Winner Wednesday

Winner Wednesday is making the upcoming Memorial Day weekend memorable for the following Lottery winners!

Jason Rogers of Lewis Center won $20,000 on Keno.

The Rolling Cash 5 game continues to roll out winners. Nimmi Kumar of West Chester won $197,000 in the April 24, 2017 Rolling Cash game. She bought the ticket from Ameristop Food Mart in West Chester.

Mary Gooch of Toronto, Ohio won $120,000 on the May 9, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. She bought her ticket from Speedway in Steubenville. Retailers selling a five of five Rolling Cash 5 ticket receive a $500 bonus for selling a top prize winner. Gooch said the windfall comes  at just the right time.  Her daughter and son are both getting married  soon.

William Taylor of Cincinnati won $10,000 on Platinum Millions.

Bob Nance of Cleveland won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Manuel Vicario of  Lorain won $300,000 on Special Edition Cashword. He and his wife Shirley are using the $213,000  after taxes to work on their kitchen and other home improvements. Speedway in Cleveland receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling top prize-winning Special Edition Cashword ticket.

Stephanie Wright of Cincinnati won $60,000 on the May 15, 2017 midday Pick 5 drawing.

Congratulations!

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Garfield Convenient Mart is May 22, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

WARREN, OH – Debra Ann Larson owns Garfield Convenient Mart, located at 270 Garfield Dr., NE in Warren.  Selling Lottery for over 30 years, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Garfield Convenient Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of May 22, 2017.

Having this kind of retailer tenure, Larson said she’s seen people win enough money to pay off cars, houses, loans, weddings and college tuitions. If you tell people about these things they will want to buy tickets, she said. Telling must have included that $250,000 Mega Millions ticket that they sold in May, 2012.

The business is based on a mom and pop store concept. “The biggest thing we do, she said, is get to know people on a one on one basis. If you get to know them, their names, their kids, their likes and dislikes, they want to come back because they feel comfortable and welcomed.”

And while this is the major part of building the business, the store also has door and window signs, pamphlets with information on how to play games, banners and a designated scratch and play area with winners posted. The store uses social media too.

Lottery sales representative Pat Harrington says Debra keeps a clean store, has great displays and is very honest. Debra’s rules: never play your own tickets. She says upcoming retailers should try to be knowledgeable as possible about the machine, the games and the rules.  She adds you can’t win if you don’t play, but remember it’s gaming, not a guarantee. Garfield Convenient Mart carries 54 instant games over the counter and has a weekly sales average of $9,388 for instant and online games.

Garfield Convenient Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May 27, 2017. Trumbull County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WFMJ NBC Channel 21 in Youngstown. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations !

 

 

 

 

 

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Winner Wednesday

The following players got lucky playing Ohio Lottery games!

When Pamela Myers of Ypsilanti, Michigan bought a VIP Cash Club ticket and won a Top Prize Drawing entry and $5,500 on April 24, 2015, she had a hunch she would win the top prize. On April 18, 2017, she did, winning the $100,000 top prize in the game.  Holding one of 15 tickets entered into the game’s final drawing, she bought the qualifying ticket from Shop & Go.  After taxes, she receives $71,000. Myers recently moved into a new home and will use her windfall for home improvements and new furniture. Shop & Go receives a $1,000 bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket.

M.C. Allen of Massillon was all smiles after winning a top prize. He won $300,000 after scratching the Cash X20 instant game. After mandatory state and federal taxes totaling 29 percent, Allen receives a lump sum payment of $213,000. He is using the money for a vacation, a riding lawn mower for his home and buying his son a car. He purchased the winner from Speedway, 522 Erie Street in Massillon. Speedway receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning Cash X20 instant game ticket.

Roy Pierce of McArthur won $10,000 on Cash X50. Gary Schluchter of Fremont won  $10,000 on Road to Riches.

Douglas Sheppard of New Lexington was travelling thru Clarksburg to his daughter’s baseball game when she needed a bathroom break. He stopped at Pettit’s and bought a ticket and won $10,000 on Monopoly Millionaires’ Club. His daughter gets to share in some of the win; after all, the break was her idea. He will be taking his son on a trip since he is joining the Navy. The special needs teacher is also hosting a pizza party for his class as well.

Edward Gerschutz of Toledo won $50,000 on Cash X15.  He’s using his windfall to pay bills. 

Alvin Lee of Sandusky won $5,800 on the May 12 midday Pick 4.

Congratulations to all!

