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Join us for big fun at the Ohio State Fair!

Who's ready for deep fried everything, agriculture, prize-winning livestock, and more?

You'll find it all and a lot of Ohio Lottery fun at the Ohio State Fair July 27 through August 7!

First up, you get two chances to win with us when you participate in the $1,000 Scratch-Off Statue Search!

We’re placing five scratch-off statues at various locations throughout the fairgrounds.

Any day during the fair, find the retailer statue and scan the QR code with your mobile phone. Enter your MyLotto Rewards account information or sign up for one, then enter the code word on the statue to be entered to win $1,000 in Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs at the conclusion of the fair.

You can also get into the fun with our one-day scavenger hunt on Saturday, August 6. 

Scan the QR code on each of the five statues at the fair that day, then visit the Ohio Lottery booth on 17th Street and show us your completed digital code card to receive a raffle ticket for our live drawing for $1,000 in Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs! We also have 24 other great prizes to give away that day. You must be present to win the one-day scavenger hunt, so make sure you stop back at the Ohio Lottery tent for the live drawing at 3 p.m.

Cash Explosion is also part of the Ohio State Fair Fun. We're celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Cash Explosion with a live show on Sunday, July 31!

The show is set to take place at Taft Auditorium. To learn more, click here.

And while you’re at the fair, don’t forget to visit our Ohio Lottery retailer in the Marketplace Building to pick up your favorite Ohio Lottery games.
Posted: 7/27/2022 1:18:49 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Schenley Carry Out!

This week's Retailer-of-the-Week is Schenely Carry Out in Youngstown!

The staff will greet you with a smile and help you find the Ohio Lottery game that's perfect just for you.

Schenely Carry Out posts signs for jackpots and new scratch-offs on the door and in the drive thru, so you never have to worry about missing a thing.

They are also happy to cash your winning tickets! 

Stop by Schenely Carry Out for your next Ohio Lottery purchase and see for yourself.
Posted: 7/25/2022 12:58:20 PM

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $530 million!

The Mega Millions jackpot has topped half a billion dollars!

You could win $530 million in the drawing set for Tuesday, July 19, 2022, so now is the perfect time to drop into an Ohio Lottery retailer to grab your ticket.

It would be the 8th largest Mega Millions jackpot if someone finds the winning combination of numbers tomorrow night.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 each, and you can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 for a chance to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

It’s been a while since we had a jackpot-winning ticket in Ohio. Giant Eagle in Mentor sold the last jackpot-winning ticket worth $372 million in December of 2019. The Great Hope Trust claimed the winning ticket.

We’re ready for a big win!

To learn more about Mega Millions, click here.
Posted: 7/18/2022 2:43:01 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Sunoco Northfield!

The staff at Sunoco in Northfield knows that you have a lot of choices when it comes to where to purchase Ohio Lottery games.

That's why they offer excellent customer service and a variety of games for you to choose from.

This retailer activates new games when they arrive, so you'll always find the latest selection.

Plus, you'll find a clean and organized Lottery station with seating and promotional materials.

They also cash all winning tickets making it easy for you to stop in and collect your winnings.

And how about those matching sweatshirts? Looking good!

Check out Sunoco in Northfield for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 7/18/2022 1:01:49 PM

New Scratch-Offs Coming July 19!

It’s almost time for new Scratch-Offs, and on July 19 you’ll get new games with chances to win millions!   

Grab a lucky penny and get the $1 Lucky Green scratch-off. It gives you a chance to win $500.  When you reveal 3 $$ symbols in the same vertical, horizontal or diagonal line, you win the prize shown in the prize box!

The newest Cash Explosion scratch-off gives you a shot at being on the show or a chance to win the top prize of $50,000.

The $2 Battleship scratch-off has a top prize of $20,000. Your 26 letter-number coordinates are in the torpedo room. Just scratch the corresponding locations on the grid to see if you sink any of the battleships. If you sink all five ships, you win $20,000.  

