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Congratulations to our Retailer-of-the-Week!

Employees of Daily Mart in Lorain go the extra mile for Ohio Lottery customers. It's one of the top reasons Daily Mart is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week.

The store rewards customers by including special promotions among its offerings. You'll find second-chance drawings for prizes, including bikes, televisions and more.

Daily Mart provides fast and friendly service with one employee dedicated soley to Lottery. Customers are made to feel special, which encourages them to come back and cash their winning tickets at the store.

If you visit the store, make their day and share your congratulations!
 

Posted: 5/30/2022 8:00:00 AM


Celebrating Winner Wednesday

Check it out! Can you believe this is the last Winner Wednesday for the month of May?

Time flies when you're having fun, and this week's winners are definitely feeling the vibe.

Alysia drew inspiration from her address to select her Pick 5 numbers and won $25,417.

She played her zip code, 4-3-6-1-4, in the May 22, 2022 Pick 5 evening drawing. 

Eastgate Carryout, located at 1853 Eastgate Rd in Toledo, sold the winning ticket.

Zack played the Extreme Millions Scratch-Off and won $10,000!

He shared his win with us on social media and says he plans to use his winnings to do something fun with his kids.

He bought his winning ticket at Special Way in Toronto.

Liz from Munroe Falls played Million Dollar Multiplier and scratched her way to a $10,000 win.

Liz found the win on the last number on her ticket!

She said it was an exciting game to play and she's using some of her winnings to pay off some bills.

She bought her winning ticket at Gray Mart in Munroe Falls.

Someone picked all the right numbers to win the $388,000 Rolling Cash 5 jackpot on May 23.

Warrensville Marathon in Maple Heighs sold the winning ticket. The winner chose their own numbers - 14-17-20-25-28.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Make sure you check out our Facebook page on May 26 for your chance to win a book of Red White & Blue Cash scratch-offs!
Posted: 5/25/2022 9:38:56 AM


We've got a new Retailer-of-the-Week!

The Campbell Shell is a popular place and the sales show it! But what's best is that customers and staff are encouraged to be themselves. Saif, the store manager, says there are no robots on his customer service team.

Campbell Shell promotes its winners, posting signs of its biggest winners for customers to see. The staff is patient and kind, cncouraging customers to have some fun and try their luck.

Over the past 20 years, they’ve built friendships with many of their customers. Now that's something to celebrate!

 

 

Posted: 5/23/2022 8:00:00 AM


KENO fans: Time to Dust Off Your Wings

Looking for a tasty treat to add to your Keno play while enjoying time at your favorite Ohio Lottery Keno retailer?

Look no further than the Ohio Lottery’s Dust Off Your Wings promotion starting Monday, May 23, and running daily through Saturday, June 4, from 3-8 p.m.Keno_250x250.png

All you need to do is make a $20 single-ticket Keno purchase and you’ll receive a $1 4-spot wager good for three consecutive drawings.

The 4-spot play is a Keno player favorite too. Enjoy this something extra from the Ohio Lottery!
 
 
Posted: 5/20/2022 5:00:00 PM


Playing Ohio Lottery games helps support Ohio Businesses

Did you know that when you purchase Ohio Lottery games you're helping to support a network of 10,000 retailers across Ohio?

Mom and pop shops in your neighborhood, gas stations and convenience stores you visit, and bars and restaurants all over the state are all valued members of the Ohio Lottery retail network. And they all get a piece of the pie from Ohio Lottery sales! 

Retailers earn a commission on Ohio Lottery sales, and are incentivized to sell and earn bonuses for things like cashing winning tickets, selling jackpot-winning tickets, and activating new tickets when they're delivered.

Last fiscal year, Ohio Lottery retailers earned $296 million in bonuses and commissions!

That's $63 million more than the previous year.

So when you play, retailers win too!

We hope you continue to support retailers across Ohio, and the mission set out to help support education in Ohio. 
Posted: 5/20/2022 8:14:11 AM


What day is it? It's Winner Wednesday!

It doesn't get much better than a Winner Wednesday, and today we have a three-time Ohio Lottery winner!

Victor from Akron won $10,000 pn the Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off, $5 Million Payout.

He bought his winning ticket at T D Rowe Tobacco Outlet in Akron.

He and his wife don't have any bills to pay, so they're planning to take a vacation and buy some new furniture.

Victor is no stranger to making winning claims.

We're becoming old friends because this is the third time he's been in our offices with a winning ticket.

This time last year, Victor played the EZPLAY Progressive jackpot game, Going Pro and hit the jackpot... for the second time in less than a month!

First, he won $75,683 on Going Pro last April, then played a month later and won $92,276 progressive jackpot.

T D Rowe Tobacco Outlet in Akron is Victor's lucky spot.

He bought all of his big winners at the retailer.

Who says lightning doesn't strike twice? Or three times for that matter!

Allan from Madison scratched his way to a big win on Power 25X. He won $10,000!

He bought his winning ticket at Convenient Food Mart in Madison.

How's he going to spend his winnings? Allan says he's planning to go on a vacation.

Congratulations, and Happy Winner Wednesday!

 
Posted: 5/18/2022 10:46:10 AM


April Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our April Teachers of the Month! 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.

Check out our amazing April teachers:

Mary Ellis“Each day, Ms. Ellis goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure each student’s needs are met and that all the accommodations for each student are met. Ms. Ellis displays her maximum effort daily and stays hours after the workday to make sure that each student has updated IEP’s, completed daily tasks, and maintains a daily communication with parents/guardians. Ms. Ellis works tirelessly and is honestly the best and most accomplished intervention specialist I have ever been around.” – Adam Guy, Administrator

“Courtney has been instrumental in moving our school forward in best-practice, researched basedCourtney Dyer educational teaching. Her involvement with grade-level, building, and district committees has been instrumental in developing our school’s pacing guides and unpacking Ohio Department of Education standards to align with the science of reading. Without her, our staff would not have the current, up-to-date, best practice information needed to educate our students. Courtney is the pillar of what is needed within our district and we would not be moving forward without her.” – Melissa Cardinal, Teacher

Alisha Hovanick“Mrs. Hovanick is gifted in her ability to reach and teach students. So far in the 2021-2022 school year, Mrs. Hovanick’s students have demonstrated high academics. In addition, they are learning to be learners. She greets them every day with a smile and probably at least one joke or two. They cannot get through the day without laughing in Mrs. Hovanick’s class.” – Jody Ditcher, Administrator



“Mr. Kuhn stands out amongst other teachers due to hisWilliam Kuhn passion for the subject he teaches. He spent 20 years in the field of electricity before getting his dream job of being an industrial electricity teacher. Both at work and home he is always coming up with creative ideas to teach his students to become the best electricians they can be. He is a person who truly loves his job and takes advantage of every available resource he can to benefit teaching his students.” – Kaci Kuhn 


Chad Marzec“Mr. Chad Marzec is an all-around amazing person! He is a fantastic science teacher who is very passionate about the information he teaches, and he is full of school spirit. He serves as our head wrestling coach, and he wholeheartedly supports all school programs, sports, organizations. As a staff member, he is competitive but also supportive with all of his colleagues. Above all else, his more special gift is the way he makes all students and staff members feel special.  He genuinely shows his concern and thoughtfulness to everyone he encounters.” – Brenda Frankart, Administrator

Congratulations to April’s Teachers of the Month!
Posted: 5/16/2022 10:00:00 AM


Discover Ohio and win BIG!

Are you ready to hit the road and enjoy all of the sites our great state has to offer?

Then give our Discover Ohio EZPLAY Game a try! You could win great prizes to fun Ohio destinations.

Discover Ohio is a $5 EZPLAY game with a top prize of $10,000.

You find adventureous fun in the second chance component of the game.

If your Discover Ohio ticket has the Airstream symbol, you can enter it through MyLotto Rewards for a chance to win the grand prize of a 2022 New Body Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2022 Airstream Basecamp to pull behind it.

Plus, our grand prize winner will receive gift cards to Ohio State Parks and a $2,000 Visa gift card.

It's a prize package worth $100,000!

Five winners will each receive gift cards for Ohio State Parks, Kalahari, Hocking Hills and a Visa gift card for a prize package valued at $5,000.

