Blue Ash Shell is April 24, 2017 Retailer -of-the-Week

BLUE ASH – Blue Ash Shell first opened as a Shell Station in 1997. With twenty years under their belts, Rob and Lori Miller say they built their business with in-store signage and state of the art jackpot signs. Located at 10415 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Blue Ash Shell as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of April 24, 2017.

Did you get your lottery tickets yet? Did you get a megaplier with that? If you don’t play, you can’t win. These phrases characterize Blue Ash Shell. The business has a dedicated lottery area with a TV monitor that advertises the various lottery games, and they make sure they have a well-stocked bet card area. Lori says they have a wide variety of games, from the smallest to the largest price range.

“We learned what sold best and then we adjusted our stock from there,” she said.

Blue Ash Shell has gotten to know their customers and what games they usually buy. They remind customers of high jackpots and they have their own office pool. We have regulars that seem to win frequently.

“They are a great retailer and they’re good with their customers. They keep their bins full,” sales rep Michael Grause said. Blue Ash Shell carries 54 instant games. Weekly sales average $6,600 for instant and on-line games.

Blue Ash Shell will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 29, 2017. 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.

Congratulations  Blue Ash Shell ! 

 

 

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Come on Down!

We’re ready to roll out our Price is Right mini big wheel at the Cincinnati Reds game tomorrow night! All you need to participate is a non-winning Price is Right instant ticket!

Each player will receive a name tag, Price is Right t-shirt and one spin on the wheel for a shot at fun prizes. If you hit the coveted $1 spot on the wheel, you will win $50 in Price is Right instant tickets!

It’s going to be fun, so be sure to grab your non-winning Price is Right instant tickets and stop by and see us! The promotion begins at 5:40 p.m., Friday, April 21 at Great American Ballpark.

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Winner Wednesday

Check out these players and how much they won!

Linda Owens of Louisville won $150,000 in the Top Prize Drawing for Break the Bank. She nets $106,500  after taxes and plans on taking a vacation with the windfall. She bought her semi-finalist entry ticket from Kmart Gas in Canton on May 22, 2015. Kmart Gas received a $1,500 agent bonus for selling a qualifying winning ticket.

Dawn Chandler of Norwalk won $80,000 a year for 25 years on the $100,000,000 Fortune instant game.  The $2 million prize had a cash option: Dawn chose it. She receives a lump sum of $710,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes. Dawn bought her winning ticket from Miller’s Market in Norwalk.

Christine  Tucker of Cincinnati won $500,000  after she scratched the $500,000 Cashword instant game. She nets $355,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes. Tucker says she’s paying off her mortgage. She bought her ticket from Meijer Inc in Cincinnati. Meijer receives a $5,000 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Gary Coyne of Westlake won $300,000 on the Road to Riches game. He bought the ticket from Get Go in Westlake. Get Go receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Clinton Sturgill of Brookpark and Eric Staub of Avon each won $231,334 after having one of the three winning five-of-five tickets sold in the April 17, 2017 $694,000 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. All three tickets used auto pick. Sturgill and Staub will each receive $164,247 after mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent. Sturgill purchased his ticket from Rivals Sports Grill in Middleburg Heights. Staub purchased his ticket from Zip Thru Beverage in North Ridgeville. The third ticket purchased at Johnstown Market in Johnstown has not been claimed. All three retailers receive a $500 bonus for selling  winning tickets.

Gregory Clerkner of Wadsworth is also a top prize winner.  He won $100,000 in the  Special Edition Cashword Top Prize Drawing. Gregory  receives $71,000 and he says he’s buying a new car. He was one of 37 semi-finalists in the drawing that was held March 27, 2017.  Clerkner bought his ticket January 21, 2016 from Hometown Market in Medina. Hometown Market received a $1,000 agent bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket. Clerkner has been on a lucky streak since December. He won $10,000 on 2 other instants.

Christina Perrott of Lorain won $24,440  on the April 4, 2017 EZPLAY  Going Pro game.

Timothy  St. Clair of Elyria won $10,000 on the April 13, 2017 KENO game.

Daniel Howell of West Salem won $10,000 on Cash X50.

Norman Bohannon of Lorain won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Adam Massie of Gallipolis won $10,000 on Triple Winning 7’s.

Congratulations!

 

 

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Discover Ohio, Discover Fun!

I’m always talking about going on a vacation, and then I realize there are so many great places to see right here in our very own state! From beautiful state parks to world class amusement parks and museums, you’ll find something that appeals to you without even leaving home. With our newest EZPlay game Discover Ohio, out April 23, you could win one of several great prizes to get you out to explore Ohio and beyond!

The Discover Ohio game has a top prize of $10,000, but the real fun is in the experiential  prizes. If you get the camper symbol on your ticket you can enter it through MyLotto Rewards for a chance to win an Airstream 25′ Front Bedroom Flying Cloud Camper! That’s not all. The second tier prize is an Airstream Base Camp Camper.

Five winners will win the third tier prize which includes a Ohio DNR State Park Gift Certificate, a gift certificate for Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, four passes for Cedar Point, four passes for Kings Island, a COSI Science Center gift certificate, a Visa gift card and a gas gift card!

Ten winners will win the fourth tier prize including a Ohio DNR State Park Gift Certificate, four passes for Cedar Point, four passes for Kings Island, a Visa gift card and a gas gift card!

