Winner Wednesday… a little late

Something happened and our Winner Wednesday blog didn’t post as scheduled last week. It’s a little late, but it’s never to late to see who’s winning! The following Ohio Lottery winners are counting their reasons to be thankful.

004Nancy and Patrick Bruce of Peebles are in the Columbus office because Nancy won $100,000 playing KENO. She got the winning ticket from Crossroads in Waverly.

Martin Fair of Reynoldsburg  matched five numbers and no Lucky Ball on November 17 to win $25,000 a year for LIFE in the Lucky for Life game. Fair used auto pick and chose the cash option.  That cash option prize is $390,000 before taxes. He receives a lump sum, $276,900 after mandatory federal and state taxes. Reynoldsburg Duchess receives  a $2,500 retailer bonus for selling a second-tier winning ticket.

The holder of a $1 million winning  $500,000,000 Spectacular ticket has claimed their prize in a trust.  Robert A. Retske of Toledo is Trustee of the RAV V Blind Trust. The winner chose the cash option.  The RAV V Blind Trust receives a lump sum, $355,000 after mandatory federal and state taxes. Secor & Sylvania Shell in Toledo sold the winning ticket.

Crystal Eitner of Vermillion is feeling like a champion after she won $20,000 on the new Cleveland Cavaliers Champions instant.

Don’t forget to play tonight’s Powerball! With a jackpot of $359,000,000 a win could make your holiday and your life pretty sweet!


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EZPLAY Holiday Games Are Here

Your favorite EZPLAY Holiday games are back! $1 Santa’s Snowball, $2 Snowflake Melt, and $3 Jingle Bell Bucks went on sale November 13th. If you love the EZPLAY holiday games and are in search for something different we have something just for you. The all new $10 Blustery Bucks will be available on December 4th. ezplay_pad_november_fa23

Each holiday themed game is full of excitement and “EZ” winning fun. These whimsical games are sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Not to mention they will make great stocking stuffers for any of your 18 or older family and friends.

Top prizes range from $1,000 to $30,000, and that means you or someone that you love could be a big winner this holiday! Be sure to go to your local Ohio Lottery retailer to get in on the winning holiday fun.

Click here to learn more about our complete line of EZPLAY games.

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Shelby Carryout is Nov. 21, 2016 Retailer-of-the-Week

SHELBY, OH – They started with instants and progressed to a Lottery machine, and 20161017_134911today Shelby Carryout has been selling Lottery to a dedicated group of people for over 20 years. Since 1985 they have kept things simple, building trusting relationships with regular customers who frequent the business at 116 N. Gamble Street in Shelby. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Shelby Carryout as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of November 21, 2016.

David Martinez owns the business. He promotes the Lottery by having second chance drawings and raffles. Employees suggest games and always keep the customer informed on anything new, including policies. He says his success as a retailer includes patience and being pleasant.

Lottery sales representative Jennifer Madison notes that Shelby Carryout is a well-trained retailer. They make sure new games are activated in a timely manner and they will help customers with any Lottery needs, making sure they understand the games.

Manager Wanda Robinson says honesty is important. If a customer wants to know what’s selling or a game that is hot, they will let them know when and where it hit. The business carries 35 games and has a weekly selling average of $5,046.

Shelby Carryout will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on November 19, 2016. 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 Shelby Carryout!



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Winner Wednesday

The following players will add their names to the Ohio Lottery’s List of Winners!

16-500k-moneyclub_a-tuttamore-jpgCongratulations and Happy Birthday to Annamaria Tuttamore of Bellevue. At the regional office with her husband Dave, it was her 50th birthday when she received the $500,000 Money Club instant as a gift, and she won $50,000! She says the win couldn’t have come at a better time. She and Dave were both off work and on sick leave. The win will help pay hospital bills because both of them  are recovering from surgeries. Anna says the win will also allow a small trip and a nice Christmas.

Courtney Rego of Rocky River is smiling after his big win.  He won $20,000 on the Monopoly  Millionaires’ Club.16mm-club_courtney-rego-jpg

Mamie Ball of Warren won $4,000,004 on the  November 8, 2016 Mega Millions game. Mamie got five of the five numbers, no Mega Ball, but said yes to the Megaplier. She used auto pick when she bought the ticket at Gasland in Warren. Gasland  receives a $1,000 bonus  for selling a second-tier prize-winning ticket.

Karry Krischer of Avon is the winner of the November 12, 2016 Ohio 50/50 raffle.  Karry won $62,006  after purchasing the ticket from Dairy Mart, 36968 Detroit Rd in Avon.

Sonal Shah of Elyria won $5,200 on the November 13, 2016 Pick 4.

Ohio’s 3rd Lucky for Life  winning ticket sold on September 19, 2016 at Dublo’s Carryout in Madison was claimed in Trust.  D. Bowen Loeffler of Huron claimed on behalf of the winner. The ticket  holder chose the cash option. The Huron Passive Trust receives $4,082,500 after mandatory federal and state taxes. Dublo’s Carryout  received a $57,500 agent selling bonus.

