August Games, Prizes and Fun!

It’s hard to believe that August is already here and soon the summer will be winding down. But don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of fun to keep the summer rolling on. Check out In the Know to see what new games are headed your way!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Singer Sunoco is August 29, 2016 Retailer-of-the Week

20160718_090540_resizedCALDWELL – Singer Sunoco in Caldwell has been selling lottery products for 20 years and owners Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Singer and Ryan Singer are part of the Ohio Lottery Agent Advisory Committee. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Singer Sunoco as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of August 29, 2016.

Located on a main highway at 17010 McConnelsville Road, Singer Sunoco has developed a loyal customer base and Ryan says word gets around when someone wins. He describes his employees as very engaging when it comes to selling lottery. They know their customers, and at least half of their business counter is dedicated to lottery. Ryan’s advice: get to know your customers and always take a moment to upsell, especially when the jackpots are big.

Sales representative Tim Glover says Singer Sunoco always keeps the game displays full, and they promote jackpot games and EZPLAY games as well. They carry 33 instant tickets over the counter with a weekly sales average of $5,050 for instant and on-line games.

Singer Sunoco will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on September 3, 2016. Noble 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 Singer Sunoco!


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Winner Wednesday: bringing home the gold!

Ohio Lottery winners have their own victories: winning prizes on Ohio Lottery games.Delbert Akers

Delbert Akers of Hamilton won $5,500 and a top prize entry on Green & Gold. He bought his winning ticket from Hamilton Quick Stop, and with his TPD entry he has a chance to win a top prize of $250,000 in the Green & Gold top prize drawing.

Joy Fite of Mt. Orab is the winner of  $20,000 after  buying  Ohio Lottery Limited.  She purchased the winner from Mt.Orab 1st Stop #28.

Joy Fite 8-22-16Leslie Wilson of Willow Wood won $30,000 on Gold Bar Bingo. Leslie purchased the ticket from S & S Drive-In and Carryout in Ironton.

Jeffrey Griffith of Sandusky won $5,500 on $250K A Year for Life. He purchased the ticket from Perkins Convenient Food Mart.

Robert Pelphrey of Oxford  won $82,000 for having  one of two tickets that matched all five numbers in the  August 7, $164,000 Rolling Cash 5  game.  Robert picked his own numbers when he purchased the winning ticket from the Kroger Company in Oxford.

Carl Chandler of Stockport won $50,000  on the August 3 Powerball drawing. He purchased the ticket from 6th Street Carryout & Drive Thru.

Steve Kahn of Cincinnati won $50,000 on the 40th Anniversary Millions game. He purchased the winning ticket from Harper’s Point Shell.

Johnathan Lippert of Cincinnati won $50,000 on the August 25, 2016 Powerball game. He purchased the ticket from Speedway on Cornell Road in Cincinnati.

Duane Blake of North Ridgeville won $10,000 on 50X The Money. He purchased the ticket from Speedway on Limestone Street in Springfield.

Jalen Herrin of Sandusky won $20,000 on 50x the Money. He purchased his ticket from Sunoco. IMG_0077

James Uldrich of Amherst won $5,500 on Monopoly Millionaire’s Club. He purchased the ticket from  Broadway Dairy Mart in Lorain.






Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stoney’s Market is August 22, 2016 Retailer-of-the-Week

stoney's.jpgCOLUMBUS, OH- At 3517 Lockbourne Road, David Rahman manages Stoney’s Market; they’ve been selling Lottery for 30 years now. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Stoney’s Market as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of August 22, 2016.

Fast, courteous and helpful is how Rahman describes his lottery business at Stoney’s Market. He’s nice to his customers because he knows that courtesy goes a long way and his sales rep, Joe Ganim adds that he is open to new ideas. The business has out- side signage that includes updates and inside there is a dedicated lottery play area. He adds that his staff is friendly and they keep up with all lottery promos and new games.

When it comes to winning, he’s seen the impact on his customers. He says winners bring in more people, especially big winners. They feel it’s a lucky store and it was, especially for two customers. The business sold a $100,000 KICKER and a $100,000- 20 X the Money. Stoney’s Market carries 43 instant games with a weekly selling average of $11,536.13 for instant and on-line games.

Stoney’s Market will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on August 27, 2016. Franklin County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WBNS CBS Channel 10 in Columbus. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations  Stoney’s Market!




Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ready to Raffle?

Ohio50-50If you love a good old fashioned 50/50 raffle, get ready for our first statewide weekly raffle drawing, the Ohio 50/50!

Each week players will vie to win the jackpot prize, with 50 percent of every purchase funding the jackpot. The game also includes ten second tier winners of $2,000 and 25 third tier winners of $500.