$500 Frenzy is loaded with $500 prizes! Look for the star symbol to win the prize shown automatically. Plus, don’t forget to scratch the Fast Cash bonuses on this $5 scratch-off.

The $10 scratch-off $1,000,000 Cash Blowout has over $42 million in total prizes. Look for the 10X, 25X and 50X symbols to multiply your prize! This scratch-off has a top prize of $1,000,000.

If $20 scratch-offs are your game, try Magnificent Millions for a shot at the top prize of $2,000,000! Look for changes to win in the bonus spots to multiply your prize or to win $100, $250, or $500 automatically. When you find the moneybag symbol, you win all 20 prizes shown!  
Want to learn more about all of our scratch-offs? Just click here!
Posted: 7/15/2022 11:37:39 AM

May Partners in Education Academic All Stars

Congratulations to our May Academic All Stars!

Read about May’s amazing students:

Cay'Von Rocker“Cay’Von Rocker is a young gentleman, and he is paying attention to things happening in the world around him. Cay’Von is one of our outstanding new chess players. He pays attention to chess games and instructions and is kind to students and teachers. On April 12, 2022, Cay’Von was put on the Principal’s List for having the highest GPA.” - Yolanda Woodberry, Chess Coach

Houston Cassidy
“Houston puts forth much effort in his science work. He is quick to volunteer ideas in class, whether it be during whole-class discussion or small group work time. His behavior in science class serves as a good example of how to be a successful and responsible student.” - Kim Gainey, Teacher

Karli Krohn“Karli is a very outstanding young lady. She excels in everything she does. She is an honor student, maintaining all As in her classwork. She is active in gymnastics, swimming, AAU basketball for Cincy Swish, Lineshot Club volleyball and is active in her church in Hope Squad. Karli also always volunteers to help someone who is struggling. She takes “team player” to a new level — she is modest and does not take credit for a great play but credits the other person. She is a great role model for others. She never gives up and always tries to do her best. Karli brings out the best in others by her positive leadership.” - Karol Warden, Coach
Charlotte Tartell
“Charlotte is very deserving of this consideration. She is unique and wonderful in her own way… She is interesting, looks at things from a different point of view and is quite kind.” - Kelli Saksa, Counselor

Kade Rotter“Kade Rotter is an unsung champ in Crestwood Schools. He deserves to be recognized for both academic and social reasons. Kade is a quick learner and his studies are important to him. He strives to meet deadlines. While in class, Kade stays engaged in learning. He participates and asks really good questions. He is a role model for his peers. Kade is responsible and following the rules comes naturally to him.” - Kimberly Marfy, Teacher

Kendall Polen
"Kendall Polen is an exemplary high school student! She is dedicated, hardworking and extremely motivated to reach optimal levels of achievement. In addition to being a phenomenal student, she is also a great teammate! Kendall is always willing to help and support her team. Her integrity and grit are nothing short of amazing. We are so grateful to recognize Kendall as an Indian Valley Brave.” - Brandy Grant, Administrator

Benjamin Brooks“Benjamin is a natural born leader. He is the current student body president and has gone above and beyond the required duties. Benjamin has a true passion for others and it shows in everything he does. This year, thanks to Benjamin’s leadership and the student council, HSA will hold its first prom ever. Benjamin is also a leader within his teen group at his church. He continues to have a positive impact on those around him.” - Nina Brooks, Parent

Congrats, students! Check back this fall for more information on our Partners in Education program.
Posted: 7/14/2022 12:00:00 PM

It's Winner Wednesday!


Time to pat yourself on the back because you're halfway to the weekend!

In honor of the joy that is a Wednesday, here are some winners who are already feeling like its the weekend thanks to their big Ohio Lottery wins!

Jackson from Wadworth really cashed in when he scratched Slots of Fun. He won $500,000! Cha-ching!

He bought his winning ticket at Circle K in Wadsworth.

