Baseball Makeover from Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Ohio Lottery

Youth baseball players deserve to play on a big league field! So the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and Ohio Lottery with 21 WFMJ have partnered for a Win a Field Makeover Contest. Your youth baseball team could play on a field made over by the Scrappers grounds crew!

Nominations for the field makeover will be accepted online at mvscrappers.com or by visiting the Mahoning Valley Scrappers front office and filling out an application, and those nominations are being accepted now through June 15, 2017. Photos of the field submissions will be posted on the Scrappers Facebook page where the number of “likes” on the photo of the fields will determine the winner.

To get all of the official details including contest rules and the application, click here.

 

 

 

 

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Ridge Mini Mart is May 8, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

WHEELERSBURG, OH – Four years ago, Scott and Christi May and Joe and Keri Emnett took over Ridge Mini Mart. Becoming new owners, they inherited the Lottery business.  Today, they describe their business as fun, rewarding and customer driven. Ridge Mini Mart is located at 1280 Dogwood Ridge Road. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize them as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of May 8, 2017.

As owners they were flexible and allowed a sales makeover that nearly doubled sales. They have a dedicated lottery play area and they keep the cubes filled at all times because they know what their loyal customers like to play. An MP unit allows customers who are in a hurry to play without waiting. A winning wall showcases new and repeat winners.

“We have a sales team that does a wonderful job getting to know our customers personally,” Christi said.

Lottery sales representative   Rebecca Carter said Ridge Mini Mart has embraced the lottery by allowing a sales makeover. She adds that they keep a clean business, treats customers like family, always activates new tickets and has grown significantly over the past few years.

Carrying 57 instant games, the variety keeps Ridge Mini Mart loyal customer coming back. Weekly sales average $12,670 for instant and on-line games.

Ridge Mini Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May13, 2017. Scioto 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 Ridge Mini Mart!

 

 

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Winner Wednesday

It’s a great Wednesday for the following winners!

Kimberly Bryan won $1,000,000 after matching five numbers and no Mega Ball number in the April 29, 2017 Mega Million’s drawing.  She said she still can’t believe she won. After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, Bryan receives a lump sum check for $710,000.  She said  she’s buying a house, a car, saving  and sharing some of her windfall with  her boyfriend Kevin. They were his numbers. She bought the ticket at Puffs East. Located at 950 F Ashland Road in Mansfield, Puffs East receives a $1,000 agent bonus for selling a five-of-five winning ticket.

Edward Gerschultz of Toledo won $50,000 on Cash X15.  He bought the ticket from Deanos Mini Mart Too in Toledo. After taxes he receives $35,000. He is using the windfall to pay bills. Cash X15 began selling February 22. You will have a chance at over $39 million in multiplier prizes with the Cash X family of instants. Whether you’re looking to spend 1, 2, 3, 5, or 10 dollars, the higher you go in ticket price the more you get to multiply your winnings.

Bryan Puder of Wakeman won $10,000 scratching Cash X50. He bought the winner from Miller’s Market in New London.

Regina Taulbee of  South Lebanon won $300,000 after buying a Special Edition Cashword instant.  She receives $213,000 after taxes. Taulbee said she likes playing all Cashword instants because they take longer to play.  She’s paying off her house, car and medical bills. Taulbee bought the winner from Mason Kwik Mart in Mason.  Mason Kwik Mart receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning Special Edition Cashword ticket.

Louis Will of North Ridgeville won $10,000 on the April 21, 2017 Mega Millions drawing. He matched four numbers and the Mega Ball to win $5,000. He said yes to the Megaplier and doubled his prize.

Congratulations!

 

 

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Red Oak Pub is May 1, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

NEWARK – Michael Sarap owns Red Oak Pub which is located at 250 Goosepond Drive in Newark, and it is the top KENO retailer in the district. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Red Oak Pub as Retailer-of-the- Week for the week of May 1, 2017.

 Sarap says it’s all about customer service. It’s the way he built the business. Lottery sales rep Tom Callaghan agrees. He said Red Oak Pub is his best KENO retailer in the district. Sarap says always offer good service and have plenty of self-service Lottery machines and monitors. The business has a dining area with strategically placed monitors so that customers can view KENO anywhere they sit, and they have another monitor on the patio for guests. Red Oak put two self-serve KENO play systems in place so that there is no waiting.

Selling KENO for five years, they are one of the largest retailers in Licking County. Red Oak Pub managers Scott Firestone and Lincoln Shreve are always looking for ways to increase sales. They go the extra mile in customer service, knowing their customers by name, their families, professions and hobbies. Red Oak Pub’s weekly sales average is $16,439.

