Customers now have the convenience to cash Ohio Lottery game prizes at JACK Thistledown Racino

Ohio Lottery customers in Northeast Ohio have another option for cashing Ohio Lottery prizes.  JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall now cashes Ohio Lottery prizes of up to $5,000 and can do so 24 hours a day.

Lottery customers must be 21 years of age or older to enter the racino and cash prizes. JACK Thistledown Racino will waive the $10 convenience fee for customers holding a ClubJACK loyalty card.

Have general Lottery ticket cashing and claiming questions? Visit to learn more.

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Winner Wednesday

It’s the first Winner Wednesday of March and already the following players won prizes after playing Ohio Lottery games.

Roy Mallott of Piketon won $10,000 on $5,000,000 Spectacular. Roy enjoys playing the Lottery and he’s using this windfall to fix up his jeep. He purchased the ticket from Piketon 1st Stop #93. 

The holder of the $253,000 November 23, 2016 Rolling Cash 5 ticket was claimed in Trust. James Grove of Cleveland is the Trustee for The West 7th Street Trust. The holder of the ticket picked the winning numbers, purchasing the ticket from Giant Eagle in Brooklyn.

Alice Crooks of Crooksville won $10,000 on $5,000,000 Spectacular.  Alice bought her ticket at Pilot Travel Center.

Joseph Platten of Hinckley won $10,000 on the February 28,2017 Mega Millions game. Kenvante Black of Euclid won $5,500 a Top Prize Drawing entry on the Triple 7’s game. The entry automatically qualifies Kenvante for $277,777 in the final drawing of this game. He purchased his ticket from Upson Shell.

Marc Smith of Elyria won $5,004 on KENO.


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In the Know – March 2017

It’s time for a new month and new fun! Get the latest on In the Know.

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Gas N Stuff is March 6, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

20170130_103752HAMDEN, OH – Tom and Nancy Jolly own Gas N Stuff, which is located at 144 S. Main Street in Hamden. Located in a small town, the gas station realizes that good customer service is essential to their retailer success. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Gas N Stuff as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of March 6, 2017.

Gas N Stuff displays all point of service material and bet cards. Windows are decorated and new games are promptly activated in order to have a good selection of tickets for customers. They have sold a winning $300,000 Ruby Red 7’s and a winning $200,000 Winter Winnings ticket which they proudly display. They know the importance of advertising. Nancy said their lottery sales increase when a big winner is sold.

“Our store opened in 2009 and being friendly to our customers and making them feel welcome kept them coming back,” Nancy said. “We are willing and able to cash winning tickets.”

Nancy says knowledge, kindness and location characterize the business. Lottery sales representative Wendy Moore adds that Gas N Stuff knows the importance of game activation, they are always willing to accept suggestions and their winner signs are displayed front and center. They carry  31 instant games and have a weekly sales average of $7,674.

Gas N Stuff will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on March 11. Vinton 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 Gas N Stuff !




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Winner Wednesday

The award show season might be over for 2017, but for Ohio Lottery players the winning continues!

20170228_132749This $2,500 award goes to Marc’s in Strongsville, located at 16224 Pearl Road. Marc’s Manager Dave Hlavacek is congratulated by Sales Director Rick Perk for selling the winning second-tier, $25,000 a year for life ticket in the February 27 Lucky for Life drawing. The ticket holder matched all five numbers without the lucky ball to win the $25,000 a year for life prize. This is Ohio’s fifth Lucky for Life second tier winner.

Peter Antos of Beachwood won $50,000 on KENO.

patricia-scruggs-finalPatricia Scruggs of Euclid won $26,250 on the February 17 evening Pick 5 game.

Wayne Collins of Avon won $23,745 on the EZPLAY Quick Spot.

Beverly Swaney of Marietta won $20,000 playing Dazzling 7’s.

Shane Swords of West Portsmouth won $10,000 on Road to Riches. Shane purchased the ticket from Portsmouth Quick Stop.

Alberto  Hernandez Cornejo of Cleveland won $10,000 on Maximum Fortune. He purchased the ticket from Star Value in Cleveland.

David Woodrum of Lorain won $10,000 on Max the Money. He purchased the winner from Pure Gas in Lorain.

Jeffrey Yager of Lorain won $10,400 on the February 27 midday Pick 4.

Jerome Borowske of Geneva won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Tina Schultz of Madison won $10,000 on Holiday Lucky Times 20.

Lesley Ott won $10,000 on $5 Million Cash Showcase.

Fernando Esparza of Sandusky won $10,000 on Cash X50.

Zachary Gildenmeister of Sandusky won $10,000 on Max the Money.



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Lucky for Life win

Check your tickets! Someone got lucky last night in the Lucky for Life drawing! Marc’s in Strongsville sold a winning 2nd tier prize in the game.

20170228_132749The winner got the first five numbers right, but missed the Lucky Ball number to win $25,000 a year for life. The winning numbers are 5-8-27-34-45 and the Lucky Ball was 3.

Marc’s receives a $2,500 agent selling bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The winner hasn’t come forward yet, but cashiers at Marc’s say the winning ticket has been the talk of the day. They’ve been advising their customers to be sure and scan their tickets! Congrats!

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Powell Marathon is February 27, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

151POWELL, OH – Focusing always on customer satisfaction, Omar Faleh, owner of Powell Marathon, at 3446 O’Connell Street makes the lottery fun and exciting. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Powell Marathon as Retailer -of-the-Week for the week of February 27, 2017.

Faleh says they have created a family atmosphere, engaging in conversations that all can talk about, and it keeps customers coming back. Powell Marathon has very big displays that can’t be missed, will cash all winning tickets and keeps lottery bins full. They post signs for upcoming games and promote new games and old games by explaining the way they are played and the odds of winning.

“I’ve been in this business for ten years and I encourage people to try their luck and explain that the loss of a dollar won’t be in vain when it helps in other state services,” Faleh said.

Lottery sales representative Kathleen Kizer said Powell Marathon makes new game activation a priority. She added that they welcomed the Salesmaker enhancements which resulted in a 23 percent sales increase sales in 2016. The business carries 48 instant games over the counter and has a weekly sales average of $12,019 for online and instant games.

Powell Marathon will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on March 4. Delaware 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.

Congratulations Powell Marathon!






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