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Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, King's Carryout

If you're looking for a retailer with Lottery knowledge  that's second to none, give King’s Carryout in Wellsville a try!

This Retailer-of-the-Week has employees that know the games and know customers by name!

They love to see the excitement on players’ faces when they win.  

You'll always know about the newest games and jackpots at King's, and employees encourage their customers to try the new games.

Check out King's Carryout for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 11/28/2022 12:19:39 PM

Cash Explosion Holiday Ticket Jackpot

Cash Explosion is giving you the chance to win a little more this holiday season with Cash Explosion's Holiday Ticket Jackpot!

You could win a $1,000 bundle of Holiday and Cash Explosion scratch offs simply by scanning your Cash Explosion entry tickets through MyLotto Rewards.

Ten lucky winners will be selected each week from November 25th through December 30th.

Grab your Cash Explosion scratch-offs today! 
Posted: 11/25/2022 11:34:49 AM

Happy Winner Wednesday!

We're so thankful for you, our Ohio Lottery players! 

Today let's celebrate some of our winners enjoying the excitement of a big win.

Zack from Newport won $10,000 on Bingo X50. He bought his winning ticket at Marietta Marathon #281 in Marietta.

We had fun with some Lottery fans and winners last weekend at the IX Christmas Connection in Cleveland!

We gave away scratch-offs and some cool Ohio Lottery swag!

Hear from some of our winners here!

Our first round of Naughty or Nice winners are now posted! Click here to see the list.

You can continue to enter your non-winning holiday scratch-offs for a chance to win the next drawing. Enter your tickets through MyLotto Rewards by December 5.
Posted: 11/23/2022 11:33:25 AM

October Partners in Education Winners Part 2

Written by Dessiona Jackson

The October Partners in Education Teachers of the Month are in!

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.

Read below to learn more about the Teachers of the Month for October:

Amanda Stanoszek“Amanda is always very cheerful, and she sits on a variety of leadership teams (Building leadership, Literacy, Special education). She goes out of the way to assist her colleagues and students in problem solving a variety of issues that prevents them from accessing the curriculum. Amanda is also the head XC coach and trainer for the boys' basketball team.” – Larry Ellis, Administrator

“The main thing that separates Mrs. Inniger from theJane Inniger rest of the teachers at Arlington is that she teaches Kindergarten through 12th with no help. She does not have an aid or any type of teacher’s assistant. She is teaching anywhere from 20-30 kids in her small classroom by herself every day for the entirety of the day. She always keeps an outstanding attitude, has been a nominee for the Golden Apple Teaching award in Hancock County, and is one of the most selfless teachers and people you will ever meet. All teachers strive to be like Mrs. Inniger.” – Hannah Davis

Annette Lump“Mrs. Lump is an outstanding science teacher. She takes special care to build relationships and get to know students. Her ability to take an ordinary lesson and differentiate various components to meet individual student needs is phenomenal. She has been instrumental in creating and operating science nights for families, including career option presentations. Mrs. Lump is worthy of receiving this award for the great work she exudes on a daily basis.” – Mason Bryan, Administrator 

“He makes school fun and helps the kids think outsideMatt Slone the box with many hands-on projects. He has a creative way of making every student feel accepted and special. He has a caring attitude for his students and co-workers. Matt starts the day with morning announcements which includes jokes, music and the Pledge of Allegiance. He reminds students to be safe, respectful and responsible. Matt is a true asset to Franklin City Schools!” – Jennifer Cowell, Administrator

Diane Cryder“Mrs. Cryder has given many years to the students of Bishop Flaget School. She taught preschool and third grade for many years, and when COVID hit, she was willing to step up to meet the challenges of teaching math to the intermediate grades as well as several other subjects. Mrs. Cryder has been the Lego Robotics coach for several years and is planning to teach a coding class for fun to the students. Mrs. Cryder is always excited to learn new things, and she embraces new technologies. We are so proud of Mrs. Cryder, and we are blessed to have her as a teacher in our building.” – Laura Corcoran, Administrator

“Mrs. Carey is a wonderful 1st grade teacher whoAngie Carey coordinated the Angel Tree Program here at school and in our community. This program identifies families in need of help during the holidays and makes sure their needs are met. It is a huge undertaking, and she does this every year.” – Monica Malhmeister, Administrator 

Allyson Mast“Ms. Mast was asked to step into a new role this school year as the leading teacher in a multiple handicapped classroom. Ms. Mast has gone above and beyond to make this a fun, loving, caring and student-centered classroom. Along with being an outstanding teacher, Ms. Mast is also our building’s community outreach and public relations coordinator. In this role she has done an excellent job helping our students and staff make connections to our families at the Barberton community.” – Matt Saunders, Administrator

