Pop-A-Top is Nov. 6, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

 REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO – Describing his business as efficient and informative with a family-like environment, Brahim Nejjari owns Pop-A-Top. At 1735 Brice Road in Reynoldsburg, it’s the top-selling retailer in total sales for district 516. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Pop-A-Top as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of November 6, 2017.

Selling Lottery for 11 years, Nejjari says he built the business by treating his customers and employees with respect. “If you treat your customers like family they feel loyal to your establishment,” he said. “I started off treating my employees with respect and dignity, in doing so they pass that respect down to the customer.”

“We pride ourselves on providing the best lottery experience possible,” Nejjari said. The store has multiple play tables, an MP and a Winstation. Pop-A-Top has second chance drawings with instant and online tickets and a weekly pool for Powerball and Mega Millions tickets.

Nejjari says he has seen how Lottery impacts the customer. “I have seen the glow in their eyes when they win and hear the great stories in how they will better their lives as well as others with their winnings,” he said.

Pop-A-Top carries 89 instant games over the counter and 26 in the vending unit. They have a weekly sales average of $38,000.

Pop -A-Top will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on November 11, 2017. Franklin 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 Pop-A-Top!

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Winner Wednesday is real sweet!

It’s Winner Wednesday and the day after Halloween is still sweet. Lottery players are bringing home millions of dollars in Lottery treats!

Allen Rosenberger of Erie, Michigan is the top prize winner of $5 million in the Ohio Lottery’s Lucky Loot Top Prize Drawing. One of 15 entries in the September 27, 2017, drawing, he purchased his qualifying entry ticket from Barney’s Convenience Mart #10 on July 27, 2015.  Choosing  the cash option, after taxes, he receives $1,775,000.  He and his wife are excited to be able to help their two sons, and they are thinking about buying a home. Barney’s Convenience Mart #10 in Toledo receives a $10,000 agent bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket.

The holder of a $1 million September 16, 2017 Powerball prize claimed in Trust. Stanley A. Elkins is Trustee of the Two Dog Knights Passive Trust. The Trust receives $710,000 after taxes.  Valley View Food Mart in Warren receives a $1,000 bonus for selling the manual pick ticket.

Walter Harris of Elyria won $500,000 in the Ohio Lottery’s 50X The Money Top Prize Drawing. One of 33 entries in the  October 23, 2017 drawing, Harris nets $355,000. He bought his TPD entry ticket from True North #325 in Elyria. He is using the win to care for his three daughters and help his father. True North receives a $5,000 agent bonus for selling the winning qualifying semi-finalist entry ticket.

Brandon Lawhun of Lima won $300,000 in the Ohio Lottery’s Ruby Red 7’s Top Prize Drawing.  One of  29 semi-finalists  in the October 23, 2017 drawing, he bought the qualifying ticket on December 31, 2015 at  Minister Marathon in Minister. Lawhun receives $213,000 after taxes. Minister Marathon receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling the winning qualifying semi-finalist entry ticket. Lawhun is paying off his mortgage.

Mercedes Munoz of Cleveland won $50,000 on Season’s Greetings.

William Clark of Lorain won $50,000 on Merry Multiplier.

Karen Myers of Norwalk won $10,000 on the Willie Wonka Golden ticket.

Alvis  Brown of  Wellston won $20,000. He is using his winnings to pay some bills. He said his six children will have a nice Christmas.

Amber  Lyons of Greenup, Kentucky won $10,000 on Bingo x 10. Amber said she is buying a car and taking her son on a trip.

Deanna Shirley of Lorain won $5,500, a TPD entry playing $300 Million Diamond Dazzler . She now qualifies for entry into the final top prize drawing of $2,000,000 on the $300 Million Diamond Dazzler game.

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Ohio Pike Marathon is October 30, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

 AMELIA, OHIO – Located at 1723 A East Ohio Pike in Amelia, Ohio Pike Marathon is the top-selling retailer in total sales for their 410 district. Bobby and Harsh Patel own that business, and the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Ohio Pike Marathon as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of October 30, 2017.

Selling Lottery since 2008, Harsh Patel says honesty is the main and first key to his Lottery business. Having built a strong trust with their customers, it keeps them coming back to the store. Harsh says, “I love knowing my customers’ names and what they buy so we can greet them and have their products ready without having to wait. They know that no matter what happens, we are honest.  When they give us $1 extra, we give it back because it is going to become $10. Honesty comes back to you.”

Further promoting the Lottery, Ohio Pike Marathon double-faces all $20 and $30 games and hangs all winning tickets on a winner’s board. They activate new games right away. Recently they sold a $53,000 Rolling Cash 5 winner on 2/7/17 and sold a $250,000 Mega Fortune instant on 3/12/14. The business carries 62 instant games over the counter, with a weekly sales average of $23,000 for instant and online games.

Brian Stout, the lottery sales rep, says this store promotes Lottery very well. They are strong because sales are steady. They are growing and exciting, seeing new customers all the time. When word gets out about selling winners, it spreads and generates excitement.

Ohio Pike Marathon will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on November 4, 2017. Clermont County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO ABC Channel 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Ohio Pike Marathon!

 

 

 

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It’s another Winner Wednesday!

It’s another Winner Wednesday and Ohio Lottery players have already won over a half million dollars playing various lottery games.

Edward Airhart of Warren is getting ahead of the holiday season. He  won a $500,000 top prize on the recently released  Season’s Greetings. He receives $355,000 after mandatory federal and states taxes totaling 29 percent.  Lottery News Connection II in Warren receives a $5,000 agent bonus for selling a top-prize winning ticket.