Discover Ohio has a limited run. The game ends June 11 so we can draw the second chance winners and get them out on the road to Ohio fun this summer! Don’t miss your chance. Play Discover Ohio! Sales begin April 23.

 

 

 

 

 

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K & R Supermarket is April 17, 2017 Retailer -of-the-Week

MORAINE –K & R Supermarket has worked hard, partnering with the Ohio Lottery to have a strong presence in the neighborhood. Kemah Etayem owns the business at 3351 Main Street and Murad Salash manages the business that will be expanded with upcoming renovations.  The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize K & R Supermarket as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of April 17, 2017.

“Sales are growing and Murad makes sure he carries the right products for his customers,” says Lottery sales representative Maria Tharp. “He has exciting plans to grow his lottery business. Murad takes pride in getting new games activated right away.”

While K & R Supermarket is a rather new location, Murad says he’s happy with growing sales and is excited about the future because of the new deli. He says they will be able to capture more KENO sales.

Building   relationships with every customer that comes through the door, Murad says they try to have a great attitude with customers no matter what kind of day they have had. The business already has a dedicated lottery play area, but that will be expanded. They are looking forward to having second chance drawings as well as a special promotion for the grand opening of the restaurant, deli/meat department.

“We always try to be pleasant, answer questions about games they like, have good conversations with them and make them feel good every time they visit the store. We let them know of new games and make it a point to talk about jackpots in order to gain excitement for online and easy play games. Winning makes them happy, so they come back to play more.”

K & R Supermarket carries 33 instant games. Weekly sales average $4,241 for instant and on-line games.

K & R Supermarket will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 22, 2017. Montgomery 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 K & R Supermarket!

 

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Winner Wednesday

It’s the Wednesday before Easter Sunday, and the following players can add some extra sweetness to their baskets.

Dwayne Walker of Loveland won $300,000 scratching Cash X20. He receives $213,000 after 29 percent taxes. Walker purchased the winning ticket from Loveland BP, and the retailer receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling top prize-winning ticket.

Diana Cherry of Oregon, Ohio was over the moon when she got the call: She won $250,000 in the top prize drawing for Red Hot 5s. One of 21 entries, she bought the semi-finalist ticket on July 15, 2015 from Third Base D T Party Store in Oregon. Third Base D T Party Store receives a $2,500 bonus for selling a qualifying winning ticket. Cherry celebrated her win with dinner at Wendy’s. She said the win would take the pressure off. After taxes she receives $177,500.

Melanie Griffith of Cincinnati netted $120,000 for matching all five numbers in the April 3, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game. She used auto pick purchasing her ticket from Thornton’s. Thornton’s receives a $500 agent bonus for selling a five-of- five  winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket.

Donald Cooper of London won $25,000 on the April 7, 2017 Mega Millions drawing. Cooper matched 4 numbers and the mega ball number for $5,000. Saying yes to the megaplier, which was 5, multiplied his win for $25,000.

Cynthia Starkey of Norwalk won $64,470 on the EZPLAY Quick Spot on April 7, 2017.

Leonard Hoffstetter of Rome, Ohio  won $15,000 on Cash X20 after his son gave him the ticket for his birthday, which was April 2. The ticket was purchased at Village Tobacco in Orwell.

Matthew Lucas of Sheffield Lake won $10,000 on $500,000 Cashword.

Walter Jordan of Mansfield won $50,000 scratching  $500,000,000 Spectacular.

Bridgett Wilder of Elyria won $10,000 on Cash X50. Eric Aliff of Elyria won $8,000 playing KENO.

Constance Hartley of Corning and Carl Hook of Shawnee had a lucky night when they attended a local benefit. They won a Split the Pot drawing that included Ohio Lottery tickets. A $250,000 A Year for Life ticket was one of them, and when they scratched it Constance and Carl won  a $15,000 prize that they will split.  The ticket was purchased at Ice Box Carryout in Crooksville.

James George of Mansfield won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Cathleen Glisic of North Ridgeville won $10,005 on KENO.

Tye Lang of Sunbury Ohio won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Sirin Broadus of Cleveland won $50,000 playing the midday April 3, 2017 Pick 5.

Marc Stratton of Vermillion won $5,200 playing the April 3, 2017 Pick 4.

Regina Bolden of Maple Heights  won $6,198 playing the  April 1, 2017 Pick 4.

Congratulations!

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Tobacco Island is April 10, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

TOLEDO –Within one year, Tobacco Island increased sales by 28 percent. Carol Belknap and Gail Durczynski own this business at 714 Dearborn Avenue in Toledo. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Tobacco Island as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of April 10, 2017.

“They are enjoyable to visit; they have a pretty enthusiastic sales team,” says Lisa Brackett, their Lottery sales representative. “The clerks will ask for the sale, they are always friendly and have a great attitude.  In just a year, overall sales increased 28 percent, with instants up by 18 percent.

Tobacco Island is a family-run business that has been selling Lottery tickets for five years. Ninety-nine percent of their customers have been customer for years. They provide prompt and friendly service. They have a dedicated Lottery play area for scratching and watching KENO. They use social media to promote new games and inform customers of winners. Using social media attracts more players.

They describe their business as fun with an atmosphere full of winning anticipation. Tobacco Island carries 34 instant games. Weekly sales average $7,363 for instant and online games.

Tobacco Island will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 15, 2017. Lucas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG -ABC Channel 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Tobacco Island!

 

 

 

 

 

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