Winner Wednesday

Happy Hump day! The following players are quite happy after winning.

Helen Cable of Youngstown won $100,000  in the June 22 Rolling Cash 5 game. She picked the numbers, purchasing her ticket from Collas Market in Austintown. Collas Market won too, a $500 agent bonus for selling a winning ticket.

The holder of one of two tickets sold in the March 19, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game claimed in Trust. The Buckeye Trust received $137,385 after mandatory taxes. Both winners that day picked their numbers. Dale Blankenship of Cincinnati claimed the other winning ticket. The Hilton Food Mart in Fostoria and the Reading Drive Thru in Reading both received a $500 agent bonus for selling winning tickets.

The holder of a winning $172,855 Twenty 20’s EZPLAY on-line game claimed their prize in Trust. The Kenny’s I Trust received a lump sum payment of $122,727 after mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent.

John Musial of Painesville won $300,000 on the Hit $500 instant game. He purchased the winning ticket from Pinky’s Beverage in Concord. Pinky’s Beverage received a $3,000 bonus for selling top prize-winning Hit $500 instant.

Theresa McKinney of Bedford Heights won $25,000 playing the June 24, 2017 evening  Pick 5 game.

Tina Wyatt of Madison won $10,000 after scratching $500,000 Cashword.

Congratulations!

 

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New Instant Tickets are Coming to Town

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Summer is starting to heat up, and we have something to keep it that way. Four new instant tickets arrive tomorrow ready to add to the summer fun.

We’re keeping it shiny and bright with the new $1 and $2 instant tickets. You can win up to $5,000 in an instant on $1 Neon 1s, or win some of the $3.5 million in double and triple diamond prizes available on $2 Triple Diamonds.

The summer gets hotter with $3 Red Hot 7s. This ticket has over $6.8 million and a $50,000 top prize. Now that’s a hot ticket!

We can’t forget about $5 Win it All. Reveal a $25, $50, or $100 symbol and win before you even get to the main play area. Just scratch and match and you could win the $150,000 top prize!

See what all the talk is about! Get yours today! Click here to see our complete library of Ohio Lottery instant games.

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Bond Hill Valero named June 26, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

CINCINNATI – A-24 hour location, Jaswant Singh owns Bond Hill Valero, located at 4600 Paddock Road in Cincinnati. The Ohio Lottery pleased to recognize them as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of June 26, 2017.

Lottery sale representative Caroline Gavin says the employees of Bond Hill Valero consistently sell at a high level. They have worked hard to establish steady relationships with their customers. Employees know what their customers play and often their tickets are ready by the time they approach the counter.

Always friendly, the employees greet customers with a smile, keep the bins full with a good selection of tickets, get new games activated and promote them by talking about the new games and wishing the customers luck.

Selling Lottery for 12 years, they keep the Lottery area clean and well stocked Gavin says. They have worked hard to keep the customer happy and are always ready to handle the rush.

Bond Hill Valero carries 40 instant tickets. Their weekly sales average for on-line and instants is $18,180.

Bond Hill Valero will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on July 1, 2017. Hamilton County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO ABC Channel 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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Spreading Inspiration across Ohio

 

BTS_Lindor_Image1-2We’re excited to announce a brand new initiative called InspiredOH, an effort to shine a light on stories of hope and perseverance across the state of Ohio. We’ve found the perfect teammate in Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Last month we spent a couple of days with the all-star player as he sat down with cameras rolling to talk about his journey to the big leagues. His fans know him for his impressive skills on the field, but most are not familiar with his journey to reach his dreams, overcoming obstacles such as learning a new language and supporting his sister through her battle with cancer. You can watch Francisco’s detailed personal account of how he achieved his dreams by visiting http://www.inspiredoh.org.

Along with Francisco’s story, you can watch other inspirational videos from across the state such as an Ohio-based horse ranch that raises funds for breast cancer, a small town thrift shop that supports animal rescue efforts and many more.

BTS_LindorSeated-2As the InspiredOH initiative moves forward, Francisco will be asking fellow Ohioans to share their own inspirational stories for opportunities to win in big and small ways.

