Eldorado Scioto Downs now offers Ohio Lottery players enhanced cashing services

sdi_eldorado-logo_newCentral Ohio customers have a new option for cashing Ohio Lottery prizes.  Starting today, Eldorado Scioto Down in Columbus will cash Ohio Lottery prizes of up to $5,000 and can do so 24 hours a day.

Lottery customers must be 21 years of age or older to enter the racino and cash prizes. Eldorado Scioto Downs will waive the $10 convenience fee for customers holding a ONE Club rewards card.

Have general Lottery ticket cashing and claiming questions? Visit https://www.ohiolottery.com/Claiming/Index to learn more.

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Happy 30th Anniversary Cash Explosion


Cash Explosion celebrates 30 years on the air! That’s right, Ohio’s one and only money giveaway game show has been creating winners since 1987.

What better way to commemorate the show’s big 3-0 than to release a limited anniversary edition instant ticket? Just like the original ticket, there is a $5,000 top prize, and revealing “Entry” three times makes you eligible to be on the game show.

The things that make this ticket limited are the added Bonus Play and the chance to win $300,000 or more on the Second Chance Anniversary TV special. All that you have to do for that chance is reveal a “30” Anniversary symbol and enter your ticket online.

This awesome new ticket gives you the best chance ever to get on the TV show! Special shows will air every Saturday from June 3 until August 19 getting ready for the 30th Anniversary Cash Explosion show. Don’t miss out on the celebration! Get your tickets today!

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Winner Wednesday

There’s a lot in the air this February: love, sunny days, and winning! The following players are feeling warm and fuzzy because they love winning Ohio Lottery games!

Megan Price of Euclid won $10,000 on Holiday Lucky Times 20. She purchased the winning ticket from Shoregate Sunoco.


William Jackson of Oberlin won $130,000 playing the February 1 Rolling Cash 5 game. He receives $92,300 after 29 percent federal and state taxes. He used auto pick to purchase his ticket from Mickey Mart.

Justus Ousley of  Wellston won another $50,000 prize instantly.  He scratched the 40th Anniversary instant game to win his big prize. In November, he won $50,000 on $500,000,000 Spectacular.  If you ask Justus his secret, he will tell you that he only buys $30 instant  games. Ousley purchased his recent winning ticket from Love’s Travel Stop & Country Stores in Bidwell.

Leon Stanton of Garfield Heights won $50,834 on the November 12, 2016 Pick 5 game.

Regina Cooks of Cleveland won $25,000 on the October 23, 2016 Pick 5 game.

Cynthia Blackburn of Minford won $10,000 on Max the Money. Cynthia purchased her ticket from Muletown Mini Mart.

Terry Alpine of Elyria won $10,000 on $500,000 Cashword.  She purchased the winner from North Ridgeville Marathon.

David Vaughn of South Amherst won $10,000 on Road to Riches. He bought his winning ticket from Main Street Market.

Congratulations to these winners!


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Jack’s Carryout is February 6, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

img_1603FOSTORIA, OH – They say familiarity breeds contentment. Jack’s Carryout at 201 E. Tiffin Street is a neighborhood store where they see their loyal happy customers daily. They know most of them. Owners Kent and Leslie Brewer provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and enjoyable. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Jack’s Carryout as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of February 6, 2017.

“You have to know your customers and get to know their likes and habits. Knowing what they like to play makes it easier to suggest new games and possibly more tickets to purchase,” Kent said. He describes the store as a friendly neighborhood store where they know most all the customers.

Two years ago, the Brewers bought this location. Today, they display all signage, have a dedicated Lottery play area, and run monthly second-chance drawings using non-winning tickets. New games are put out immediately and employees familiarize themselves with them because knowing how they are played helps in making informed suggestive sales that are tailored to the customer.

The owners say their business is growing. Jack’s Carryout carries 36 instant games with a weekly sales average of $5,300 for instant and on-line games.

Jack’s Carryout will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on February 11. Seneca County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG ABC Channel 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations Jack’s Carryout!





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Get the February scoop on In the Know

February is here and so is the fun. Check out In the Know for the details on all of the great promotions and new games we have this month!

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Set sail with the Powerball Power Cruise

power-cruisePicture it. An all expenses paid 5-night cruise for lottery winners only! All you have to do to get on board is buy a Powerball ticket.

The Ohio Lottery is taking part in the Powerball Power Cruise promotion where all of the travel details from your flights, hotel stay, transportation and meals are taken care of.  The winning continues as you sail from port to port with chances to win $150,000 in cash prizes! Fifty lucky winners in Ohio will get to set sail next January. Just enter your Powerball tickets for your chance to win beginning February 5 through March 29, 2017.

There are two ways to enter the Power Cruise promotion. You can enter via the Power Cruise Collect ‘N Win app, which can be accessed through the Google Play and iTunes stores. Just choose Ohio from the dropdown menu in the app, choose Ohio from the drop down menu and log in using your MyLotto Rewards username and password. You can then scan and enter your eligible Powerball tickets.

You can also enter through MyLotto Rewards by manually entering your tickets. Just go to the Enter Tickets page at http://www.ohiolottery.com/mylotto and manually enter the 35-digit serial numbers at the bottom of your Powerball ticket.

Each Powerball ticket scanned or entered manually will randomly award 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 symbols to help complete one of three active Power Cruise game cards. When all six symbols have been collected on any of the three active game cards, you will automatically earn one entry into the Power Cruise drawing and that card will reset.








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Winner Wednesday

Happy Winner Wednesday! The following players are adding their names to the Ohio Lottery’s winners map.

Linda S. Drushel-Snyder (Susie) from Ashland won $10,000 on Keno. She’s putting her windfall in the bank.keno-winner-jpg

Wendell Niles of Cincinnati won $271,000 in the January 28 rolling Cash 5 game. Winton Sunoco receives a $500 agent bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Richard Ward of Marietta won $300,000 on Special Edition Cashword.  Par Mar Store #6 receives a$3,000 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Vickie Tenney of Perry won $50,000 on $500,000,000 Spectacular.

Edgar Sayler of Cincinnati won $50,000 on Holiday Lucky times 20.

Matthew Flis of Parma won $50,000 on the January 18 Powerball drawing.

Juanita Johnson of Hamilton won $42,854 on the January 28 Ohio 50/50 game.

Sarah Pickering Beers of Garfield Heights won $25,000 on the January 19 Pick 5 game.

Silvia Escalante of  Berea won $20,000 on KENO.

Bruce Bell of Cleveland won $15,000 on the January 19 Mega Millions game.

Joanne Finkel of Marietta won $10,000 on KENO.

Steven Chapman of East Lynn, West Virginia won $10,000 on Maximum Fortune.

Louis Kelbacher of Parma won $10,000 on Double Sided Dollars.

Robert Delaney of Elyria won $5,400 in the January 26 Pick 4 drawing.

Bettie Howard of Wellington won $5,200 in the January 26 Pick 4 drawing.



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