You’ll Feel the Need to Scratch!

July 9 013We’ve been on all sorts of locations for commercial shoots. From our retailer locations to a snowy gas station parking lot to a little cabin in the woods, we’ve been there! Last week we were on location shooting some new commercial spots that will leave you feeling a little itchy!

We wanted to share a couple behind-the-scene pictures with you! We used a local retail shop in Cleveland for the first shoot. July 9 011Think wool sweaters, wool socks and wool hats! Everything itchy!

Our second shoot took us to a Lottery retailer on Cleveland’s west side. There were big lights, cameras, a director and a makeup artist! Everything that goes with shooting a commercial! The final stop was deep in the thick of the woods in Cleveland’s Metroparks. Think lots of poison ivy and bug bites!

July 9 024We can’t wait to see what you think of the new spots! They’ll start airing later this month, and we think they’ll give you a little laugh and perhaps inspire you to scratch! Now, how about one of our new instant tickets?!



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Happy Monday?

Happy Monday! Is there such a thing? There is when you’ve had a great weekend of winning. You start Monday by filling out a winning claim form at one of the nine Ohio Lottery regional offices!

Thomas Engberg of Columbus is the $100,000 Cash Explosion Quarterly Bonus Winner. He says he will continue playing Cash Explosion.

winner photos 096James Whetsell of Akron won $10,000 on $100K A Year for Life. Robert Peterson of Akron won $10,000 on 100X The Money. Nancy Harrell of Elyria won $10,000 on Triple Black 777.  Joseph Harvey of Elyria won $10,000 on Lucky 7’s Playbook.

Ruth Leekes of Akron and Stephanie Traylor of Canton each won $15,000 on Fun 5s.

Nazeh Brek of Bay Village won $20,000 on $300 Million Diamond Dazzler.  Kimberly Stripling of Amelia won $20,000 on Ohio Millions.

Robin Walker of Cleveland won $25,000 on the Pick 5. Mayuri Patel of Copley won $50,000 on Money Mania.




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3rd Base Drive Thru is 7-14-2014 Retailer-of-the-Week

3rd baseLottery players looking to win should visit 3rd Base Drive Thru. Players are likely to score with the fast and quick service this retailer offers! Owner Tom Mauro ensures that players are surrounded in a winning aura.  The OH! logo is on the building, winning tickets are posted everywhere and he activates new games immediately.

If the visuals don’t prompt your winning potential, there is always a second chance. Weekly,  3rd Base Drive Thru conducts second-chance drawings where winners receive $10 worth of instants. With 55 instant games to choose, lottery players are favored to score at 3535 Linden Avenue in Dayton. Third Base Drive Thru has a weekly selling average of $14,409.

Congratulations 3rd Base Drive Thru!


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Wrapping up the Week with over $125 Million Worth of Winning!

Yesterday was a busy day at Lottery Central.  Ohio had its third Powerball winner! One lucky ticket sold at True North, 381 State Street in Conneaut, matched all of the numbers. The final jackpot amount of that ticket was $124, 890,493!  True North receives a $100,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning Powerball ticket.

Linda Giermann of Cleveland  surprised her husband Bob when she told him she won big. How big is big, he asked. Linda won $500,000 scratching 50X The Money. Buying the ticket from Jason at Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland, he told her that he never sold a big winner in that game, well, up until that day.

Rufus Scott of Lorain won $1,000 on 40th Anniversary Millions. Linda Bates of Canton won $5,500 on Triple Black 777.

Michelle Watts of New London won $10,000 on Double Doubler. Ronald Knapp of Medina  and Jeff Olinger of Cincinnati  both  won $10,000 on $100,000 A Year for Life. Luvenia Orso of Hamilton  won $10,000 on Mega Fortune. Sean Jones  of  Uniontown won $10,000 on 50X The Money. Jamy Mask of Attica won $10,000 on Bingo Times 10. Lillie Branch  of Akron won $10,050 on KENO.

M Drue Lehmann of Cincinnati won $20,000 on 40th Anniversary Millions. Timothy Smith of Kent on $20,000 on $200 Million Extreme Cash. David Evans of Franklin won$20,000 on 100X The Money. Leenora Newell of Port Clinton  won $20,000 on EZ Play Cornhole.

Congratulations Winners!


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Still Celebrating after the Holiday!

7-3-14 003Independence Day Celebrations may be over,  but  lottery players are still jovial after  claiming over $100,000 in prizes so far this week! Richard Collins of Glouster knows how to rock! He picked the right game winning $11,306 on EZPLAY Rock’N 777’s.


7-7-14 001Nancy McNamee of Marietta won $5,500 on EZPLAY Black Cherry Bingo.

Minnie Reddick of Akron won $5,400 on the Pick 4. James Elliott of Mansfield won $6,369 on EZ Play Rock’N 777’s. Gwyneth Shepherd of Lorain won $7,777 on Red Hot & Blue 7’s. Agnes Carroll of Cincinnati and Joshua Jorz of Silver Lake each won $10,000 on 100X The Money. James Crawford of Cincinnati won $10,000 on Ohio Millions.  David Evans of Franklin won $20,000 on 100X The Money. Mark Greene of Cincinnati won $25,000 on Pick 5.

Celebrating doesn’t have to stop after the holiday is over. It can be year round when you play Ohio Lottery games!




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AJ’s Carryout is 7-7-2014 Retailer-of-the-Week

100_0151Lottery players in need of some fun and laughter might want to visit 805 W. Main Street in  Leipsic, Ohio. At AJ’s Carryout, laughter is the best medicine for their customers’ soul, and good for increasing Lottery sales. Owners Bob and Jackie Gerten and their employees provide plenty of jokes and laughter while treating their  customers like family.  Noting that they have a tremendous sense of humor, and are willing to listen to suggestions that increase sales,  sales rep Laura Kozak said every time she leaves the business her face hurts from all of the laughter.  AJ’s carries 39 instant games, has two dedicated areas for Lottery play, windows displays, a weekly sales average of $6, 390, and “a cure for whatever ails you” laughter — the best medicine!

Congratulations AJ’s!











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Celebrating Good Times!

17965811-fireworksWith a three-day holiday weekend approaching, Ohioans have lots of reasons to celebrate. Across America 150 million hotdogs, 700 million pounds of chicken, and 190 million pounds of red meat will be eaten this July 4, 2014. That makes for a lot of cookouts — 2.4 billion according to CNN.  In Ohio we’ve got numbers too!  As of this morning, Lottery players have already claimed more than $800,000 in prizes this week.

Georgia Sites of East Sparta won $200,000 on Extreme Cash Double Play. Sharon Bowman  of Canton won $250,000 on Mega Multiplier. Patricia Golkiewicz of Akron won $100,000 on the  June 27 Rolling Cash 5 game. George Kramer of Canton won $77,777 on Triple Black 777. Stephen and Colleen Koladinski of Tallmadge will split a $51,250 Pick 5 prize.

Matthew McKeown of Canton won $20,000 on 50X The Cash. John Glover of Elyria won $25,000 on Doubling Star Cashword. James Blunt of Cincinnati won $25,000 on the Pick 5. Joseph Anderson of Cincinnati won $25,208 on the Pick 5.  Kathleen Jacimine  of Cincinnati won $27, 884 on EZPLAY Going Pro.

Crystal Kruskamp of Stewart  won $2,218 on Keno. Kami Rodgers of Wadsworth won $5,200 on the Pick 4. Randall Kaplun of Smithfield won $10,000 on Powerball. Jean Smith of Elyria won $15,377 on  the EZPLAY Perfect Game 300.

Congratulations winners & Happy Independence Day!

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