Millville Marathon May 7 Named Retailer-of-the-Week

Millville Marathon has sold Ohio Lottery games for 18 years. Over the years, they have continued to increase their sales, as well as provide phenomenal customer service. Their enthusiasm towards great service is why they are this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.

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Employees at Millville Marathon are very knowledgeable about all the games. They will always cash winning lottery tickets, even when purchased at another retailer. Their commitment to the customer is incredible.

The manager ensures that the store stays very clean and organized. Ohio Lottery signs are placed throughout for the promotion of games. Millville carries a vast variety of instant games, and they always have the newest games available for their customers.

To be a successful Lottery retailer, manager Brenda Noe offers this advice: “Always make sure to have all of the favorite instant tickets available. Be able to cash any winning ticket, and make sure you have all of the necessary claims forms to assist customers that win a large prize.”

Millville Marathon averages $11,628 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 51 instant tickets over the counter.

Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Millville Marathon will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, May 12.

Butler County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO TV 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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3-4-5 Still Alive!

Pick 3-4-5Are you a fan of Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5? The 3-4-5 Still Alive promotion is just for you!

Beginning May 7, for each set of non-winning Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 tickets entered into MyLotto Rewards, you receive one entry to win cash prizes! One winner will win $5,000 and 290 winners will get prizes of $500. You must enter a set, a non-winning Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 ticket to receive an entry, plus you’ll continue to get your MyLotto Rewards points for the tickets you enter.

Get into the game and play Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5! Promotion runs May 7 to June 3.

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Winner Wednesday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Winner Wednesday. As always there are winners all throughout the state of Ohio, and here are a few of their stories.

Martin Klenk of Berlin Heights hit big on the EZPLAY progressive game Going Pro. He won the game’s $34,050 jackpot on April 27th. Cortez Powell 001

Cortez Powell of Euclid was ecstatic that he won $27,500 in the March 31, 2018 Pick 5 drawing.

Carl Chambers of Clyde was a lucky, Willy Wonka Golden ticket winner this week. He won $10,000 on the game.

Lester Harden of Glouster won $10,000 on the Extreme Millions instant ticket.

Robert Thrasher of Elyria is this week’s last winner. He won $10,000 on the Max the Money instant ticket.

Congrats to all of our winners! Don’t forget to get your ticket for tonight’s $195 million Powerball drawing. You could be next!

 

 

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Forty Proof Named April 30 Retailer of the Week

Forty Proof is an Ohio Lottery retailer that really has customer service down to a science. Their incomparable commitment to their customers is why they are this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week. 20180315_140340_resized_1

Owner of Forty Proof, Albert Badawi, is no stranger to what it takes to be a great Ohio Lottery retailer. With over 26 years of experience selling lottery products, he knows what it takes to make sure everyone receives the attention, and service that they deserve.

Promotion of their Ohio Lottery games is a big part of the store’s function. There is a wall of winners hanging in the store to create excitement about winning. They also have multiple second chance drawings for customers to win prizes.

To be a successful Lottery retailer, owner Albert Badawi offers this advice: “Be honest and keep a variety of tickets; offer good service to your customer and promote new products.”

Forty Proof averages $27,740 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 50 instant tickets over the counter.

Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Forty Proof will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, May 5.

Montgomery County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WRGT TV 45 and WKEF TV 22 in Dayton. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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March Partners in Education Winners

Partners in Education is excited to present the Teacher of the Month and Academic All Star winners for the month of March. Keep reading for some really great stories of hard work and dedication.

Peyton Puckett-Cereghin, a second-grade student at Paulding Elementary, is our first Academic All Star. Bethany Smith, a teacher at the school says, “Peyton is full of spunk and tries very hard to get all her work done. She is helpful to others and always tries her best to cheer everyone up.”

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Lexi Smith is a outstanding student athlete at Notre Dame High School. “Miss Smith is an excellent role model for our students. She is a well-behaved young lady who sets high standards for herself,” says Thomas Walker, principal at the school.

Mina Boocher is an Academic All Star from Milton-Union Middle School. Gentry Glasscoe, a teacher at the school, says, “Mina worked really hard in class when we were writing argumentative essays. Mina has a positive attitude in class.”

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Emily Grim is a hardworking seventh grade student at Langsford Learning Center. Her instructor Sarah Scotland says, “Time and time again, I am impressed by her achievements. Working with Emily is a pleasure. She is a daily reminder of the reason I chose to teach.”

Harrison Payne is a helpful, well-liked student at Teays Valley West Middle School. “Harrison has such a great attitude in class every day. He is a pleasure to have in class, and is able to face any challenge given to him academically,” says Erica Neal, a teacher at the school.

