No doubt, education plays a critical role in child and teen development. However, we understand that educational opportunities may not be the same or available to all. That’s why we’re dedicated to making sure these doors of opportunity are accessible to all students across the great state of Ohio.
As an organization, our mission is to offer entertaining games that maximize profits for K-12 public education. In 2019 alone, we proudly provided $1.15 billion toward Ohio’s education fund.
One long-standing initiative we are proud to continue is our local partnership with Scripps National Spelling Bee
, which enables us to help address these challenges in Ohio and locally sponsor school participation every year.
The Ohio Lottery has served as a Scripps National Spelling Bee local partner since 2008, helping them promote their mission to further the education of students by improving their spelling and increasing their vocabularies.
The partnership originated after we noticed the lack of participation in regional spelling bees from Ohio schools in lower-income areas. To even the playing field among Ohio students, we annually pledge to assist these schools by covering the cost of resources for their students. This includes the cost of study materials and enrollment.
Currently, our pledge benefits more than 1,100 Ohio schools and 30,000 Ohio students and several representatives from across Ohio qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee every year.
We are honored to partner with an organization that shares our same vision to benefit Ohio education.
Need to refresh your spelling skills? Join the fun and put your skills to the test throughout April by following our Instagram account, @ohlottery
, where we’ll be hosting biweekly spelling bees on our Stories.
To learn more about our commitment to benefiting Ohio education, read about our Partners in Education program and ongoing initiatives here.