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So, it’s April 1st, and you buy a lottery ticket and win BIG! What’s your first thought?
David Hattery of Jackson Center can say with confidence that your first thought is, “This is an April Fools prank!” Well, that’s what David might have thought, but the Lucky Loot ticket he was holding was a real winner! He won $50,000 a year for 20 years!
Terriona from Fairborn is a big Pick 5 fan, especially after she won $50,000 playing the draw game!
Lloyd Webb from Ironton picked up a $20,000 win on Powerball. After he made his claim he said he’d be banking the money to use for house payments. Congratulations, Lloyd!
We’re seeing a theme here with the $20,000 prizes this week. Kevin from Bowling Green also won $20,000 on the Mega Fortune $100,000,000 instant ticket.
Also a $20,000 winner, Josh Kern! He won on the 50X the Money instant ticket.
Congratulations! Will you be our next big winner?
Just mention April 15th, and the date is met with moans and groans, but we’re on a mission to make Tax Day a little more fun! Get some tax relief on Tax Day with fun, friends and KENO.
For every $5 KENO wager on a single ticket, get a $1 5-spot auto pick ticket. Top prize payout is $410. You can only play on Tax Day, Wednesday, April 15 from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Mark your calendar for April 15 and join the fun!
This week got off to a great start in the southern part of the state. The Athens regional office has been busy with claims on instant tickets.
First stop, Hamden. Timy Betts couldn’t believe he scratched his way to a $200,000 win playing Winter Winnings. Timy purchased the ticket at Hamden Gas N Stuff, which is coincidentally owned by his landlord. Or maybe we should say former landlord, because Timy says he’ll be building a house thanks to his big win!
Kimberly Cowman of Belpre picked up a $50,000 win on Lucky Playbook. She bought her ticket at Peoples News in Belpre. Kimberly says she’s got no immediate plans for the money, but her teenage children are already thinking how they’d like to spend it!
Last stop is Athens where Jack Frederick won $2,500 playing Win it All. Jack picked up his ticket at Marathon Food Center #237 in Albany. He says he’ll be making his granddaughter’s upcoming trip to Chicago a little sweeter with his winnings.
Congratulations! Just think, you could be the next big winner!
Service with a smile. Camp Washington Sunoco employees: Leyunew, Courtney, owners Gigi and Ed Adefris, Anjeal and Nichole.
Camp Washington Sunoco has been named the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of March 30.
The walls of Camp Washington Sunoco are full of the winners who have come through its doors. The winner walls are a big hit and customers like to bring their friends to the store, just to show them their winning tickets.
Owners Ed and Gigi Adefris make a point of getting to know their customers and their routine. It’s a busy store, and no matter how busy, employees greet each customer with a smile. The Adefris and employees know the importance of respecting every customer. By winning them over, customers come back and bring more customers with them.
Camp Washington Sunoco will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on April 4, 2015. Hamilton County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO TV 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Vinny Bajjuri, manager of Celina Store #1
For Celina Store #1, its staff and owners, Venket Mada and Anoop Musku, being positive has been a big part of their success as Lottery retailers.
That fact encouraged the Ohio Lottery to name Celina Store #1 the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of March 23.
The store posts signs announcing recent big winners. The store shelves are well-stocked with all the latest Lottery games, and there’s a dedicated play area to enhance the Lottery playing experience.
The entire staff is knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
“We sell winning tickets. That’s why everyone comes here,” says Vinny Bajjuri, the store manager. The store provides prize cashing services for players too.
“They’re able to provide fast service, because everyone is well-trained,” says Ohio Lottery sales representative, Greg Hiestand. “They form long lasting relationships with their customers.”
Celina Store #1 will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on March 28. Auglaize County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WHIO TV 7 in Dayton. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Mike and Hannah Brooks, owners of Brooks Country Mercantile of Neapolis.
Brooks Country Mercantile of Neapolis is the Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week for the week of March 16.
Owners Mike and Hanna Brooks and their staff know how to have fun and treat their customers well. They’re happy for all their players, even if they win $1. Brooks Country Mercantile is neat and organized, and the Brooks staff knows most customers by name.
They have a dedicated play area and hold second-chance drawings to provide added value for their customers. Take a look at their winner wall, where they post winning tickets of $100 or more. They’ll share the current lotto jackpots, keep up-to-date on fast moving games, and most of all, wish their customers “good luck.”
Brooks Country Mercantile will be recognized on Cash Explosion®, the Ohio Lottery’s TV game show, on March 21. Lucas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG TV 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 13 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.