Leila Ligon is a seventh grader at RB Chamberlin Middle School. Leila is described as an enthusiastic learner. Teacher Linda Brown says, “She uses her mature temperament to set positive examples of respect, responsibility and making the right choices on a daily basis. Leila’s multi-faceted and dynamic personality is showcased through her detailed writing, her contributions to class discussions, and her involvement in Robotics Club.”

Cooper Vance is a eighth grade student at East Palestine Middle School. Vance is an honor roll student who has great attendance and is part of the Builders Club, an academic recognition incentive program.  He is on the baseball and the basketball teams as well.  He is a hard-working young man who deserves to be recognized for his great work in and out of the classroom.

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Melanie Porterfield is an Ohio Lottery Teacher of the Month from Morrison-Gordon Elementary, located in Athens County.  Porterfield teaches first grade and is described as a “wonderful” teacher. She is dedicated to her profession and recently put together a “Donors Choose” project to raise money to purchase books for her classroom.

Sue May is a fourth-grade English Language Arts teacher at St. John’s Elementary. “Mrs. May truly enjoys her job and was meant to be a teacher. She actively engages her students in creative projects and pulls out their motivation to learn. She especially does an excellent job working with students who have learning difficulties. She encourages them and makes sure that they feel like they fit in,” says Nancy Bonifas.

Sue Cunningham is a Teacher of the Month at Teays Valley West Middle School.
“She is very helpful and understanding. Her care goes beyond academics and she advocates for her students. Mrs. Cunningham loves being a teacher and believes in providing students with skills they will carry with them in their future.  Her kindness and loving attitude help students when they are struggling know that school is a welcoming and safe place to learn,” says assistant principal Allison Swanger.

Heather Ambrus is a Fine Arts teacher at Mentor High School. She is dedicated to her students and to the profession.  Ambrus goes out her way to make sure her students are “successful” and that they continue to grow and achieve more in her classroom.  She is the head coach and founder of the Sparkle Cheerleader program.

Kristi Wertz is a science/STEM teacher at East Palestine Middle School. School counselor Liz Sherry says, “She focuses on utilizing high-interest materials to engage her students.  Throughout the school year, she organized several hands-on events for families and students to interact, such as STEM & Science Nights and the Science Fair.  In addition to these events, Mrs. Wertz is the adviser for the middle school Science Club, where she plans activities for members once a month.” She is dedicated to her profession and to the school itself.

Congratulations to all of our March winners! Be sure to submit your nominations for the May winners. The deadline is May 10!

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Winner Wednesday

Happy Winner Wednesday, Ohio! Winning was in the air this week. Check out this week’s winner stories right here.

Bruce Ballard of Waverly won a whopping $2 million playing Powerball.

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Mark Ricci of Norwalk won a $1-million annuity prize and chose the $500,000 cash option on the Million Dollar Payday instant ticket.

Kenneth Wagers of Shelby won $250,000 in the April 3, 2018, Top Prize Drawing for Monopoly Millionaires’ Club.

SharelleUnderwoodCharles Bear of Portsmouth won $20,000 on one of our newest instant tickets, $2 Power Play Cashword.

Sharelle Underwood of Cleveland won $26,250 on Pick 5.

Abdulrahman Abdulrahman of Cleveland won $20,000 on the $10 Cash X50 instant ticket.

We can’t forget about our $10,000 winners. William Claus of Norwalk won $10,000 on the $100 Million Money Explosion instant ticket.

Jennifer Cameron of Norwalk won her $10,000 prize on the Max the Money instant ticket.

Carl Chambers of Clyde won $10,000 on the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket instant. garcia 003

Susan Garcia of Toledo was so excited to see that she had won $10,000 on her $5 Million Jackpot instant ticket that she forgot her ID at home, racing to cash her prize!

Lola James of Sandusky was our EZPLAY game winner of the week. She won $9,589 playing the progressive game Rock ‘N 777’s.

Congratulations to this week’s winners! Be sure to play Powerball tonight. The jackpot is $158 million!

 

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Circle K Named April 23 Retailer-of-the-Week

TOLEDO– Circle K at 6008 Secor Rd in Toledo is a veteran Ohio Lottery retailer. They have been selling Ohio Lottery games since 1991, and have done an exceptional job doing so. That is why they are this week’s Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week.ROW042318

Most of the employees at the store have been with them for over 20 years. The manager, Michelle Snider, accredits their success as a retailer to having experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable staff.

 

The entire staff is excellent at promoting Ohio Lottery games. They make sure to display their activated, top 25 instants games inside of clean dispensers, so that they are and ready for sale. They remind players of jackpot amounts and always ask if they would like to play lottery today.

To be a successful Lottery retailer, store manager Michelle Snider offers this advice: “Keep area clean, display the newest games in stock, talk to your customers about Lottery, and “ask for the sale.”

Circle K averages $23,367 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 36 instant tickets over the counter.

Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Circle K will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, April 28.

Lucas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG TV 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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