“Mr. Tim Fisher is a kind, compassionate and patientTim Fisher teacher. He created a calm and caring environment in his resource room classroom of students with disabilities. He connects with each student on their level and has built relationships with each of them and their families. Mr. Fisher can be found every morning greeting students as they enter the building and giving a friendly hello as well as a heartfelt goodbye as our students leave for the evening. Toronto Jr.-Sr. High School is fortunate to have such a caring educator in our district.” – Betsy Jones, Administrator

Molly Acheson“Mrs. Acheson exemplifies excellent teaching. She is committed to addressing her students’ academic, emotional and social needs. Many of Mrs. Acheson’s students receive support services from the speech therapist, occupational therapist, or physical therapist. Mrs. Acheson does an excellent job of coordinating with the support services. She thoughtfully designs her instruction to ensure that when students are out of the room for various therapies, they are not missing core instruction. Mrs. Acheson demonstrates compassionate, purposeful and engaging teaching.” – Beth Schwartz, Peer Teacher 
Posted: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 PM

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

Excellent sales is the bi-product of the top-notch customer service at Convenient Food Mart in Madison, our Retailer-of-the-Week! 

If you're looking for a wide selection of Lottery games, you'll find them in stock at Convenient Food Mart.

The staff knows the games and can help answer any questions. They'll even remind you about any second chance promotions so you don't miss out.

Convenient Food Mart will cash all winning tickets.

They have a loyal customer base for a reason!

Get to know the staff at Convenient Food Mart in Madison.

Posted: 11/21/2022 12:23:47 PM

October Partners in Education Winners Part 1

Written by Dessiona Jackson

Congratulations to our October winners for the Partners in Education program.

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.

Check out our awesome student winners for October:

Lawrence Maxwell“Lawrence is a student ambassador that assists the admin in cleaning the hallways, assists with visitors entering the building, assists with cafeteria duty and runs errands for the main office. This student has improved and matured from his previous years at Shaw.” – Larry Ellis, Administrator

“Jayden has been exceptional in school academically.Jayden Truitt He has been working hard, persevering in math class and not giving up when the concepts might be more difficult for him. His reading is on-track, and he gets excited to show what he can do academically. I am impressed by the grit he demonstrates daily in the classroom.” - Jacqueline Robbeloth, Administrator

Aubrey Younce“I believe Aubrey is a great role model for how a 7th grade student should act in class. She participates in lessons, asks for help when needed, and works hard to complete all of her work on time. She is very responsible and is respectful to others!” – Jill Smith, Teacher

“Ashley is a role model for other students atAshley Telfer Pickerington Central. She is a leader in the award-winning marching band and is proactive in mentoring junior members of the band. Additionally, she is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteering in a variety of programs that help LGBTQ women and young female students through tutoring. She has completed 18 college credits through the college credit plus classes. Ashley is a compassionate, caring, and friendly student who is kind and considerate of everyone around her.” – Leanne Ross, Administrator 

Easton Dye“It is with great pleasure to nominate Easton Dye as an Academic All Star. Easton is a leader, positive role model and an inspiration to her peers at River High School. She is currently enrolled in honors/AP/CCP courses, and she maintains high honors/GPA as well. Among other things, Easton participates in athletics (volleyball) and is very involved in student council and class officer duties.” – Ed Trifonoff, Administrator

Davierre Hart“Davierre has been a student at I Promise School since the inception starting as a 4th grader. Over his amazing journey, Davierre went from a student who struggled with reading and math to earning high marks in both subjects. Davierre has done exceptionally well in his other subjects: language arts, social studies, and science. In addition, Davierre takes the I Promise student pledge serious. He recites it every day. He is also a mentor to the students at school.” – Carlena Hart, Parent

Koy Haney“Koy Haney is an extraordinary student and devotes himself to his studies. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Koy has learned many invaluable leadership skills and acknowledges the critical role he plays within the learning community. We look forward to watching him evolve, grow academically and make great strides towards a successful year.” – Andy McMillen, Teacher

“Ali stands out amongst her peers with her work ethicAlexandra Garbe and drive. This year she is still taking some classes at Margaretta but is taking most of her course work at the local college BGSU Firelands. Ali is a football cheerleader and a member of the swim team. She is member of many extracurricular clubs and works as a lifeguard. Ali exemplifies what it means to be a well-rounded student!” – Ashlie Gowitzka

Stay tuned to read more about October's Teachers of the Month!
Posted: 11/19/2022 12:00:00 PM

New Scratch-Off release coming November 22!

Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes… and new Ohio Lottery scratch-offs!

We’re giving you a little extra scratch-off fun to go along with the Thanksgiving holiday with five new scratch-offs out November 22!

The $1 scratch-off Frosty the Doughman has a top prize of $1,000. Look for the money symbol to win all 5 prizes shown.

The $2 Winter Winnings scratch-off gives you a shot at a $20,000 top prize. If any one or more of your numbers match either of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching numbers. Find a mitten symbol and double your prize. A snowman symbol means you win all ten prizes shown.

If $5 scratch-offs are your style, try Winter Spectacular for a chance to win $150,000. Scratch the snowflakes in the bonus boxes and win the prize amount shown. If any one or more of your numbers match the winning numbers, you win the prize shown. And watch for the 5X, 10X, and 25X symbols to multiply your prize shown.

We’re going big with the $10 Holiday Countdown. You could win $500,000 on this oversized ticket. Start counting down by scratching days 1-31. If you find two identical symbols in any day, you win the prize shown for that day.  Watch for special symbols like a sleigh and gingerbread to multiply your prize. If you reveal a bill symbol in any of the New Year Bonus spots, you win the prize shown. Did we mention there are also games on the back? Don’t forget to flip this ticket over for more chances to win.

The $20 scratch-off Electric 7’s has a top prize of $2 million! Scratch the electric spots and if you reveal a prize amount, you win that prize.  If any one or more of your numbers match any of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching numbers. Don’t forget to watch for the 10X, 20X, 50X, and 100X symbol to multiply your prize shown. A bolt of lightning gets you all 20 prizes shown.   

Mark your calendar. these scratch-offs will be released on November 22. 

In the meantime, check out all of our other scratch-offs you can play today!
Posted: 11/18/2022 8:41:05 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Secrest Carryout

Secrest Carryout in Cambridge is an experienced Lottery retailer selling games for 34 years!

The staff knows a thing or two about lottery, and they'll share their lottery knowledge with you to help you find the perfect game.

The store displays signage to remind you about the newest games and current jackpots.

The clerks are knowledgeable about the product offerings and self-serve kiosks to assist players. 

Give Secrest Carryout a try for your next Lottery purchase!


Posted: 11/14/2022 12:32:52 PM

Winner Wednesday News

It's been a wild week of big drawings and big winners.

Let's start with Powerball.

Jan from Norwalk celebrated a $1,000,000 win in the October 31, 2022 Powerball drawing.

Jan is using his winnings to give back. He plans to donate his winnings to a scholarship fund set up at Bowling Green State University in his daughter's name.

He bought his winning ticket at Norwalk Mickey Mart.

Get Go #3431 in Lakewood sold a $1 million winning ticket in the Monday, November 7, 2022 Powerball drawing.

The winning numbers were 10-33-41-47-56 Powerball: 10; Powerplay: 2X.

The record breaking $2.04 billion jackpot-winning ticket was sold in California.

Aaron from Perrysburg won $1,000,000 on the Millions scratch-off.

He chose the lump sum option and he'll be investing his winnings.

Sahil of Perrysburg sold the winning ticket.

Village Pantry in Marysville is a local lucky spot in the last week.

The retailer sold a winning Ohio Jackpot 7's ticket worth $457,990 last Friday.

Saturday got even luckier when the store sold the jackpot-winning Classic Lotto ticket worth $39.3 million!  

Village Pantry receives a $1,000 bonus for selling the jackpot-winning Classic Lotto ticket.

Neither winning ticket has been claimed yet.

Congratulations to all of our winners!
Posted: 11/9/2022 10:47:29 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Coaches Bar & Grill

Congratulations to our Retailer-of-the-Week, Coaches Bar & Grill in Columbus, where playing the lottery is a community affair.
If you're looking for fun group play, Coaches is the place to be.

Most of the time you’ll find groups of players hanging out to play KENO with everyone rooting for each other. 

This retailer has dedicated Lottery areas and displays KENO on their televisions. 

Some customers even play tickets for the staff which keeps the enthusiasm high!

And winners can count on Coaches to cash tickets.  

Try Coaches Bar & Grill for your next Lottery purchase! 

Posted: 11/7/2022 12:13:05 PM

No jackpot winner means $1.9 billion Powerball Jackpot!

No one matched the winning numbers in Saturday night's Powerball jackpot drawing, so we're ready for a record-breaking $1.9 billion  jackpot drawing TONIGHT!