Our mission at the Ohio Lottery is to raise funds in support of education, and as a strong believer himself that education can open doors, Francisco will be making a personal donation to Minds Matter Cleveland. The volunteer-led non-profit organization provides high-achieving high school students from low-income backgrounds with academic and mentoring services, along with access to summer college immersion programs, to assist them in navigating the path to college and career success.

The Ohio Lottery is focused on creating positive experiences across the state, and we couldn’t think of a better Ohioan, or person, to team up with for this program. We can’t wait to see all of the inspiring stories from all corners of the state. After all, inspiration is something we can all use from time to time!

For more information on the InspiredOH initiative click here.

 

 

 

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Winner Wednesday

It’s not “just” another  Winner Wednesday. It’s the first day of summer Winner Wednesday and the following players had the sun smiling down on them after winning Ohio Lottery games.

Evan Schenk of Painesville won $20,000 on the $2 instant game, Hit $100. He will use the windfall for higher education when he goes to college for nursing.

Jeffrey DeDino of Wakeman won $10,000 on $5 Million Cash Showcase.

Ann Horn of Avon Lake won $10,000 on Cash X50.

Robert Bufford of Cleveland Heights won $25,000 on the  June 14 midday  Pick 5 .

                    Congratulations!

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Abner’s Restaurant is June 19, 2017 Retailer -of-the-Week

DAYTON – The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Abner’s Restaurant located at 2424 E. 3rd Street in Dayton as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of June 19, 2017.

Abner’s Restaurant is a nostalgic restaurant that has been selling Ohio Lottery tickets for 25 years. The restaurant is owned by Christos Tsamasiros, and his employees always promote Lottery with a friendly attitude. They know customers by name and have established long term friendships. Abner’s Restaurant conducts second-chance drawings on a quarterly basis and has a dedicated lottery play area.

Describing the restaurant as complimentary to the Lottery, Chris says it’s a fun place to socialize. Employees will ask for the sale and they are always expressing that they like to give away lottery money. Last year they sold a million dollar $500,000,000 Spectacular instant game. Abner’s Restaurant carries 47 instant games and has a weekly sales average of $7,400 for instant and on-line games.

Abner’s Restaurant will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on June 24, 2017. Montgomery County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WHIO CBS Channel 7 in Dayton. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Ohio Lottery has contributed over $23 billion to education since 1974. For more information about the Ohio Lottery and its contribution to education, visit www.ohiolottery.com/supportingeducation.

Congratulations Abner’s Restaurant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winner Wednesday

It’s that time again! It’s Winner Wednesday, and the following players are excited about adding their names to the winner’s list.

Deborah Poston of Ironton is a part-time worker at the Moose Lodge. She visited the Lodge  during  her  down time and  won $10,000  on the Lottery’s EZPlay Tap Game. She said she has so many uses for the money going on in her head, but hasn’t made a decision.

Meet Lloyd Blair who won $1,198 on the June 2 evening Pick 4. It doesn’t take a lot to feel like a million. Blair was excited to get his picture taken and celebrate his win. He says he plays the same numbers every day.

Thorsten Martin of Mentor is the top prize winner of $250,000 in the Ohio Lottery’s Cash Extravaganza Top Prize Drawing. One of 15 entries in the game, Martin purchased his qualifying entry ticket from Convenient Food Mart #3-120 in Mentor on February 8, 2016. After taxes he receives $177,500. Using the windfall, he and wife Melinda will have their home renovated and take a vacation. Convenient Food Mart #3-120 receives a $2,500 agent bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket.

Zhongcai Chen of Dublin is the top prize winner of $500,000 in the Ohio Lottery’s Break the Bank Top Prize Drawing. One of 27 entries, he purchased his qualifying entry ticket from The Barley Bin of Dublin on May 5, 2016. Chen receives $355,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes. The Barley Bin of Dublin receives a $5,000 agent bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket.

Abdul Henderson of West Chester won $50,000 on the May 27 Powerball drawing. He bought his ticket at Queens Gate Marathon.

William Case of Columbia Station won $50,00 after he scratched Max the Money.

Brenda Vance of Jackson won $20,000 on Dazzling 7’s.

Cole Stapelton of Portsmouth,  Thomas Michaels of Lorain and Charles King of Cleveland each won $10,000 on $100,000,000 Fortune.

Congratulations Winners!

 

 

 

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