In the Know

We’re pumped for May! We’ve got a new promotion for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5, new instants ready to pop, plus we’re showing you around the new Touch & Win machines! It’s all right here on In the Know.

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In the Know

April is shaping up to be a really fun month! We’re taking you through the rundown of new games and promotions on In the Know!

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Mega Millions Jackpot now $433 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot is making a steady climb into record territory! Tonight’s jackpot is now $433 million, the 6th largest in the game’s history. There’s no time like now to get your chance to be a millionaire.

The last Mega Millions jackpot hit happened right here in Ohio! The winning ticket was sold at Fat Daddy’s RoadDog in Moraine for a jackpot of $142 million on May 4, 2018. Could we make it two jackpots in a row? We’ll see tonight!

Tickets are $2 each plus $1 if you want to add Megaplier.  That $433 million is payable over 29 years with the annuity, or you can take the cash option $260 million (before taxes).

Good luck, everyone!!

 

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It’s Ohio State Fair Time!

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We’re packing up and getting ready to head to Columbus for the Ohio State Fair next week! We’ve got several days of fun planned for the duration of the fair!

On Friday, July 27th from noon-2 p.m. we will have the wheel spinning so be sure to come by our tent and win a prize! If by chance you miss it, you can come back the next day (July 28th) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or the following Friday, August 3rd from 11 a.m-1 p.m. to spin and win!

Ohio Lottery Day is Friday, August 3rd at the fair. Bring any non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket to the gate to get a $4 admission discount!

Stop by the fair’s Central Park from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. for Cash Explosion Cash Fest! You’ll have the chance to meet the co-hosts and play the express games for chances at cash and merchandise prizes. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, too! You won’t want to miss it.

Throughout the fair you can stop by our retailer in the Market Place Building. Stop for a minute and enjoy the air conditioning and play a little KENO in the KENO lounge while you’re there.

You won’t want to miss a moment of the fun! Come see us!

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Winner Wednesday

This has been a week full of sunshine and winning! Keep reading for this week’s edition of Winner Wednesday.RichardGarner

Erwin Behrend of Parma won $80,000 a year for 25 years on the $5 Million Payout instant ticket. He opted for the $1 million cash payout in lieu of the annuity.

Richard Garner of Lancaster won a lot of cash this week. His winning 7 instant ticket was worth $150,000!

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Alicia Harless of Marion won $20,000 on her Win Big instant ticket.JenniferDovenbarger1

VickiBroylesJennifer Dovenbarger of Warsaw was another $20,000 winner. She won on the $100 Million Money Explosion ticket.Richard Kapalin of Lorain won $20,000 on Million Dollar Multiplier.

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Aaron Boothe of McArthur won $10,000 on the $100 Million Money Explosion.

Chrissa Justin of Wakeman won $10,000 on the Extreme Millions ticket.

Vicki Broyles of Calhoun  and Lori Myers of Willard both won $10,000 on the $500,000 Cashword instant ticket.

Last but not least Randy Young of Van Wert won $10,000 on fun instant ticket Cash Times 50!

Congrats to this week’s winners! Happy winning Ohio!

 

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Grab ‘N Dash Named July 16 Retailer-of the-Week

Grab ‘N Dash in Mt. Vernon is an Ohio Lottery retailer that has dotted their I’s and crossed their T’s. Providing stellar customer service from knowledgeable employees is only one reason that the store is the Ohio Lottery retailer of the week.  rotw071618-e1531496717680.jpg

Employees at Grab ‘N Dash are trained on how to sell all online and instant tickets. They ensure that the vast variety of instant tickets are always displayed for their players to see. Players with winning tickets are never turned away, and can cash their winning tickets in the store at any time.  They keep in mind that their goal is to serve the customer, and keep them wanting to return to the store.

A WinStation is set-up in the extremely neat playing area, for their customers to enjoy playing their favorite Lottery games.  Grab ‘N Dash has displayed their Lottery point of sale materials in the forefront since they began selling Lottery in 2014. The WinStation unit is kept very clean and full of exciting tickets.

To be a successful Lottery agent store owner, Chad Ashcraft offers this advice; “Ensure your ticket dispensers are full. Keep new games in the store as well as a good variety of instant tickets.”

Grab ‘N Dash averages $5,383 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 35 instant tickets over the counter.

Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Grab ‘N Dash will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, July 21.

Knox County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTTE TV 28 and WSYX TV 6 in Columbus. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Mega Millions Jackpot Soars!

Friday the 13th gets kind of a bad rap when it comes to luck, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have time to make it your lucky day! Tonight, Friday, July 13, there’s a $340 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing!

Since the start of the Mega Millions game, six big jackpot wins happened on a lucky Friday the 13th, including one right here in Ohio for $202 million on Friday, November 13, 2015. Tonight could be the next big Friday the 13th win! Did we mention that the last Mega Millions jackpot was won right here in Ohio on May 4, 2018? Yep, the big winning ticket worth $142 million was sold at Fat Daddy’s Road Dog in Moraine and was claimed in trust.

All it takes is a ticket and a little luck, so get your Mega Millions ticket at any Ohio Lottery retailer or Ohio Lottery self-service terminal. Tickets are $2. Match 5 and you win the $1 million second-tier prize, match 5 plus the Mega Ball and you win the jackpot. You can also multiply your prize by adding the Megaplier® for one dollar. Click here for more information about the Mega Millions game.

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Tom’s Express Mart Named July 9 Retailer-of-the-Week

Tom’s Express Mart is a staple in the small village of Blanchester. The store offers amazing customer service to their ever-loyal customers each day. Employees’ sincere and genuine approach to customer service is why Tom’s Express Mart is the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week.toms-express-mart070918.jpg

Customers always feel welcomed at Tom’s Express Mart. The friendly staff goes above and beyond for customers. Employees know customers by name, in addition to memorizing their customer’s favorite game. If customers have any questions or concerns, the employees take the time to get the answers.

Second chance drawings are a large part of the store’s success. The owner takes the time to create different promotions. Free beverages are provided with Lottery tickets as a in store promotion. Instant ticket cubes are never left empty. Lottery tickets are kept front and center on the counter, and big winner signs are posted throughout the store.

To be a successful Lottery agent, store owner Paul Patel offers this advice; “Keep Lottery front and center.  Post all winning tickets, know how to play all Lottery products, and keeping update with jackpots.”

Tom’s Express Mart averages $10,500 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 58 instant tickets over the counter.

Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Tom’s Express Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, July 14.

Clinton County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO TV 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Winner Wednesday!

Happy Fourth of July! While everyone is enjoying picnics and fireworks, these winners are enjoying big wins! The month of July has already been jammed packed with big winners. Check out a few of the winning stories right here!Vermillion_Karen, Game 460 - 7

Karen Vermillion of Union Furnace was a big winner this week. She won $150,000 on the brand new 7 instant ticket.

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Curtis Lee Williams of Fort Worth, Texas won a whopping $50,000 on the Extreme Millions instant ticket.

James Ferenc of Avon won $10,365 playing the EZPLAY progressive game, Perfect Game 300.

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William McGlone, Jr. of Lexington won $20,000 on the $2 Life is Good instant ticket.

Our last winner of the week is Marissa Goodin of Elyria. She won $10,000 on the $5 Million Payout ticket!

 

Let’s keep on winning Ohio! Tonight’s Powerball drawing is worth $70 million! Grab a ticket!

 

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