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Winner Wednesday

Now that Thanksgiving is over and we’re gliding into the Christmas holidays, there is nothing like an early Christmas present.

Justus Ousley of Wellston knows all about this! He made a claim for $50,000  after scratching the $500,000,000 Spectacular ticket, and he’s putting that money to good use: he’s buying a home. He bought the ticket from Super Quik in Wellston.

12-5-16-010Michael Godlewski of Amherst won $50,000 too. He also scratched  $500,000,000 Spectacular. He purchased the winner from Friendship Foods#97 in Amherst.

Jeffrey Braccini of Wheelersburg won $10,000 on 20x The Money.  He purchased the winner from Ridge Mini Mart in Wheelersburg.

Jackie Abbington of Pataskala won $25,000 playing the midday Nov. 5 Pick 5. She purchased the winner from Broad+Hague Marathon.

16-11-28pk-5-jackie-abbingtonErlinda Craft of Lorain won $5,500, a TPD entry on Diamond 7. The top-prize-entry qualifying  ticket gives her another opportunity to win $150,000 in the top prize drawing in this game.

16-holidayx5-brett-gilts-jpgBrett Gilts of Waterville won $20,000 on Holiday Lucky Times 5. He’s had a bit of holiday luck  recently. He says he doesn’t

play lottery that often but he won $1,000 a few weeks ago. He then purchased the  Holiday  Lucky Time 5 after seeing the commercial on TV. He was pleasantly surprised to have a winner. He bought the ticket at Stop & Shop.

Nancy Bruce of Peebles won $100,000 playing KENO at Crossroads in Waverly.

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Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Defiance Party Mart is December 5, 2016 Retailer-of-the-Week

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DEFIANCE – Stacey Ducap manages Defiance Party Mart. Located at 1841 East 2nd Street in Defiance, the business is corporately owned and part of Ottawa Oil Company with 21 stores in the state. With a huge counter display and a friendly staff, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Defiance Party Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of December 5, 2016.

Defiance Party Mart keeps all bins full and gets new tickets activated as soon as possible. The retailer has been selling lottery products for a little over a year and adding bins to the counter has help raise sales to $12,500 in a year. There is a win station, MP, play station and every price point instant ticket available for sale because their customers love having the option of choosing. They carry 64 instant games and never leave a bin empty.

“We got it, several to choose from” Ducap says. “Instant tickets are the perfect gift for every occasion and they are affordable.”

Defiance Party Mart has a weekly sales average of $14,067 for instant and on-line games. Lottery sales representative Margot Prymas notes that Stacey works hard keeping bins full at all times and always getting new tickets out the day they arrive.

Defiance Party Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on December 10, 2016. Defiance 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 Defiance Party Mart!

 

 

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Win Big with the Newest Instant Tickets

A new family of instant tickets is here and they bring a guest along with them. This is no ordinary family either, they could make you a winner.

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$1 Hit $50 is loaded with $50 prizes, and has a top prize of $5,000.

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Let us not forget about their buddy $20 $5,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular. This ticket is chock full of prizes. You can win up to 100 times your prize. It has over $56 million in prizes ranging from $30 to $100, in addition to 10 prizes from $1 million to $5 million! Don’t miss out on the winning excitement, get your tickets today!

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Miami Valley Gaming now offering large prize cashing services for Ohio Lottery customers

mvglogovertStarting today, customers of Miami Valley Gaming can cash Ohio Lottery game prizes of $600 to $5,000 and can do so 24 hours a day.

Lottery customers must be 21 years of age or older to enter the racino and cash prizes. The racino will waive the $10 convenience fee for Miami Valley Club members with a valid email address. Customers have the ability to cash smaller prizes as well.

Have general Lottery ticket cashing and claiming questions? Visit https://www.ohiolottery.com/Claiming/Index to learn more.

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Winner Wednesday

One week after the Thanksgiving holiday and the following winners are still giving thanks: they won  prizes playing Ohio Lottery games.

drogersDonald Rodgers of Toledo is wearing his happy face.  He won $10,000 on Holiday Lucky Times 20.  He purchased the winning ticket from Lottery Express.

Justus Ousley of Wellston won $50,000 on  $500,000,000 Spectacular. He purchased the ticket from Super Quik in Wellston.

Osie Chaney of Lorain won $5,400 on the Pick 4.

maaid-aburgelhAn excited Maaid Aburgelh of Dayton, won $50,000 playing the Pick 5. He  is banking his windfall.

 

 

Nicole Brown of Dayton is pictured with Brandon Reffett. She won $50,000 playing Holiday Lucky Times 10 and plans to pay off  their house. Nicole purchased the winner from Community Food Mart in Dayton.

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A second-tier Mega Millions ticket purchased on August 12  was claimed by James Winar  of the Belle Valley Custodial Trust.  After taxes, the Trust receives $710,000. The holder of the ticket used auto pick,  purchasing the ticket from Giant Eagle in Brooklyn. Giant Eagle receives a $1,000 bonus for selling a second-tier prize-winning ticket.

Congratulations!

 

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Memphis Food Mart is Nov. 28, 2016 Retailer-of-the-Week

20160823_130201_resizedCLEVELAND- Memphis Food Mart has been a lottery retailer for one year, and they have built the business on friendly customer service. Owner Dave Solanki has a positive attitude towards Lottery and his friendly staff is always smiling. At 6226 Memphis Avenue, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Memphis Food Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of November 28, 2016.

Memphis Food Mart carries 89 instant games over the counter and through a Win Station unit. There’s a dedicated area for Lottery play so lottery players don’t have to wait because they’re taken care of through that separate counter.  Sales representative Bob Suhayda said the retailer is clean, organized and fully stocked.

Memphis Food Mart has a weekly sales average of $15,486 for instant and on-line games. The dedicated play area also has seating and KENO monitors

“Solanki is willing to keep an open mind and is very accepting of new ideas. His attitude towards the Lottery is very positive,” said Suhayda.

Memphis Food Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on December 3, 2016. 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 Memphis Food Mart!

 

 

 

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