In the Know – October 2017

It’s going to be a busy month! We’re talking new ways to purchase lottery products, our holiday instant ticket release and big changes for Mega Millions. Plus, get a look at our Partners in Education School of the Year and how one student made a difference. It’s all here on In the Know.

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Winner Wednesday

It’s Winner Wednesday and there’s a whole “lotto” zeros behind the dollar signs for these Lottery winners.

Arthur Black of Cortland is seeing a lot of green after winning a $1 million prize on Max the Money. He was on vacation from his job of 44 years when he bought two-$30 Max the Money tickets.  Black says he like playing this game. Black chose the annuity, $40K yearly for 25 years. Now, he’s retiring! He purchased the winning ticket from Murphy USA in Cortland.

James Streight of Marietta won $100,000 in the final top prize drawing for Special Edition Cashword held September 27, 2017 in the Cleveland Lausche building. One of 38 semi finalist, he purchased the ticket  from Pike Street Duchess in Marietta on July 22,2016.  Streight says Special Edition Cashword is his favorite game and he buys them daily. This was by far his biggest win! He receives $71,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes to use for home improvements. With the help of his wife Margaret, the Lottery prize patrol surprised him at his home on October 12.  Pike Street Duchess received a $1,000 agent bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket.

James Blunt of Cincinnati won $25,000 playing the October 11,2017 midday Pick 5.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Smith of South Point, with her husband Jerry, were in the Athens regional office after Linda won $10,400 playing Pick 4. Linda said she sensed the presence of her father, so she played his favorite numbers in the October 5 Pick 4.  She had one ticket worth $5000 and the other worth $5,400. Guess dad is still watching over her. She and Jerry will save the win to cover their vacation rental next summer at Holden Beach.

Nancy Sipko of Concord Township won $50,000 playing Bingo X 10.

Regina Smith of Cleveland won $25,000 playing the October 6, 2017 Pick 5.

Christine Lately of Sandusky won $25,000 playing the  October 9, 2017 Pick 5.

 

Mara Figueroa of Lorain  won $17,777 on the EZPLAY Spooky Sevens.

Congratulations Winners!

 

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Win Home Improvements with Lucky for Life

OLC_FY18_LFL_homepagebanners_805x281_FAIs your kitchen in need of some work? Need a new couch or TV in your living room? Play Lucky for Life and you don’t just get the chance to win the prize that lasts a lifetime, you also get a chance to win home improvements!

Beginning October 16 through November 30 get in on our Lucky for Life Home Improvement Promotion. You can enter any non-winning Lucky for Life ticket for a chance to win one of three big prizes!

The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 Home Depot gift card. Second prize is a $10,000 Best Buy gift card and third prize is a $5,000 Crate and Barrel gift card.

The winning doesn’t stop there, though. Five people will win prize packages with a $2,000 Best Buy gift card and a $1,000 Crate and Barrel gift card.

Ten people will win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card and a $500 Crate and Barrel gift card.

The Lucky for Life Home Improvement Promotion runs October 16 through November 30, so don’t forget to enter your non-winning Lucky for Life tickets through MyLotto Rewards!

https://www.ohiolottery.com/MyLotto-Rewards/Index

 

 

 

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Express Mart is October 16,2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

Fun, exciting and profitable is how Afshan Nazir describes his Lottery business. Located at 1590 N. West Street in Lima, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Express Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of October 16, 2017.

Selling Lottery for two years now, this family established business has developed a loyal customer base in a short amount of time. Express Mart offers a variety of instant games and the clerks are knowledgeable. When the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots reach a high level, Express Mart will display their own special signs, and this creates more excitement. At Express Mart, new games are immediately activated and they always ask for the sale.

Express Mart follows their own advice to upcoming retailers: have good customer service, know the games and what your customers like to play, and always ask for the sale, but do not be pushy. Express Mart carries 43 instant games with a weekly sales average of $8,270 for instant and on-line sales.

Express Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on October 21, 2017. Allen 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 Express Mart!

 

 

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Winner Wednesday

Well, not just another Winner Wednesday. It’s a great Winner Wednesday for the following Lottery winners.

Cora Judkins of Bryan won $10,000 on the Willie Wonka Golden Ticket. Kay Caperton and Kristsa Chiffton, also of Bryan, were  with her at claim time in the Toledo regional office. This will help with Cora’s retirement.

Keith Sowards of Sandusky won $50,000 on EZPLAY Blackjack.

Rosarene Melton of North Ridgeville won $20,000 on $100 Million Fortune.

Robert Coady of Bay Village won $10,000 on $5 Million Multiplier Spectacular.

Shannon Schneider of Sheffield Lake won $10,000 on Million Dollar Payday.

Patricia Fraticelli of Cleveland and Gregory Hoffman of The Plains both won $10,000 scratching the Willie Wonka Golden Ticket.

Congratulations Players!

 

 

 

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I-71 & Rt. 82 Strongsville Marathon is October 9, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – Selling Ohio Lottery for over 34 years, owner Stephanie Byczek of the Strongsville Marathon has a family-run business that has a family-filled atmosphere. Located at 16717 Royalton Road in Strongsville, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize I-71 & Rt. 82 Strongsville Marathon as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of October 9, 2017.

How do they promote the Ohio Lottery? Ronald Byczek says they do it all: special promotions, second-chance drawings and they have a dedicated Lottery play area. He describes the business as consistent, having a loyal customer base. He says they are constantly training their employees on Lottery, ensuring that they are knowledgeable about all facets of the Lottery.

Lottery sales representative Brian Patterson says they are pro-lottery. Everyone coming into the store is made to feel like family. They always ask for the sale and they make sure Lottery bins are full and up to date.

Strongsville Marathon sells 60 instant tickets from over the counter and has a weekly sales average of $13,413 for instant and on-line games.

I-71 & Rt. 82 Strongsville Marathon will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on October 14. Cuyahoga County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WEWS ABC Channel 5 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations  I-71 & Rt. 82 Strongsville Marathon

 

 

 

 

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Mega Millions Makes Some Major Changes

If you love the big jackpot game Mega Millions, get ready for bigger, faster growing jackpots and more millionaires! There are changes to the game coming October 28th.

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The fan favorite will be changing it’s price from $1 to $2, but with the price increase comes some other changes that makes it well worth the extra buck. The Mega Millions starting jackpot will increase from $15 million to $40 million. The jackpots will grow larger faster, giving you a chance to win even more millions! And you can win even more when you add the Megaplier for just one dollar.

That’s what you can win, here’s how you’ll play the newly redesigned game. Mega Millions players will choose any 5 numbers from 1 to 70, and 1 Mega Ball
number from 1 to 25.

No time to pick out numbers one by one? Auto pick is always a great option. Be one of the first to get in on the winning action beginning October 28!

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