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Winner Wednesday: Big Win Means Helping Others

This Winner Wednesday we get a look at how one win can change your life, and sometimes the lives of others!

Billion is hot right now!

Lisa from Wadsworth won $1,000,000 on the Billion scratch-off and chose the cash option prize of $500,000.

She said it was the surprise of a lifetime, and she's excited about what she can now do for her parents. 

"You don't ever expect to win, you dream of it, but never expect it to happen! It's the surprise of a lifetime, and I'm excited for what I can do for others. It's not about me, it's about what I can do for others," Lisa said.

She said her first order of business is to buy a new car for her dad since his car is "nickle and diming" him to death with constant repairs. She also plans to use some of her winnings to help care for her mom, and she will save the rest.

Norton BP Food Mart in Norton, sold the winning ticket. Lisa said she already stopped back to let the clerk know she won and that she plans to give her a little tip, too.

Chandra from Wilmot is feeling a lot like Lisa. She also won $1,000,000 on Billion!

Chandra chose the cash option prize of $500,000, and she plans to invest her winnings.

Speedway #9314 in Massillon sold the winning ticket.

Congratulations to Lisa and Chandra!

Do you have a winning story to tell? Share it with us on our Winner Story page! You'll be in good company with hundreds of other Ohio Lottery winners.
Posted: 8/30/2023 11:27:20 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Fuel Mart in Bradner

If you're passing through Bradner, make Fuel Mart #767 a stop on your trip! This retailer is a popular stop for travelers, open 24/7, and ready to serve your Lottery needs!

Fuel Mart #767 has a dedicated Lottery area with both over-the-counter sales and a self-serve kiosk.

You'll always know about the latest lottery excitement with big jackpots, new games, and you'll know about the store's latest big winners with their winner posters displayed in store.

Stop by this retailer for efficient service with a smile!

Posted: 8/28/2023 11:06:37 AM

New Scratch-Offs Coming August 29!

Ready for new scratch-offs? They’re coming to a retailer near you August 29!

Start with the $1 scratch-off, Spooky Loot, with a top prize of $500. When you match any one or more of your numbers to the winning number, you win the prize shown! Keep an eye out for the witch symbol to win double the prize shown.

The $2 scratch-off 10X the Money comes with your best chance to win $20! When you reveal a 2X, 5X or 10X symbol you multiply your prize! The star symbol is your key to winning all ten prizes shown. The top prize is $10,000.

Get ready to spin with the $5 Wheel of Fortune scratch-off with a top prize of $100,000! This scratch-off gives you two games to play. In game one, scratch in search of a star symbol and you win the prize shown automatically. If you reveal a moneybag symbol, you win $50 automatically.  The wheel symbol means you win all 15 prizes shown. The second game gives you a chance to complete a word using the 12 letters revealed under the latex. If you complete a word, you win the prize shown for that word.

Our groovy $10 scratch-off Psychedelic Payout gives you a chance to win up to 30 times with games on the front and the back of the ticket. If you find the sunglasses symbol, you win the prize shown automatically. And keep an eye out for the 10X and 20X symbols to multiply your prizes. Flip the ticket over and scratch to reveal a $20, $50, $100 or $500 in any one of the Extra Groovy Play  spots and win the prize shown automatically!

Learn more about our entire lineup of Ohio Lottery scratch-offs here.
Posted: 8/25/2023 2:04:26 PM

Cash Explosion Road Show Headed to Dayton in September!

Cash Explosion is gearing up to hit the road, and the crew is headed to Hollywood Dayton Raceway for a live Cash Explosion Show taping on September 9!

The big news – you could be drawn as a contestant on the show that day!

Four contestants will be selected the day of the event, two for the first show and two for the second show.

Just fill out your name and phone number on the back of your Cash Explosion ENTRY tickets and drop them in the bin on the day of the show. All non-expired Cash Explosion ENTRY tickets are eligible to be selected.

The gates are set to open at 9am with the first show taping set to begin at 2pm. This is an outdoor event, so inclement weather could push the start time up.

Before the show you can play games to win prizes and merchandise, and we’ll be giving away prizes during the show taping.

While you wait, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurants located inside Hollywood Dayton facility, or purchase food from food trucks on site.

