It’s Finally Friday- who’s afraid of friggatriskaidikaphobia?

Who’s afraid of friggatriskaidikaphobia? It’s Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 all over the world. While some of us will not walk under a ladder or let a black cat cross in front of us, the following lottery players had good luck after  playing Ohio Lottery games.

What is in the name? Just ask Lisa Goetz. Lisa of Elyria got lucky when she scratched Lucky Loot. She won $10,000.

Ganelle McFarland of Newark won $20,000 on 50x The Money.

This weekend, millions of dollars are up for grabs, including holiday instants and on-line games.  Tonight’s Mega Million jackpot is $200 Million. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $60 million and Saturday’s Classic Lotto is $14.5 million.

And on Sunday, ticket sales for the new on -line game, Lucky for Life, begin. The first drawing for Lucky for Life is Monday. It’s the chance of a lifetime to be lucky for the rest of your life. It a chance to win $1,000 a Day for Life or $25,000 a Year for Life. With Lucky for Life friggatriskaidikaphobia will never be a problem.

Don’t be scared! Play Ohio Lottery games.

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Winner Wednesday …preparation for good things to come.

There ‘s nothing like a little extra cash before the upcoming holidays, and this Winner Wednesday is just in time for  Thanksgiving.

And speaking of thank you’s, the following lottery players  are grateful after winning.

Gary Price of  Massillon won $50,000 on $500 Million Spectacular.004

Steven Richards of Valley City won $10,000 in the May 30, 2015 Powerball game.

Thomas Wilcox won $29,418  on the EZPLAY Going Pro game.

Laurence Gilcrest of Akron won $5,500 on Black Cherry  Bingo.

Michael Mitchell of Waynesburg won $10,000 on $500 Million Spectacular.

Minerva Fonseca of Lorain won $10,000 on VIP Cash Club.

Jeffrey Donisi of  Middletown won $155,500 on the November 2, 2015 Rolling Cash 5. It’s never too late to go to Disney. Donisi always wanted to go and although his children are older he’s still taking them to Disney.2015-11-2 RC5 winner_Jeff Donisi

Congratulations, Winners!

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In-N-Out Mart named Retailer-of-the-Week for November 9,2015


Mansfield – High volume sales, a great location and great customer service make a great retailer, and they’re all characteristics of In-N-Out, the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week for November 9, 2015.

Located at 300 N. Mulberry Street in Mansfield, Jatinder Sing, Balwinder Kaur and Mehtab Kahlon have offered good and fast lottery service for more than nine years. With a dedicated area for lottery play, the employees will always ask for the sale. In-N-Out Mart keeps funds on hand so they can always cash winning tickets.

Sales representative Brian Peterson says they pride themselves on great customer service by knowing what their customers want and offering quick and accurate service.  Their customers have said that winning the lottery makes them happy because they can get something they couldn’t otherwise afford, like a vacation.  Being friendly, cashing all winning lottery tickets and carrying 37 instant games has made In-N-Out Mart the place to go for lottery tickets. They have a weekly sales average of $14,128.

Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm.  Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office. In-N-Out Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on November 14, 2015.

Richland 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.

Congratulations In-N-Out Mart!


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It’s Time for New Instants!

Have you had any good discoveries lately? Well if you haven’t there’s a fantastic discovery right around the corner! November brings a lot of excitement when it comes to new instant tickets. Three new games are set for release on November 12, and there’s a little something for everybody.

If you’re not looking to spend a lot of cash, $2 It Takes Two is the game for you. It only takes $2 for a chance to win up to $20,000! Now that’s a lot of bang for your buck!

Follow the yellow brick road to riches with our $3 The Wizard of Oz ticket. With its unique grid play style you will be entertained and possibly $50,000 richer!

The fun doesn’t stop there. The new $20 Platinum Millions ticket offers you a chance at $5,000,000! With over $74 million in prizes and a 75% payout it doesn’t get much better than this.

There are plenty of prizes with all of these fun filled games. Join in on the fun. You’ll have a blast!

Check out all of our current instant tickets here!

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Encourage the best, nominate a student for an Academic All-Stars Award

15-Destiny Miller, academic all star for the month of OctoberThe Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program is proud to support students who overcome obstacles, excel in the classroom, encourage their peers and most important — do their personal best.

One of those fine students is Destiny, an 11th grader at Martins Ferry High School in Belmont County. She loves science!

Now it’s your turn to pay it forward and support the efforts of our students, and teachers too.  Know students who deserve a pat on the back?  Nominate them for an Ohio Lottery Academic All-Star award:


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A Warm Winner Wednesday

There is nothing like a warm Indian Summer day to warm the cockles of your heart.  This week Ohio Lottery players got cash to go with those warm fuzzies after winning lottery games.Already Spent

This group of workers from Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton have been playing in a Powerball pool for a while. Now they’ve got a win of $50,000 after matching five numbers in the October 24, 2015 Powerball game. They had their check made out to “Already Spent”. On what, you ask? Many in the group plans to use their share of the winnings for the holidays! The group picked up their winning ticket at Drive Thru 202 in Huber Heights.


Kristy Gilcrease of Columbus won $5,200 Playing the Pick 4. Kane Parsons of Alliance picked up a Doubling Star Cashword ticket and won $25,000!

Stacey Horning of Canton won $20,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions. She picked up her winning ticket at Sheetz #389 in Canton.002

Congratulations to all of our winners! Don’t forget tonight is a Powerball night, so be sure to pick up your ticket for a chance at the $142,000,000 jackpot!

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KENO Makes Happy Hour even Happier

The cooler temperatures are upon us, and all of the outdoor seating has been moved inside. Tank tops have turned into sweaters. Sandals have turned into boots. Now it’s time to make the best of our indoor activities. It might seem like your options are limited but don’t let that cool fall air fool you. There is plenty to do.  Just gather a group of friends to enjoy a happy hour and a little KENO at your favorite hangout.

KENO Winter Weekend happy hour 2The Ohio Lottery has the happy hour for you! The KENO Winter Weekend Happy Hour Promotion will be running during the month of November. Every Friday and Saturday  from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m, when you make a $5 KENO purchase you get a free $1 3-spot! That’s right, free! Who doesn’t like a free chance to win more money?

So this weekend, find your favorite happy hour spot and make it a KENO Happy hour. The Winter Weekend Happy Hour promotion runs  through the end of November.

Learn more about KENO by clicking here.

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