New Instant Tickets are Coming

Get ready for the four new instant tickets that hit an Ohio Lottery retailer near you tomorrow.

The new $1 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner instant ticket is loads of fun, and has a $5,000 top prize. Check out all four of the awesome looks for the new $2 Life is Good ticket. With over $4.7 million in prizes from $10 to $100, and a $20,000 top prize this ticket gives you lots bang for your buck.

You have to get your hands on the new $5 Full of 500s ticket. This ticket has over 8 million prizes ranging from $50 to $500, and you could win up to $150,0000!

The newest $20 instant ticket, $100 Million Money Explosion is prize packed. It has over $30 million in cash prizes from $50 to $1,000. If you reveal a money bag you could win $200 instantly! If that isn’t enough reason for you to grab on up, the $5 million top prize is more than enough reason.

Get in on the instant winning action!

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Framco Services, Inc. Named April 2nd Retailer-of-the-Week

Framco Services, Inc. has been providing exceptional customer service for 40 years, and selling Ohio Lottery since 1999. The store’s devotion to great service is why they are this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.ROTW040218

All employees at Framco Services, Inc. have worked at the store for 15 or more years. Having the same staff for such a long time has its benefits. The staff is described as taking an “old school” approach to service.  They know all their customers and which games they play every day.  Most of them have even memorized the customers’ numbers.

The Ohio Lottery machine and the most recent point of sale materials are placed near the entrance of the store helping to expedite lottery sales quickly. It also encourages promotion of all games.

In order to be a successful Lottery retailer, owner Steven R. Crowl offers this advice; “Treat customers right and know what they want!”

This retailer averages approximately $6,457 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 20 instant tickets from over the counter.

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 staff. Framco Services, Inc. will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, April 7.

Stark County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WKYC TV 3 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Winner Wednesday

The winning never stops in Ohio! This Winner Wednesday has some big winner stories. Check them out!

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Tom Barnes of North Ridgeville won $130,002 in the March 21, 2018 Rolling Cash 5 drawing.

Todd Reicholf of South Amherst won $10,000 on the $5 Million Cash Showcase instant ticket.

Bradley Linton of Sandusky won $10,000 on the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket instant.

Richard B. Pelmonter, II of Ironton scratched the Win Big ticket and did just that! He won an amazing $1,000,000!

Jason Gerard of Lewis Center matched five numbers in the March 16, 2018 Mega Millions drawing, and he also won $1,000,000.

Richard M. Lewis trustee of “The Three Blind Mice Trust” claimed the $200,000 a year for 25 years annuity prize on the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket. The winner chose the $2.5 million cash option in lieu of the annuity prize.
 
Margaret T. Karl, Trustee of “The Moms Birthday Trust” claimed the prize for the October 27, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. The jackpot was worth $254,003.

Congratulations to this week’s winners!

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Massillon Mini Mart Named March 26 Retailer-of-the-Week

Massillon Mini Mart goes above and beyond for their customers, and that is why they are this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.

A dedicated Ohio Lottery playing area, and two terminals to play lottery on are just a couple of ways that the store accommodates their customer’s needs.  Having two terminals makes for fast, efficient service, and that is very important when selling lottery products.032618

Massillon Mini Mart is constantly promoting new games. Every customer is always asked if they would like to play any lottery games. The committed staff has knowledge of what type of tickets their players like, and they even know many customers numbers by memory. Keeping the instant ticket cubes full as well as displaying winners is important in the store’s promotion of new games.

In order to be a successful Lottery retailer, owner Dushyant Patel offers this advice; “Keep instant bins full and visible. Make sure new games are on sale. Ask for the sale and sales will come. Display as many winners as possible. Be kind and courteous.”

Massillon Mini Mart averages $21,560 in weekly sales of instant and on-line games, and carries 70 instant tickets over the counter.

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 staff. Massillon Mini Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, March 31.

Stark County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WKYC TV 3 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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February Partners in Education Winners

Each month the Ohio Lottery likes to recognize the hard-working and exceptional teachers and students throughout Ohio. Here are our winners for the month of February.

Kevin Hall is our first February Academic All Star.  He is a senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.  Teacher Sean Brennan says that Kevin is “Always even-keeled, patient, and approachable, he will serve as an asset to any program or employer.  He works well on his own and is certainly a team player when necessary.”

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Emily Pleva, is a high-achieving 3rd grade student at AJ Jordak Elementary. She has earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, and recently received the Cleveland Cavaliers Straight A All-Star Student Award.