Seating is first come first served, and there will be multiple locations where you can watch the show inside and outside of the racino.

Come see us on September 9 at Hollywood Dayton Raceway!

For more information click here.
Posted: 8/24/2023 11:15:25 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland

Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

When you visit this retailer, you'll find an area dedicated to Lottery play. You can grab your KENO tickets and have a seat to watch the drawings.

You'll find 122 scratch-offs to choose from over the counter and in the self-serve kiosk.

And the staff makes sure you get what you need by providing top notch customer service. Employees will greet you and take care of you and your Lottery needs.
If you have questions about games, the staff is happy to answer them. 

Stop by Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 8/21/2023 12:02:22 PM

Winner Wednesday!

Wondering who is winning playing the Ohio Lottery? Here's a roundup of recent winners.

Donald picked his own numbers when he played Lucky for Life at Vannatta's Right Choice, and he won $25,000 a year for life.
Donald was so excited, he even posed for a photo with the store owner, Jayesh.

Steve has a big smile on his face after winning the $330,567 Lucky 20's EZPlay progrssive jackpot!

He bought his ticket at Buckeye Tavern in Cuyahoga Falls.

Steve says he will be investing and saving his winnings.

James and his wife are paying off some bills after his $202,000 win on Rolling Cash 5!

Circle K # 5491 in Dover sold the winning ticket.

Don't forget to check out our Winner Story page to hear from Ohio Lottery winners across the state, like Tasha from Sunbury!

No win is too small. Click here to submit your video and tell us about your win, today.
Posted: 8/16/2023 12:30:50 PM

$1.58 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot for Tonight!

Are you ready for some Mega fun tonight?

The Mega Millions jackpot was just increased to a whopping
$1.58 billion with a cash option of $783.3 million! 

This is the biggest jackpot in the game's history, and you could be the next big winner.

Pick up your Mega Millions ticket at any Ohio Lottery retailer.

Each ticket is $2, and you can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

Use one of our self-serve kiosks and skip the line. 

Learn more about Mega Millions here.

Posted: 8/8/2023 11:54:45 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Pope's Dairy in Niles

Congratulations to this week's Retailer-of-the-Week, Pope's Dairy in Niles.
Pope's Dairy has been selling Lottery for over 40 years!

That means they're experienced and ready to help you with all of your Ohio Lottery needs.

If you have a winning ticket, the staff is ready to cash it.  

They keep their scratch-off bins full so you always have a selection to choose from.

In addition, Pope's Dairy has a play area for customers who love to play KENO.

Give Pope's Dairy in Niles a try for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 8/7/2023 12:09:48 PM

May Academic All-Stars - Partners in Education

Congratulations to our May Academic All-Stars! Read more about these outstanding students:

Myk'el Coleman“I’m nominating this fine young man because I see his potential to make a difference in a society that needs his strength and zest for learning. Myk’el has a gift for writing, and I am in awe to read how his thoughts create a world of its own,” says teacher Crystal Cash-Watson.

Cassidy is described as the epitome of theCassidy Hench qualifications for an Academic All-Star. Cassidy is a leader who is involved in volleyball and is a cheerleader for varsity basketball. She is looked up to by her peers and the younger students in the district.  

Aubree BatesAubree is a dedicated student who puts effort into her classroom work. She participates in class and is engaged in the lessons. She asks questions and is always willing to help others. She is kind and is a good role model for her peers. “Aubree is a joy to have in the classroom. Aubree brings a smile and positive attitude to school each day,” says teacher Jennifer Shade.

“Bill is adventurous as he is willing to try almostBill Gottardi anything. Bill exhibits leadership, character, positive relationships and a will to achieve,” says principal Lori Cabot. He is a “model leader” to his grade level, and he does his very best to show efforts in the classroom and his growth academically.

Helen LiuHelen Liu is a person who stands out as exceptional. It is rare to find a student who demonstrates a complete set of abilities and characteristics including academic excellence, leadership, communication, responsibility and school/community involvement.  

Quinn Dale
Teacher Jennifer Beadles says that Quinn has made a great name for himself at the school as a new student. He has been able to adapt to new situations and thrive, which is one reason why he was nominated to be an Academic All-Star. Quinn is focused and works hard in and out of his class. He has been a great addition to the 5th grade class.

