AKRON, OH – When it comes to describing his place of business, Kanubhai (Bobby) Patel uses three words: superstar, efficient and lucky. Located at 199 Massillon Road in Akron, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Convenient Food Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of November 20, 2017.
As a retailer Patel advises new lottery businesses to promote and educate players on the games, advertise in the window, and display Lottery tickets close to the register on the front counter. He adds make sure staff is educated on lottery procedures.
The retailer sold a $60,000 Rolling Cash 5 ticket in March of 2015, and Patel said winning does encourage customers to buy more tickets. “We promote with outside signs, dual jackpot signs and we advertise online with a website and a Facebook page,” he said.
“They’re a great retailer and very enthusiastic,” says Victoria Nacci, the sales representative.
Convenient Food Mart carries 70 instant games and has a weekly sales average of $11,783 for instant and on-line games.
Convenient Food Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on November 25, 2017. Summit 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.