Ava Martinez, is a fourth grade student at Paulding Elementary. “Ava is a very wonderful and respectful student. She participates every day in class.  She works well with all students.  Ava has a bright smile on her face every day,” says teacher Carrie DiVincenzo.

Addy Stevens, is an Academic All Star from Milton-Union Middle School. Addy is described as a wonderful student and a pleasure to have in class. She is known to come to school smiling.

Kenyona Bell is a stand out tenth grade student at Western Hills High School. She is a Ohio State Young Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. Kenyona is helpful in the classroom and comes with a positive attitude every day.

Sonja Teal, is an Academic All Star from Teays Valley West Middle School. Teal was a new student this year who fit right into the school environment.  She is known as a hard worker and a student with a very positive attitude.  She stays on task and comes prepared to class.

Hannah Felger is a fifth grade honor roll student at East Palestine Middle School. She works hard in the classroom and enjoys being a member of the Science Club and a part of the Leader of the Pack group.

Becky Puls is a second grade teacher at Fort Miami Elementary and a recipient of the Teacher of the Month award. She places an emphasis on “social-emotional learning” and positive behavior intervention.  Becky is described as caring and able to make her students feel comfortable in her classroom.

Tracy Harris is a third grade teacher at Mark Twain Elementary. “Mrs. Harris is one of those rare teachers who can connect with any student. She helps her students to work on academics, social skills and most notably their character,” says Amber Cristofaro, PTA Community Outreach Coordinator.

Teacher of the Month

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Jessica Ritz is a kindergarten teacher at Loveland Early Childhood. Parent Jennifer Shaftel says, “Jessica Ritz is most deserving of the title Teacher of the Month. Her unparalleled efforts and ardent dedication to creating educated, secure, well-rounded students is truly remarkable and something I’m humbled to witness.”

Shannon Mayes teaches sixth grade language arts at Gallia Academy Middle School located in Gallia County.  Mayes is a teacher who strives to reach beyond the expectations and encourages students through his lessons and creativity.  He reaches across all backgrounds and connects students to their learning.

February Teacher of the Month Will Franklin  teaches physical education, fitness for life, weight training and health education at East Palestine Middle School. He also coaches football and basketball.  The district is very fortunate to have a teacher with such dedication and service to the school and community.

Congratulations to all of the winners! Keep up the amazing work!

If you know an outstanding teacher or student, nominate them by clicking here!

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Winner Wednesday

Happy Winner Wednesday everyone! We are back to give a big congrats to all of this week’s winners. CherryDixon

Cherry Dixon’s son was repaying a loan to her, and gave Cherry a few extra dollars to purchase lottery tickets. The Athens native bought a $500,000 Cashword ticket and won $1,000.

Cooper Christian of Peeper Pike won $10,000 on the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket instant ticket.

Frank Kwiatkowski of Cooper Christian 002Wellington won $110,001 in the February 20, 2018 Rolling Cash 5 Drawing.

Kenneth Graham of Olmsted Township won $10,000 on the $5 Million Multiplier Spectacular instant ticket.

Justin Reese of Warrensville Heights won $50,000 playing Pick 5.

Randolph Staub of Norwalk won $10,000 on the Road to Riches instant ticket.

Get your tickets for Friday’s $421 million Mega Millions drawing, and you may be on the next edition of Winner Wednesday!

 

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The Max Bar & Grill Named March 19 Retailer-of-the-Week

The Max Bar & Grill is an exceptional Ohio Lottery retailer that goes above and beyond for their Lottery customers. Their hard work has made them this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.

The dependable staff ensures that betting supplies are always readily available. All of the employees at The Max Bar & Grill are certified KENO experts and keep their certificates displayed behind the bar.  The bartenders take the time to explain the different games to new players, and they always cash their winning tickets.rotw031918-e1521232761709.jpg

This retailer is always excited for promotions and displays all POS that their the Ohio Lottery sales representative brings to them. The utilization of social media is a large part the store’s promotion of their MPQK machines and in-store promotional events. They do a great job advertising KENO, with outside sidewalk signs and the lighted window signs.

In order to be a successful Lottery retailer, owner Robert Maxey offers this advice; “Treat your customers well and they will keep coming back”

The Max Bar & Grill averages $2,800 in weekly sales of on-line games.

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 staff. The Max Bar & Grill will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, March 24.

Hocking County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTTE TV 28 an WSYX TV 6 in Columbus. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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