Dallas Slack of Glouster is with his friend Jimmy Ward in the Athens regional office after winning $150,000 on the Win It All instant. Slack is using his net windfall of $106,500 to buy a home and a car. The 22-year-old winner  says  he likes to play instant games because he knows immediately whether or not the ticket is a winner.  Slack bought the ticket from Kroger’s in Trimble where he works. Kroger’s receives a$1,500 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket. 

Jeffrey Wasylik of Sandusky won $82,000 after matching  all five numbers in the October 19, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game. He receives $58,220 after mandatory taxes. He bought the ticket from Harney’s Market in Sandusky. Harney’s Market  receives a $500 agent bonus for selling a 5-of-5 Rolling Cash 5 ticket. Not new to selling big  prizes, Harney’s Market sold a $400,000 Anniversary Millions on October 30, 2014 and a $100,000 Kings instant on March 28, 2012.

Kathleen Erb of Marietta won $50,000  after she scratched Gold Mine.

It’s going to be a nice Christmas, Donna Lause of Leipsic said . She won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Anthony Faught of Jackson won $10,000 on the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket.

Angela Manring of Shawnee won $10,000 on Game of Gold. Manring said she has never won anything like this before but her dad, Don, who accompanied her to the Athens office was on Cash Explosion. She said she is using the win to pay bills and replace windows in her home.

Warren Seman of Cleveland won $10,000 on Monopoly Millionaires’ Club.

Helen Finch of Crooksville won $10,000 on Game of Gold.

Congratulations!

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Krish Food Mart is October 23, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

WEST ALEXANDRIA, OHIO – An exciting and rewarding place, Nimesh (Nick) Patel provides a friendly and safe business environment at Krish Food Mart. Located at 308 W. Dayton Street in West Alexandria, Krish Food Mart has been selling Lottery for three years. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Krish Food Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of October 23, 2017.

To promote Lottery, Nick displays Lottery door signs and will post winners. This retailer’s business is exciting and rewarding and they push sales, says Ron Prince, the sales representative. He also advises his customers of jackpots, says Ron. And it helps that Nick sold a big winner on June 9, 2017. Krish Food Mart sold a $300,000 winning ticket for Special Edition Cashword.

To be successful, Nick says get the Lottery, be patient and listen to your sales representative. They will be a part of the team and help you increase sales.  Krish Food Mart carries 40 instant games over the counter. They have a weekly sales average of $6,700 for instant and on-line games.

Krish Food Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on October 28, 2017. 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.

Congratulations  Krish Food Mart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winner Wednesday

It’s Winner Wednesday and there’s a whole “lotto” zeros behind the dollar signs for these Lottery winners.

Arthur Black of Cortland is seeing a lot of green after winning a $1 million prize on Max the Money. He was on vacation from his job of 44 years when he bought two-$30 Max the Money tickets.  Black says he like playing this game. Black chose the annuity, $40K yearly for 25 years. Now, he’s retiring! He purchased the winning ticket from Murphy USA in Cortland.

James Streight of Marietta won $100,000 in the final top prize drawing for Special Edition Cashword held September 27, 2017 in the Cleveland Lausche building. One of 38 semi finalist, he purchased the ticket  from Pike Street Duchess in Marietta on July 22,2016.  Streight says Special Edition Cashword is his favorite game and he buys them daily. This was by far his biggest win! He receives $71,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes to use for home improvements. With the help of his wife Margaret, the Lottery prize patrol surprised him at his home on October 12.  Pike Street Duchess received a $1,000 agent bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket.

James Blunt of Cincinnati won $25,000 playing the October 11,2017 midday Pick 5.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Smith of South Point, with her husband Jerry, were in the Athens regional office after Linda won $10,400 playing Pick 4. Linda said she sensed the presence of her father, so she played his favorite numbers in the October 5 Pick 4.  She had one ticket worth $5000 and the other worth $5,400. Guess dad is still watching over her. She and Jerry will save the win to cover their vacation rental next summer at Holden Beach.

Nancy Sipko of Concord Township won $50,000 playing Bingo X 10.

Regina Smith of Cleveland won $25,000 playing the October 6, 2017 Pick 5.

Christine Lately of Sandusky won $25,000 playing the  October 9, 2017 Pick 5.

 

Mara Figueroa of Lorain  won $17,777 on the EZPLAY Spooky Sevens.

Congratulations Winners!

 

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Win Home Improvements with Lucky for Life

OLC_FY18_LFL_homepagebanners_805x281_FAIs your kitchen in need of some work? Need a new couch or TV in your living room? Play Lucky for Life and you don’t just get the chance to win the prize that lasts a lifetime, you also get a chance to win home improvements!

Beginning October 16 through November 30 get in on our Lucky for Life Home Improvement Promotion. You can enter any non-winning Lucky for Life ticket for a chance to win one of three big prizes!

The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 Home Depot gift card. Second prize is a $10,000 Best Buy gift card and third prize is a $5,000 Crate and Barrel gift card.

The winning doesn’t stop there, though. Five people will win prize packages with a $2,000 Best Buy gift card and a $1,000 Crate and Barrel gift card.

Ten people will win a $1,000 Best Buy gift card and a $500 Crate and Barrel gift card.

The Lucky for Life Home Improvement Promotion runs October 16 through November 30, so don’t forget to enter your non-winning Lucky for Life tickets through MyLotto Rewards!

https://www.ohiolottery.com/MyLotto-Rewards/Index

 

 

 

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