Red Oak Pub will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on May 6, 2017. Licking County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTTE Fox Channel 28 and 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.

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Congratulations Red Oak Pub!

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Blue Ash Shell is April 24, 2017 Retailer -of-the-Week

BLUE ASH – Blue Ash Shell first opened as a Shell Station in 1997. With twenty years under their belts, Rob and Lori Miller say they built their business with in-store signage and state of the art jackpot signs. Located at 10415 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Blue Ash Shell as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of April 24, 2017.

Did you get your lottery tickets yet? Did you get a megaplier with that? If you don’t play, you can’t win. These phrases characterize Blue Ash Shell. The business has a dedicated lottery area with a TV monitor that advertises the various lottery games, and they make sure they have a well-stocked bet card area. Lori says they have a wide variety of games, from the smallest to the largest price range.

“We learned what sold best and then we adjusted our stock from there,” she said.

Blue Ash Shell has gotten to know their customers and what games they usually buy. They remind customers of high jackpots and they have their own office pool. We have regulars that seem to win frequently.

“They are a great retailer and they’re good with their customers. They keep their bins full,” sales rep Michael Grause said. Blue Ash Shell carries 54 instant games. Weekly sales average $6,600 for instant and on-line games.

Blue Ash Shell will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 29, 2017. Hamilton 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  Blue Ash Shell ! 

 

 

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Come on Down!

We’re ready to roll out our Price is Right mini big wheel at the Cincinnati Reds game tomorrow night! All you need to participate is a non-winning Price is Right instant ticket!

Each player will receive a name tag, Price is Right t-shirt and one spin on the wheel for a shot at fun prizes. If you hit the coveted $1 spot on the wheel, you will win $50 in Price is Right instant tickets!

It’s going to be fun, so be sure to grab your non-winning Price is Right instant tickets and stop by and see us! The promotion begins at 5:40 p.m., Friday, April 21 at Great American Ballpark.

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Winner Wednesday

Check out these players and how much they won!

Linda Owens of Louisville won $150,000 in the Top Prize Drawing for Break the Bank. She nets $106,500  after taxes and plans on taking a vacation with the windfall. She bought her semi-finalist entry ticket from Kmart Gas in Canton on May 22, 2015. Kmart Gas received a $1,500 agent bonus for selling a qualifying winning ticket.

Dawn Chandler of Norwalk won $80,000 a year for 25 years on the $100,000,000 Fortune instant game.  The $2 million prize had a cash option: Dawn chose it. She receives a lump sum of $710,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes. Dawn bought her winning ticket from Miller’s Market in Norwalk.

Christine  Tucker of Cincinnati won $500,000  after she scratched the $500,000 Cashword instant game. She nets $355,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes. Tucker says she’s paying off her mortgage. She bought her ticket from Meijer Inc in Cincinnati. Meijer receives a $5,000 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Gary Coyne of Westlake won $300,000 on the Road to Riches game. He bought the ticket from Get Go in Westlake. Get Go receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Clinton Sturgill of Brookpark and Eric Staub of Avon each won $231,334 after having one of the three winning five-of-five tickets sold in the April 17, 2017 $694,000 Rolling Cash 5 drawing. All three tickets used auto pick. Sturgill and Staub will each receive $164,247 after mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent. Sturgill purchased his ticket from Rivals Sports Grill in Middleburg Heights. Staub purchased his ticket from Zip Thru Beverage in North Ridgeville. The third ticket purchased at Johnstown Market in Johnstown has not been claimed. All three retailers receive a $500 bonus for selling  winning tickets.

Gregory Clerkner of Wadsworth is also a top prize winner.  He won $100,000 in the  Special Edition Cashword Top Prize Drawing. Gregory  receives $71,000 and he says he’s buying a new car. He was one of 37 semi-finalists in the drawing that was held March 27, 2017.  Clerkner bought his ticket January 21, 2016 from Hometown Market in Medina. Hometown Market received a $1,000 agent bonus for selling the qualifying winning ticket. Clerkner has been on a lucky streak since December. He won $10,000 on 2 other instants.

Christina Perrott of Lorain won $24,440  on the April 4, 2017 EZPLAY  Going Pro game.

Timothy  St. Clair of Elyria won $10,000 on the April 13, 2017 KENO game.

Daniel Howell of West Salem won $10,000 on Cash X50.

Norman Bohannon of Lorain won $10,000 on Max the Money.

Adam Massie of Gallipolis won $10,000 on Triple Winning 7’s.

Congratulations!

 

 

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