It's not just a record for the Powerball game, this jackpot is a world record for the lagest national lottery jackpot.

The jackpot is $1.9 billion, or you could take the cash option of $929.1 million.

Either way, you'd have way more than you might know how to spend.

Here in Ohio, sales for Saturday's drawing reached $18.1 million. That translates into $6.8 million for the Lottery Profits Education Fund which helps support K-12 education in Ohio.

We also had a few winners Saturday night.

Two lucky winners walked away with $150,000 after matching 4/5 numbers and purchased Power Play. Three lucky winners purchased tickets that matched 4/5 numbers to win $50,000.

Ohio's last jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold in Conneaut in 2014, so we're due for a winner. 

Your next step is to visit an Ohio Lottery retailer and get a ticket for tonight's drawing. Powerball tickets are $2 each, and you can purchase  the Power Play for an additional $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

Want to skip the line? Just visit one of our self-serve kiosks

Good luck!
Posted: 11/7/2022 11:02:12 AM

Powerball Goes BIG!

Get ready for a big jackpot weekend!

The Powerball jackpot hasn't been hit since August, and now it is the largest jackpot on record at $1.6 billion for Saturday's drawing!

The cash option is now $782.4 million. 

Today, Ohio Lottery retailers were packed with players picking up their chance at becoming a billionaire. 

Click here to see the story.

Powerball tickets are $2 each, and you can add the Power Play for an extra $1 for the chance to multiply your non-jackpot winnings.

You can purchase Powerball tickets at the counter or at one of our self-service kiosks.

Click here to learn more about our self-serve kiosks.

The Powerball jackpot drawing is set for November 5, 2022 at 10:59 p.m. 

Are you getting in on the excitement?

Get your ticket by 10 p.m. Saturday to be part of the fun!


Posted: 11/4/2022 4:30:01 PM

Don't Be Fooled by Scammers

While they're always out there, scams tend to ramp up at times when lottery excitement is high like it is right now with a record Powerball jackpot.  

We always want you to be vigilant when it comes to protecting your personal information, so here are some tips to help you stay safe!

Scammers find many ways to contact you, including through social media, phone calls, and often emails.

Some helpful tips to protect your information include:
  • The Ohio Lottery doesn't know the identity of a winner until they claim, so we will not contact a winner to notify them they won a game. 
  • You will never be asked to pay money in order to claim your prize.
  • Unless you specifically entered a promotion or second-chance drawing sponsored by the Ohio Lottery Commission, you will never be contacted by us informing you that you have won a prize.
  • Never accept a collect call from anyone claiming to be an Ohio Lottery official.
  • Keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself.
  • Be sure you are on the Ohio Lottery’s official social channels when talking about the lottery online. Look for the blue check mark before interacting on social media.
  • If you're contacted on social media by an account claiming to be the Ohio Lottery, don't engage.

Remember, the Ohio Lottery's social channels are all verified, so look for the blue check mark next to our name.

You can find our official social media pages here:
  • Our official Facebook handle is @OhioLottery
  • Our official Instagram handle is @OHLottery
  • Our official Twitter handle is @OHLottery
If you ever have a question about an email or call you receive claiming that you have won a large prize, contact our customer service line at 1-800-686-4208. You can find additional Security Awareness tips on our website.
Posted: 11/4/2022 11:18:02 AM

Welcoming November with Winner Wednesday

We're kicking off the month of November with a record-setting Powerball jackpot of $1.2 billion tonight! 

Monday's Powerball drawing resulted in a couple of million dollar winners here in Ohio.

Norwalk Mickey Mart #20 in Norwalk and Par-Mar #82 in Newport both sold winning $1 million tickets.

Each retailer gets a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning tickets.

You can get in on the Powerball fun right now!

Tickets are $2 each, and you can add the Power Play for an extra dollar to multiply your non-jackpot prize. Ticket sales end at 10 p.m., so don't wait!

Maybe we're at the start of a winning streak!

Last night, one lucky player matched five numbers to win $1,000,000 in the Mega Millions drawing.

Love Gas Car Wash in Tuscarawas sold the winning auto-pick ticket.

And Meijer Gas in Dublin sold an auto-pick Lucky for Life ticket worth $25,000 a year for life! 

In other winner news, Alyssa from Glouster picked up a $10,000 win on $1,000,000 Cash Blowout!

She bought her winning ticket at E-Z Mart in Glouster.

We love to feature our winners, and you could be our next featured winner.

When you make your winning claim in one of our regional offices, ask to get your picture with the big check!

Posted: 11/2/2022 9:25:47 AM

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