Lots of variety in Winner Wednesday

Woo Hoo! It’s Winner Wednesday, and there are lots of games with lots of winners and a variety of prize amounts won on Ohio Lottery games.

Tiffany Savage of Crooksville won $100,000 April 13 in the top prize drawing for Easy Money.  She was one of 16 semi-finalists in the drawing.  Her boyfriend, Shane Grannon, purchased her entry ticket from Somerset Duchess, 110 N. Columbus Street in Somerset, on Sept. 2014.  She plans on buying a new car with her winnings.042

James Dougan of Elyria won $5,500 and an entry into the top prize drawing for $250,000 A  Year for Life.

Kelley Shupert of W. Portsmouth, Ohio won $5,500 and an entry into the top prize drawing for a $5 million prize in Gold, the instant game. Shupert said she couldn’t believe her luck. She had already won $20,000 in October on the Big $10 Ticket. She won $750 on another scratch off . She said the money comes in handy because  she is caring for her mother and has extra expenses. Maybe she’ll be even luckier in the final top prize drawing. Good Luck, Kelley!4-28-16 002

Renita Overton of Lorain won $10,000 on $500,000 Cashword.

Dorothy Miller of  Sandusky won $20,000 on 50X the Money.

Jone Horner of Ashland won $50,000 on Bingo Times 10.

John Corbett of Columbus won $10,000 on Lucky Loot.012

Loni Krupa of Vermillion  won $10,000 on Break the Bank.

George Dunchuck of North Canton won $1,000 after matching  four numbers on the April 28 KICKER game.


Bruce Bosse of Oregonia won $33,358 after holding one of three jackpot-winning tickets in the Rolling Cash 5 drawing April 26.

Cindy Haley of Swanton won $150,000 on $250,000 A Year for Life.Haley 002

Barrett 002Dolly Barrett of Fostoria won $50,000 on  $500,000,000 Cash Spectacular. She  plans to take a trip to Florida.



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MyLotto Rewards can take you there!

107Michael Susor loves professional football. So when this Cleveland Browns fan found out MyLotto Rewards was giving away a 3-day, 2-night trip to Chicago for the football draft, he was all in.

“I saw the trip for two for the draft and I put some of my entries in towards that. ” Michael said. “It’s one of the things I wanted, it was a bucket list thing for me. Not many people get to say they went to the NFL draft.”

MyLotto Rewards helped Michael check the draft off his bucket list when he was drawn as the winner of the Draft Experience prize! He and a friend spent three days in the Windy City and got to participate in all of the excitement of the draft.

025“It was amazing! We flew in and right off the bat we dropped off our bags and went to draft town and started walking around. We realized right away that we needed to get back to hotel and get our Browns gear. It was great to see so many Browns fans,” Michael said.

065Michael spent time in the same room as the football teams making their picks. He watched along with other fans as team after team picked up the phone to make the call to their newest player.  Michael said Draft Town was full of football fans, and many of them were sporting Browns gear. This was his first time visiting Chicago, so on the advice of his buddy Ralph he tried a Chicago deep dish pizza and… “It was amazing!”

He wasn’t only impressed with the pizza. Michael thought the Browns selections were pretty great too.

We don’t know what the Browns season will bring, but Michael is hoping he’ll get to a game or too… maybe with the help of MyLotto Rewards.

“I still have entries in for the Browns season tickets, but right now I’d rather win Wednesday night’s Powerball!”  Fingers crossed, Michael!031

Ever wonder what you could win by entering your non-winning tickets at MyLotto Rewards?  From gift cards to concerts professional sports experiences, MyLotto Rewards has it all!  Click here to learn more about the MyLotto Rewards program and to sign up for your own account.




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Erie Street Pub is May 2,2016 Retailer-of-the-Week

20160503_144452MASSILLON – Erie Street Pub owner James Moore has created a fun and relaxed atmosphere in his business. With KENO monitors placed everywhere inside, Moore came to know very quickly that KENO is a major part of his business model. Located at 2700 S. Erie in Massillon, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Erie Street Pub as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of May 2, 2016.

It’s everything KENO at the Erie Street Pub. All of the wait staff wears KENO aprons and are a part of the KENO Expert Training Program. The pub has been selling Ohio Lottery products since May 2010 and is one of the top KENO Locations. The staff is friendly and courteous to customers.  All promotions are clearly displayed and point of purchase material is very clearly displayed.

Promoting KENO, the staff asks for the sale. There are special in-house promotions with prizes to winners, and the employees stay very organized keeping all point of purchase material up-to-date. All on-line games can be played from every table. Because winning creates a great atmosphere, the business cashes all winning tickets. They know that when customers get paid on a winning ticket, they stay, play and buy more products.

Porter, one of the bartenders, says that KENO is fairly easy to maintain and manage and Moore recommends it to new retailers. Lottery sales representative Steve Perry says Erie Street Pub is among the top KENO locations in the area. Weekly sales for instant and on-line sales are $7,157.

Erie Street Pub will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May 7. Stark County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WEWS ABC-Channel 5 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Erie Street Pub!


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Helping the Hungry


Ohio Lottery Community Outreach Coordinator Karen Russo, Cleveland Food Bank Executive Director Kristin Warzocha and Cash Explosion Producer JC Carothers.

