My Lotto Rewards Winner Surprised with Bigger Win

What can you win with MyLotto Rewards? Just ask Brooke Sakmar of Youngstown! She entered the drawing for tickets to see Rascal Flatts at Blossom Music Center, and won what she thought was a pair of lawn seats.

Today a member of our promotions team took the tickets to Brooke’s home, but Brooke didn’t know she was about to get surprised with a much bigger concert experience! She’s not sitting in the lawn, for starters. Her prize pack includes two pavilion seats, access to the VIP area, VIP parking and the best add-on of all… an intimate acoustic performance with the band before the show! Brooke said she couldn’t wait to get the tickets, and now that the prize got even bigger she’s chomping at the bit to get to the show on Friday.

Congrats, Brooke! We hope you have a blast. Watch the link below to see Brooke get rewarded with MyLotto Rewards!

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Firestone Park IGA named Retailer-of-the-Week

Firestone IGA:  manager David Belvin and employee Brenda Tyson.

Akron’s Firestone IGA: manager David Belvin and employee Brenda Tyson.

AKRON, OH – Hard work and dedication to customers has earned Firestone Park IGA recognition as this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.

Office manager Brenda Tyson and cashier Julia Kurkle keep their busy workplace friendly and efficient.

“We keep the Lottery line moving and separate from other lines so there is no waiting for customers,” says Brenda. “We know our customers by name.”

Not only do staff members at Firestone Park IGA make an effort to know their customers, they know Lottery games inside and out. By learning how to play new games and keeping instant tickets up to date, the staff gives customers all the help and guidance they need.

Firestone Park IGA will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on Aug. 29, 2015. Summit County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WEWS ABC – Channel 5 out of Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Celebrating Teachers and Students

PARTNERS_IN_EDUCATION_LOGOIt may seem like summer just got underway, but it’s back to class for many teachers and students across the Buckeye State! And with the start of the school year comes the kickoff of another year of the Partners in Education program.

We want to honor great teachers and students in Ohio, but we need your help to find them! Do you know a teacher that is superb inside and outside of the classroom? How about a student that is excelling and reaching for the stars every day? If so, get your nomination form ready and nominate them as Teacher of the Month or Academic All Star.

Each month we conduct a drawing from the nominations entered to get our Teacher of the Month and Academic All Star in each of the lottery’s nine regions. The students and teachers selected each month during the school year get a $50 VISA gift card and Partners in Education merchandise.

How do you nominate someone? It’s easy! Just follow the link below to the nomination forms. You fill it out and submit it online. One click, and you’re in!

https://www.ohiolottery.com/SupportingEducation/Index

From the teachers to the students to the parents, we hope the school year is off to a great start!

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All the Ohio Lottery Info You Need on In the Know

August isn’t over yet! Check out In the Know to find out what kind of fun we’ve been having and what games and promotions you still have time to get in on this month!

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It’s a Winner Wednesday!

001Most of us can make it to the end of the week, once we get to hump day.  But the following Ohio Lottery players got an extra push to the week’s end after winning Lottery games!

The Donnas had a great day! New Springfield’s Donna D. Day won $10,000 scratching Double Doubler. She bought her ticket where she and her mom work, the Rite Aid  in Columbiana. The  13-year  pharmacy technician  brought her mother, Donna P., along to claim the prize!

Donna D. said they play lottery every once in a while, and her mom recently won on a ticket she received as a birthday gift. Redeeming that win, Donna D. bought Double Doubler.  It turned out to be an even bigger win.  The Donnas will share the $10,000 prize and pay bills with the windfall.  Playing this once in a while made the day for both Donnas.

The Lorain region was busy with claims! Patricia Weaver of Sandusky came out a big winner on $500 Million Spectacular. She won $50,000 on the instant game.

Elliott Lumpkin of Lorain won $5,500, and TPD entry on Special Edition Cashword.
He’ll have the chance to win the top prize of $100,000 once all of the TPD entries are in!

Kenneth Timmons of Bellevue and Kimberly Hales of Sullivan each won $20,000 on Maximum Fortune and Michael Rhodes of Elyria won $10,000 on Lucky Gems Bingo.

VIP Cash Club put Burnis Hall of Sheffield Lake in the club! He won $10,000.

Players are winning big with KENO. Richard Kneisel of Avon won $5,007 on KENO.   Daniel Wantz of Chardon won $6,606 playing KENO.

Phyllis Stevens of South Euclid pulled in a $20,000 win on Maximum Fortune.

We hope you’re having a winning Wednesday, and if you are, pose for a photo when you claim your prize. We want to see you in our next post! Good luck!

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It’s Monday!

FB_MondayHappy Monday! It can be a challenge to say that with enthusiasm, wouldn’t you agree?

Today, we found this picture and thought what a way to get your adrenaline pumping at the start of the week! Get out there and take on the week like a champ!

We hope you find some inspiration to do what challenges you and find the fun in the start of the work week.

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Circle K named Retailer-of-the-Week

Circle K of Byesville (left to right) employees Dawn, Beck and Jenn, manager.

Circle K of Byesville: (left to right) employees Dawn, Beck and Jenn, manager.

BYESVILLE, OH Circle K #5286 in Byesville has been named the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of August 17, 2015.

With more than 33 instant games available to customers, the Circle K on Main Street is full of opportunities to win. Employees work hard to understand the games and maintain their Lottery play area so customers have an easy time finding the games they want.

The store has customer appreciation days and employees practice “suggestive selling,” making sure to promote new games on sale.

They keep their instant ticket dispensers full and put out new games as soon as they arrive. Employees are enthusiastic about Lottery, and the manager is always responsive to suggestions to increase sales.

Circle K of Byesville will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on August 22. Guernsey County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WHIZ NBC – Channel 18 out of Zanesville. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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