Get the Scoop on October on In the Know!

Happy Monday! It might only be October 5, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. We’re gearing up to release the new holiday instant tickets later this month, and you get a sneak peak at the games and much more on In the Know!

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In the Know – September 2015

Just in time for the long weekend, In the Know has the scoop on all of the fun you can get into with us! There’s a new KENO promotion this month, plus a lot of new winners!

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What Would Winning Do for You?

It’s Winner Wednesday! The following players got a chance to answer or think about the question: WWWD – What Would Winning Do for you?

For a Maumee resident, winning gave him a little more to put in his nest egg. How about $250,000? Gene Smith started by spending $2 on Cash Explosion. He was trying to get on the show.  Instead, he won $5  and reinvested the money on Double Cash Doubler and won $250,000! Gene said  winning SMITH$250,000 on Double Cash Doubler was easier than trying to get on the show and win. He retired eight years ago from Chrysler Jeep, and he’ll be investing his win.

Tony Wilson of Circleville  made his ten even bigger. He spent 10 and multiplied by it by one thousand, winning $10,000 on the Big 10 Ticket. So did  Tatyana Titenok of Columbus. Congratulations!020

The holder of a June 27, 2015 one million dollar Powerball prize claimed the prize in trust.The holder of the ticket used auto lotto, purchasing the ticket from Ameristop Food Mart in Milford,Ohio. Ameristop Food Mart received a $1,000 agent selling bonus.

Randy Winton of Columbus won $25,417 playing the  midday September 28 Pick 5 game. He brought his wife and good luck charm Dae with him to claim his big win.


Sharon Land of Lorain won $20,000 on 50X The Money.

Timothy Baker of Akron got lucky and won some loot! He won $10,000 after scratching Lucky Loot.

Ruth Powell of Canton won $30,000 on the  September 16, 2015 Powerball game.


They don’t call it “Gold” for nothin! Kristy Smail of Columbus spent twenty dollars and won $10,000 on the Ohio Lottery’s instant ticket Gold.


Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope winning does something great for you!

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Jenny B’s Hillbilly Heaven is Oct. 5, 2015 Retailer-of-the-Week


MIDDLETOWN – There are good feelings about the lottery at 2502 Atco Avenue. Dawn Lyman and her crew get just as happy when lottery players win, and for that reason, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Jenny B’s Hillbilly Heaven as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of October 5, 2015.

Lyman describes her business as a busy place with lots of happy winners having seen many happy days. She said she played the lottery herself and won, and that’s when people realized that you can hit the lottery.  It’s not so hard she explained, so customers started playing more.

“It’s all about attitude,” she said. “We have good attitudes about people winning. We talk about our numbers and we root for everyone playing. We celebrate winning.”

One of the original KENO agents, Hillbilly Heaven reached $1 million in sales in 2011. As of today, the business has sales totaling $2.7 million.

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. Jenny B’s Hillbilly Heaven will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on October 10, 2015.

Butler 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 Jenny B’s Hillbilly Heaven!

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Cash Explosion Set for Spooktacular October Road Show

CE Newsletter small gfxIt’s been a while since the Cash Explosion show took a road trip. So the crew members are dusting off their suitcases for a trip later this month to Miami Valley Gaming! Oh, and did we mention it’s a Halloween edition of the show? We need an audience full of characters; so, dress in your costume and get ready for some fun!

There will be two live Cash Explosion show tapings on October 17th. Just stop by the Cash Explosion Box Office in the parking lot that day to receive your free admission wristband starting at 9 am for the first show and 12:30 pm for the second show.

Before the show, fans can join us outside at the Cash Explosion tent to play the Cash Explosion express games. We’ll have $10,000 in cash and merchandise prizes to give away that day, along with $10,000 in free play from Miami Valley Gaming!

Miami Valley Gaming is conveniently located between Cincinnati and Dayton off of Interstate 75 at 6000 OH-63, Lebanon, OH 45036.

There are guidelines for costumes; so, please take time to read the costume policy below. You can also visit for more information.

We hope to see you there!


Miami Valley Gaming Costume Policy

Purpose:  To establish costume guidelines for Guests during the Cash Explosion production

Costume Guideline Policy:

  • Masks, wigs, hats and ball caps are permitted in the grandstand, but prohibited on the gaming floor.  Those wearing a mask, wig, hat or ball cap must remove the item prior  to entering the gaming floor and at any time requested by  the Ohio Lottery or Miami Valley Gaming.
  • Limited face paint such as red noses, cat whiskers, etc. is permitted subject to the discretion of Ohio Lottery and Miami Valley Gaming and full face paint prohibited
  • Fake and real weapons or tools are prohibited
  • Flags, banners and political messaging prohibited
  • Gang or motorcycle club affiliated clothing, vests, jackets, insignias, patches, etc. prohibited on the gaming floor or in the grandstand
  • Provocative costumes are prohibited; family friendly costumes only

The Ohio Lottery and Miami Valley Gaming reserve the right to modify or deny any costume or part of a costume for any reason

Guest must be at least 21 years of age and present acceptable ID to enter the gaming floor

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Winner Wednesday – WWWD?