Ten winners will each receive a $500 Visa gift card.

There's a lot to see in Ohio! You can start your road to adventure with Discover Ohio starting May 15.

This promotion runs through July 31.

Click here to learn more about our second chance promotions.
Posted: 5/15/2022 8:32:13 AM


April Academic All Stars

Congratulations to our April Partners in Education Academic All Stars! 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 p.m. on the 10th of every month.

Read about April’s awesome students:

Haley Ditto“I have seen a complete change in her grades and her attitude. She has more focus than ever. She wants to be a firefighter. She helps anyone, even those who unfortunately don’t have her same trust or commitment to the friendship, but she hasn’t let that stop her. She is smart, beautiful, funny, talented, and an amazing daughter that we are so proud of.” – Melissa Ditto, Parent

Brynn Wolfgram

“My granddaughter is a caring, giving, and intelligent young lady. She made the honor roll for the first three quarters at Lakewood High. She is a beautiful, loving girl and I believe she will have a lot to offer this world as an adult. Her goal is to acquire a scholarship for college, and I believe she will as she is very focused on this goal and knows what she wants for her life. I am very, very proud of her.” – Jean Pandoli, Grandparent

Brayden Barrish“Brayden is a very accomplished young man: excellent student on the honor roll and a very accomplished athlete. Brayden participates in golf, football, basketball, and swimming. Brayden also is in the band and enjoys the percussion instruments. I had the pleasure of coaching Brayden in swimming. It did not matter how tired he was. When he got to the pool, he always gave me 100% effort. Brayden is also a leader among his peers and is one you can always count on to do the right thing.” – Karol Brown Warden, Coach

Chelsea Blasenhauer
“I believe she is a good student. She has always pushed to do her best and achieve her goals. She puts in full effort into everything she does. She’s dedicated, responsible, and a hard worker. Chelsea never lets anyone down. Her outstanding attitude and the way she pushes herself makes her stand out. She won’t give up until she is happy and meets all of her goals.” – Jessica Blasenhauer, Parent


Rachel Exum“If you were to look up the word ‘kindness’ in the dictionary, at the end of the definition you would see, ‘See how Rachel Exum treats others.’ Rachel is a 7th grader who treats her fellow classmates and adults in her school community with nothing but kindness. Rachel’s willingness to put aside sitting with her friends to sit with a classmate who needs a patient and kind table partner sets her apart from her from her peers, making her deserving of being an Academic All Star.” – Jackie Brown, Teacher

Sarah Myers
“Sarah Myers exemplifies model character and behavior. She is a leader among her peers and continues to impress her teachers with her desire to excel in her academics. In addition to Honors Geometry and Honors Literature and Composition, Sarah is also taking Honors Biology, Spanish, Integrated History and Computer Graphic Arts II. She works hard, maintains a focus on her education, and exhibits all the traits of an academic all star!” – Sara Dittfeld, Teacher  

Angie Leckrone“Angie is a top-notch student! She has excellent character and a high intrinsic motivation. She has taken most of our most rigorous courses and has excelled in them. She has also competed in cross country, swimming, and track throughout her time at PHS; and is a member of NHS, BioClub, and a handful of other organizations. Angie does all of this while maintaining a 4.3 GPA and remaining ranked 1st in her class.” – Ashlie Gowitzka, Teacher


“This humble and hardworking lady continues to impress me with her talents. Grace is a member of ourGrace Dowler Career Education Opportunity program and works in a middle school classroom as an intern. Grace handles this course as if she is a student teacher about to enter a career of education. Grace is a leader in our marching band and is involved in athletics. She is a top academic student and most recently led our robotics team to the World Competition in Houston, TX. Her personality stands tall amongst her peers and she certainly lights a room up with her presence” – Bob Priest, Administrator

Luke Jones“Luke has taken an interest in math. He has worked very hard on keeping his grades up. He has also been attending the Math Counts Club and competed in the Math Counts local virtual competition. Luke is confident in who he is and is always willing to help his peers.” – Samantha Farrier, Teacher





Congratulations to all the April winners! Check back soon for more information on April’s Teachers of the Month.
Posted: 5/9/2022 3:00:00 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, B & K Drive Thru

Don't let the size of B & K Drive Thru in Somerset fool you. This small store does big business in Ohio Lottery products!

