In the Know!

Do you want to know what’s happening in May? From EZPLAY to KENO, you’ll find it all on In the Know!

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Who is Winning and Where?

Kathy BerrySometimes we have so many winners, it’s hard to keep up. Here are a few winners who claimed their big prizes last week.

Kathy from Columbus popped in with a big smile ready to claim her $50,000 on $50,000 Winning Numbers. Kathy picked up her winning ticket at Mobile Mart.

Calvin WrayCalvin from Marion picked up a $20,000 win on Lucky Horseshoe. Clover Merchant Duchess sold him the big winner.

Aining Ruang

Aining Ruang won $50,000 on 40th Anniversary Millions, and she says she will share some of her winnings with her children. She picked up her ticket at Minit Mart in Canal Fulton.

Krista Engard

Krista Engard from Bryan played Special Edition Cashword and won $100,000. She said she was shocked and didn’t believe that she had won, so she asked her boss to double check… then she asked him for a ride to the Toledo office so she could claim her prize!

Cathy Pendleton

Cathy Pendleton is a big believer in paying it forward, and that’s just what she plans to do with her recent lottery win. She won $10,000 on Maximum Fortune! Cathy says she’ll be paying off some bills and sharing some of her winnings with local charities. She picked up her ticket at Gampps BP in South Webster.

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Piqua Food named Retailer-of-the-Week

(Left to right) Bob Patel and Shipla Patel manage PIqua Food.

(Left to right) Bob Patel and Shipla Patel manage Piqua Food.

This week’s Retailer-of-the-Week is Piqua Food of Piqua. The hard work of owner Vaibhav Patel and his staff has made this store one of Miami County’s top retailers.

Store managers Bob Patel and Shipla Patel provide excellent customer service. They take the time to form relationships with customers, and they know many of their customers by name. The store’s Lottery area is neat and clean, and employees make sure they display all current jackpots and keep inventory up-to-date and full.

Store managers also know the importance of winner awareness, and include a winner display in their store.

“Customers feel happy and want to come back to our store because we promote our winners,” says Bob Patel

The store provides a dedicated, comfortable area for their Lottery customers, whether they’re playing an instant game or watching the current Keno numbers. The store rewards customers for their patronage, offering occasional second-chance drawings.

Piqua Food will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May 30. Miami 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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Cash Explosion Is Coming to a City Near You!

You can experience the thrill of Cash Explosion this summer, even if you don’t make it on the show! Come see us in person at one of our summer events, and you could walk away a winner. Maybe even $500 richer!

The Cash Explosion Street Team wants to make sure ALL loyal Cash Explosion players have a chance to come out and experience the fun, so we will bring the party to sporting events and festivals all around the state. We’ll bring more than $10,000 worth of prizes. You’ll have a chance to play the Cash Explosion Mini-Game and The Money Grab for cash prizes (a top prize of $500!!), Cash Explosion instant tickets, and merchandise!

And you can stop by to meet and grab an autograph from one of our co-hosts Cherie, Sharon and David. Keep an eye on our events calendar for events as they added throughout the summer. https://www.ohiolottery.com/Promotions/Promotions-Events

Upcoming Events

2015 Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival

May 23, 2015

Cook-Off begins at Noon, Cash Explosion start time TBA

Jacob’s Pavilion • Cleveland, OH

 

Ohio Bike Week

June 6, 2015

Cash Explosion start time TBA

Downtown • Sandusky Ohio

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Oregon Friendship Foods named Retailer-of-the-Week

Oregon Friendship Foods:  (left to right) manager Harold Laramie Jr., and employees Reabeca and Jestina.

Oregon Friendship Foods: (left to right) manager Harold Laramie Jr., and employees Reabeca and Jestina.

Oregon Friendship Foods in Oregon, OH has been named the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of May 18, 2015.

One of 22 stores owned by Ohio-based chain Beck Suppliers, Oregon Friendship Foods offers a dedicated area for Lottery games and good customer service.

Store manager Harold Laramie Jr. makes sure the store advertises its big winners and participates in both in-house and chain-wide promotions that include Lottery. Planning customer appreciation days is one of Harold’s favorite activities, and he makes the Lottery an important component of the event.

In its day-to-day operations, customers know they can cash winning tickets, and employees are knowledgeable of Lottery games and equipment. The store has both long-time, loyal customers and employees.

“Harold is very easy to work with, is extremely pro Lottery and is always on top of everything Lottery – from point-of-sales to new games to high jackpot alerts,” says Lottery sales representative Lisa Brackett.

To be successful, Harold encourages retailers to ensure customers are aware of all Lottery products, advertise big winners and offer a nice variety of tickets.

Oregon Friendship Foods will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May 23. Lucas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG TV 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

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Meet Our Recent Winners

The temperatures are rising, and so is the number of winners entering our offices to claim big prizes!

Rebecca Ambrose

Rebecca Ambrose won big on Rolling Cash 5!

Rolling Cash 5 is bringing in some big winners! Rebecca Ambrose of Canton won $110,011 on Rolling Cash 5. She picked up her ticket at Fishers Foods in Canton.

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Thomas Marshall is a lucky Rolling Cash 5 winner

Thomas Marshall might be from Pennsylvania, but he won big playing an Ohio Lottery game. He walked away with $110,000 in the May 5, 2015 Rolling Cash 5 drawing.

Deborah Speelman

Deborah Speelman won $20,000!

Deborah Speelman from Mansfield said she couldn’t believe it was real when she won $20,000 playing 50X the Money! She picked up her winning ticket at Kroger in Mansfield.

Candce Pelcha of Leesburg won $10,000 playing the instant ticket Black/White.

Joshua Richardson

Joshua Richardson is a big winner!

Joshua Richardson of Bellbrook won $10,000 playing 50X the Money.

Jack Lawhorn of Ona, WV won $5,200 playing Pick 4. Jack says this is his second Ohio Lottery win, and even though he’s a West Virginian he’ll keep crossing the river to play Ohio Lottery games.

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Biddulph Beverage named Retailer-of-the-Week

The owners of Biddulph Beverage in Brooklyn (left to right):  Vimal Patel, Vivek Patel, Rohit "Rick" Patel.

The owners of Biddulph Beverage in Brooklyn (left to right): Vimal Patel, Vivek Patel and Rohit “Rick” Chaudhari.

Biddulph Beverage of Brooklyn is this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.

Lottery representative Rob Ricchuito says that owner Rohit “Rick” Chaudhari has transformed the beverage store into a top-selling retailer in his district. He also gives credit to owners Vimal “Victor” Patel and Vivek “Sunny” Patel. Their attention to detail, strategic placement of point-of-sale and prize cashing service have been a big part of their success.

On a dedicated “Winners Wall,” they have a neon Lottery board with “Rick’s Pick’s” of Lottery numbers to try. The store advertises their big winners at the front window and at the counter too.

Rick Chaudhari says that having a clean store, a well-trained staff and up-to-date display of current games are important for retailers wanting to succeed. He says that the most important attribute is the ability and willingness to cash winning tickets, no matter what the prize.

Biddulph Beverage will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May 16. Cuyahoga County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WEWS TV 5 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

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Friends are always there for each other, especially Thursday nights in May!

KENO Friends MayIt’s almost the weekend, and we’re kicking it off a little early with KENO Friends Night Out! Tonight, pick up your friends and a free KENO ticket! Every Thursday night in May, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., you and your crew can enjoy KENO Friends Night Out. For every $10 KENO wager on a single ticket, receive one $1 4-spot auto pick KENO ticket with Booster®. Be sure to invite your friends to Friends Night Out, Fridays in June!

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