Get the February scoop on In the Know

February is here and so is the fun. Check out In the Know for the details on all of the great promotions and new games we have this month!

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pb_jackpot_alert_022217What would you do with $403 million? It is fun to dream about how you’d take care of family and friends, make the better world a better place or take a vacation… or several every year if you were to win!

Tonight’s jackpot isn’t the biggest we’ve seen in the game’s history, but $403 million is nothing to turn up your nose at! If you win and take the cash option, the payout is $243.9 million. Not bad at all!

Many people will be playing, so don’t forget you can skip the line and go directly to one of our vending machines to purchase your Powerball ticket. You can also get the Ohio Lottery mobile app to keep an eye on the winning numbers and scan your ticket to see if you’re a winner.

Even if you don’t win tonight, all is not lost. Enter your non-winning Powerball ticket for the Powerball Power Cruise promotion. Fifty Ohio winners will be chosen for a Caribbean cruise for two just for Powerball players! Click here for more information.

Whether you’re dreaming of a luxury home or simply looking to sit back and enjoy the rest of your life with no worries, all it takes is one ticket to make it happen! Tonight’s the night!

Good luck!


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Another Winner Wednesday!

It’s another Winner Wednesday and the following players are happy about it because their  names are added to the Winner’s List.

2-15-17-004You may have seen his face before in a 2016 November Winner Wednesday story. Justus Ousley of Wellston won $50,000 on $500,000,000 Spectacular back then. Well, he recently won $50,000 again, this time on 40th Anniversary  Millions.  Ousley purchased the winning ticket from Love’s Travel Top in Bidwell. The money is coming just in time for the new arrival. Soon, he and Shannon are expecting a baby girl! Congratulations all around!

Christopher Suffel of Paulding won $300,000 on Hit 500. He purchased winning ticket from Stop & Shop Express.  Stop & Shop Express in Paulding  receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.suffel-001

Steve Miller of Fairfield won $277,777 after purchasing Triple Winning 7’s. He bought his ticket at Jamie’s Market in Hamilton. Jamie’s Market receives a $2,777 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

James Vitas of Grafton was feeling the love on Valentine’s Day. He won $232,000 after matching all five numbers in the February 14 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. MK Lottery in Strongsville receives a $500 agent bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Fuad Jaser of Brooklyn won $193,235 on the EZPLAY Quick Spot.

C2-21-17-009harles Barker of Laurelville won $110,000 on the February 17 Rolling Cash 5 game. Barker said he popped into Young’s Foodtown in Laurelville ten minutes before the drawing. He and his wife Linda are paying bills and buying a few things that need replaced. Young’s Foodtown receives a $500 agent bonus for selling a five-of-five winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket.

Cortney Cook of Jackson won $10,000 on the Road to Riches.  She bought the winning ticket from Quick Stop in Chillicothe. She buying an excavator with the windfall.2-21-17-005

Robert Delaney of Elyria won $5,400 in the  February 16 evening Pick 4.

Rayshawn Freeman of Euclid won $50,000 on the January 26 evening Pick 5 game.

Joseph Bevaque of Vermillion won $50,000 on $500,000,000 Spectacular. He bought the ticket at Brownie’s Market in Sheffield Lake.

Bang Le of Cleveland won $50,000 on the $500 Spectacular instant.  Le bought the ticket at The Station in Chesterhill.

Debra Looman of Elyria won $20,000 on Maximum Fortune. Looman bought the ticket at Circle K in Elyria.

William Clark of Sandusky won $5, 510 on KENO.

Jimmy Williams of Cleveland won $25,000 on the February 17 evening Pick 5.

Congratulations to these players!

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Ann’s Tavern is February 20, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

anns-tavern-1CLEVES, OH – Owned by Dean Becker, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Ann’s Tavern as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of February 20, 2017. They are in a great location, says their Lottery sales representative, Douglas Wilbert. At 15 S. Miami Avenue, they’ve done well in sales.

They have been selling Ohio Lottery since 2008, when the Lottery first began selling the KENO game.

“We are a friendly neighborhood bar and having the Lottery keeps our customers coming back,” says Dean. “Our bartenders have good attitudes and we always have our lottery bins full.”

At Ann’s Tavern, customers will always find great service with a great attitude because Dean says service, service and more service is how they promote the business. The business carries 12 instant games over the counter. Average weekly sales for on-line and instant games total $8,522.

Ann’s Tavern will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on February 25. Hamilton County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO ABC Channel 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.