This retailer offers a variety of Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs, and they make sure the newest tickets are available as soon as they're released.

Why do you want to play at B & K Drive Thru? The staff's excitement for lottery wins and their ability to cash winning tickets keeps players coming back for more.

They're friendly and ready to get you in the game, so make B & K Drive Thru your next stop for Ohio Lottery games.
Posted: 5/9/2022 10:42:07 AM


New Scratch-Off Release May 10!

May is here and so are new Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs!

This new batch of scratch-offs will be at your favorite retailer beginning May 10.

Try the $2 Red, White and Blue Cash for a chance to win $10,000. Look for the 5X symbol to win five times the prize shown, and the 10X symbol to win ten times the prize shown.

The $1 Hot 7’s scratch-off gives you a shot at a $500 top prize. When you find the HOT symbol, you win double the prize shown automatically.

If you’re looking for a shot at $250,000, give the $5 scratch-off Power 25X a try. Watch for the moneybag symbol to win all 15 prizes shown automatically! If you win a prize, scratch the POWER UP! For a chance to multiply your total winnings.

The $10 scratch-off Ohio Bonus Cash comes with a top prize of $1,000,000. Make sure you scratch the BONUS. You could win $50, $100, or $250 automatically!

To learn more about all of our Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs, click here.
Posted: 5/6/2022 10:59:11 AM


Celebrating Derby season with The Ohio Lottery’s Off to the Races promotion

The Ohio Lottery’s sweetening the pot as our customers and the nation celebrate one of the biggest horse racing events of the year!

KENO_OffToTheRaces-300px.jpgWe’re offering a special Keno promotion alongside the excitement of Kentucky Derby Day. Off to the Races runs all day, Saturday, May 7.
 
In between choosing your favorite horses, anyone who makes a $20 single-ticket Keno purchase receives a $1 1-spot, 2-spot and 3-spot wager (a $3 value) for the next Keno drawing.
 
Enjoy the celebration, the big hats, and a little Keno play as we mark the 148th  running of this grand old race.
 
 
Posted: 5/6/2022 10:08:01 AM


Wednesdays are for Winners!

Winning is so much fun! And we want to share a few of our recent big winners on this Winner Wednesday.

Kwasi from Columbus picked up a Hit the Jackpot scratch-off, and guess what?

He hit the jackpot! Kwasi won the top prize of $80,000 a year for 25 years.

He bought his winning ticket at Circle Mart in Columbus.

Kory likes to play Powerball, especially now that he won $100,000! 

He bought a ticket for the April 25, 2022 drawing, but he didn't believe at first that he won. He said he scanned the ticket a couple of times to be sure.

Kory said he's going to re-invest his winnings into his construction and remodeling business. 

NS Corporation in Seville sold the winning ticket.

Dawn shared her win with us on social media. She won $2,500 on the Million Dollar Mega Multiplier scratch-off.

She's remodeling her house, and now she's got some extra cash to put toward her project.

Town Center Market in Mount Vernon sold the winning ticket.

If you have a big win, once you cash your ticket, you can share it with us on social media using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery. 
Posted: 5/4/2022 10:35:50 AM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, One Stop

If you're looking for a big selection and plenty of space to play, check out One Stop in Grove City.

This retailer caters to Ohio Lottery customers by offering a dedicated Lottery area, a KENO station with monitors and multiple self-serve stations. 

Employees at One Stop know their stuff, too! They're enthusiastic and ready to cash your winning tickets. 

They know a thing or two about winning. One Stop has sold two Rolling Cash 5 jackpots and three of their customers were contestants on Cash Explosion!

Stop by One Stop in Grove City for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

 
Posted: 5/2/2022 10:51:35 AM


Get the Scoop on May fun on In the Know

Are you ready for some fun? 

May is jam pakced with fun from a new batch of Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs to our Discover Ohio EZPLAY game and promotion! 

Check it all out on In the Know!
Posted: 5/2/2022 10:39:49 AM


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