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Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Paddy Shack in Toledo

Congratulations to this week's Retailer-of-the-Week, Paddy Shack in Toledo.

The staff at Paddy Shack will creet you with a smile and make sure you know about the newest Ohio Lottery games. 
They use window displays and digital displays to advertise games along with a big sign on the side of the building located on a major road. 

This carryout offers customers a fun atmosphere with silly "good luck gnomes" on top of their displays. Plus, the store is clean and dog friendly!

Stop by Paddy Shack in Toledo for your next Ohio Lottery purchase!
Posted: 10/30/2023 9:44:25 AM

Winner Wednesday!

The days are ticking by until Halloween, and Ohio Lottery players are all dressed up as winners!

No tricks here, just real winners enjoying the excitement of a win, like Michael Wood from Curtice.

Michael purchased an auto-pick ticket for the October 7 Powerball drawing.

He was surprised when he discovered he matched the first five numbers, but missed the Powerball and won $1,000,000!

Michael plans to buy a new truck and put an addition on his house, something he said he's wanted to do for a long time.

He said the day he bought the ticket, he had already purchased $20 worth of Powerball tickets.

While he was in line he heard to girls behind him say they didn't have enough money for their purchase, so he gave them $10 and decided since he was still there he'd buy another $10 of Powerball.

That ticket was the one with the winning wager!

Curtice Carryout sold the winning ticket.  
Congrats, Michael!
Posted: 10/25/2023 10:09:45 AM

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

You'll find fully-stocked bins and great customer service at this week's Retailer-of-the-Week, Convenient Food Mart #3-017 in Fairview Park.

This retailer has been in the lottery busines for 24 years, and the staff will greet you with a positive attitude and knowledge about the games they sell.

The store provides a wide variety of options for players, including scratch-offs, draw games and second chance promotions.  

Give Convenient Food Mart in Fairview Park a try for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.  

Posted: 10/23/2023 1:32:29 PM

Redemption limit now up to $599.99 at self-serve kiosks

You can now redeem winning tickets up to $599.99 on Ohio Lottery self-serve kiosks, but there are a couple of differences you should know about depending on which kiosk you use.
What does it mean to redeem your ticket? When you redeem a ticket on one of our self-serve kiosks, your winnings are loaded onto the machine for you to use to purchase more Ohio Lottery games.
To redeem a winning ticket on the Winstation, you scan your ticket twice.

The first scan will tell you how much you won. The second scan will load your winnings onto the kiosk.
When you redeem a winning ticket on the Winstation, you must use all your winnings to purchase more tickets from the machine.

The Winstation does not cash out or issue vouchers for any balance left on the machine.
If you’ve won a larger prize, you might not want to redeem your ticket on the Winstation.

If you don’t want to use all your winnings to purchase more tickets from the machine, make sure you don’t scan your winning ticket a second time.  
The Dream Touch, Touch and Win and Multi-Play kiosks give you the flexibility to redeem your ticket and use some of your winnings to purchase tickets.

Once you scan your winning ticket, you can use the touch screen to make your selections.

You can get a voucher for the balance of your winnings left on the machine.
You can use your voucher at another Dream Touch, Touch and Win or Multi-play kiosk or take it to an Ohio Lottery retailer to receive your winnings.
Posted: 10/23/2023 10:02:34 AM

Winner Wednesday News

Happy Wednesday! It’s time to talk about winners and how you could be our next featured winner.

Meet Alysha. She won $50,000 in the October 9 Powerball drawing.

She said she checked her ticket the morning after the drawing before she left for work, and she screamed so loud she woke up everyone in the house!

Alysha said she’s going to treat herself to some travel, do some shopping, and pay off a little student loan debt.

Sheetz #431 in North Canton sold the winning ticket.

October 9 was a lucky drawing day for a man in Parma Heights.

He won the $5.5 million Classic Lotto jackpot. The winner chose the cash option prize and will receive $1.98 million after taxes.

Yorktown Service Plaza in Parma Heights sold the winning ticket.

An Athens County resident also won big in the October 9 Classic Lotto Kicker drawing to win $100,000!

Circle K #5356 in Crooksville sold the winning ticket.

When you visit a regional office to claim your prize, ask for your photo with the big check! 

If you have a winning story to tell, visit our winner story page. You can upload your own photo or video and tell us all about your win!
Posted: 10/18/2023 11:14:41 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Amherst CITGO

Congratulations to this week's Retailer-of-the-Week is Amherst CITGO in Amherst.

Customers visit Amherst CITGO for the fantastic customer service, bright and inviting atmosphere, and fully stocked games.
The store focuses on displaying as many games as possible so players can see all of the options available, and they make it a point to celebrate with customers when they win.
The store appreciates its loyal customers who believe their store is good luck and continue to come back for their Lottery purchases. 

Make Amherst CITGO your lucky spot! Give them a try for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 10/16/2023 1:38:56 PM

Winning! Winning! Winning!

It's going to be a fun Wednesday. Tonight we have a $1.7 billion Powerball jackpot up for grabs!

If you haven't picked up your ticket, getting in on the fun just takes $2. You can purchase your Powerball ticket at any Ohio Lottery retailer.  

Jennifer from Athens found some luck with Powerball! She won $50,000.

