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Winner Wednesday

The following players will add their names to the Ohio Lottery list of winners.

Joni Kelly of Reno, Ohio broke the rules the day she went to B&J carryout in Newport. She was buying a doughnut when she decided to try  her luck in Lottery. She couldn’t believe her eyes after winning $20,000 on the $2 Bonus Quick 7’s game. The win came right on time  since her husband was recently  laid off.

Catherine Eck of Berea spent $5 on the $250,000 Payout instant and won the $250,000 top prize. After taxes she receives $177,500. She purchased the winner from Tricia’s Little Beverage & Deli in North Olmsted. Tricia’s Little Beverage & Deli receives a $2,500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Richard Lenz of  Lorain won $20,000 on $100,000,000 Fortune.

Michele Dorsey of Cleveland spent $10 and won $10,000 on the $1,000,000 Jackpot instant game.

Thomas Michaels of Lorain won $10,000 on $100,000,000 Fortune.

Nelson Rodriguez of Elyria won $824 on KENO.

Congratulations!

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Cheap Tobacco is June 5, 2017 Retailer-of-the -Week

NORTH OLMSTED – At Cheap Tobacco, owner Elizabeth Harper says communication with customers is most important when it comes to promoting the Ohio Lottery. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Cheap Tobacco as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of June 5, 2017.

Selling Ohio Lottery for 20 years, Cheap Tobacco is located at 24363 Lorain Road in North Olmsted. The store promotes the Lottery by informing customers of new instant games, telling what the current jackpot is and posting signs of jackpots and big winners.  “Good customer service is vital in making sure the customer experience in the store is one that will keep them coming back,” Harper said.

Cheap Tobacco has developed a nice flow of steady customers by having one self- service machine, two self-service KENO machines, and a machine behind the counter. They ask new customers for the sale and have an annual Customer Appreciation Day. The day involves a cookout with giveaways to show the customer gratitude and thanks for shopping at their location.

Summing up their Lottery business as fast, and friendly with knowledgeable employees, Harper advises upcoming retailers to take advantage of all that Lottery has to offer and always ask for the sale. The business carries 76 instant games with a weekly sales average of $19,228 for instants and on-line games.

Sales Representative Sandra Krakora adds that Cheap Tobacco provides excellent customer service, keeps a clean store and is always asking for the sale.

Cheap Tobacco will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on June 10, 2017. Cuyahoga 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.

The Ohio Lottery has contributed over $23 billion to education since 1974. For more information about the Ohio Lottery and its contribution to education, visit www.ohiolottery.com/supportingeducation.

Congratulations!

 

 

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Lottery Teams up with Cleveland Browns for helmet surprise

Don’t you love a good surprise? We do, and we got to team up with the Cleveland Browns, University Hospitals and Xenith to surprise a high school football team with new state-of-the-art helmets. The Ohio Lottery was proud to put its support behind the program so it could be expanded to reach schools across the state. This fall the Maysville Football Team will hit the field with new helmets. Check out the video to see how we pulled it off!

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Winner Wednesday

Winning Ohio Lottery games makes great memories and the following players have lots to remember after winning.

David Poole of East Liverpool  is the 7th  Ohioan to win a $25,000 a year for LIFE prize in the Lucky for Life game. Poole won $25,000 a year for life after buying his ticket from the Four Seasons Mini Mart in East Liverpool for the May 22, 2017 drawing. He took the cash and receives a lump sum of $276,900 after mandatory federal and states taxes totaling 29 percent. Poole says he is giving his daughter and granddaughter some money and saving the rest for retirement. Winning has made the early retirement a possibility. He said he’s been playing the same numbers  since Lucky for Life came to Ohio. He says he will continue playing, hoping lightening will strike twice.

Employees  at the Mini Mart, Misty, Kayla, Pat and Jim were happy too. The Mini Mart receives a $2,500 bonus for selling the winning  ticket.

Amanda Elchyski of Cincinnati won $150,000 scratching the instant, $250,000 A Year for Life.  After taxes she receives $106,500.

John Marcosson of  Thompson came close to winning the May 20, 2017 Powerball. He won $100,000 after matching four numbers, the power play number and saying yes to the multiplier. He used auto pick buying the ticket from Redigo in Chardon. After taxes, he receives $71,000.

James Maziarz of Wellington won $25,000 in the May 28, 2017 evening Pick 5 game.

Arnette Williams of Cleveland won $25,000 playing the May 23, 2017 evening Pick 5 game.

Zachery Bostick of Cleveland won $20,000 on the Queen of Hearts instant.

The following players won $10,000 on Ohio Lottery games.

Dawn Anderson of Newark won $10,000 on 100,000,000 Fortune.

Frances Murray of Elyria won $10,000 on $100,000,000 Fortune.

Terry Hartley of Berlin Heights won $10,000 on $300 Million Diamond Dazzler.

Cynthia Bulechek of Greenwich, Ohio won $8,804 on KENO.

Congratulations to all!

 

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Sheffield Lake Post 8686 VFW is May 29, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

The Sheffield Lake VFW Post #8686  has been selling Lottery since October 2014. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Sheffield Lake Post #8686 as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of May 29, 2017.

The Post located at 577 Harris Road in Sheffield Lake has several Keno monitors throughout the location including the patio. Three MPQK’s are inside with one secured on the patio. Energetic and enthusiastic employees pay attention to progressive jackpots and play the games with the members.

“Keeping the machines visible and available for all to see and use helps with sales,” said Don Rados. “The machines sell themselves.”

“Many of our customers share jackpots because they are part of a pool. We pay promptly and there is no waiting in lines for machines,” he said.

Sales Representative Kelly Krause said the staff is friendly and easy going and they are always interested in new games. Sheffield Lake Post has a weekly sales average of $11,000.

Sheffield Lake Post #8686 will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on June 3, 2017. Lorain 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.

The Ohio Lottery has contributed over $23 billion to education since 1974. For more information about the Ohio Lottery and its contribution to education, visit www.ohiolottery.com/supportingeducation.

 

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Winner Wednesday

Winner Wednesday is making the upcoming Memorial Day weekend memorable for the following Lottery winners!

Jason Rogers of Lewis Center won $20,000 on Keno.

The Rolling Cash 5 game continues to roll out winners. Nimmi Kumar of West Chester won $197,000 in the April 24, 2017 Rolling Cash game. She bought the ticket from Ameristop Food Mart in West Chester.

Mary Gooch of Toronto, Ohio won $120,000 on the May 9, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. She bought her ticket from Speedway in Steubenville. Retailers selling a five of five Rolling Cash 5 ticket receive a $500 bonus for selling a top prize winner. Gooch said the windfall comes  at just the right time.  Her daughter and son are both getting married  soon.

William Traylor of Cincinnati won $10,000 on Platinum Millions.

Bob Nance of Cleveland won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Manuel Vicario of  Lorain won $300,000 on Special Edition Cashword. He and his wife Shirley are using the $213,000  after taxes to work on their kitchen and other home improvements. Speedway in Cleveland receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling top prize-winning Special Edition Cashword ticket.

Stephanie Wright of Cincinnati won $60,000 on the May 15, 2017 midday Pick 5 drawing.

Congratulations!

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