Congrats, Jackson!

Dakota from Elyria wondered what he'd find on his Moneybag Multiplier scratch-off, and he found a $10,000 win!

He purchased his winning ticket at Elyria Foodmart in Elyria.

You can share your win with us on social media! Just share a photo of yourself and your winning ticket after you cash it using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery.

Or you can pose for a picture with the giant check when you claim in our regional offices!


Posted: 7/13/2022 3:41:21 PM

May Partners in Education Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our May Teachers of the Month!

Check out our outstanding teachers across Ohio:

Brad Zahar“Mr. Zahar goes above and beyond to support all the students in his classroom. He works hard to ensure all students are working up to their potential and giving them the extra push if needed. He makes learning fun and creative to keep students involved.” - Kaylee Harrell, Parent

“Elizabeth does an amazing job of engaging the fire ofElizabeth Hamaker music in our students! Her organization and planning leads to magical results with our students. She nurtures and provides strong instruction to our novice students at the middle school level and holds high expectations for our high school students. The Fremont Ross High School orchestra recently earned a superior score from all three judges at the state orchestra contest. These students excelled under Ms. Hamaker’s leadership to earn superior marks for both their performance and their planning.” - Denice Hirt, Faculty Member

Christine Hinegardner“Christine is constantly going out of her way to help her students. She has volunteered for mentor programs in addition to the everyday demands of teaching. Christine is innovative and looking for new ways to motivate and engage the students. She sets high expectations for each student, meets them where they are and pushes them to want to achieve more. Christine is an integral part of the ELA team as well as the 4/5 team.” - Jeff Reese, Administrator

“Mrs. Brooks has provided her students with multipleMargaret Brooks opportunities to explore careers throughout this school year through the Career Experiences classes. Students have done internships, job shadowing, tours of business, took a field trip to the statehouse, met with the Governor, etc. She has also brought the opportunity to students to become STNAs to our high school, and several students have taken the test and passed. She as written grants which have helped pay for the programs she offers to her students. We are thankful for Mrs. Brooks and the work she does in our district.” - Brian Dalton, Administrator

Ashley Sechkar“She has a personality that lights up a room when she walks in, always happy and chipper. This type of personality carries over to those she is around and makes everyone’s day better. She truly cares about her students and providing them a positive learning environment. I believe she is more than deserving of this award.” - Joel Porter, Parent

Debbie Campbell
“Debbie Campbell is an amazing teacher who cares about every single student she comes into contact with. She goes out of her way to make sure each student grows throughout the school year, getting them the help they need to be successful readers and writers… She is a positive role model for everyone in the elementary building – students and adults alike.” Bonnie Luker, Peer Teacher

Julia Nicol“She makes math come to life for her students. Miss Nicol works closely with her fellow fifth grade math partner at Port Washington Elementary to align rigorous, standards-based instruction while still making learning fun. Miss Nicol is quickly becoming one of Midvale students’ most favorite teachers. Since Miss Nicol has arrived, Midvale Elementary has seen achievement and growth arise in fifth grade math. Miss Nicol is a team player, and our team is better for adding her to it.” Jody Ditcher, Administrator

Congratulations to the Teachers of the Month! Stay tuned for our May Academic All Stars.
Posted: 7/12/2022 12:00:00 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Kwik Stop!

Don't want to get out of your car?

Then make Kwik Stop in Ironton your next stop for Ohio Lottery games because they've got a drive thru!

This Retailer-of-the-Week has been in the Lottery biz for 20 years and the staff knows a thing or two about Ohio Lottery games.

They display signs promoting big winners at the store and they'll ready to help you with your next purchase.

They keep their jackpot signs updated so you never have to guess what the jackpot is, and they use signage to promote big winners at the store.

They're fun and friendly at Kwik Stop and they're ready to help you with your next Lottery purchase!

Posted: 7/11/2022 12:50:13 PM

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

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