Circle K #5268 in Columbus sold the winning ticket.

We had multiple Powerball winners in the Monday, October 9 drawing.

Ohio had four $50,000 winners and one $150,000 winner. 

Classic Lotto churned out two big winners on October 9. Yorktown Service Plaza in Parma Heights sold the $5.5 million jackpot-winning ticket.

The winning numbers were 9-16-18-27-41-44.

Circle K in Crooksville sold a $100,000 Classic Lotto Kicker winner.

The winning numbers were 6-4-1-0-3-2.

Draw games aren't the only ones with winners.

Charles and Jeffery shared in the fun of winning on the $20 scratch-off, Deluxe.

The pair won $80,000 a year for 25 years. They decided to take the cash option prize and will split the $1,000,000 prize.

Marathon in Piqua sold the winning ticket.

Congratulations to all of our winners! 
Posted: 10/11/2023 10:58:37 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, S-Mart Food in Warren

Congratulations to S-Mart in Warren, this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

The staff at S-Mart greets their customers with a smile and offers a convenient space to play Lottery games..

You can easily find all of the latest scratch-offs, and the staff will keep you updated on the latest jackpot amounts.

If you have a ticket to cash, S-Mart cashes all winning tickets up to $599.

This retailer has been in business for 25 years, and they're waiting to help you with your next Ohio Lottery purchase!
Posted: 10/9/2023 10:18:02 AM

Holiday Scratch-Offs

Are you ready? The weather may say pumpkins and cornstalks, but our calendar says it’s time for holiday scratch-offs!

The first batch of holiday fun will be available at Ohio Lottery retailers on October 10.

We start with the $1 scratch-off Holiday Cash. When you reveal three identical prize amounts, or two identical prize amounts and a tree symbol, you win the prize shown. Holiday Cash has a top prize of $500.

Gnome for the Holidays is back! This $2 scratch-off has a top prize of $10,000. Scratch the snowflakes and peppermints and keep an eye out for the tree symbol to double your prize.

The $5 scratch-off, Holiday Lucky X10 has a top prize $100,000. If you win, make sure you scratch the gift-wrapped bonus box and reveal your bonus number to multiply your total winnings. Holiday Lucky X10 has over $24 million in total prizes up for grabs.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year could leave you with a $500,000 prize! This $10 scratch-off gives you the chance to scratch off the bows on the tree in search of your prize. And don’t forget to scratch the bonus gift boxes. If you find an ornament symbol in the $50 bonus box, you win $50 automatically! If you find a bell symbol in the $100 bonus box, you win $100 automatically!    

The $20 scratch-off, Holiday Gold, is filled with multipliers and comes with a top prize of $1 million. Scratch the bonus ornaments, and when you find identical symbols in the same bonus box, you win the prize shown. The main play area is a key number match. Watch for the 10X, 20X, 50X, and 100X symbols to multiply your winnings! Then flip the ticket over and win some more with the game on the back.  

Once you get frustrated untangling your holiday lights, sit back and scratch Merry and Bright. It’s our $30 scratch-off with games on the front and the back, and a top prize of $2 million! Winning tickets total $40 and higher. The bonus boxes give you a chance to win $50, $100, $250, $500 or $1,000 automatically! And keep an eye out for the multipliers, up to $200X.

Learn more about the current offerings of Ohio Lottery scratch-offs, here.
Posted: 10/5/2023 1:58:56 PM

Winner Wednesday

It's Winner Wednesday, and there’s a chance we could have a BIG winner after tonight’s Powerball drawing.

The jackpot is worth $1.2 billion and has a cash option value of $551.7 million.

There were three $50,000 winners from Monday’s Powerball drawing.

The winning tickets were sold at Pak A Sak #56 in Findlay, Fairview Clark Gas Station in Fairview Park, and Circle K #5268 in Columbus.

Get your tickets for tonight’s drawing at any Ohio Lottery retailer.

In other winner news, David and Alice scratched Psychedelic Payout and won a groovy $20,000 prize!

The pair stopped by our regional office to learn more about using the mobile cashing app to receive their winnings, and while they were there they posed for a photo.

The pair bought their ticket at Sammy’s Food Mart in Streetsboro.

Don’t forget to ask for your photo with the big check when you claim your Ohio Lottery prize in one of our regional offices.

You can also submit your winning stories here. You could be our next featured winner!
Posted: 10/4/2023 10:23:02 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, The Whiskey Stop Bar & Grill

This week's Retailer-of-the-Week is The Whiskey Stop Bar & Grill in Louisville.

You can stop for a bite to eat and play a Ohio Lottery games while you're there.
There is a dedicated Lottery area and KENO monitors in the restaurant. Employees are always willing to help and explain any games to customers. 

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

Give The Whiskey Stop Bar & Grill a try for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 10/2/2023 1:50:44 PM

Are you In the Know on October Lottery Fun?

It's the start of a brand new month.

October is always a big month for us because it marks the release of holiday scratch-offs!

In addition to new scratch-offs, we've got a fun holiday second chance promotion that could leave you with cash, scratch-offs and epic gift packages.

Plus, we've got a full schedule of KENO promotions, and we're celebrating BIG winners!

Find it all on In the Know!
Posted: 10/2/2023 9:36:05 AM

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