The game goes on sale Monday, August 29 at a cost of $1 per wager or $5 for six. Each ticket contains a unique 7-digit serial number, and tickets will be sold in sequential order for each drawing.

Drawings will be held on Saturdays at 10 p.m. We hope you’ll jump in and be part of the fun! Don’t forget your ticket for the Ohio 50/50. Sales begin August 29 with the first drawing set for September 3.


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lottery retailer donates commission to feed the hungry

By Kate Weckerly, Communications

Who would you help if you won?

Earlier this month, Kroger in Vandalia, Ohio sold a winning Mega Millions ticket for $3 million. As a result, Kroger received a $1,000 commission bonus from the Lottery. But the store isn’t keeping that for itself. Instead, the staff at Kroger decided to put that money back into the community it serves.

The entirety of the check will be given to the Vandalia Food Pantry to hevegetables-449950_1280 (1).jpglp feed the hungry.

“We’re donating to [Vandalia Food Pantry] because they are a good customer, are helpful in the community, and we are dedicated to our community partnerships,” said Jennifer Lankford, Kroger employee. “We also give all of our perishable foods that are close to expiration to food pantries.”

But Kroger’s giving doesn’t stop there. According to Jennifer, the store is dedicated to a mission of philanthropy and community support. And considering that the Kroger Co. family of stores contributes over $220 million each year in funds, food and products to support education and communities, I’d say she’s right.

Thank you Kroger for supporting both the Ohio Lottery and the Vandalia community!

To find out more about the Vandalia Food Pantry, visit:             

To learn more about Kroger Stores, visit:

To learn more about Mega Millions, visit:




Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Winner Wednesday brings some smiling faces

The wins are adding up on this Winner Wednesday, and we’re kicking it off with a group win on the Classic Lotto game. Six friends living in Cincinnati will share an $11 million Classic Lotto jackpot! Harold, Joseph and Sean Randolph, Michele Bausch, Terry Woulms and Kenneth Forney will split $7,810,000 after 29 percent mandatory federal and state taxes. White Oak Deli receives a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. They picked the numbers.

16 Monopoly Millions winner_Randy Sawyer.jpg

Randy Sawyer of  Holland won $10,000 on the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club. Pictured with him is his wife Rosanne. He bought the ticket from Meijer on Central Avenue.

Mike won $50,000 after scratching $500,000,000 Spectacular. Pictured with his wife Amanda in the Toledo office, he bought the ticket from Marathon in Lima.

16-$500 Million Spect winner_George Hoskins.jpg

Brian Rosenkranz of Amherst  is one of the lucky ones. He claimed one of those three winning tickets in the August 12, 2016 Rolling Cash 5 game. He won $46,667 before mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent. He purchased the ticket using auto pick from Main Street Market in South Amherst.  Main Street Market receives a $500 agent selling bonus. Sheetz in Mentor and Murphy USA in Canton sold the other two winning Rolling Cash 5 tickets. Each gets a $500 selling bonus.

Jeffrey Griffith of Sandusky won $5,500 and a Top Prize Drawing entry on $250,000 A Year for Life. His TPD entry qualifies him for the chance to win $250,000 A Year for Life.

Congratulations to these winners!




Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Last month, Ohio Lottery employees helped Stuff the Bus

imageGiving back feels good, and that’s why the Ohio Lottery continues to donate to Stuff the Bus.

On July 30th, Cleveland’s Fox 8 held its 10th annual Stuff the Bus event. All day long, cars pulled up with loads of school supplies to put in the buses and donate to Cleveland Kids in Need. A total of 12 buses were filled with school supplies, which will benefit over 150,000 students in Cuyahoga County.

Every year, the Ohio Lottery works to raise money to buy school supplies and stuff these buses. This year, Lottery employees donated more than $1,200 over the course of eight weeks. Last month, Sandy Lesko Mounts, Lottery Deputy Director of Marketing Communications, took the school supplies purchased with Lottery employee donations out to Fox 8 and helped stuff the bus!

After the buses are filled, the school simageupplies are transferred to the Cleveland Kids in Need warehouse. Teachers from qualifying schools in Cuyahoga County can then shop in the warehouse and get the needed supplies for their classrooms, for free.

Cleveland Kids in Need is a Cleveland based nonprofit dedicated to preparing every child to learn and succeed. If you’d like to find out more about Cleveland Kids in Need, visit

To find out how to participate in Stuff the Bus, visit

If you’d like to learn more about how the Ohio Lottery supports education, visit .

Thanks to Fox 8 and everyone who donated for giving kids what they need to succeed!


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment