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Winner Wednesday

We're halfway through the week, and that means it's time for winners.

Jonathan from Lancaster shared his big win on social media with us.. He scratched his way to a $10,000 on Millions! He bought his winning ticket at Speedway #9773 in Lancaster.

James from Zanesville won $20,000 playing Moneybag Multiplier. He bought his winning ticket at Par Mar Store #48 in Zanesville.

And Kinnal from North Ridgeville celebrated a $10,000 win on $100 Million Cash Extravaganza.

Stow-Munroe Falls High School has a big win to celebrate. The school was named the Ohio Lottery Partners in Education 2020-2021 School of the Year!

The school received a $1,000 Office Max gift card, sports memorabilia from Ohio's professional teams to be used for fundraising efforts, and a trophy to display proudly. Click here to see the celebration video.

Tonight's Powerball jackpot has reached $490 million!

Tickets for the Powerball drawing are $2 each, and you can add the PowerPlay for an additional $1 to amplify your non-jackpot prizes.

Stop by your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer to play today!

You could be the next big jackpot winner! 
Posted: 9/22/2021 11:27:32 AM


Don't Get Scammed

Scams. 

We really don't like them, and as our social channels get more and more busy, we want to make sure you can spot a scam.

We've noticed a lot of them popping up as comments on our official Instagram posts recently.

Some claim to help you make a lot of money in crypto trade, some claim that you can get financial assistance by sending a direct message to the commenter. 

Don't do it.

When you see on one of these comments that ask you to direct message an account you don't know, you should not engage with the comment. 

Some other helpful tips to protect your information include:
 
  • Unless you specifically entered a promotion or second-chance drawing sponsored by the Ohio Lottery Commission, you will never be contacted by us informing you that you have won a prize.
  • Never accept a collect call from anyone claiming to be an Ohio Lottery official
  • Keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself.
  • Be sure you are on the Ohio Lottery’s official social channels when talking about the lottery online. Look for the blue check mark before interacting on social media. You can also find our official social media pages here:
    • Our official Facebook handle is @OhioLottery
    • Our official Instagram handle is @OHLottery
    • Our official Twitter handle is @OHLottery
 
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. You can find additional Security Awareness tips on our website.
 
Posted: 9/21/2021 9:31:04 AM


Lucky Pet, Lucky Owner!

We know you love your pets, and now we want you to share them with us for a chance to win Doggone Lucky Scratch-Offs!

Getting in on the fun is easy. 

All you need to do is visit the giveaway landing page, fill out the form, and upload an image of your pet.

Whether your pet is a dog, cat, hamster, duck or iguana, all pets are welcome! 

One grand prize winner will have their pet featured on our social media channels and will receive two books of Doggone Lucky Scratch-Offs valued at $400.

Five second-tier winners will have their pets featured in a post on our social media channels and will receive one book of Doggone Lucky Scratch-offs.

The Lucky Pet, Lucky Owner Giveaway runs from September 20-26.

Get your tail in the game today!



 
Posted: 9/20/2021 1:02:28 PM


Responsible Gaming Is Always A Good Idea!

This week marks Responsible Gaming Education Week, and it's our opportunity to remind you that gambling responsibly is the key to keeping it fun!

Responsible Gaming Education Week, September 19 through the 25, provides an opportunity for gaming employees to refresh their responsible gaming training, promote transparency and gaming literacy to customers, and work with community partners on advancing responsible gaming initiatives.

At the Ohio Lottery, we want our players to have fun when playing our games, and that means knowing the limits.

We promote responsible play year round with our advertising campaigns and website keepitfunohio.com which offers a number of resources for players any anyone who is curious about responsible play. 

When you visit Keep It Fun Ohio, we'll give you the myths and facts about gambling. 

You can also use the Costulator to see how much you're really spending on gambling.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a gambling problem, call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966.

 
 
Posted: 9/19/2021 10:27:44 AM


Mega and Powerball Top $400 Million Each

$862 million! 

That's how much you could win with this weekend's combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots!

Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is $405 million with an estimated cash value of $294.7 million. If there's a winner, it will be the 13th largest jackpot-winner in the game's history.

Powerball is gearing up for a fun Saturday night with a jackpot of $457 million. The estimated cash value is $331.6 million.

Tickets for both Mega Millions and Powerball are $2. For an extra $1, you can add the Megaplier or the Powerplay to amplify your non-jackpot prize winnings.

Get into the fun this weekend with Mega Millions and Powerball!

Click here to learn more about the multi-state jackpot games and all Ohio Lottery games.

 
Posted: 9/17/2021 2:42:57 PM


Winner Stories Wanted

Calling all winners!

We always love hearing your winning stories, and now sharing your story could get you a spot in an Ohio Lottery commercial!

We're looking for Ohio Lottery players and Ohio Lottery retailers to tell stories about their wins.

Whether its a big win or a small win, every story counts.

Maybe it's the way you chose your numbers, or how you scratched your ticket, or how you shared in the excitement of a long-time customer's win.

All you have to do is visit ohiolottery.com/stories, fill out the form, and hit submit story.

