In the Know has the Rundown of July Fun!

It’s July, and that means the Ohio State Fair is around the corner! Get the latest on where we’ll be at the fair, check out some of our recent big winners and hear from fellow players about how they like to play their favorite Ohio Lottery games on In the Know!

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Two Small Pools, One Big Splash

A lot of players put their money together to play lottery games, and last week two sets of friends played Rolling Cash 5, and ended up with a little extra cash to go along with their winning friendship!

Friends Dennis Jackson and Kenneth Ausburn put their cash together to play Rolling Cash 5 and won $188,501 in the drawing held on July 27, 2015. The pair picked up their winning ticket at Rick’s Beverage, 2945 Olentangy Rd, in Columbus.


James Bowen of Jeffersonville and Danny Maxie of Washington Courthouse were the second pair of friends to pool their money together and win that same $188,501 Rolling Cash 5 jackpot. They picked up their winning ticket at Detty’s Market, 10 West High Street in Jeffersonville.

James and Danny were lucky enough to come up with the winning combination of numbers themselves. Dennis and Kenneth won with an auto pick. Congratulations to both sets of winners! Way to pool your cash!

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Luckie’s Pony Keg named Retailer-of-the-Week

CINCINNATI Luckie’s Pony Keg has been named the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week for Aug. 3, 2015.

Luckie's Pony Keg manager Ben Comes, owners Tracy  and Geoffrey Bobst and manager Ryan DeAngelis

(Left to right) Luckie’s Pony Keg manager Ben Comes, owners Tracy and Geoffrey Bobst and manager Ryan DeAngelis

After 14 years of Lottery sales, the beverage store and carryout continues to thrive. Owners Geoffrey and Tracy Bobst keep their business nice and clean for their customers, and they make a conscious effort to hire hard-working, positive, fun-loving people.

“We have some of the most knowledgeable workers, who truly care about your bet,” says Geoffrey. “We know most of our customers by name and we even have a drive up window or convenience.”

The best way to describe Luckie’s is fun, friendly and knowledgeable.

Luckie’s Pony Keg will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on August 8, 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.

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August KENO Promotion includes Free Tickets!

Do you love playing KENO? Do you love getting FREE tickets? If so, then August is the month for you! Since KENO is turning 7 years old this month, we’re giving away free tickets every night!

keno_logoThat’s right, for every $10 KENO wager on a single ticket, purchased between 7pm-8pm, you’ll receive one FREE $1 7-spot play with Booster (a $2 value).  And what’s more is that every free ticket has a chance for a top prize of $20,000.

Join us to celebrate KENO this month for more ways to win!


  • The free KENO tickets can be redeemed within 180 days from draw date.
  • Multi-draw wagers can be placed.
  • The Play It Again feature will be enabled.
  • No cancellations of the promotion-generating Keno ticket or free 7-spot play during the promotional period.
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Winner Wednesday!

Hey Lottery fans, it’s hump day! That means it’s time to announce this week’s winners, and we’ve had quite a few!

Our first winner of the week is Marlene Redden from Brook Park. Marlene won $50,000 playing Pick 5. What a win! Congratulations Marlene. Up next is the very lucky Sally Hoskinson from Canton. Sally played Rock’N 777’s at her local VFW Post and won $13,539! Congratulations Sally!

Marlene Redden Sally Hoskinson

Rita Smith from Malinta is no stranger to hitting the jackpot. She won $50K playing $500 Million Spectacular at the same location her husband won $5K on last year! Malinta must be a small town with big winners. Congratulations Rita!

Rita Smith

Our next Lottery player was leaping with joy after playing his favorite instant ticket game. Charles from VanWert won $60,000 playing Frogger at Brookside Convenience! On his way to claim his prize, he bought a few more tickets just for good luck. Congratulations Charles!

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State Fair Festivities!

logoNew2It’s that time of year again! Join us for the annual Ohio State Fair in Columbus, which runs Wednesday, July 29, to Sunday, August 9. The Ohio Lottery has participated at the State Fair for many years and is looking forward to another memorable event.

Alongside the smorgasbord of cord dogs, funnel cakes, candy apples and onion rings, there will be rides, concerts, live entertainment and, of course, the Ohio Lottery tent! For months, our team has been planning the fun we’ll be bringing to the fair. Not to mention, stopping by our tent will be easy because of our convenient location, directly in front of the Rhodes Center on 17th Avenue.

You can visit our retailer, Whitehall Shell, inside the Marketplace Building every day of the Cash Explosion at the Fair 060fair. During the fair, every $6 Powerball purchase you make there gets you a free $2 EZPLAY Homeplate Doubler ticket! Plus, choose from a number of other fun Ohio Lottery games!

Check out the list below for a taste of what else in store.

Friday, July 31st

Radio Remote with WNCI and Lottery ‘Spin and Win’ [12pm-2pm]

Saturday, August 1st

Ohio Lottery Trivia Trek promotion [9am – 3pm; drawings begin at 3:15pm]

Friday, August 7th

Ohio Lottery Day at the Fair! Get $4 admission with a non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket

Radio Remote with WCOL and Lottery Spin & Win [12pm-2pm]

Saturday, August 8th

Cash Explosion Fan Appreciation Day [12pm-9pm] at Central Park

Stop by for live music and dancing. Plus, you can meet the Cash Explosion co-hosts throughout the day and play the express games. We’ll have thousands in cash and merchandise prizes.Cash Explosion at the Fair 030

That’s a wrap on our fair time schedule. Stay tuned to our blog and other social media pages for detailed updates on our events.

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Christiansburg General Store named Retailer-of-the-Week

Christiansburg General Store:  (left to right) Assistant manager Angie Lansing, and owners Lynn and Debbie Rush.

Christiansburg General Store: (left to right) Assistant manager Angie Lansing, and owners Lynn and Debbie Rush.

CHRISTIANSBURG, OHChristiansburg General Store has been named the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of July 27, 2015.

For more than 30 years, Christiansburg General Store owner Debbie Rush has built her Lottery business by “asking for the sale.” By encouraging her employees to be helpful to customers and placing Lottery signs throughout her store, Debbie works hard to raise awareness for the Lottery.

“We have a dedicated Lottery area,” says Debbie. “We make a lot of jackpot signs and we wear our Lottery shirts as a special promotion.”

Debbie and her managers also post jackpot amounts on the building entrance doors, encouraging customers to come inside and play.

Friendly service and a dedicated staff allow the Christiansburg General Store to be a successful Lottery retailer. Their continued hard work and kindness is much appreciated.

Christiansburg General Store will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on Saturday, Aug. 1. Champaign 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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Winner Wednesday!

It’s the middle of the week and time to announce our latest winners. We’ve had some lucky players these past few days, check them out!

Elizabeth Burns from Canton had the best Monday ever! She purchased a Lucky Playbook at Circle K in Navarre and ended up with $10,000. She’s not the only one! Vickie Stevens of Stockport also went home with $10,000 after playing Maximum Fortune. Vickie plans to use her winnings towards a new car and paying off bills. Congratulations ladies!

Elizabeth Burns    Vickie Stevens

Our next winner is Norbert Gast of Sandusky. He won $20,000 playing 50x the Money. On the very same day, John Metzgar played Break the Bank at the Speedway in North Ridgeville and won $25,000! Nice job guys, enjoy your winnings.

John Metzgar

Last but not least is Thomas Fortney from Elyria. He won $50,ooo playing the Betty Boop Holiday ticket! That’s proof that there really can be holiday cheer all year round.

Congratulations to all of our winners and good luck! See you next week for Winner Wednesday!

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