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Hard Rock Rocksino named Retailer-of-the-Week

15-HardRock (2)The Hard Rock Rocksino has been named the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of April 20, 2015.

The Hard Rock Rocksino promotes Ohio Lottery games throughout the property, directing Rocksino guests to the cage or lounge to purchase and cash Ohio Lottery instant and draw game tickets. As a VLT retailer, the Hard Rock Rocksino provides the widest array of Lottery games possible.

“Everyone I deal with works hard to promote Lottery and help players any way they can,” says Lottery sales representative Gary Lawton about the Rocksino employees.

Kyle Wentz, Director of Compliance for the Hard Rock Rocksino, encourages employees to learn as much as possible about each Lottery game and support it.

“Understand that every new customer could also be a future customer going forward,” says Wentz.

Wentz describes the Hard Rock Rocksino’s Lottery business this way: “(we) create authentic experiences that rock.”

The Hard Rock Rocksino will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 25. 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.

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Spring Valley Marathon named Retailer-of-the-Week

Spring Valley Marathon of Gallipolis is this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.

To help promote Lottery, owner Larry Fitzwater and his staff display instant tickets at eye level. They cash all tickets and will always wish their customers “good luck.” They keep their displays full of tickets and fresh looking.

Spring Valley Marathon's store manager, Chris Gates, and owner Larry Fitzwater, take pride in their work.

Spring Valley Marathon’s store manager, Chris Gates, and owner Larry Fitzwater, take pride in their work.

“Their attitude is the best,” says Ohio Lottery sales representative T.J Pasquale, who represents the store.

Fitzwater says that being friendly and cashing all winning tickets have been a big part of the store’s Lottery success.

Spring Valley Marathon will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 18. Gallia County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WSAZ TV 3 in Huntington, WV. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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Top Prize Drawing Winner Money Mania Double Play

Henry Rutherford TPD Sometimes it takes a little time to get to the Top Prize Drawing on a game, but no matter the wait, it’s exciting every time!

Henry Rutherford of Youngstown picked up a Money Mania Double Play ticket back in August of 2013. He won $5,500 and a TPD entry when he scratched his ticket that day. Now he’s $200,000 richer after winning the Top Prize Drawing!

Henry says he’s planning to pay off his mortgage with his winnings. Congratulations, Henry!!

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Speedy Mart Mobile named Retailer-of-the-Week

Nedal, manager of Speedy Mart Mobile, Columbus.

Nedal, manager of Speedy Mart Mobile, Columbus.

Speedy Mart Mobile of Columbus is the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of April 6, 2015.

To help promote Lottery, owner Leena Alsaada and her staff display Lottery products in a prime location by the customer service counter, posting winner signs and other Lottery posters.  Speedy Mart Mobile offers quick and friendly service and the store is sparkling.

Staff members have a reputation for being good to customers, and they keep their store well organized. Joe Ganim, their Ohio Lottery sales representative, notices the personal care Alsaada and her employees provide to customers.

Speedy Mart Mobile will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 11. Franklin County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTTE TV 28 or WSYX TV6 in Columbus. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

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Top Prize Drawing Winner Ready for Car Shopping

James VanmeterJames Vanmeter of Akron picked up a Lucky Times 10 ticket back in January of 2013. When he scratched it that day he won $5,500 and an entry into the Top Prize Drawing! Not bad. Two years later after all of the top prizes were sold, James’ entry went into the pot with 23 other entrants. This is where it gets good! James won the top prize drawing for $250,000!

James was still pretty surprised when he came in to claim his prize, but the shock isn’t enough to keep him from thinking about how he’ll spend his winnings. He says he’ll be paying off his and his wife’s cars, then he plans to head to the car lot to buy cars for his four children!

Congratulations, James!

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April Fools’ Joke? No Way!

David HatterySo, it’s April 1st, and you buy a lottery ticket and win BIG! What’s your first thought?

David Hattery of Jackson Center can say with confidence that your first thought is, “This is an April Fools prank!” Well, that’s what David might have thought, but the Lucky Loot ticket he was holding was a real winner! He won $50,000 a year for 20 years!

Terriona from Fairborn is a big Pick 5 fan, Terrionna Blytheespecially after she won $50,000 playing the draw game!

Lloyd Webb from Ironton picked up a $20,000 win on Powerball. After he made his claim he said he’d be banking the money to use for house payments. Congratulations, Lloyd!

LLoyd WebbWe’re seeing a theme here with the $20,000 prizes this week. Kevin from Bowling Green also won $20,000 on the Mega Fortune $100,000,000 instant ticket.Josh Kern

Kevin HeimerAlso a $20,000 winner, Josh Kern! He won on the 50X the Money instant ticket.

Congratulations! Will you be our next big winner?

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