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Shake Off the Winter Blues with Winner Wednesday!

It’s the official first day of Spring, and these Ohio Lottery players have an extra spring in their step after big wins! Check out who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Julie Hogue of Lewisville had double the fun this week after winning big on two different scratch offs! She won $15,000 playing Decade of Dollars and $10,000 playing $500,000 Cashword. Julie purchased her winning Decade of Dollars ticket at Riesbeck Food Market, located at 324 Lewisville Rd. in Woodsfield, and she purchased her winning $500,000 Cashword ticket at Lewisville Carry-Out, located at 33276 State Route 78 in Lewisville.

A Poland resident had a big Powerball win this week! Elaine Galmish won $1,000,004 playing the draw game! She purchased her winning ticket at Struthers Beer Center, located at 850 Youngstown-Poland Rd. in Struthers.

A Hillsdale, MI resident recently won big during a stop in Ohio. Johnnie Clair won $50,000 playing $30 scratch off 40th Anniversary Millions! Johnnie purchased his winning ticket at Montpelier Main Stop, located at 501 W. Main Street in Montpelier.

Joseph Kovacs of Elyria raced into the week with a big win! He won $10,000 playing scratch off Fastest Road to $1 Million.

Bryce Smathers of Murray City celebrated his birthday and a big win on the same day! He bought a $10 Decade of Dollars scratch off on his birthday and won $15,000! He plans to use his winnings to pay off some bills and for a down-payment on a house. Bryce purchased his winning ticket at Buchtel Food Mart, located at 5220 S. State Route 78 in Glouster.

A South Carolina resident is celebrating a blowout win after visiting Ohio! Julie Coyle of Summerville, SC won $10,000 playing $20 scratch off Ohio Cash Blowout.

Alex Hughett of Amherst is celebrating a blowout win after winning $10,000 playing scratch off Ohio Cash Blowout!

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!
 
Posted: 3/20/2019 12:00:00 PM


Spring Into A Big Win With Powerball!

Shake off that cabin fever and put some spring in your step with Powerball! Tonight’s jackpot is $550 million!

Got spring cleaning on the brain? This could be your chance to fund those home improvement projects! If you win tonight’s drawing, you can choose to receive the $550 million jackpot in annuity payments or take the lump sum cash option of $335 million before taxes.

Spring into the new season by stopping at any Ohio Lottery retailer to get your Powerball tickets. You can choose your own numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. There is also the Quick Pick feature when choosing your numbers. Powerball tickets are $2, and for an additional $1 you can add the Power Play option to multiply your prize!

Don’t miss out on your chance to win the first Powerball jackpot of 2019! Get out and get your tickets for tonight’s drawing!

Click here for more information on Powerball.
 
Posted: 3/20/2019 9:00:00 AM


Powerball On The Rise!

St. Patrick’s Day may be over, but there’s a still a chance for you to win some extra green! This Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is $550 million, the 8th largest Powerball jackpot!

The winner can choose to receive the $550 million jackpot in annuity payments or take the lump sum cash option of $335 million before taxes.  

Now is your chance to win the first Powerball jackpot of 2019, and all it takes is $2! Stop by any Ohio Lottery retailer and choose your five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. You can also use the Quick Pick feature to choose your numbers. Add the Power Play option for $1 to multiply your prize!

This Wednesday could be your lucky day!

Click here to learn more about Powerball.
 
Posted: 3/18/2019 6:00:00 PM


February Partners in Education Winners

We love celebrating Ohio’s amazing students and teachers! Check out our February Partners in Education Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month!

Our first February Academic All Star is Alyssa Julian. Alyssa is a seventh-grader at Edison Middle School. She is described by teachers as organized, driven, and self-motivated. Alyssa is a member of choir, Power of the Pen, French Club, and on the Honor Roll. Mrs. Drumm nominated Alyssa, and she said, “She puts forth her best effort into every task and challenge given to her. We are proud to have her as a student at Edison Middle School!”

Christine Rutkowski is our next Academic All Star. Christine is a Senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School. She is a member of her school’s Youth and Government Club and the dance team. She is described as hard working, professional, and creative. Mr. Brennan nominated Christine and said, “Christine is truly among the top student leaders in our school. […] she has been a positive influence on our entire student body and institution.”