Select indivuals will be chosen to join the Winners Roundtable for a chance to be in an Ohio Lottery commercial. And if you're selected, you'll get some cool lottery swag and Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs for your time.

Click here to submit your winning story today!

 
 
Posted: 9/16/2021 2:07:48 PM


Congratulations to the Partners in Education School of the Year!

Congratulations are in order for Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Stow! The school is the Ohio Lottery Partners in Education 2020-2021 School of the Year!

Click here to see the celebration video for Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

How did they win the award?

SMFHS was selected in a random drawing comprised of 162 Ohio schools who participated in the Lottery’s Partners in Education program during the 2020-2021 school year.

Student Rosa Tate was nominated for Academic All-Star which made the school eligible for the School of the Year drawing.

We loaded them up with some goodies including a School of the Year trophy, a $1,000 gift card to Office Max, and autographed team merchandise from major and minor league sports teams across Ohio to be used for fundraising efforts.

All students and staff also received a Partners in Education back sack.

Congratulations, and Go Bulldogs!

Now's your chance to get in on the Partners in Education excitement! Each month during the school year, September to May, we accept nominations for Teacher of the Month and Academic All-Star.  

Nominations are accepted by the 10th of each month through an online submission form on the Ohio Lottery website.

Visit https://www.ohiolottery.com/About/Partners-in-Education to submit a nomination for a student or teacher. 
 
Posted: 9/16/2021 12:00:22 PM


Winner Wednesday

Winning is the name of the game on a Winner Wednesday, and we've got a few fun winners to share!

Ohio Millions brought a players in Willard and Londonberry big wins last week.

Carlos from Willard played Ohio Millions and won $10,000. He bought his lucky winning ticket at Willard Convenience Mart.

Carla from Londonderry also won $10,000 playing Ohio Millions! She purchased her ticket from Par Mar in Chillicothe. 

Andrew from Olive Hill, KY bought a $5 Cash Multiplier scratch-off and won a $150,000 top prize. He purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5228 in Ironton. 

$500,000 Cashword brought Charlotte from Bidwell a lot of luck! $10,000 to be exact. She bought her scratch-off from Brown Brothers in Gallipolis.

Neal from Dayton bought a Bingo X10 scratch-off and won $10,000. Valero Gas Station, located at 201 Valley St. in Dayton sold the winning ticket. 

The holiday weekend brought a big Powerball win and a Rolling Cash 5 win. 

Lakeside Sports Shop sold a winning $1 million Powerball ticket. MBS Smoke and Cell sold a winning $140,000 Rolling Cash 5 ticket.
 
Your winning story could land you a spot in an Ohio Lottery commercial! Click here to learn more!

Select individuals will be chosen to join the ‘winners roundtable’ for a chance to be in a lottery commercial. 

And, if you're selected, you’ll get some cool lottery swag and Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs for your time.

Have a lucky week!
Posted: 9/15/2021 8:45:17 AM


Big Weekend for Jackpots

Triple 7's are commonly associated with good luck, so it might be a sign that you should give Mega Millions and Powerball a try this weekend.

The jackpots are a combined $777 million! 
 
The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing is $368 million.

The Powerball jackpot for tomorrow night's drawing is $409 million.

If you match the first five numbers in either drawing, you win $1 million! 

Tickets for both games are $2 each. You can add the Megaplier or the Power Play for an additional $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

It's easy to get tickets for these big multi-state games at any Ohio Lottery retailer. Purchase at the counter or at any of our self-service machines.

Get your tickets today!
 
Click here to learn more about Powerball and Mega Millions.
Posted: 9/10/2021 9:57:35 AM


September Kicks Off with Winner Wednesday

Do you hear that? It's the sound of our sunny summer days ticking down to fall!

It's a good thing that no matter what season it is, we always have winners to celebrate! 

Loretta from Alliance won $15,000 on the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket™! She's making her list and checking it twice to buy Christmas presents with her winnings.  

Perrysville C-Store sold a winning Lucky for Life ticket for the August 25, 2021 drawing. One lucky player won $25,000 a year for life! 

Cherish of New Marshfield won $10,000 on a Moneybag Multiplier scratch-off! She purchased her winning ticket at South Sixty Market in Zanesville.  


Megan won $500 playing Lady Luck! She bought her winning ticket from Midei Food & Fuel in Tiltonsville and plans to pay some bills with her winnings. 

Leslie of Lorain is all smiles after claiming a $5,200 prize from the evening Pick 4 drawing held June 14. He chose his own numbers, placing a "back-up bet" at Vinny's Sunoco in Lorain. 

Sheena and her husband Samuel stopped in to claim a $300,000 prize on Special Edition Cashword! Sheena purchased her winning ticket at Chauncey Food Mart. 

Josh and Samantha used the #IWonTheOHLottery to share their win with us on social media. They bought a Cash Multiplier scratch-off at Speedway in Gallipolis and won $500. They plan to spend their winnings on their children.

Congratulations to all of our big winners!

We want to celebrate your big win, too. Share your wins on social media using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery and tell us about your win. You could be our next featured winner!
Posted: 9/1/2021 8:03:47 AM