Enjoy the View

sunrise6Sure, it’s a Monday, but the sun is shining and summer is in full swing. It makes me very happy, especially considering how long winter felt. It’s great to see green trees and flowers blooming again.

From the shores of Lake Erie to the rolling hills in Southern Ohio you can experience so many different views in the Buckeye State. Last week we posted a picture of Lake Erie on our Facebook page and asked what everyone’s favorite view in the state is. We got so many responses, and not in the form of words. Fans shared pictures of their favorite sights, from their back yards to state parks. I think one of my favorites is the view from my back yard. Trees, birds, flowers in bloom against a blue sky. Dorothy said it best. There’s no place like home!

We hope you’re finding some time to enjoy whatever view you love best!

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In the Know, June 2015

Have you heard? There is still time to have fun with us in June! Check it all out on In the Know.

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Kwik Stop named Retailer-of-the-Week

Kwik Stop of Kent. Pictured is Assistant Manager Dottie Tanner.

Kwik Stop of Kent. Pictured is Assistant Manager Dottie Tanner.

KENT – Known for its eye-catching “winners wall of fame,” Kwik Mart of Kent has been named the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of June 22, 2015.

Owner Vinesh Patadia and his staff are knowledgeable about Lottery. They make sure they’re aware of upcoming promotions and new tickets. They offer second-chance drawings for customers and provide comfortable seating to accommodate Lottery players.

They’ve had a good year, increasing sales by about 30 percent since 2014.

“We have grown our Lottery sales by growing our friendships with our customers,” says store manager Joanne Williamson. “They are happy with the selection, knowledge and service they receive; so, they tell friends, family and co-workers to come check us out.” She says that customers appreciate the staff’s honesty.

Kwik Stop will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on June 27. Portage County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WEWS TV 5 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

 

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Meet Our Winners

We have winners every day, and the week kicked off with a pair of $20,000 winners.

From Newark we have John and Ruth. They’ve known each other for years, but they just got married last month. Now they’re starting off the marriage with an extra $20,000 John won on 50X the Money! Ruth was John’s 8th grade sweetheart, and she says she was his good luck charm! Congratulations newlyweds!

John Mitchell

Our next winner is Ronald from Reynoldsburg! He won $20,000 on Lucky Horseshoe! Lucky is right, congrats Ronald!

Ronald Stake

There are still three days left in the work week! We hope to celebrate more wins this week. Good luck, everyone!

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Summer Lovin’ in Cleveland

Cleveland_sunsetAs the first official day of summer approaches, we at the Ohio Lottery central offices in Cleveland start to think about our favorite summer traditions. Watching the sunset on Lake Erie, getting fresh peanuts at a Tribe Game, or walking through West Side Market with all of its fresh summer produce were some of our favorites.

Tell us what you love about summer in your part of Ohio! As always, be sure to check http://www.ohiolottery.com for new summer games and events located near you.

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JC’s Convenience Plus is this week’s Retailer-of-the-Week

Jim Carpenter, the owner of JC’s Convenience Plus, calls his Lottery business “busy, exciting and fun.” JC’s Convenience Plus of Rio Grande is the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of June 15, 2015.

The store includes a dedicated instant ticket area, winner signage and a play station to promote Lottery. Some customers visit the store to purchase flowers and decorations, and once they come to the counter, decide to give a Lottery game a try. The store offers all Lottery games, keeping up-to-date on promotions and merchandising.

In order to be a successful, Jim Carpenter recommends that retailers keep their display up-to-date, take the advice of their sales representative, keep bins full and “mix it up.”

JC’s Convenience Plus will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on June 20. Gallia County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WSAZ TV 3 in Huntington, WV. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations!

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Friday Fun with New Winners

Jacob HullHappy Friday! It’s always fun to say that, and even more fun when we have winners popping in to make it an even happier Friday.

Jacob Hull and his partner April stopped in the Athens regional office so he could claim his $500,000 prize on $500,000 Cashword. Jacob says he’s a loyal Ohio Lottery player, and until now his biggest win was $1,000. He was shocked when he scratched his ticket to reveal the top prize, but not so shocked that he can’t make plans for his winnings. He and April say they’ll be looking for a new home. Congrats!Charles D

In Zanesville, Charles Dunlap got lucky when he chose to play Big Money. He won $10,000! Charles purchased his winning ticket at Maple Avenue Duchess in Zanesville.

Jerry Hammond of Portsmouth also walked away with a $10,000 prize. He made his claim in the Athens regional office today. Jerry played the Lucky Playbook to win ten grand.

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