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Treasure Hunt Day 3

The Virtual Treasure Hunt continues!

Yesterday's coordinates led our treasure hunters straight to Hocking Hills. 

Located at 39.4237 N, 82.5379 W, you'll find hiking trails, caves, kayaking and other adventures in Hocking Hills. Click here to learn more about everything Hocking Hills has to offer!

Congratulations to Nell Givethanks who won a $200 destination package to Hocking Hills and $50 in Treasure Hunt Scratch-Offs! Connie Krehel, Vicky Howard Black and Barb Burns Virgili Toth all won $50 in Treasure Hunt Scracth-Offs.

Where will the Virtual Treasure Hunt lead you to next? Follow us on Facebook and watch for the next treasure map and comment the location associated with the coordinates listed for your chance to win!
Posted: 8/6/2020 10:57:07 AM

Treasure Hunt Day 2

The Virtual Treasure Hunt continues!

Yesterday's coordinates led our treasure hunters to King's Island.  Positioned at 39.3452 N, 84.2691 W, King’s Island is one of Ohio’s awesome amusement parks with roller coasters and fun for everyone!

Congratulations to Chris Walter who won a $200 destination package for King's Island and $50 worth of Treasure Hunt Scratch-Offs. Dan Arnold, Kristen Wengerd and Holly Grover all won $50 worth of Treasure Hunt Scratch-Offs.

From big thrills to little thrills, Kings Island has it all! Click here to learn more about King’s Island and plan your next visit.

Where will the next hunt take you? Like our Facebook page and watch for the next coordinates in our Virtual Treasure Hunt and your chance to win! 
Posted: 8/5/2020 11:00:44 AM

Treasure Hunt Day 1

Did you find the treasure that’s positioned at 41.857887 N 80.965938 W?  It's the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake.

Congratulations to our winners! Josh Gardner won a $200 gift certificate to use at the lodge and $50 worth of Treasure Hunt Scratch-Offs.  Daphne Adams Sillett, Amy Renner and Danielle Cover all won $50 worth of Treasure Hunt Scratch-Offs!

Maybe you didn’t win the prize package, but you can still check out what the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake has to offer. Known as Ohio’s Wine Country Resort, you could visit one of the many local wineries or get your adrenaline going at one of the many outdoor activities on Lake Erie. Click here to learn more about Geneva-on-the-Lake.

The virtual treasure hunt continues today on our Facebook page. Don't forget to like our page and watch for the next coordinates and your chance to win!
Posted: 8/4/2020 11:00:32 AM

Let's Go on a Treasure Hunt!

When you think of treasure hunts, you probably think pirates, sandy beaches and a treasure chest, right?

Not for this treasure hunt! We’ve taken the fun of our $5 Treasure Hunt scratch-off virtual by hosting a treasure hunt on our Facebook page, no shovels required.

Starting August 3, look for our Facebook posts with the coordinates of a fun Ohio destination. All you have to do is search the coordinates to find the destination, then share the destination name in the comments of the Facebook post.

Every day we’ll draw one winner who will receive $50 in Treasure Hunt scratch-offs and a destination package for the featured coordinates. Three winners will receive $50 in Treasure Hunt Scratch offs.

This promotion runs August 3 through August 7 with daily posts. Like the Ohio Lottery on Facebook and watch for the treasure hunt post each day.

Good luck!
Posted: 7/31/2020 8:45:46 AM

Uniontown has Classic Lotto jackpot winner

Classic Lotto came through for one very lucky player who won the $3.5 million jackpot in last night’s drawing. The winning ticket was sold at Get Go, located at 1711 Corporate Woods Circle in Uniontown.

The lucky ticket holder chose their own numbers to win. This is the third Classic Lotto jackpot winner this year. 

On May 6 a $13.1 million Classic Lotto jackpot was sold at Kroger Company in Centerville. The ticket was claimed by The 18.96 Passive Trust, Jonathan C. Dehmlow, trustee. The second Classic Lotto jackpot was hit May 30 for $1.9 million and was sold at Meijer Inc in Hamilton. The ticket was claimed by John Senger of Hamilton.

The winner has not yet come forward to claim. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1 in 13.98 million.
Posted: 7/30/2020 11:33:58 AM

Ohio Lottery and Ohio State Fair BINGO Fun!

The summer fair season is a little different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun! 

Even though we won't physically be at the fair, we've teamed up with the Ohio State Fair for a game of BINGO!

All you have to do is follow the Ohio State Fair on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and watch for the downloadable BINGO board starting July 29 through August 9, 2020. 

You could win great prizes from the Ohio Lottery and the Ohio State Fair, inlcuding tickets to the 2021 Ohio State Fair, Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs and Ohio Lottery merchandise.