Our next Academic All Star is Benjamin Schommer. Benjamin is an eighth-grader at Milton-Union Middle School. Teachers say they have seen a large amount of academic and social growth from the last school year to the present. Ms. Farrier nominated Benjamin and said, “Ben is much more engaged in class conversations and always willing to help his peers when needed.”

Our first Teacher of the Month is Michele Holzschu. Mrs. Holzschu teaches music at Morrison-Gordon Elementary School. In her classroom, students have the opportunity to learn songs to sing as well as how to play instruments. The parents who nominated Mrs. Holzschu say, “She does such a wonderful job with the students and makes sure they truly enjoy the music. She is such an asset to the school.”

Matt Kramer is our next Teacher of the Month. Mr. Kramer teaches ninth and tenth grade English at Liberty Union-Thurston High School; he also coaches boys Varsity Basketball. Mr. Kramer is described as someone who goes above and beyond for his students both inside and out of the classroom. Cortni Brunty is a parent who nominated Mr. Kramer, and she said that her daughter raves about Mr. Kramer’s class.

Leah Sheldon is also a February Teacher of the Month. She teaches Instrumental Music for grades 5-12 at Wickliffe Middle School and Wickliffe High School. Mrs. Sheldon is described as a strong, caring person who is also talented, creative, encouraging, and dedicated. Mrs. Graves nominated Mrs. Sheldon and says that she is a great asset to the school’s music program. Mrs. Graves also said, “Mrs. Sheldon continually challenges her students to become better musicians through practice, playing quizzes, instrumental maintenance, and special help after school. [She] is the kind of person that always adds a little something extra to class.”

Congratulations to all of our February Partners in Education recipients! Keep up the amazing work!

You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month by Clicking Here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
 
Posted: 3/18/2019 3:30:00 PM


Feeling Lucky on Winner Wednesday

St. Patrick’s is a few days away, and these Ohio Lottery players are already feeling lucky. Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

William Moore of Sandusky had an explosive win this week! He won $20,000 playing scratch off $100 Million Money Explosion.

Robert Hodge of Youngstown had a big KENO win this week! He won $100,009 playing the draw game. Robert purchased his winning ticket at Gastown #3542 in Youngstown.

Brain Clanin of Grove City had a top prize win this week! He won the top prize of $500,000 on scratch off $500,000 Cashword.

Terry Lowry of Lore City will be having a fiesta after winning $8,000 playing EZPLAY Touch & Win game Fiesta Bingo! The winning ticket was purchased at VFW #7371 Old Stoners Post, located at 61771 Primrose Lane in Kipling.

Camille Matzelle of North Olmstead is another big winner! She won #15,000 playing new scratch off Decade of Dollars.

A Greenville resident is having a spectacular week after a big win! Tracy Blackburn won $10,000 playing scratch off $5,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular.

Dwaine Stigall of Nova kicked off his week with a big win! He won $100,000 playing draw game Classic Lotto.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!
 
Posted: 3/13/2019 11:00:00 AM


Winner Wednesday

A new month is here, and these Ohio Lottery players welcomed March with some big wins! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Kevin Szeszol of Lorain hit the gas and raced his way to a big win! He won $50,000 playing $30 scratch off Fastest Road to $1 Million.

Larry Wallace is from Milton, WV and likes to play Mega Millions when he rides through Ohio, and it paid off! He won $10,006 on the draw game! Larry purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #9286, located at 119 State St. in Proctorville. He plays Mega Millions in Ohio weekly, and he really likes that the Lottery sales support education in Ohio.

Cleveland resident Anissa Brooks had a big win this week! She won the top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing $30 scratch off Max the Money.

Darrin Dubena of North Ridgeville is celebrating a blowout win this week! He won $10,000 playing $20 scratch off Ohio Cash Blowout.

Harold McFann of Ironton had an extreme win this week! He won $10,000 playing $30 scratch off Extreme Millions.

Melinda Oney got a strike this week! She won $10,913 playing Touch & Win game Lucky Bowling: Ten Pins to Win.

Angelia Foster of Solon rolled her way to a big this week! She won $110,000 playing daily draw game Rolling Cash 5.

Mitchell Sartoski, Jr. of Wakeman loves winning big! He won the top prize of $20,000 playing scratch off I Love Cash.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!
 
