top prize of $150,000 playing Diamond White 7’s! Diamond White 7’s is part of our newest family of $5 scratch offs, Jewel 7’s. The family is also made up of Emerald Green 7’s, Ruby Red 7’s, and Sapphire Blue 7’s. Bradley purchased his winning ticket at Par Mar #2, located at 8600 OH-339 in Vincent.

Elizabeth Mooney of Struthers is another top prize winner this week! She won $300,000 playing $5 Special Edition Cashword. Elizabeth purchased her winning scratch off at Stop N Go, located at 1008 Youngstown-Poland Rd. in Struthers.

George Stephens of Youngstown scratched his way to a top prize this week! He won $150,000 playing $5 Casino Royale! George did not believe that he was a big winner at first! “I couldn’t believe my eyes, I just sat there and stared at it. It was surreal,” he said. George purchased his winning ticket at Sami Quick Stop in Youngstown.

Jeffrey Hollen of Guysville celebrated a big payout this week! He won $10,000 playing the $20 scratch off, $5 Million Payout! Jeffrey purchased his winning ticket at Pantry Pride Market, located at 1150 Celina Rd. in Saint Marys.

Kelly Tibbs of Shelby struck gold with her big win this week! She won $20,000 playing $10 Diamonds and Gold! Kelly purchased her winning scratch off at Shebly Duchess #1206 in Shelby.

Sheila Crawford of Norwalk had an extravagant win this week! She won $10,000 playing the $20 scratch off, $100 Million Cash Extravaganza!

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!

Posted: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 PM


A Bright Winner Wednesday

The sun is shining, and these Ohio Lottery players are celebrating! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Tracey Mount of Springfield isn’t just a winner this week; she’ll be winning for the next decade! Tracey won the top prize of $500 a month for 10 years on $1 scratch off Decade of Dollars! Her prize will be paid in 10 annual payments of $6,000. Her total prize is $60,000! Tracey purchased her winning ticket at Speedway #8916, located at 1241 W. North St. in Springfield.

Vincent Kamms of Amherst had a big win this week! He won $20,000 playing $30 scratch off 40th Anniversary Millions! Vincent purchased his winning ticket at West Erie Food Mart, located at 5375 W. Erie Ave. in Lorain.

Richard Hall of Amherst is another big winner this week! He won $10,000 on our new $20 scratch off $5,000,000 Bonus!

Jodi Mendoza of Massillon welcomed the week with a big win! She won $150,000 playing $10 scratch off Decade of Dollars. Jodi is a first time Lottery winner, and she has some big plans for her winnings! Some of those plans include paying off her house, paying off some hospital bills, and starting a college fund for her daughter. Jodi purchased her winning ticket at Speedway #9400, located at 3805 Southway Street SW in Canton.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!
 
Posted: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

We’re springing into the new month with some big winner stories! Check out who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Billy Hook of Columbus celebrated an extreme win this week! He won $10,000 playing scratch off Extreme Millions! Billy purchased his winning ticket at Speedy Mart Mobil, located at 3377 E. Livingston Ave. in Columbus.

Jesse Haag of Columbus drove in to this week in style! He is the latest winner of the $1 million annuity top prize on scratch off Fastest Road to $1 Million! Jesse purchased his winning ticket at Giant Eagle #6508, located at 280 E. Whitter Street in Columbus.

Joe Patterson of Cambridge had a blowout win this week! He won $10,000 playing $20 scratch off Ohio Cash Blowout! Joe purchased his winning ticket at Riesbeck’s #4, located at 55 S. 23rd Street in Cambridge.

Brandon Murphy of Marblehead kicked off the week with a big win! He played $30 scratch off Fastest Road to $1 Million and won $10,000!

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!
 
Posted: 4/3/2019 12:00:00 PM