Karlee Scott“Her superior academic performance is noteworthy, but her willingness to help others is a shining attribute. We are grateful to call her an Indian Valley Brave,” says her teacher, Stephanie Johnson.

David Kress
“David Kress is a tremendous asset to the 8th grade class. He is very respectful and is accepting of all of his peers. He is routinely prepared for all his classes with supplies and his assignments. He truly values education and the learning process, and he offers so much to his classroom environments with his consistent participation,” says principal Cathy Aviles.  

Click Here to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.
Posted: 8/5/2023 12:00:00 PM

May Teachers of the Month - Partners in Education

The 2023-2024 school year is right around the corner! We’re excited for back-to-school season, but first, we’re celebrating our Teachers of the Month from May. Read about our awesome teachers:

Erik Anderson
Mr. Anderson is described as a true unsung hero in the Shaker Heights School District. “Erick teaches adaptive physical education, which means he works with children that have learning disabilities. Because of his work, these children get to experience gym class and learn motor skills, games and generally do things that all of the other kids get to do,” says James Brady.

Crystal Miller
Crystal helped expand the typical elementary school music program to one that rivals other area schools. She started a Veterans Appreciation Day concert, which was a significant undertaking. She organized a second-grade musical, the Ukulele Ensemble, the second and fourth grade Recorder Ensemble and Heritage Harmonics. These events give students the opportunity to participate in something and help them build their confidence.

Rusty Hutchinson“Hutch, as he is affectionately called by staff and students, is the first man in and last man out,” says administrator Kristin Mills. “He has only missed two days of school in 19 years. When you walk into his classroom, students are learning. He’s extremely positive and mild-mannered. He teaches like he’s coaching the World Series. He does the dirty work; he analyzes outcomes and prepares lessons with individual needs in mind.”

“Mary Nie is an exceptional energetic teacher,” saysMary Nie Regina Hensley, a faculty member at the school. “Mary is one of the kindest, most loving and caring individuals I have ever met. She was instrumental in introducing a ‘House System’ in our school.” The House System encourages students in different grades to get to know one another. Nie also took time to apply for a grant to revive the school vegetable garden. She is described as amazing and is a devoted teacher and faculty member.  

Sarah Harrington
Sarah is a dedicated teacher who works tirelessly to meet the needs of her students. “Her planning for daily instruction is remarkable and should be modeled by every teacher in Ohio. Our children are fortunate that Sarah works in our district, and they have the opportunity to spend time with her every day,” says principal Nate Smith.  

Anthony Xenos

Anthony is described as a teacher that goes above and beyond. He provides students with opportunities that are enriching, and he goes out of his way to help any student in the building.  

Melissa Rodhe
Melissa is a caring and compassionate educator who students and peers can lean on. She forms relationships with her students to help them find something positive about coming to school and gives them a purpose to come to school. “The rapport she is able to build with students is invaluable,” says Carrie Maltarich, a faculty member at the school. 

Danielle McMillen

Danielle is a passionate hard worker. Administrator Jody Ditcher says, “Typically Mrs. McMillen’s students make tremendous growth and improve their overall levels of achievement. In addition, they learn to love math as their teacher also loves math.”    

Leslie Medves

Leslie is described as an “excellent teacher” who is always willing to take the time and make sure that students understand the material. She is kind and always willing to answer questions. She is a dedicated teacher who really cares about her students.  

Click Here to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.
Posted: 8/3/2023 12:00:00 PM

It's Winner Wednesday!

It’s time to talk winners!

Today we want to introduce you to one of our recent winners, Donald, and he's no stranger to winning.

He stopped into our Toledo office for his most recent claim – a $20,000 win on Cash Explosion Cashword.

He bought his winning ticket at Friendship Food Store in Oak Harbor.

Donald said this win is the change of luck he’s been looking for.

Maybe he hasn’t been lucky recently, but he’s still a pretty storied Ohio Lottery winner!

Here he is back in 2016 after he won $10,000 on Bingo X10.

Friendship Food Store also sold that winning ticket.   

Before that, Donald was a contestant on Make Me Famous Make Rich!

Congrats, Donald! Here's to your new lucky streak.

Do you have a winning story to tell?

Share it with us on our Winner Story page!
Posted: 8/2/2023 12:59:29 PM

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