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Future Contestants

1/29 Contestants

  • Announced 12/11/2021
  • Stephen Vine - Lompoc, CA
  • Doug Carpenter - Columbus Grove
  • Hayes Hayes - Zanesville
  • Tom Mangan - Elyria
  • Michael Murphy - Oregon
  • Terri Butcher - Toledo
  • Edward Huber - Parma
  • Judith Gilbert - Cincinnati
  • Jessalynn Cannon - Akron

2/5 Contestants

  • Announced 12/18/2021
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  • Jennifer Peters - Lancaster
  • Tristian Cornman - Canton
  • Colleen Sibila - Massillon
  • Charles Wilson - Springfield
  • Charlotte Gladwell - Whitehall
  • Fred Gundrum - Willard
  • Krystal Hager - Akron
  • Dave Burch - Ashtabula

2/12 Contestants

  • Announced 12/25/2021
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  • Janet Mitchell - Akron
  • Sarah Mullins - Orient
  • George Vollman - Cincinnati
  • Michael Self - Galloway
  • Michael Kinney - North Royalton
  • Vanessa Anderson - Columbus
  • Melinda Wright - Wakeman
  • Charles Wilson - Springfield

2/19 Contestants

  • Announced 1/1/2022
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  • Charles Freeman - Cleveland
  • Cozette Towsey - Lima
  • Georgeann Agresta - Poland
  • Russell Adkins - Cuyahoga Falls
  • Sanjee Edwards - Painesville
  • Robin King - Fairborn
  • John Sams - Painesville
  • Pete Bursan - Cuyahoga Falls

2/26 Contestants

  • Announced 1/8/2022
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  • Diane Studneski - Curtice
  • Debra Soldwish - Perrysburg
  • Stephanie Haynes - Dayton
  • Eddie Fair - Toledo
  • David Whittaker - Diamond
  • Timothy Valentine - Zanesville
  • Rosemary Ortiz - Defiance
  • Loren D. Bach - New Martinsville, WV

3/5 Contestants

  • Announced 1/15/2022
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  • Charlotte Fuchs - Ashville
  • Andreita Gutierrez - Cleveland
  • Dave Marino - Pataskala
  • Alyssa Barr - North Royalton
  • William Maag - Stow
  • Melba Navarro - Leipsic
  • Sherri Krull - Youngstown
  • Becky Jones - Lancaster

3/12 Contestants

  • Announced 1/22/2022
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  • Tim Martin - Toledo
  • Patricia Foley - Youngstown
  • Chrissie Allen - Dayton
  • Tracy Thompson - Reynoldsburg
  • Breanna Morris - Alliance
  • Claire Kelly - Cleveland
  • Denisha Higgins - Cincinnati
  • Larry Overton - Xenia

Announcement Schedule

Entry Received On or Before Announcement Date Show Date
12/2/2021 12/11/2021 1/29/2022
12/9/2021 12/18/2021 2/5/2022
12/16/2021 12/25/2021 2/12/2022
12/23/2021 1/1/2022 2/19/2022
12/30/2021 1/8/2022 2/26/2022
1/6/2022 1/15/2022 3/5/2022
1/13/2022 1/22/2022 3/12/2022

This Week's Contestants

  • Returning Champion - Stephen Vine, Lompoc, CA

  • Doug Carpenter, Columbus Grove

    Ticket purchased at:

    Tabler's Drive Thru, S. Main St., Columbus Grove

  • Hayes Hayes, Zanesville

    Ticket purchased at:

    Zanesville Motomart #4108, Maple Ave., Zanesville

  • Tom Mangan, Elyria

    Ticket purchased at:

    Krusz In Drive Thru, Antioch Dr., Elyria

  • Michael Murphy, Oregon

    Ticket purchased at:

    Wally's Carry Out, E. Broadway St., Toledo

  • Terri Butcher, Toledo

    Ticket purchased at:

    Bell Store Barnesville #1073, E. Main St., Barnesville

  • Edward Huber, Parma

    Ticket purchased at:

    Quick Stop Beverage, State Rd., Parma

  • Judith Gilbert , Cincinnati

    Ticket purchased at:

    Northbend Supermarket, W. North Bend Rd.

  • Jessalynn Cannon, Akron

    Ticket purchased at:

    Copley Discount Drive Thru, Copley Rd., Akron

Become a Contestant

Do YOU want the chance to experience the fun, excitement and thrill of winning on Cash Explosion? Becoming a contestant on television is as easy as 1-2-3…

Purchase a $1 OR $2 Cash Explosion instant ticket or the NEW $2 Cash Explosion Cashword ticket from any Ohio Lottery retailer. Scratch the ticket, and look for “Entry” three times or the word ENTRY in the bonus box on the Cashword ticket. If the word “ENTRY” appears three times on your ticket or the word “ENTRY on a Cashword ticket, you can enter ONLINE to become a contestant on the TV Game Show. Cash Explosion Cashword tickets must be submitted online to be included in the weekly contestant drawing.

How to Enter Your Ticket:

ONLINE:  All Cash Explosion Cashword tickets must be entered through MyLotto Rewards. To enter your tickets, go here: https://www.ohiolottery.com/Games/Cash-Explosion-Online-Entry.aspx

If you do not have a MyLotto Rewards account, go here to register. Online entry is fast, free, secure, and allows you to confirm we have received your ticket.  Online entries also earn you promotional offer and other rewards.

MAIL-IN: $1 and $2 Cash Explosion tickets may also be submitted through the mail.  Make sure your envelope is not larger than 9 ½” x 4 ½”:

Send only one Cash Explosion “Entry” ticket
per envelope to:


The Ohio Lottery
TV Game Show
P.O. Box 94705
Cleveland, OH 44101

Cash Explosion “Entry” Tickets DO NOT need to be validated at an Ohio Lottery retailer before mailing. Completely fill out the back of the ticket and mail it to the Lottery to be entered into a drawing. It’s just that easy!

Every week the Ohio Lottery selects eight new contestants to appear on Cash Explosion. Contestants names and hometowns are announced during the game show and posted on this website. If you are selected as a contestant, a representative from the Game Show Bureau will contact you with all the necessary details.