Peter Kastanis of  Vermillion claimed one of two winning tickets in the $388,000 November 8 Rolling Cash 5 game. Mickey Mart in Vermillion receives $500 for selling one of the two winning tickets sold in this game.

Congratulations to  all of our winners!

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Southside Bell Store #65 named Retailer-of-the-Week

bellestore-jpgNEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – Part of the Bell Stores Chain #0184, the manager of Southside Bell Store #65 describes the business in three words. We sell winners! Located at 110 Commercial Ave SE, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Southside Bell Store #65 as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of Nov. 14, 2016.

Dena Lovell manages the store. She’s been selling lottery for 21 years at this location. She says if you’re going to be a successful retailer, you have to learn all you can about online games. Ten employees work the lottery machine and Lovell says that they have customers’ numbers memorized for Classic, Rolling Cash 5 and Pick 3. They also promote lottery with window signs and displays of various winning tickets. The store has a friendly atmosphere; customers like to sit and scratch tickets at the table.

“Our sales rep Jim Graven brings flyers with winning tickets that customers have won and they are posted on the Lottery boxes for others to see that the store sells winners,” Lovell said. Graven says the staff knows the ins and outs of all lottery games and tickets are always ready to fill empty cubes. The business carries 22 instant games over the counter, the weekly sales average is $13,100 for on-line and instants.

Bell Stores Chain # 65 will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on November 19, 2016. Tuscarawas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WFMJ NBC Channel 21 in Youngstown. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.




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The New Cleveland Cavaliers Champions Instant Ticket is Here

The all new Cleveland Cavaliers Champions instant ticket is coming to your local Ohio Lottery retailer on November 16th. You won’t have to play an entire winning season of basketball to be a champion. For a mere $2 you could be you a winner! Just in time to start off the basketball season, we have some winning fun in store for you. cavs_promo_tickets.png

We didn’t want to take away from the images on the front of the ticket, so the play instructions are on the back.  You wouldn’t want to miss out on the six different and exciting scenes from that unforgettable moment in time. See “The Block” and “The Shot” as you scratch your way to $20,000, or stare at the championship trophy as you win up to ten times on this amazing new ticket. You are sure to enjoy these awesome new tickets!

The new Cleveland Cavaliers Champions ticket will be available November 16th. Whether you’re a Cavs fan, a collector or a lottery enthusiast you’re going to have fun with this one.

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Winner Wednesday

yoder-jpgWinning the lottery makes you want to scream, “yahoo!” Michele and Vince Yoder of Wooster found this out when she bought a $50 A Day instant  winner from Triway Bowling winning the top prize.  After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, the Yoders receive $18,250 yearly.

Michele said she had to do a double take. She says she plays every once in a while and the most she’s ever won was $50. The windfall will help with their three children who will soon be  in  college. A little extra will help with the little things, and then they will treat themselves, she said.

In addition to the win, the Yoders will receive a bit more. The couple owns Triway Bowling Alley where Michelle bought the ticket. As a retailer, they receive a $10,000 agent bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Millard Stull of Lorain County  won  $100,000 on Special Edition Cashword. He receives $71,000 after mandatory taxes. He bought the winning ticket from Sunoco in Lorain. Sunoco receives a $1,000 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

James Beaverson of Liberty Center won $300,000 in the Lucky Streaktop prize drawing. He receives $213,000 after taxes. He purchased his $5,500 semi-finalist ticket on May 18, 2015. There were 21 entries in the final drawing on November 1, 2016. Liberty Center Main Stop #14 receives a $3,000 agent bonus for selling the semi-finalist ticket.

Tod Locher of Lorain won $100,000 on Special Edition Cashword.  He receives $71,000 after taxes.

James Moser of Amherst won $50,000 on Holiday Lucky Times 10.

Roger Vaughn on Parkersburg, West Virginia won $77,500 playing the November 2 midday Pick 5.

Timothy Carter of Ladson, SC won $25,417 playing the Pick 5 game.

David Samples of Grafton won $30,000 playing the Pick 5 game.

Orville Platte of Norwalk won $10,000 on $5 Million Cash Showcase.

Jimmy Martin of Elyria won $5,500 and an entry into the Special Edition Cashword Top Prize Drawing. The entry allows him a chance to win the $100,000 top prize in the final drawing of the game.

Michael Wilson of Grafton won $5,500 and an entry into the $300 Million Diamond Dazzler Top Prize Drawing for a chance to win $2 million.

Peter Kastanis of Vermillion won $194,000 in the November 8 Rolling Cash 5 game. He purchased the winning ticket from Mickey Mart in Vermillion. Mickey Mart receives a $500 bonus for selling a top prize-winning ticket.

Congratulations to all!








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