March Lottery News on In the Know

The month of March is underway! From a new KENO promo to great MyLotto Rewards drawings, we’ve got a lot you’ll want to try! Check it out!

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Southern Ohio Sweeps Through the Wins!

This week got off to a great start in the southern part of the state. The Athens regional office has been busy with claims on instant tickets.

Timy BettsFirst stop, Hamden. Timy Betts couldn’t believe he scratched his way to a $200,000 win playing Winter Winnings. Timy purchased the ticket at Hamden Gas N Stuff, which is coincidentally owned by his landlord. Or maybe we should say former landlord, because Timy says he’ll be building a house thanks to his big win!

Kimberly CowmanKimberly Cowman of Belpre picked up a $50,000 win on Lucky Playbook. She bought her ticket at Peoples News in Belpre. Kimberly says she’s got no immediate plans for the money, but her teenage children are already thinking how they’d like to spend it!

Jack FrederickLast stop is Athens where Jack Frederick won $2,500 playing Win it All. Jack picked up his ticket at Marathon Food Center #237 in Albany. He says he’ll be making his granddaughter’s upcoming trip to Chicago a little sweeter with his winnings.

Congratulations! Just think, you could be the next big winner!

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Camp Washington Sunoco named Retailer-of-the-Week

Service with a smile.  Camp Washington Sunoco employees Leyunew, Courtney, owners Gigi and Ed Adefris, Anjeal and Nichole.

Service with a smile. Camp Washington Sunoco employees: Leyunew, Courtney, owners Gigi and Ed Adefris, Anjeal and Nichole.

Camp Washington Sunoco has been named the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of March 30.

The walls of Camp Washington Sunoco are full of the winners who have come through its doors. The winner walls are a big hit and customers like to bring their friends to the store, just to show them their winning tickets.

Owners Ed and Gigi Adefris make a point of getting to know their customers and their routine.  It’s a busy store, and no matter how busy, employees greet each customer with a smile. The Adefris and employees know the importance of respecting every customer.  By winning them over, customers come back and bring more customers with them.

Camp Washington Sunoco will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 4, 2015. Hamilton County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO TV 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

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Celina Store #1 named Retailer-of-the-Week

Vinny Bajjuri, manager of Celina Store #1

Vinny Bajjuri, manager of Celina Store #1

For Celina Store #1, its staff and owners, Venket Mada and Anoop Musku, being positive has been a big part of their success as Lottery retailers.

That fact encouraged the Ohio Lottery to name Celina Store #1 the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of March 23.

The store posts signs announcing recent big winners. The store shelves are well-stocked with all the latest Lottery games, and there’s a dedicated play area to enhance the Lottery playing experience.

The entire staff is knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

“We sell winning tickets. That’s why everyone comes here,” says Vinny Bajjuri, the store manager. The store provides prize cashing services for players too.

“They’re able to provide fast service, because everyone is well-trained,” says Ohio Lottery sales representative, Greg Hiestand. “They form long lasting relationships with their customers.”

Celina Store #1 will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on March 28. Auglaize County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WHIO TV 7 in Dayton. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Brooks Country Mercantile named Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week

Mike and Hanna Brooks, owners of Brooks Country Mercantile of Neopolis.

Mike and Hannah Brooks, owners of Brooks Country Mercantile of Neapolis.

Brooks Country Mercantile of Neapolis is the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of March 16.

Owners Mike and Hanna Brooks and their staff know how to have fun and treat their customers well. They’re happy for all their players, even if they win $1. Brooks Country Mercantile is neat and organized, and the Brooks staff knows most customers by name.

They have a dedicated play area and hold second-chance drawings to provide added value for their customers.  Take a look at their winner wall, where they post winning tickets of $100 or more. They’ll share the current lotto jackpots, keep up-to-date on fast moving games, and most of all, wish their customers “good luck.”

Brooks Country Mercantile will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on March 21.  Lucas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG TV 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

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It’s a Good Day to be a Winner

Looking for winners? Look no further! It’s been a little busy around here lately!Patricia S

Patricia from Mansfield found herself in our Columbus regional office to claim her $100,000 prize on Special Edition Cashword. She’s a big Cashword fan, and she might be an even bigger fan of the game now!

Kaylee ANchulis Kaylee from Westlake celebrated her 20th birthday, and someone generously gave her a $20 Lucky Loot ticket as a gift. As luck would have it, the ticket was a $10,000 winner!

James claimed his second $20,000 prize in the Athens regiononal office today. james andrewsHe won $20,000 playing Ohio Millions. James, who lives in Hamilton, says he’s got no plans for his winnings, but he’s sure his wife does!

Joyce TennarWinners in the Columbus area have been cashing in, too. Joyce from Marion won $50,000 scratching Bingo Times 10!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Emery Convenient Food Mart named Retailer-of-the-Week

Left to right:  Hetar Patel, store manager; Pravin Patel, store manager; owner Vishal Patel.

Left to right: Hetar Patel, store manager; Pravin Patel, store manager; owner Vishal Patel.

Emery Convenient Food Mart is this week’s Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week.

One of the top 5 Ohio Lottery retailers in Cuyahoga County, owners Dharmesh Patel and Vishal Patel and their staff have a great “can do attitude.”  They’re also known for their loyalty to customers.

One trait that sets them apart are the second-chance drawings they hold for Lottery customers, offering TVs, coffee makers and other small appliances. They gladly help customers who have questions and value their business.

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.

Emery Convenient Food Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on March 14. Residents of Cuyahoga County can tune into Cash Explosion® on WEWS TV 5 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

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