Playing the Ohio Lottery gives the chance to dream. Winning turns those dreams into realities. It’s Winner Wednesday here at the Ohio Lottery and it gives us a chance to showcase great winner stories. It’s the chance to ask our winners…WWWDWhat Would Winning Do?

Pick 5 Winners - J.Young- Chris Saddler 003In the case of two brothers who already own property, winning would give them a chance to buy more property.  Christopher and Jay of Garfield Heights won $25,000 each. They listened to the advice of their mom Betty Burton. She gave Jay the numbers and told him to play them in the Pick 5. Not only did he play the number, he gave it to brother Chris. He played and won too. The good sons each won $25,000 in the midday September 29, Pick 5 drawing.  They plan to do something for mom and buy more rental  property to  flip. Knowing that mom knows best,  Jay  says he’s going to ask mom for numbers for tonight’s Powerball drawing. The jackpot is $301 million.  

Michael and Linda Lerma  of North Baltimore  won $5,500, a TPD entry on Bring on the Bens. They say the $5,500 prize is a nice way to kick off retirement. They are going back on vacation, and they have the chance to win an even bigger prize, $150,000 after all TPD prizes have been claimed.LERMA

Douglas Feezle of Negley won $2 million on $2 Million Cashfall.  He bought two $20 tickets, winning $20 on one and $2 million on the other. It’s all luck he said, adding that he will keep working for three to four years and then retire. He bought the ticket from Gorby’s Grocery , 50571 Richardson Avenue in Negley. Gorby’s  Grocery receives a $10,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning $2 Million Cashfall  ticket.

JW Dutcher of  Waverly won $10,000 on Gold ticket after the customer in front of him bought one. He  asked the clerk for the same thing. JW is going to buy his mom some new furniture.

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Anthony Rutter of Jacksonville won $20,000 on 50X The Money and so did Karen Hardesty of Barberton.

Susan Smith is maximizing  her  $10 investment. She won $5,500, a TPD entry on Maximum Fortune. She now has a chance  to win $1 million in the final drawing.

Jessica Williams of  Macksburg won $10,000 on $500,000 Cashword.

005Christina Osborn of Newark knows the value of saying yes to the Megaplier.  She won $25,000 after she matched four numbers and said yes to the megaplier in the September 22, 2015 Mega Millions drawing. She is glad she spent that extra dollar!

Roger Collins of  Ironton  popped into the VFW club to play a couple of games and got his first Lottery win! He won $16,670 on the Keno Champ EZPlay Tap Game.  Having two children , he said  it won’t be hard to find ways to spend the money.9-25-15 001

Congratulations to all Lottery winners. Happy Winner Wednesday.

Tonight’s Powerball drawing is worth $301,000,000. WWWD for you?

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New Powerball Feature Multiplies Your Prize

If you’re a Powerball player get ready for a change that could leave you with 10 times your prize!Powerball logo

Starting with sales on October 4, 2015 you could win up to 10X your prize with  Powerplay when the jackpot is between $40 million and $150 million. Remember, the Powerplay doesn’t apply to the jackpot or the match five $1,000,000 prize.

You get better overall odds with Powerball, faster growing jackpots and now a 10X multiplier. It’s all in the draw with Powerball! Sales of the new game begin October 4, 2015.

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Rod-Dees Carryout is September 28, 2015 Retailer-of-the-Week


It’s all about the personal touches at 324 N Main Street in Miamisburg. Rod-Dees Carryout owners Jayson and Joe Collins and clerk Jacob Payne make playing more personal by going out of their way to remember their customers’ names. They say helping first time players fill out bet slips and  informing  them about on-line games  is a  sure way  to  get customers back to the store.

Rod-Dees Carryout has been a lottery retailer four years and Jason  says they have a strong group of Pick 3 players who don’t mind having a little retailer involvement.

“We get involved in picking numbers with a lottery worksheet and picking five hot Pick 3 numbers weekly. That little bit of time is well spent on the customers and they become our regular daily players,” he said.

Carrying  48 instant games Rod-Dees Carryout will cash every winning ticket when possible. Last February the store sold a winning $3.5 million Classic Lotto ticket. That’s one they couldn’t cash  but  were thrilled to sell a big winner. Rod-Dees Carryout  provides outstanding customer service that fosters a fun and inviting atmosphere. Sales Representative Maria Tharp says they encourage customers to stay and play.

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. Rod-Dees Carryout will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on October 3, 2015.

Montgomery County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WHIO-CBS Channel 7 in Dayton. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.



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