Beverage Oasis is August 21,2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

SPRINGFIELD – Jignesh(Jake) Patel might be the Lottery retailer who owns the business at 1953 Yellow Spring Street, but still he gets excited and shares in the joy when customers win. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Beverage Oasis as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of August 21, 2017.

At this location, since April 2015 the staff is well versed in Lottery games and will make suggestions to players that generate additional sales. The store has been remodeled creating a play area that ensures the inventory is sufficient. Beverage Oasis sells a high volume of on-line tickets and carries 66 instant games over the counter.

Sales representative Jim Dooley says the employees here engage with Lottery players and Jake has built up the business from the time that he took over. That total makeover has help increase sales. Their weekly sales average for instant and on-line games is $12,350.

Beverage Oasis will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on August 26. Clark 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.

Congratulations!

 

 

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Powerball Jackpot at $535 Million

The Powerball jackpot took a leap from $510 million to $535 million on Friday! The excitement is growing at retail locations across Ohio, and players are dreaming about what they would do if they won. From new homes to vacations to charity, everyone has a plan.

 

Saturday’s jackpot isn’t the largest in Powerball history, that one came in January of 2016 at $1.5 billion! Still, $535 million is more than enough to generate excitement. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,000,000. Most players in Ohio choose the auto-pick option, but our last Powerball winner chose her numbers to win a $124.9 million jackpot.

No matter how you choose to play, it’s $2 per ticket and you can add the Power Play for an additional $1 to multiply your prize by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times.

Don’t forget you can use the Ohio Lottery app or a ticket checker in any Ohio Lottery retail location to scan your ticket to see if it’s a winner. The numbers will be posted on http://www.ohiolottery.com and the Ohio Lottery app after the drawing Saturday night.

Good luck!

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Winner Wednesday

There’s a whole Lotto winning going on in this week’s Winner Wednesday. Players claimed more than $5.6 million in prizes!

Kendra Collins of Port Clinton is feeling fabulous after winning $5 million on Fabulous Fortune. The top prize is $250,000 yearly for 20 years. Kendra chose the cash and receives $1,775,000 after mandatory taxes. She says she will still work and keep her normal daily routine.  Speedway in Port Clinton receives a $10,000 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket in this game.

Wayne Melanson of Parma Heights won $500,000 for spelling. He had six words  correctly spelled in red on the Cashword instant ticket. That netted him $355,000 after taxes. He bought his ticket from GetGo in Garfield Heights. GetGo receives a $10,000 bonus for selling  a top prize-winning ticket.

Darlene Craven of Brook Park won $150,000 in the August 12, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. Picking her own numbers, she purchased the winner from Marc’s in Middleburg Heights. Marc’s receives a $500 agent bonus for selling a winning 5-of-5 Rolling Cash 5 ticket.

Harry Vauls of Lorain won $50,000 on the August 5, 2017 Powerball game.

Regina Anderson of Macedonia won $25,000 on the August 10, 2017 evening Pick 5 game.

Marcy Jo Steinert Miller of Lorain won $10,126 on EZPLAY Perfect Game 300.

Jennifer Smith of Elyria won $10,000 on Diamond 10’s.

Tonight could be your lucky night. The  Classic Lotto jackpot is $17.8 million. The Powerball jackpot is $430 million!

Congratulations to these winners !

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One Stop Carryout is August 14, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

CAREY, OH – David McLaughlin, the owner of One Stop Carryout, describes his business as fun, exciting and growing. Located at 206 S. Vance Street in Carey, Ohio, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize One Stop Carryout as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of August 14, 2017.

 

Having a dedicated Lottery area in the store, selling instants and on-line tickets from the drive-thru is one way One Stop promotes the Lottery. Service is prompt and employees are courteous, offering service with a smile. The business displays all point of sale material available and employees are eager to find new ways to increase sales. Offering a variety of games, One Stop carries 77 instant games over the counter. Knowledge about the games and the games their customers play, employees also keep up with Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.

One Stop Carryout is the only drive thru in town and has been selling Lottery for almost two years. Building the business with good customer service, signage and newspaper advertisements, this neighborhood store is in a small town where winning creates excitement. Weekly sales average $7,231 for instant and on-line games.

One Stop Carryout will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on August 19, 2017. Wyandot 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.

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Mega Millions and Powerball Jackpots over $300 million

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We’ve seen the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots grow before, but we’ve never seen them grow together like this. Both jackpots are over $300 million each!

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is $393 million and Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot is $356 million.

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Buying your Mega Millions and Powerball tickets is easy! Stop by any Ohio Lottery retailer to buy your tickets. Stop by the counter to see the clerk or skip the line and buy your tickets from one of our self-service machines. You can also choose the Bundle Play option and get four great draw games for the price of three! Get a $2 Powerball ticket, $1 Mega Millions ticket, $2 Lucky for Life ticket and a $1 Rolling Cash 5 ticket all for $5. Click here for more details on Bundle Play.

Here’s hoping for a big Ohio winner this weekend!

 

 

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New 3D Instant Coming Soon!

We’re taking our instant ticket game three dimensional with our newest $5 instant ticket, Game of Gold. It’s set to hit your local Ohio Lottery retailer on August 16th. That’s right, our very first 3D instant ticket is here for the winning!download

There are 2 ways to play and win on Game of Gold. Take the traditional route and scratch your way to $300,000, or get interactive with your instant ticket experience. Just download the Ohio Lottery 3D App on your smart phone and play to win!

Once you have purchased your ticket, open the OH Lottery 3D mobile app on your smartphone, and let the fun begin. Scratch the latex on the top half of the ticket to activate the 3D play feature, then allow the OH Lottery 3D to access your camera. Select “PLAY IN 3D” at the top of your screen, hold your mobile device over the ticket, and the 3D experience will launch automatically.

Tap the castle windows to reveal cash prizes and earn experience points! Check the top of the game play area to see how many windows you have remaining. You will be able to earn points, check the leader-board, and share your results via Facebook!

Don’t be left out in the cold, be ready when the winning gets here August 16th! Click here to learn more about Game of Gold.

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Winner Wednesday

Another week has gone by and already it’s Winner Wednesday. The following players won prizes after playing Ohio Lottery games.

8-2-17 004Congratulations to Charles Hamill of  Roseville. He has more than one reason to celebrate. He  won $10,000 on $500,000 Cashword.  The loyal lottery player said this is his biggest prize won and it comes at a good time. His stepson is getting married and the  windfall will help with wedding expenses. He bought the ticket from R & R Gulf in Roseville.

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Dennis Marcum of Athens made a believer out of his co-workers who were always giving him a hard time for buying lottery tickets. Marcum won $5,000 on Cash X20. Now his co-workers are now heading off to buy their own lottery tickets. He bought the ticket from Shop Mart in Athens.

Florence Veroni of Lorain won $15,000 on Cash Word Tripler.

David Popik of Lorain won $5,500 on $300 Million Diamond Dazzler. His semi-finalist ticket qualifies him for the Top Prize Drawing in this game, and a chance to win the top prize of $2,000,000.

Brandon Osborne of Grafton won $5,157.00 on EZPLAY Going Pro.

Congratulations!

 

 

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