Imagine not knowing where your next meal is coming from. It’s a struggle that 1 in 6 Ohioans faces. For children, that number is more dismal as 1 in 4 children are at risk of going hungry.

Every year the Cash Explosion Show does its part to try and feed the hungry through the Facing Hunger campaign. It works because of the generosity of our Cash Explosion Show fans, and they’ve given in great number this year. We were able to deliver 2,150 pounds of non-perishable food to the Cleveland Food Bank. That’s over a ton of food! The Cash Explosion Facing Hunger Campaign has donated more than 10 tons of food to food banks throughout Ohio thanks to the generous audience members who have donated food for this campaign since its inception in 2010.

IMG_8984As one of many Ohio Lottery community outreach initiatives, Lottery employees donate annually to the Harvest for Hunger Campaign.  Employee contributions generated a donation in the amount of $1,125 to the Cleveland Food Bank.

Harvest for Hunger is an annual awareness campaign aimed at fighting hunger in 21 of Ohio’s counties. It’s a joint effort of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.IMG_8988

For each dollar, the Food Bank can provide four nutritious meals to those struggling with hunger.  $1 = 4meals. Click here for more information about Harvest for Hunger and how you can help.

Thank you to our employees and our Cash Explosion fans for their support of this worthy cause!




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Winner Wednesday keeps rolling along!

Winner Wednesday is here and the winning  just keeps rolling .. and rolling.. and rolling, especially in our Rolling Cash 5 game. Patti Duby, a clerk at  Bellstore  in Bolivar  sold a $247,000 winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket on April 14. The ticket has not been claimed,  and Patty might know who the winner is, but she’s not telling! Bellstore, at 450 Canal Street SE  receives a $500 bonus for selling a winning five-of-five ticket.

20160421_074645_resizedMadhukar Shah of Alliance  won $120,000 after  purchasing an auto pick Rolling Cash 5 ticket on April 6. He purchased the winner from Giant Eagle at W. State Street in Alliance. Giant Eagle receives a $500 agent bonus for selling the winning  ticket.

Tim Topp of Tontogany won $152,000 in the April 22, 2016 Rolling Cash 5 game. Topp said he’s paying off bills and the windfall will help him breathe a little easier. He purchased the auto pick ticket from Corner Carryout. Located at 18018 Tontogany Creek , this agent receives a $500 agent bonus for selling a winning Rolling Cash 5.

Beatrice Lewis of Akron won $5,400 on the April 21 Pick 4.

William Radwanski of  Garretsville won $6,103 on the EZPLAY game.

The following  players each won $10,000: Gerald Tomaszycki of Flint, MI on Maximum Fortune; Sherri Wells of Alliance on Double Cash Doubler; Magnum Whipkey of Belpre on $500,000 Cashword; Jayantibhai Patel of Stow on $500,000 Cashword  and Wilbert Walker of Columbus on Lucky Loot. walker win.jpg

Jason James of Canton won $26,250 on the April 18 Pick 5 .

Helen Dubetz of Barberton won $41,299 on EZPLAY Going Pro.

Don’t forget to pick up your ticket for tonight’s Powerball drawing. The jackpot is $282 million!!


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Speedeemart #1 is April 25, 2016 Retailer-of-the-Week


WHEELERSBURG, OH – At 220 Center Street, Speedeemart #1 has found success in striving to promote lottery products, and the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Speedeemart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of April 25, 2016.

Business owner Robert Rutman has described his business as exciting, busy and fun. The business is always busy because selling lottery is constant throughout the day. Although at times selling can be stressful, Rutman says it is fun when a customer wins. He makes sure all of his employees are well-trained in the use of lottery equipment to keep up with the store’s fast-paced sales.

“We keep our dispensers full, activate all new books and post winners so customers can see how many winners our store has had. Most of our customers invest their winnings back into lottery products and even the smallest win brings a smile to customers’ faces,” he said.

Rutman said the business started out small in 1986 and gradually began expanding instant games in order to satisfy customer needs. Today Speedeemart carries 33 instant games and has a weekly average of over $24,500.

Lottery sales representative Rebecca Carter says customer service skills at Speedeemart are excellent. This makes the purchase of a ticket easy. The store has the ability to cash $500 winners, which is a plus and their dispensers are full and clean of clutter allowing customers to see the variety of thickets available for sale.

Speedeemart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 30. Scioto County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on their local Cable stations. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Speedeemart !




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Happy Day, Mother Earth

EarthI’m mesmerized any time I see an image of the Earth from space. It is beautiful, breathtaking and gives me a sense of peace and serenity. It is equally as beautiful when you’re standing on it surveying everything that encompasses Earth’s surface. Spring is always a welcome change as the barren landscape of winter turns into a colorful pallet of new life.

Today is Earth Day, and people all around the globe are celebrating our beautiful planet and how can continue to care for her. It could be as simple as recycling your plastic and paper goods. Or maybe you’re creative enough to find new uses for old items instead of letting them end up in a land fill.  Many communities host clean-ups around Earth Day. Just click here to see a list of volunteer clean-up days this weekend hosted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.



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