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Future Contestants

10/23 Contestants

  • Announced 9/11/2021
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  • Jerry Lawson - Cincinnati
  • Daichele Hatcher - Akron
  • Devan Mayers - Cincinnati
  • Allen Mix - Cleveland
  • Brandon Zienta - Fremont
  • Renee Pettway - Cleveland
  • Nikita Marshall - Geneva
  • Clarence Lamp - Zanesville

10/30 Contestants

  • Announced 9/18/2021
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  • Leslie Ludwig - Dayton
  • Barbara McKown - Holland
  • Emily Dickinson - Zanesville
  • Loretta McCarty - Raymond
  • David Schmidt - Akron
  • Thomas Ursu - Warren
  • Gregory Henderson - Canton
  • Rena Barrett - Parma

11/6 Contestants

  • Announced 9/25/2021
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  • Claudia Tuttle - Akron
  • Harold Cain - Marion
  • Carole Plummer - Fairborn
  • Tammy Sanders - Fairborn
  • Chris Brandenburg - Brookville
  • David Stricko - Brooklyn
  • Rose Rosser - Columbus
  • Joseph Brookover - Marietta

11/13 Contestants

  • Announced 10/2/2021
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  • Bill Johnson - Kettering
  • Kenneth Renner - Zanesfield
  • Diane Jenkins - Toledo
  • Robert Everson -
  • Melvin Hosey Jr. - Dayton
  • Karen Henry - Parma Heights
  • Denise Cavanaugh - Rossford
  • Melissa Cockerham - Columbus

11/20 Contestants

  • Announced 10/9/2021
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  • James Neel - Minerva
  • Betty Bailey - Parma
  • Joann Fletcher - Mansfield
  • Don Kujawa - Sheffield Lake
  • Dennis Harman - Helena
  • Joan Jones - Mount Vernon
  • Milton Freeman - Columbus
  • Anna Wolak - Lancaster

Announcement Schedule

Entry Received On or Before Announcement Date Show Date
9/2/2021 9/11/2021 10/23/2021
9/9/2021 9/18/2021 10/30/2021
9/16/2021 9/25/2021 11/6/2021
9/23/2021 10/2/2021 11/13/2021
9/30/2021 10/9/2021 11/20/2021

This Week's Contestants

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  • Jerry Lawson, Cincinnati

    Ticket purchased at:

    Ameristop Food Mart #29058, Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati

  • Daichele Hatcher, Akron

    Ticket purchased at:

    First Choice Convenient, Shaw Ave., Akron

  • Devan Mayers, Cincinnati

    Ticket purchased at:

    Madison BP, Madison Rd., Cincinnati

  • Allen Mix, Cleveland

    Ticket purchased at:

    City News & Gifts, Euclid Ave., Cleveland

  • Brandon Zienta, Fremont

    Ticket purchased at:

    Friendship Food Store #73, W. State St., Fremont

  • Renee Pettway, Cleveland

    Ticket purchased at:

    Fulton Beverage, Fulton Rd., Cleveland

  • Nikita Marshall, Geneva

    Ticket purchased at:

    Kwik Fill #227, State Rt. 534 & I90, Geneva

  • Clarence Lamp, Zanesville

    Ticket purchased at:

    East Pike Duchess #1071, E. Pike, Zanesville

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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.

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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.

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


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

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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.