Posted: 3/6/2019 11:00:00 AM


Get Ready for Keno Mania

Suit up for the Keno Mania Free Three promotion as you enjoy college basketball tournament play.   Customers who make a $20 single-ticket Keno purchase receive a free, $1, 3-spot play good for three consecutive drawings on select tournament game days.

The promotion opens Thursday, March 21, and runs from noon to midnight on the following tournament game days:

March 21-24
March 28-31
April 6 & 8

Gather your friends and find a spot at your favorite Keno retailer today.
Posted: 3/4/2019 10:33:37 AM


March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Playing lottery games is meant to be fun. And while most of the population gambles responsibly, there is a small percentage of people who struggle with gambling addiction.

Every March the Ohio Lottery recognizes Problem Gambling Awareness Month to remind players to play responsibly and to offer resources to help anyone who may be struggling with gambling addiction.

Tips to help you gamble responsibly include:
  • Setting limits on how much time and money you will spend gambling
  • Never borrow or use credit to gamble
  • Paying your bills first and spending only what you can afford to lose
  • Gambling for fun, not to solve financial problems or avoid depression
Anyone who gambles can develop a problem. If you have a gambling problem or suspect a loved one has a gambling problem, help is available. Call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966. To text with someone, text “4hope” to 741741.

You can also get more information and access to help by visiting https://www.problemgamblingohio.org/.


 
Posted: 2/28/2019 2:17:08 PM


Ending February with Winner Wednesday

We’re closing out the month of February with some awesome winner stories! Keep reading for this week’s Winner Wednesday stories!

Lyle Smith of Norwalk had a mega win this week! He won $10,000 playing draw game Mega Millions.

Jeffrey Morehart of Lorain had a big jackpot win! He won $10,102 playing EZPLAY Progressive Jackpot game Quick Spot.

Michael Crosser of Lisbon celebrated a blowout win this week! He won the top prize of $200,000 a year for 25 years playing instant game Ohio Cash Blowout! Michael purchased his winning ticket at Village Plaza Sparkle, located at 3623 S. Meridian Rd. in Youngstown.

Michael Elliott of Sandusky raced to a big win! He won $10,000 playing instant game Fastest Road to $1 Million.

John Browning of Wheelersburg took his shot and won big! He won the top prize of $30,000 playing instant game Skee-Ball.

Michael Osbuszt of Avon is another big winner this week! He won $10,000 playing instant game $500,000 Cashword!

Monte Robinson of Powell is celebrating a rocking win this week! He won $16,906 playing EZPLAY Progressive Jackpot game Rock’n 777s. This win is especially exciting for Monte because back in January he won $4,000 playing the exact same game! Monte purchased his winning ticket at Peoples News and Bookmart in Belpre, where he frequently visits when he’s in Belpre to care for his parents.

The GJM Trust claimed the $3,000,000 Mega Millions prize from the November 13, 2018 drawing.

The ALGJ Trust claimed the top prize win of $40,000 a year for 25 years on Fastest Road to $1 Million.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see else is winning in Ohio!  
 
Posted: 2/27/2019 12:15:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

There are just eight days left of February, and these Ohio Lottery players are closing out the month with big wins! Keep reading to see who’s winning in this week’s Winner Wednesday.

Ancil Cross of Jackson is an extreme winner! Ancil won $10,000 playing $30 instant game Extreme Millions.

Brian Tkacz of Medina rolled right to the bank after his big win! He won $150,000 playing daily draw game Rolling Cash 5.

Jessica Diaz of Lorain found a golden ticket! She won $20,000 playing $20 instant game Willy Wonka Golden Ticket.

Gary Taylor of Oberlin celebrated an extravagant win this week! He won $10,000 playing instant game $100 Million Cash Extravaganza.

Gloria Morin of Lorain is a top prize winner this week! She won the top prize of $300,000 playing instant game $300,000 Diamond Dollars.

Richard Metera of Elyria is celebrating an explosive win this week! He won $10,000 playing $20 instant game $100 Million Money Explosion.

The Mahoning/Trumbull Trust claimed the $608,474 Match Frenzy jackpot.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!

 
Posted: 2/20/2019 11:00:00 AM