PORTSMOUTH, OH –Since 1977 Richard and Chris Staker have been selling lottery, making it a simple and easy process for their business. The Ohio Lottery pleased to recognize Staker’s Service Drugs as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of July 10, 2017.
Located at 826 Chillicothe Street, Staker’s Service Drugs sell as many instants as possible, keeping their instant ticket display in the most visible place in the store. Occasionally they will have second-chance drawings. They cash all winning tickets, and help with the claiming process when larger amounts are won.
“We promote our lottery by making it easy to access and by offering a Lottery play area,” said Letha Holsinger, the store’s lead clerk.
Described as a model agent, Rachel Elliott, their sales representative says, “this retailer knows all the games well.” Being knowledgeable on all games makes the process of selling simple. They have a reputation of cashing all tickets. They keep the most visible display and always keep the bins full.”
Staker’s Service Drugs carries 44 instant games and has a weekly sales average of $6,260 for instant and online games.
Staker’s Service Drugs will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on July 15, 2017. Scioto County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on their local cable station. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Congratulations Staker’s Service Drugs!
The Holiday fireworks may be over, but there is still some celebrating going on for the following players after winning Ohio Lottery games.
Mark Klein of Lisbon won $60,000 after he used some of his winnings from a previous Rolling Cash 5 ticket where he won $300. He put some of the money back into the game to win $60,000 on the June 29, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game. He purchased the winning ticket from Valley View II in Lisbon. The other winning ticket in this game was sold at Ft. Amanda Duchess in Lima. Both retailers receive a $500 bonus for selling a five-of-five Rolling Cash 5 ticket.
Ali Mashrah of Grafton won $25,834 after playing the midday June 25 Pick 5 game.
DeVario Sheets of Cleveland won $20,000 scratching Platinum Millions.
Willie Roberts of Elyria won $20,000 on the $100,000,000 Fortune instant.
Norma Moreau of Port Clinton won $5,000 on the June 9 Mega Millions.
COLUMBUS – At 3327-3329 Maize Road in Columbus there’s a lot of celebration when it comes to playing and winning Ohio Lottery games. The Ohio Lottery pleased to recognize SF & M Tobacco N More as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of July 3, 2017.
Four years ago Marlene Pyles started out small, and then she added more games to meet the needs of the customers. Today, SF & M Tobacco N More provides excellent customer service having all the games customers want. Marty knows her customers, their numbers and the games they like.
“We hear what they are going to do with their winnings,” Marty said. “We love to see people win, and big winners get a lot of hoopla. We have a dedicated lottery area and we post tons of wins over $50 on the wall. Our customers love to sign their winning tickets and get on our wall. We have great looking window signage, and will add additional sales people during peak lottery sales so there’s less time waiting,” she added.
Sales Representative Shannon Fasheun said, “They have had amazing sales increases over the last year. Their sales doubled. SF & M Tobacco N More also gets involved in the community having fundraisers for schools and the girl scouts.”
Carrying 54 games, SF &M Tobacco N More has a weekly sales average of $5,900 for instant and online games.
SF &M Tobacco N More will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on July 8, 2017. Franklin County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTTE FOX Channel 28 or WSYX ABC Channel 6 in Columbus. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Happy Hump day! The following players are quite happy after winning.
Helen Cable of Youngstown won $100,000 in the June 22 Rolling Cash 5 game. She picked the numbers, purchasing her ticket from Collas Market in Austintown. Collas Market won too, a $500 agent bonus for selling a winning ticket.
The holder of one of two tickets sold in the March 19, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game claimed in Trust. The Buckeye Trust received $137,385 after mandatory taxes. Both winners that day picked their numbers. Dale Blankenship of Cincinnati claimed the other winning ticket. The Hilton Food Mart in Fostoria and the Reading Drive Thru in Reading both received a $500 agent bonus for selling winning tickets.
The holder of a winning $172,855 Twenty 20’s EZPLAY on-line game claimed their prize in Trust. The Kenny’s I Trust received a lump sum payment of $122,727 after mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent.
John Musial of Painesville won $300,000 on the Hit $500 instant game. He purchased the winning ticket from Pinky’s Beverage in Concord. Pinky’s Beverage received a $3,000 bonus for selling top prize-winning Hit $500 instant.
Theresa McKinney of Bedford Heights won $25,000 playing the June 24, 2017 evening Pick 5 game.
Tina Wyatt of Madison won $10,000 after scratching $500,000 Cashword.
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CINCINNATI – A-24 hour location, Jaswant Singh owns Bond Hill Valero, located at 4600 Paddock Road in Cincinnati. The Ohio Lottery pleased to recognize them as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of June 26, 2017.
Lottery sale representative Caroline Gavin says the employees of Bond Hill Valero consistently sell at a high level. They have worked hard to establish steady relationships with their customers. Employees know what their customers play and often their tickets are ready by the time they approach the counter.
Always friendly, the employees greet customers with a smile, keep the bins full with a good selection of tickets, get new games activated and promote them by talking about the new games and wishing the customers luck.
Selling Lottery for 12 years, they keep the Lottery area clean and well stocked Gavin says. They have worked hard to keep the customer happy and are always ready to handle the rush.
Bond Hill Valero carries 40 instant tickets. Their weekly sales average for on-line and instants is $18,180.
Bond Hill Valero will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on July 1, 2017. Hamilton County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO ABC Channel 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
We’re excited to announce a brand new initiative called InspiredOH, an effort to shine a light on stories of hope and perseverance across the state of Ohio. We’ve found the perfect teammate in Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor.
Last month we spent a couple of days with the all-star player as he sat down with cameras rolling to talk about his journey to the big leagues. His fans know him for his impressive skills on the field, but most are not familiar with his journey to reach his dreams, overcoming obstacles such as learning a new language and supporting his sister through her battle with cancer. You can watch Francisco’s detailed personal account of how he achieved his dreams by visiting http://www.inspiredoh.org.
Along with Francisco’s story, you can watch other inspirational videos from across the state such as an Ohio-based horse ranch that raises funds for breast cancer, a small town thrift shop that supports animal rescue efforts and many more.
As the InspiredOH initiative moves forward, Francisco will be asking fellow Ohioans to share their own inspirational stories for opportunities to win in big and small ways.
Our mission at the Ohio Lottery is to raise funds in support of education, and as a strong believer himself that education can open doors, Francisco will be making a personal donation to Minds Matter Cleveland. The volunteer-led non-profit organization provides high-achieving high school students from low-income backgrounds with academic and mentoring services, along with access to summer college immersion programs, to assist them in navigating the path to college and career success.
The Ohio Lottery is focused on creating positive experiences across the state, and we couldn’t think of a better Ohioan, or person, to team up with for this program. We can’t wait to see all of the inspiring stories from all corners of the state. After all, inspiration is something we can all use from time to time!
For more information on the InspiredOH initiative click here.