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Winner Wednesday

Hello, Wednesday!

It's the mid-point of the week, but it could be your high point with an Ohio Lottery win!

You could be like Brianna from Elyria.

She's celebrating today after winning $10,000 playing the Ohio Lottery scratch-off, Go for the Green!

Brianna bought her lucky ticket at Circle K in Elyria.

How about the 100 lucky lottery players who won $500 in our first Naughty or Nice drawing!

They entered their non-winning holiday scratch-offs and came out on top.

See the list of winners here. 

The second entry period for the next 100 winners runs through January 2, so if you have non-winning holiday scratch-offs you haven't entered you better get busy! 

Enter your tickets through MyLotto Rewards today.

Posted: 12/7/2022 11:38:58 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Friendly Express #6

Friendly Express #6 in Ashland is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week, and they're ready to offer you top notch customer service!

This retailer has been selling Lottery for over 10 years and promotes its Lottery business with both Ohio Lottery signs and handmade signs for when the jackpots are high.

They even put together a Lottery-themed wreath to celebrate the holidays.

You won't find empty bins, either. Friendly Express always keeps scratch-off bins fully stocked.  

The employees are enthusiastic, will wish you good luck, and encourage you to come back. They'll even get to know you and which games you love.

Check out Friendly Express #6 in Ashland!

Posted: 12/5/2022 10:27:17 AM

In the Know!

As you count down the days filled with gift shopping, cookie baking, and just general merriment, don't forget to add some Ohio Lottery fun to your days!

Watch In the Know to get the latest information to make your holidays even more exciting with the Ohio Lottery. 

This month we're talking BIG winners, holiday scratch-offs, and a second chance promotion to see who is naughty or nice.

You don't want to miss it, so click here now.

Posted: 12/1/2022 9:20:56 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, King's Carryout

If you're looking for a retailer with Lottery knowledge  that's second to none, give King’s Carryout in Wellsville a try!

This Retailer-of-the-Week has employees that know the games and know customers by name!

They love to see the excitement on players’ faces when they win.  

You'll always know about the newest games and jackpots at King's, and employees encourage their customers to try the new games.

Check out King's Carryout for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 11/28/2022 12:19:39 PM

Cash Explosion Holiday Ticket Jackpot

Cash Explosion is giving you the chance to win a little more this holiday season with Cash Explosion's Holiday Ticket Jackpot!

You could win a $1,000 bundle of Holiday and Cash Explosion scratch offs simply by scanning your Cash Explosion entry tickets through MyLotto Rewards.

Ten lucky winners will be selected each week from November 25th through December 30th.

Grab your Cash Explosion scratch-offs today! 
Posted: 11/25/2022 11:34:49 AM

Happy Winner Wednesday!

We're so thankful for you, our Ohio Lottery players! 

Today let's celebrate some of our winners enjoying the excitement of a big win.

Zack from Newport won $10,000 on Bingo X50. He bought his winning ticket at Marietta Marathon #281 in Marietta.

We had fun with some Lottery fans and winners last weekend at the IX Christmas Connection in Cleveland!

We gave away scratch-offs and some cool Ohio Lottery swag!

Hear from some of our winners here!

Our first round of Naughty or Nice winners are now posted! Click here to see the list.

You can continue to enter your non-winning holiday scratch-offs for a chance to win the next drawing. Enter your tickets through MyLotto Rewards by December 5.
Posted: 11/23/2022 11:33:25 AM

October Partners in Education Winners Part 2

Written by Dessiona Jackson

The October Partners in Education Teachers of the Month are in!

Click here to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.

Read below to learn more about the Teachers of the Month for October:

Amanda Stanoszek“Amanda is always very cheerful, and she sits on a variety of leadership teams (Building leadership, Literacy, Special education). She goes out of the way to assist her colleagues and students in problem solving a variety of issues that prevents them from accessing the curriculum. Amanda is also the head XC coach and trainer for the boys' basketball team.” – Larry Ellis, Administrator

“The main thing that separates Mrs. Inniger from theJane Inniger rest of the teachers at Arlington is that she teaches Kindergarten through 12th with no help. She does not have an aid or any type of teacher’s assistant. She is teaching anywhere from 20-30 kids in her small classroom by herself every day for the entirety of the day. She always keeps an outstanding attitude, has been a nominee for the Golden Apple Teaching award in Hancock County, and is one of the most selfless teachers and people you will ever meet. All teachers strive to be like Mrs. Inniger.” – Hannah Davis

