$456,689 Worth of Winning Claims so Far!

We are two days into the week and so far the Ohio Lottery has already received approximately $456,689 in winning claims! The following players will add their names to the Map of Winners!

Leo Beach of Toledo won $40,000 playing the Pick 4. He could have won more but the day he played he only had eight dollars in his pocket. He usually plays $12 on his Pick 4. 2014 Pick 4 winner_ Leo Beach

Jeffrey Boyle of Lisbon combined his birthdate with daughter Madison’s, catching a winning combination on the Rolling Cash 5 game. He won one-forth of the April 20, 2014 $800,000 jackpot. Boyle said the $216,000 win was a shock and a blessing. Now he can move into the house that he bought last August after some repairs, and he is going to pay some bills.

Brian Cooksey of Amherst won $6,989 on EZPLAY Perfect Game 300.
Carlton Benton of North Canton won $5,200 on the Pick 4.
Delbra Hughes of Coshocton won $5,500 on Special Edition Cashword.
Brenda Songer of Lorain won $5,500 on Keno.
Dawn Sanchez of Cincinnati won $10,000 on 10X The Money.
Andrea Welfle of Norwalk won $10,000 on 50X The Money.
Barbara Smith of Lorain won $10,000 on Cash Blowout.
Ralph Moye of Akron won $20,000 on 50X The Money.
Linda Steffen of Covington won $27,500 on the Pick 5.
Melinda Walker of Norwood won $50,000 on Extreme Cash Double Play.


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Cash Explosion Road to Riches Heading to Trotwood

McDonald and MayorIf you haven’t already heard the news, it’s time for the Cash Explosion Show to hit the road! We made the announcement during a press conference a couple of weeks ago with our Lottery Commission Chairman Pat McDonald and Trotwood Mayor Joyce Cameron, and now that the official announcement came last weekend on the Cash Explosion Show, we’re spilling all of the details!

On May 17th we’ll be taking the Road to Riches to Trotwood, Ohio, and we’re gearing up for a crowd of 2,000 people at Trotwood-Madison High School. The fun begins at 1 p.m. with entertainment and audience games! We’ve got $10,000 in cash and merchandise prizes to give away! We’ll start seating the audience at 4 p.m. You won’t need a ticket. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is first come first served so make sure you’re there on time! The taping begins at 5 p.m.

Our Facing Hunger campaign is in full swing, and we’ve issued a challenge to the people of Trotwood and the Miami Valley to bring in more donations than our last road show! When we visited Lima last November folks there donated over two tons of food to benefit local food banks! Let’s see if the Trotwood road show can top it! Everyone who brings a non-perishable food item will receive a small gift.

Trotwood Presser  groupWe’re excited to be going on the road again, and the folks in Trotwood and Montgomery County are helping spread the word! We hope we’ll see you in Trotwood on May 17th! Follow the link below for all of the important details!




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The Kroger Co. #987 is 4-21-2014 Retailer-of-the-Week

064We want to introduce you to this week’s Retailer of the Week, Kroger Co. #987 in Sandusky!

The employees know the value in  information and friendliness, and lottery customers will find many friendly faces among the employees working the lottery machine.

Employees are happy so they make their lottery customers happy too! Having enough money on hand to cash tickets will do the trick. Customers are happy when they get their winnings. With employees that are knowledgeable about the lottery product, the correct information gives customers a better understanding when making game choices, and the information comes with great smiles.

You can visit the Kroger at 508 West Perkins Avenue in Sandusky.

Congratulations Kroger Co.#987!

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Calling Today A Good Friday for Different Reasons

Today is Good Friday. For many of us, we have our different reasons for calling it Good Friday. For winners of Ohio Lottery games, it is a good Friday because they won. They end the week in expectation of receiving an Ohio Lottery prize.
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Alexis Roberson won $1,000 on Super Millions. His son is graduating from OSU’s Electrical Engineering program. He is going to have a super graduation party!

Tonya Randleman won $5,500 on Mega Fortune.

Kisha Haraway won $5,200 on the Pick 4.

Melissa Maddock won $5,400 on the Pick 4.

Cheryl Riffle won $20,000 on 50x The Money.

Michael Gerken won $10,000 on Lucky 7′s Playbook.

Trustee Candace Pollock claimed a $250,000 Lucky 7′s Playbook prize on behalf of The Mercury Trust.

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Lending a Helping Hand

Garrettsville devastation 2 Today we took a trip to Garrettsville, Ohio. You may have heard about the town in the last month. An entire block of the downtown was destroyed by a fire in late March. No one was hurt, but 13 businesses were destroyed inclduing the local food pantry.

Every year from November to May we collect food at Cash Explosion tapings for our Facing Hunger campaign. The food we collect is sent to food banks all over the state, but knowing the need in Garrettsville as the food pantry rebuilds we knew exactly where this round of donations should go.Garretsville packing foodGarretsville packing food 5

Garrettsville devastation 4We packed a van with nearly 1 ton of non-perishable food items collected over the last three months and took them to a temporary warehouse the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard is using.

From canned goods to boxed non-perishable food items, we unloaded the boxes out of our van and carried them into the warehouse.

Michelle Elias, Executive Director of the Community Cupboard, said the response from the community has been overwhelming. They’re working to restock the supply they lost while still serving the families that need the food the most.

They were grateful for the donation! Garrettsville devastation 5We’re grateful to our loyal Cash Explosion fans! The need is great in so many parts of our state, and you’re helping to fill that need!

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Beginning the week Happy!

We couldn’t let another day go by without telling you about winners. Yesterday’s Ohio Lottery claims totaled more than $1.2 million in prizes. We are sure that these players began their Monday…HAPPY!

April 2014 013 She said “yes” and that made Joe, her husband, a happy man! Robin Napolitan said yes to the KICKER and won $100,000!


Karen Scott won $1 million on Instant Millions. She and husband Glenn are paying off the house and investing the rest.

Susan Merring won $10,000 and Vernon Brooks won $1,000. They scratched 50X The Money.

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Royce Carson won $100,000 on Sparkling 5′s.

Garry McMullen won $10,000 on 50x The Money. Steven Greenhill won $10,000 on Mega Fortune. Robert Monroe won $10,000 on Mega Multiplier. Elizabeth Orzech won $10,000 on 10x The Money. Deanna Hunt won $10,000 on Double Doubler. Catherine McIlvain and  Joshua Kile each won $5,500. Allen Anderson won $29,598 on  EZPLAY Perfect Game 300.








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Boardman Express Mart is 4-14-2014 Retailer-of-the-Week

EPSON DSC pictureWe already reported that Boardman Express Mart sold a top $200,000 prize-winning Tons of Funds instant last week. They’re in the news this week as the Ohio Lottery’s retailer of the week!  Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations by their Lottery sales representative and regional sales office staff.

Last week when Tawil was told that he sold a winning top prize ticket, he got very excited but was humbled by the sale. He said he was very grateful and appreciative, adding that it makes his customers happy and generates more potential for winners at his location.

Tawil says service is the number one priority and he strives to be the best while increasing sales. He has two lottery machines-no waiting, displays the newest games, carries 64 instants and will always cash tickets.

You can visit Boardman Express Mart at 6828 Market Street in Boardman.

Congratulations Boardman Express Mart!

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