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New Instants Arrive Tomorrow

Our newest instant tickets will be available at your favorite Ohio Lottery retailers on May 17th. Keep your eyes peeled and see what all of the excitement is about!onsale_may_2017

Two dollars give  you a chance to win up to $20,000 with the all new Bonus Quick 7’s game. From there the winning just gets bigger with 3 Times Lucky. This fun-filled $3 ticket has over $11,800,000 in total cash prizes waiting for you. Just when you thought that it couldn’t get much better than that, $5 Queen of Hearts has a $300,000 top prize! And don’t forget to flip your ticket over and scratch the play area on the back.

We saved the best for last with the new and exciting $10 Diamond 10’s! This amazing ticket boasts over $15,000,000 in $50 to $1,000 prizes! Did we mention there is also a chance to win up to $1,000,000 on this ticket?

Be one of the first players to win big on these awesome new instants!

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Sammy’s Food Mart named May 15, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

STREETSBORO, OH – Sam Sullivan owns Sammy’s Food Mart.  Located at 9418 St. Rt 43, it is being hailed as one of the best locations in the State. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Sammy’s Food Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of May  15, 2017.

When you’ve been selling Lottery for 35 years, you acquire a lot of experience and you’re not afraid to try new things.  Being pleasant to everyone so they want to come back is part of the customer service that has led to success over the years.  Sammy’s carries 100 games from over the counter and through two Winstations. They will cash all winning tickets up to $599 and are always willing to try things to increase sales.  The business is rated number 1 in total sales for the district, says Larry Scragg, the Lottery sales representative.

Including two top prize-winning tickets on the Rolling Cash 5 game, Sammy’s Food Mart has a weekly sales average of $55,800 for instant and on-line games.

Sammy’s Food Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May 20, 2017. Portage County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WEWS ABC-Cannel 5 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Sammy’s Food Mart!

 

 

 

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Discover What you could Win with Discover Ohio

Have you ever wanted to hitch up a trailer and travel the state or the country? You could do it with our Discover Ohio promotion. We got the chance to visit the Airstream plant in Jackson Center, Ohio where the two top prizes in our Discover Ohio game are being built. Take a look!

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Winner Wednesday… celebrate!

 Its’ time to celebrate Winner Wednesday!

Sarah Seeley of Cambridge won $10,000 on $100,000,000 Fortune. Seeley bought ticket from Riesbeck’s in Cambridge.

Shari Aldrich of Jackson won $10,000 on  $500,000 Cashword after buying a ticket from Kroger’s.  She is using the money for  repairs  to her home after a possum got under it and did some damage.

While at the filling station in Jackson, Judy Sturgill of Jackson won $10,000 on 20x The Money. She said the money comes in handy, she’s taking care of bills.

Longtime friends, Janice Thomas and Paulette Chalfant, both of Athens were enjoying an evening out at the American Legion in Murray City. They won $6,000 playing the MPQK and will split the win.

The following winners also won $10,000 playing Ohio Lottery games:

Louis Will of North Ridgeville won on the April 21, 2017 Mega Millions drawing.

Bryan Puder of Wakeman won on Cash X50.

Linda Leonard of Nelsonville  and Barbara Smithberger of Medina each won $10,000 on Ohio’s $500,000 Money Club.

Scott Hinton of Wooster won $1,000,000 on the 4oth Anniversary Millions game. Hinton chose the annuity $40,000 a year for 25 years and receives $28,400 yearly for 25 years after mandatory federal and state taxes. He bought the ticket from South Market Bell Stores in Wooster.

George Jones of Elyria won $500,000 on $500,000 Cashword. He receives $355,000 after taxes. Jones said he is ecstatic about the win because  he grew up in a log cabin with no shoes on his feet and no bath tub. He’s buying a new house in southern Ohio and going deep-sea fishing in Florida.  West River Marathon in Elyria receives a $5,000 bonus for selling the top prize-winning ticket.

Regina Taulbee of  South Lebanon won $300,000 on Special Edition Cashword. She nets $213,000 after mandatory taxes. Mason Kwik Mart in Mason receives a $3,000 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket in this game.

Dale Kulick of Lorain won $188,000 in the Rolling Cash 5 game. Kulick got his numbers 17 year ago inside a fortune cookie. He started playing the same numbers back when the game was Buckeye 5. They came out in the Rolling Cash 5 game on May 1, 2017.  He bought the ticket from Johnnie’s Carryout in Oberlin. The carry out receives a $500 bonus for selling a top prize Rolling Cash 5 ticket.

Robin Rossego of Ravenna won $110,000 in the May 3, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. She bought her winner from Certified Oil in Warren. Certified Oil receives a $500 selling bonus.

Pamela Ellis of Lorain won $120,000 on the May 6, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game. Ellis bought her ticket from 7-Eleven in Lorain. 7-Eleven receives a $500 selling bonus.

Edward Gerschultz of Toledo won $50,000 on Cash X15.

Judy Canterbury of Sheffield Village won $8,591 on EZPLAY Quick Spot.

Congratulations  to All!

 

 

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