Annette Lump“Mrs. Lump is an outstanding science teacher. She takes special care to build relationships and get to know students. Her ability to take an ordinary lesson and differentiate various components to meet individual student needs is phenomenal. She has been instrumental in creating and operating science nights for families, including career option presentations. Mrs. Lump is worthy of receiving this award for the great work she exudes on a daily basis.” – Mason Bryan, Administrator 

“He makes school fun and helps the kids think outsideMatt Slone the box with many hands-on projects. He has a creative way of making every student feel accepted and special. He has a caring attitude for his students and co-workers. Matt starts the day with morning announcements which includes jokes, music and the Pledge of Allegiance. He reminds students to be safe, respectful and responsible. Matt is a true asset to Franklin City Schools!” – Jennifer Cowell, Administrator

Diane Cryder“Mrs. Cryder has given many years to the students of Bishop Flaget School. She taught preschool and third grade for many years, and when COVID hit, she was willing to step up to meet the challenges of teaching math to the intermediate grades as well as several other subjects. Mrs. Cryder has been the Lego Robotics coach for several years and is planning to teach a coding class for fun to the students. Mrs. Cryder is always excited to learn new things, and she embraces new technologies. We are so proud of Mrs. Cryder, and we are blessed to have her as a teacher in our building.” – Laura Corcoran, Administrator

“Mrs. Carey is a wonderful 1st grade teacher whoAngie Carey coordinated the Angel Tree Program here at school and in our community. This program identifies families in need of help during the holidays and makes sure their needs are met. It is a huge undertaking, and she does this every year.” – Monica Malhmeister, Administrator 

Allyson Mast“Ms. Mast was asked to step into a new role this school year as the leading teacher in a multiple handicapped classroom. Ms. Mast has gone above and beyond to make this a fun, loving, caring and student-centered classroom. Along with being an outstanding teacher, Ms. Mast is also our building’s community outreach and public relations coordinator. In this role she has done an excellent job helping our students and staff make connections to our families at the Barberton community.” – Matt Saunders, Administrator

“Mr. Tim Fisher is a kind, compassionate and patientTim Fisher teacher. He created a calm and caring environment in his resource room classroom of students with disabilities. He connects with each student on their level and has built relationships with each of them and their families. Mr. Fisher can be found every morning greeting students as they enter the building and giving a friendly hello as well as a heartfelt goodbye as our students leave for the evening. Toronto Jr.-Sr. High School is fortunate to have such a caring educator in our district.” – Betsy Jones, Administrator

Molly Acheson“Mrs. Acheson exemplifies excellent teaching. She is committed to addressing her students’ academic, emotional and social needs. Many of Mrs. Acheson’s students receive support services from the speech therapist, occupational therapist, or physical therapist. Mrs. Acheson does an excellent job of coordinating with the support services. She thoughtfully designs her instruction to ensure that when students are out of the room for various therapies, they are not missing core instruction. Mrs. Acheson demonstrates compassionate, purposeful and engaging teaching.” – Beth Schwartz, Peer Teacher 
Posted: 11/22/2022 12:00:00 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Convenient Food Mart

Excellent sales is the bi-product of the top-notch customer service at Convenient Food Mart in Madison, our Retailer-of-the-Week! 

If you're looking for a wide selection of Lottery games, you'll find them in stock at Convenient Food Mart.

The staff knows the games and can help answer any questions. They'll even remind you about any second chance promotions so you don't miss out.

Convenient Food Mart will cash all winning tickets.

They have a loyal customer base for a reason!

Get to know the staff at Convenient Food Mart in Madison.

Posted: 11/21/2022 12:23:47 PM

October Partners in Education Winners Part 1

Written by Dessiona Jackson

Congratulations to our October winners for the Partners in Education program.

Click here to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.

