Liberty Quick Shop is Nov. 27, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

YOUNGSTOWN – Staying on top of what you’re selling, knowing product costs and a smile, is how Liberty Quick Shop promotes the Ohio Lottery. Located at 3007 Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, owner Jamil Niser has been selling Lottery since 1999. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Liberty Quick Shop as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of November 27, 2017.

When it comes to selling, Niser says nothing can beat a smile, but still he keeps his Lottery bins full because he says customers love to see the Lottery cases not empty, and knowing the odds of winning is the advice he gives to upcoming retailers.

“Knowing what you are selling is a plus,” he said.

“We always post new and upcoming games and hang our big winners in the store. When there is a new ticket, we assure our customers that they could be a winner because it only takes one,” he said. “We let them know what’s new and hot.”

Lottery sales representative Josh Benson says they actively upsell at each transaction. They embrace Lottery promotions and initiatives.

“They consistently lead in the region in Pick 3 and Pick 4 sales,” he said.

Liberty Quick Shop carries 50 instant games over the counter. Weekly sales average for instant and online games are $29,448.

Liberty Quick Shop will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on December 2, 2017. Mahoning 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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Winner Wednesday

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and these players are thankful for big Ohio Lottery wins. 

David Porter of Hopedale won $130,000  after matching all five numbers in the November 13, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game.

Porter says he’s been playing the Rolling Cash 5 game since it began. He’s won on Pick 3 and sometimes plays the Powerball and Mega Millions, but he likes the Rolling Cash 5 odds.

After mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 29 percent, he receives $92,300. Porter says the win makes retirement a little easier; he’s paying some bills and taking a vacation. He bought the auto pick ticket from Woods Food Center in Hopedale. Woods Food Center receives a $500 bonus for selling a winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket.

Mary Buckner of Vienna is the final top prize winner of $100,000 A Year for Life in the Ohio Lottery’s $100,000 A Year for Life Top Prize Drawing. There were 66 entries in the drawing held September 27, 2017. Mary chose cash and receives $1.5 million after mandatory federal and states taxes totaling 29 percent.

Mary Davidson of Avon Lake won $10,000 on $300 Million Diamond Dazzler.

Bryan Evans of Sheffield Lake and Marjorie Szabo of Amherst each won $10,000 scratching Season’s Greetings.

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Convenient Food Mart is Nov. 20, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

AKRON, OH – When it comes to describing his place of business, Kanubhai (Bobby) Patel uses three words: superstar, efficient and lucky. Located at 199 Massillon Road in Akron, the Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Convenient Food Mart as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of November 20, 2017.

As a retailer Patel advises new lottery businesses to promote and educate players on the games, advertise in the window, and display Lottery tickets close to the register on the front counter. He adds make sure staff is educated on lottery procedures.

The retailer sold a $60,000 Rolling Cash 5 ticket in March of 2015, and Patel said winning does encourage customers to buy more tickets. “We promote with outside signs, dual jackpot signs and we advertise online with a website and a Facebook page,” he said.

“They’re a great retailer and very enthusiastic,” says Victoria Nacci, the sales representative.

Convenient Food Mart carries 70 instant games and has a weekly sales average of $11,783 for instant and on-line games.

Convenient Food Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on November 25, 2017. Summit 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!

 

 

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New Instants are Arriving Just in Time for the Holidays

Some really cool instants are coming to your local Ohio Lottery retailer on November 29th. Instant tickets are always a good idea for an 18 and over stocking stuffer. Keep reading to see what we have in store for you!TW_instant_onsale_Nov_2017_1

You could win up to $5,000 on the new $1 Old Man Winner ticket. With over $8.8 million in prizes available and a $20,000 top prize, the $2 Secret Santa instant ticket is a winner! $5 Winter Riches will make some lucky gift receiver happy with a chance at a $150,000 top prize.

Make someone super excited when they open their stocking this season with the prize packed $20 $5 Million Jackpot. This ticket is amazing! It has over $90 million in prizes from $25 to $500, ten prizes from $1 million to $5 million dollars, and over $145 million in total cash prizes!

Be sure to get your hands on these fun and prize packed new instants when they hit the shelves!

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Winner Wednesday

It’s not just another Wednesday in November. Here at the Ohio Lottery it’s a Winner Wednesday and a jump-start to the holidays for these players.

Mark Reichwein of Hillard won $209,330 on the  November 9, 2017 Rolling Cash 5 game. Mark said  he’s been playing the same set of numbers for eight years. The numbers are a combination of birthdays, and he plans to keep playing them because he likes the odds of winning in the Rolling Cash 5 game. He receives $148,624 after federal and state taxes and he is going to share it with his six brothers and their children. The retailer, Mill Run Exxon in Hillard, receives a $500 agent sales bonus.

 

Sharin ShafferDavid Earich of Nashport won $2,000,000 on the Ohio Lottery’s $300 Million Diamond Dazzler. It’s the top prize in the game and it’s an annuity – $100K A Year for 20 years. David chose the annuity. He bought the ticket at Smoker Friendly #17 in Zanesville. Smoker Friendly #17 receives a $10,000 agent bonus.

Sharin Shaffer of Mt. Orab won $50,000 on the $500,000,000 Spectacular instant ticket.

Kalpana Kasabwala of Mentor won $10,000 on $100,000,000 Fortune.

Ashley Fry of Piqua won $50,000 on Holiday Lucky x 10. She is using the windfall for her children’s Christmas.

Timothy Campbell of North Olmsted won $20,620 on the EZ PLAY Perfect Game 300.

Charles Spires of McArthur won $10,000 on Season’s Greetings.

Brian ReitmanBrian Reitman of Dayton won $10,000 on the Willie Wonka Golden ticket. Brian is also  using his windfall for Christmas.

Get a jump-start on the holidays with Ohio Lottery games!

Congratulations!

 

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Add A Little Cheer

It’s that time of year when wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, boxes and gift lists dominate your days. It can be stressful for so many reasons. So imagine that you get stuck in the airport with your flight canceled on Christmas Eve! That’s how our holiday commercial sets up, but in the end all it took was one person’s act of kindness to spread some cheer.

 

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Sun Shop Gas & Carry Out named November 13, 2017 Retailer-of-the-Week

BRIDGEPORT, OH – The employees of Sun Shop Gas & Carry Out go beyond the expected customer service. At 1002 Lincoln Avenue in Bridgeport, owners Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Zeakes and David Zeakes have been selling Lottery for over 30 years. The Ohio Lottery is pleased to recognize Sun Shop Gas & Carry Out as Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of November 13, 2017.

The Zeakes family has built their business by going the extra mile in customer service. They have a dedicated lottery play area, sell every instant game, occasionally have special promotions and will run second-chance drawings regularly. Sales Representative William Boston says this retailer goes beyond what is generally expected and will cash all tickets. He notes that they are open to the suggestions that he provides concerning Lottery sales.

“Asking for the sale usually gets the ball rolling. Cashing all tickets leads to buying more tickets. The variety of instants make it possible that a discerning player will eventually find a game that they like,” manager Chuck Bellville continued, “The happiness that erupts when a customer realizes that they have won is priceless. Most of the time they buy more tickets so everybody ends up winning.”

Sun Shop Gas & Carry Out carries 41 instant games over the counter and the weekly selling average is $13,058 for instant and on-line games. Sun Shop Gas & Carryout will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on November 18, 2017.Belmont 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!

 

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