Click here and select Contests Giveaways and Rules to learn more about the promotion and the fair's online experience!

Posted: 7/28/2020 2:07:11 PM

Winner Wednesday

Wednesday is here, and that means winner celebrations! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this Winner Wednesday.

Shelly Simpson has 15,000 reasons to smile this Winner Wednesday. She won $15,000 playing Decade of Dollars. Shelly purchased her winning ticket at Circle K on Rt. 45 in Salem. She plans on using her prize to put in a new roof.

Mike Stalk is shining like a diamond after his recent win. He won $500 playing $300 Million Diamond Dazzler. Mike purchased his winning ticket at Speedway on Bellefontaine Ave. in Marion.

Jennifer Ludwig has 500 reasons to celebrate this week. She won $500 playing Grand Diamond Dollars. Jennifer purchased her winning ticket at Shell on Tiffin Ave. in Findlay. She celebrated her win with the girls who sold her the winning ticket and gave them all a tip.

Zach Freshwater raced his way to a big win. He won $50,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million. Zach purchased his winning ticket at Kroger Market Place in Centerville. He plans to pay off some debt and save his winnings.

Matt Kiser has a lot to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won $1,000 playing Cash Celebration. Matt purchased his winning ticket at Sunoco Gas Station in Piqua. He plans on using his winnings to purchase a new kayak and saving what’s leftover.

Anthony Washock scratched his way to a big win. He won $1,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions. Anthony purchased his winning ticket at Painesville Food Mart, located at 1860 N. Ridge Rd. in Painesville. He plans on saving his prize for a rainy day.

Congratulations, winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
Posted: 7/22/2020 1:30:00 PM

New Scratch-Offs Are Here!

Whether you’re searching for money bags on a treasure hunt or looking for some Mega Millions in the hot summer sun, we’ve got you covered with our newest Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs out July 21.

Start with Money Bags. This $1 scratch-off has a top prize of $1,000.

The newest $2 scratch-off is Ohio Lottery Mega Millions. You might win the top prize of $2 million! Or reveal a MEGA symbol and win two Mega Millions auto pick tickets with Megaplier. That's a $6 value. If you win, scratch the Megaplier box for a chance to multiply your total prize won!

Match the summer heat with our $2 scratch-off Some Like it Hot! If any one of your numbers match either of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching numbers. Reveal a flame symbol and win all ten prizes shown!

The $5 Scratch-Off Treasure Hunt has a top prize of $150,000! First, scratch all of your coordinates to reveal 12 grid locations. Then scratch the corresponding grid locations on the Treasure Hunt grid. Reveal three identical symbols and win the prize shown in the prize legend for that symbol! 

Ohio Millions is a $10 scratch-off with a $1,000,000 top prize. If any one or more of your numbers match any of the winning numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching numbers. Multiply your prize when you reveal a 10X, 25X or 50X symbol!

Want more choices? Click here to see all of the Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs available now.
Posted: 7/22/2020 7:54:53 AM

Beware! Scam Alert

If there's one thing you can count on, it's that you'll encounter a scam at some point. Sometimes it's a phone call. Sometimes it's a social media message. Sometimes it's an email.

Most recently, players have alerted us about an email they received stating they won $1.5 million in the Powerball Lottery.

The email then asks the recipient to reply with their full name, address and phone number to make their claim.

These kind of email scams are common, and they're a first step for a criminal trying to get your personal information, so don't fall for it!

We have also been made aware of an Instagram account posing as the Ohio Lottery. The account sent private messages to players saying that they "are one of the lucky selected fans!" 

The account will proceed to ask for bank account information. These messages are scams. The scammer is looking to obtain your bank account information. Protect your private information and don't respond to these messages. 

Always remember that if you didn't enter a contest or buy a ticket, you're not a winner.

Also, never share your personal information, including banking information.

If you ever have a question about an email or call you receive claiming that you have won a large prize, contact our customer service line at 1-800-686-4208.


Posted: 7/20/2020 2:07:04 PM

Lottery Myth vs Lottery Fact: Drawings

If you’re a fan of our Ohio Lottery draw games, you’ve seen the nightly Ohio Lottery drawings with the bouncing numbered balls.

But not all players are convinced that the numbers are random. Some believe the drawings are rigged.

We’re going to bust that myth with some drawing facts.

The numbers are drawn randomly using ball drawing devices that are tested and certified by the Auditor of State and independent third parties.

Before the drawings take place, the machines are tested for randomness. Even the balls used for the drawing are selected randomly from several sets.

Click here to watch a video about the drawing process and let our draw staff walk you through the process from top to bottom.

All Ohio Lottery drawings are open to the public. You can make an appointment to visit the drawing and watch the process for yourself by calling our security office.
Posted: 7/20/2020 10:22:57 AM