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Winner Wednesday

On the day after Valentine’s Day, love is still in the air. The following players love winning   Ohio Lottery games!

Stacey Barnett of South Webster won $10,000 on Road to Riches. She and her friend Jeremy plan to buy motorcycles with the winnings and promised to wear their Ohio Lottery tee shirts while riding them. She purchased the winning ticket from Super Quik #7 in Portsmouth.

2-10-17-003Tracy Adcock of Norwalk won $300,000 on Gold Bar Bingo. Tracy, who is a Bingo fanatic, says it a nice way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and her birthday which is  February 21. She’s paying off a few bills with her net win of $213,000, helping her daughter and going to vacation in Florida. Dave’s Food Mart in Norwalk receives a $3,000 agent sales bonus.

Reginald Lewis of Cleveland won $1,000 a week for life on the instant ticket of the same name.  He chose the cash option and receives a lump sum of $369,200. He bought the winning ticket from Marathon Food Center.

Mark Stroud of New Richmond won $53,235 in the February 7 Rolling Cash 5 game. He bought his winning ticket from Ohio Pike Marathon and they receive a $500 agent bonus for selling one of the three winning tickets sold in the drawing.

Dennis Vaughn of Cleveland won $20,000 on Scoop the Cash. He bought the ticket from Frank’s Marathon.

Willy Adams of Bellevue won $10,000 on Gold. He purchased the winning ticket from Houge Food Inc.

Jacob Hull of Jackson, Ohio won $10,000 on $500,000 Cashword. He purchased the winning ticket from Handy Mart .

Roger McDowell of Fariview Park won $7,225 on EZPLAY Perfect Game 300.


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Checkered Flag Drive Thru is February 13, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

checkered-flag-jpgSIDNEY, OH – Kent, Linda and Holly Zimmerman, owners of Checkered Flag Drive Thru say their business is successful because their employees know all there is to know about lottery games. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Checkered Flag Drive Thru as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of February 13, 2017.

Checkered Flag Drive Thru is located at 1150 Wapakonata Avenue in Sidney. The staff takes the time to explain how games work and they double check the customers’ tickets, making sure they understand how a game works. To further promote lottery, the Drive Thru posts stickers at their point of sales; cars pulling up to the drive thru know that they can buy tickets at this location. Using their Facebook page, they post high jackpot amounts and include pictures of big wins.

Holly Zimmerman describes their place as fun, exciting and gratifying because it feels good when a customer wins. She said it makes their day too. Selling for 8 years, their success is because of their knowledgeable staff and because they will ask for the sale. Holly adds that customers come to Checkered Flag because they know employees will get their ticket and bets correct. Carrying 22 instant games, Checkered Flag Drive Thru has a weekly sales average of $5,376 for instant and online games.

Checkered Flag Drive Thru will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on February 18. Shelby County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WHIO CBS Channel 7 in Dayton. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Checkered Flag Drive Thru!





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New Instant Tickets are Big Winners

There’s a new family of instant tickets coming to town to multiply your fun! On February 22 you will have a chance at over $39 million in multiplier prizes with the Cash X family of instants.


Whether you’re looking to spend 1, 2, 3, 5, or 10 dollars, this family has something for you. The great thing about these tickets is the higher you go in ticket price the more you get to multiply your winnings.

When you scratch and match two identical prize amounts on $1 Cash X5, you win 5 times the prize amount, and win up to $5,000. The same goes for $2 Cash X10, but now the top prize rises to $20,000. The winning only goes up from there. $3 Cash X15 has two play areas and a top prize of $50,000. On the $5 Cash X20 you can multiply your winnings by 10 or 20 and win up to $300,000. Scratch the $10 Cash X50 instant ticket and you could multiply your prize by 10, 20, or 50 times the amount! Believe it or not that’s not the best part about this ticket. This awesome instant boasts a $1,000,000 top prize and over $18 million in multiplier prizes!

Be sure to get in on the action. Tickets hit your local Ohio Lottery retailer’s shelves February 22!

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The last Ohio 50/50 drawing… for now

Ohio50-50The weekend is almost here, and along with it the last drawing of the Ohio 50/50. If you’re a fan of the game, don’t worry. It may be back!

When we launched the weekly statewide raffle game it was designed to run for promotional periods. That means it can come back during limited times throughout the year.

You can buy your tickets for the Saturday, February 11 drawing now. Get in on the fun!

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