Wings Sports Bar & Grille is 10-10-16 Retailer-of-the- Week

wings-sports-bar-grill-jpgDAYTON – If you’re looking to be “lottery” inspired, you might want to go to Wings Sports Bar & Grille. At 7902 N. Dixie Drive in Dayton, owners Chad and Mary Macek use Ohio Lottery promotional gifts that inspire customers to play and have fun. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Wings Sports Bar & Grille as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of October 10, 2016.

Located on a major street in a large business district, the bar and grill is open for lunch and dinner. Patrons come from all over Dayton and neighboring businesses. On the weekends, the business has giveaways and other promotions. Wings Sports Bar & Grille has several Keno Monitors, various signage, point of purchase material and other self-serve lottery equipment that contributes to the excitement.

Mary says as soon as one customer wins at KENO, it sparks a chain reaction and gives other customers incentive to play more. Because they are pro-lottery, employees use suggestive selling and will assist in any way possible. The customer service has helped the business average $18,445 a week for instant and on-line games.

Wings Sports Bar & Grille will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on October 15, 2016. Montgomery County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WHIO CBS Channel 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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New Holiday Instants are Coming

Fall is here and you know what that means. The holidays are right around the corner! With that in mind, the new holiday instant tickets go on sell this month. On October 19th, five new festive holiday instant tickets arrive.

Just match 3 identical prize amounts on $1 Holiday Cash to win up to $5,000. For you Cashword lovers, you could win up to $50,000 on the new $3 Frosty Cashword ticket. Players loved Holiday Lucky Times 10 so much that we added two more Holiday Lucky games! Multiply your prizes 5, 10, or 20 times, and win big on the family of Holiday Lucky games. $2 Holiday Lucky Times 5 has a top prize of $20,000, $5 Holiday Lucky Times 10’s top prize is $250,000, and $10 Holiday Lucky Times 20 gives you a chance at $500,000!  Now that’s the gift that keeps on giving. holiday_tickets

Remember even a non-winning ticket can make you a winner. The Holiday Bonus Second Chance Promotion runs from October 19th through December 30th. Enter any non-winning holiday instant on MyLotto Rewards for a chance at $500,000 in additional holiday instant game prizes.

We’ve also added a little something new this year. Now you have an option to play a special interactive game for instant win cash prizes. There are $120,000 worth of prizes available just for interactive game play and random entries will be doubled! The more the ticket cost the more chances you have to win bonus prizes! Thus, a $1 Holiday Cash ticket provides one entry, a $2 Holiday Lucky Times 5 ticket provides two entries, a $3 Frosty Cashword ticket gives you three entries, and so on.

If you enter your tickets by  November 22nd, you will be in the drawing on November 29th. Enter tickets between November 23rd and December 30th, and you’ll be in the January 6th drawing. Should you choose to play the interactive game you’ll will be entered into a third and final Holiday Bonus Drawing.

The fun just doesn’t stop, so get in on it today!


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What’s new in October? A lot!

The leaves are turning, the air is getting a little more crisp and pumpkins and mums are a staple on every front porch. Yep, it’s October! Find out which games you’re going to want to get your hands on this month on In the Know.


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Winner Wednesday

Some lottery players have amazing claim stories to tell; others are just happy to win. Regardless of what they won, we love to celebrate them every Winner Wednesday!

16-money-club-50k-winner_aaron-chandler-jpgMeet Aaron Chandler, a construction worker from Peebles. He won $50,000 on Ohio’s $500,000 Money Club. He purchased his winner from William’s Corner in Piketon. Pictured with his wife Lacey and son Zaiden,  Aaron plans to pay off a couple of bills and bank the rest.

William Hayes and his better half, Linda Shiller, both of Athens had a fun stop in our regional office. Hayes won $5,000 on a Pick 4.  A loyal lottery player, he says he has had several wins in the past and they always come in handy. He and Linda will pay off bills and bank the rest.16-pick4-5k-winner-william-hayes-jpg

Dennis Collum of Toledo was really on a lucky streak. He won $70,000 after purchasing two winning tickets from Johnny’s Mini Mart within a half hour of one another.  Collum bought  the  $500,000,000 Spectacular Game and won $50,000.  In his excitement to share the news, he ran right home and then realized he needed a claim form. So he went back to Johnny’s  to get a claim form and bought another ticket, this time a $30 40th Anniversary instant. Scanning it while in the Mini Mart, he discovered it was a $20,000 winner. Talk about amazing luck!

Bill Szabo from Wakeman is smiling all the way to the bank. He played Rolling Cash 5 and won $249,000. bill-szabo

Congratulations, winners!







Congratulations winners!

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Good Times Sports Bar & Grill named 10-3-2016 Retailer-of-the-Week

img_1538TOLEDO-Zenos Zenofontos owns Good Times Sports Bar & Grill. Located at 5119 Jackman Road in Toledo, he appreciates the value that is added to his business since becoming an Ohio Lottery retailer. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Good Times Sports Bar & Grill as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of October 3, 2016.

“If you own a bar, you MUST carry Ohio Lottery products. It keeps people sitting in the bar, buying more food and drinks,” he said.

Selling Lottery for five years now, he and his employees have established excellent customer relations. Because the staff goes out of their way to cash, help play, and promote lottery games, they have gained many new lottery customers. Three Lottery self-service terminals, a dedicated lottery play area and the excitement keep customers coming back.

Sales representative Ed Banks adds that the place is clean and friendly with great people who contribute to making great lottery sales. Weekly sales average $4,175 for instant and on-line games.

Good Times sports Bar & Grill will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on October 8, 2016. Lucas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG ABC-Channel 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Good Times Sports Bar & Grill !






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Winner Wednesday

Getting some unexpected cash is always good, especially in the form of a winning Ohio Lottery ticket. The following players can attest to it.

9-27-16-003Marvin Spaulding of McArthur is a loyal lottery player.  On Tuesday he went to the Athens Regional office to claim  five $5,000 Pick 4 wins. With the $25,000 win, he plans to pay off a credit card. Deborah, his wife, says they plan to blow some of it.

Donna Sharp of Sandusky won $14,680 on the EZPLAY Going Pro.  She purchased the ticket from Kokomos At the Keys in Huron.

Lashaunda Brown of Youngstown won $300,000 on the instant game $300,000 Jackpot. Shaunda says now she can buy a house a bit earlier than she planned, but first she’ll buy a new car.  She bought the winning ticket from Shell Food Mart in Youngstown.  Shell Food Mart receives a $3,000 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Ronald Linard of Westerville won $10,000 on $1,000,000 Jackpot. He purchased the winning ticket from The Kroger Company #920.


Bernard Wilczenski, owner of Al’s Tavern in Garfield Heights sold the winning September 17, 2016 50/50 Raffle ticket. He sold the $108,519 winning ticket to his son, Paul.

Congratulations winners! 






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New video welcomes you to our YouTube Channel

A couple of weeks ago we told you about the new welcome video we shot for our YouTube Channel, and now it’s posted!

The video showcases everything you’ll find on our channel from Ohio Lottery winners to new tickets to awesome students from our Partners in Education program and a couple of crazy looking mascots. And we made everyone squeeze into a pretty small space. Check it out below and be sure to click SUBSCRIBE so you won’t miss a thing!



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