Check out our awesome student winners for October:

Lawrence Maxwell“Lawrence is a student ambassador that assists the admin in cleaning the hallways, assists with visitors entering the building, assists with cafeteria duty and runs errands for the main office. This student has improved and matured from his previous years at Shaw.” – Larry Ellis, Administrator

“Jayden has been exceptional in school academically.Jayden Truitt He has been working hard, persevering in math class and not giving up when the concepts might be more difficult for him. His reading is on-track, and he gets excited to show what he can do academically. I am impressed by the grit he demonstrates daily in the classroom.” - Jacqueline Robbeloth, Administrator

Aubrey Younce“I believe Aubrey is a great role model for how a 7th grade student should act in class. She participates in lessons, asks for help when needed, and works hard to complete all of her work on time. She is very responsible and is respectful to others!” – Jill Smith, Teacher

“Ashley is a role model for other students atAshley Telfer Pickerington Central. She is a leader in the award-winning marching band and is proactive in mentoring junior members of the band. Additionally, she is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteering in a variety of programs that help LGBTQ women and young female students through tutoring. She has completed 18 college credits through the college credit plus classes. Ashley is a compassionate, caring, and friendly student who is kind and considerate of everyone around her.” – Leanne Ross, Administrator 

Easton Dye“It is with great pleasure to nominate Easton Dye as an Academic All Star. Easton is a leader, positive role model and an inspiration to her peers at River High School. She is currently enrolled in honors/AP/CCP courses, and she maintains high honors/GPA as well. Among other things, Easton participates in athletics (volleyball) and is very involved in student council and class officer duties.” – Ed Trifonoff, Administrator

Davierre Hart“Davierre has been a student at I Promise School since the inception starting as a 4th grader. Over his amazing journey, Davierre went from a student who struggled with reading and math to earning high marks in both subjects. Davierre has done exceptionally well in his other subjects: language arts, social studies, and science. In addition, Davierre takes the I Promise student pledge serious. He recites it every day. He is also a mentor to the students at school.” – Carlena Hart, Parent

Koy Haney“Koy Haney is an extraordinary student and devotes himself to his studies. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Koy has learned many invaluable leadership skills and acknowledges the critical role he plays within the learning community. We look forward to watching him evolve, grow academically and make great strides towards a successful year.” – Andy McMillen, Teacher

“Ali stands out amongst her peers with her work ethicAlexandra Garbe and drive. This year she is still taking some classes at Margaretta but is taking most of her course work at the local college BGSU Firelands. Ali is a football cheerleader and a member of the swim team. She is member of many extracurricular clubs and works as a lifeguard. Ali exemplifies what it means to be a well-rounded student!” – Ashlie Gowitzka

Stay tuned to read more about October's Teachers of the Month!
Posted: 11/19/2022 12:00:00 PM

New Scratch-Off release coming November 22!

Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes… and new Ohio Lottery scratch-offs!

We’re giving you a little extra scratch-off fun to go along with the Thanksgiving holiday with five new scratch-offs out November 22!

The $1 scratch-off Frosty the Doughman has a top prize of $1,000. Look for the money symbol to win all 5 prizes shown.

The $2 Winter Winnings scratch-off gives you a shot at a $20,000 top prize. If any one or more of your numbers match either of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching numbers. Find a mitten symbol and double your prize. A snowman symbol means you win all ten prizes shown.

If $5 scratch-offs are your style, try Winter Spectacular for a chance to win $150,000. Scratch the snowflakes in the bonus boxes and win the prize amount shown. If any one or more of your numbers match the winning numbers, you win the prize shown. And watch for the 5X, 10X, and 25X symbols to multiply your prize shown.

We’re going big with the $10 Holiday Countdown. You could win $500,000 on this oversized ticket. Start counting down by scratching days 1-31. If you find two identical symbols in any day, you win the prize shown for that day.  Watch for special symbols like a sleigh and gingerbread to multiply your prize. If you reveal a bill symbol in any of the New Year Bonus spots, you win the prize shown. Did we mention there are also games on the back? Don’t forget to flip this ticket over for more chances to win.

The $20 scratch-off Electric 7’s has a top prize of $2 million! Scratch the electric spots and if you reveal a prize amount, you win that prize.  If any one or more of your numbers match any of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching numbers. Don’t forget to watch for the 10X, 20X, 50X, and 100X symbol to multiply your prize shown. A bolt of lightning gets you all 20 prizes shown.   

Mark your calendar. these scratch-offs will be released on November 22. 

In the meantime, check out all of our other scratch-offs you can play today!
Posted: 11/18/2022 8:41:05 AM