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Here we are kicking off the month of July!

Barbeques, family get-togethers, and fireworks are likely on tap for you this month, and we've got some new Ohio Lottery fun to go with it.

New scratch-offs are out July 19, and we're counting down to the end of two big second chance promotions. And don't forget about new winner stories!

Click here to get the complete wrap-up on In the Know.

 
Posted: 7/1/2022 3:26:16 PM


Come celebrate 35 years of Cash Explosion with us!

Back in 1987, gas was $.89 a gallon, a stamp was $.24, and Cash Explosion aired for the first time on TV sets across Ohio!

Since then, the show has been making winners for 35 years, and this summer we're celebrating... BIG TIME!
 
We're marking 35 years of Cash Explosion with a live show at the Ohio State Fair where contestants will get the chance to win the single largest prize in Cash Explosion history.
 
Eight contestants will be drawn from the live audience to join eight pre-selected contestants to play for the $350,000 top prize on July 31, 2022, at Taft Coliseum at the Ohio State Fair.

You know we love to make the Cash Explosion experience fun for everyone, so we'll be giving away $50,000 in prizes to the audience throughout the show taping.
 
How do you get in? Easy!

No tickets are required to be a member of the audience, but it you want to be in the contestant drawing that day, you need to bring your 35th Anniversary Cash Explosion Scratch-Off with the Cash Explosion 35th Anniversary symbol revealed to be entered for the live contestant drawing.

Just visit the registration table outside Taft Coliseum from 10 am to 2:30 pm the day of the show.

Seating is first come first served, so swing by and get your wristband for guaranteed seating.
 
The doors will open at 1:30 pm to seat the audience, and the show gets on the road at 3:00 pm.

Let's celebrate together! To learn more about Cash Explosion click here.

 
Posted: 7/1/2022 2:04:58 PM


Mega and Powerball jackpots combined $725 Million!

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are rockin’!

At a combined $725 million, you could really put some boom into your July 4th weekend with one of these jackpots.

Get your tickets today for the $365 million jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing!

Or try for the $360 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday.

Tickets for Mega Millions and Powerball are $2 each.

Don't forget to add Power Play or Megaplier for an extra $1for a chance to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

Getting tickets is easy at any Ohio Lottery retailer.

You can even skip the line and use one of our self-serve kiosks.

Click here to learn more about our self-serve kiosks.
 
 
Posted: 6/29/2022 9:46:32 AM


Winner! Winner! Winner Wednesday!

Wondering who is really having fun this week? Wondering who won big prizes?

We've got you covered this Winner Wednesday!

Rolling Cash 5 winners seem to be having the most fun this week.

Randy won $110,000 in the Rolling Cash 5 drawing held on June 21. 

He bought his winning ticket at BPOE Lodge 973 in Athens.

David played Rolling Cash 5 and his auto-pick ticket matched 5 to win $60,001 in the June 15 drawing!

He bought his winning ticket at Bright Road Beverage in Findlay.

Patrick won $120,000 on his Rolling Cash 5 ticket for the June 19 drawing.

He bought his auto-pick ticket at Kroger #536 in Fremont.

Scratch-off players are having some fun, too!

Edward played Ohio Bonus Cash and scored big! He won $10,000. 

Mac-A-Doo's Drive Thru in Portsmouth sold Edward his winning ticket.

You can share your big wins with us on social media!

Just snap a photo of yourself and your winning ticket after you cash it along with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery. 

Click here to visit our press release section to see more winning claims. 

Posted: 6/29/2022 8:19:38 AM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Blanchester Point

The friendly staff at our Retailer-of-the-Week, Blanchester Point, is waiting to help you with your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

You'll be greeted with a warm welcome when you walk through the doors of this clean retail location with top notch customer service.
 
The employees let you know when new games are coming or if they've been released, and their scratch-off bins are never empty. Never!

Did we mention they'll wish you good luck with every ticket purchase?

Visit Blanchester Point in Blanchester for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
 

Posted: 6/27/2022 11:49:35 AM


Catching up with winners on Winner Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! 

We're loving all of the wins our players are sharing with us on social media, so today we're going to catch up with some of those recent winners sharing their exciting news with the world!

Troy won $1,000 on Monopoly 200X.

He bought his winning ticket at Milford-Mulberry Kroger in Milford.

What's he going to do? He's saving his winnings!

Lisa is celebrating a $10,000 win on Million Dollar Mega Multiplier.

She picked up her winning ticket at Kroger in Toledo.

She plans to use her winnings for some home updates and a vacation.

Daniel from Paulding decided to give the $10 Quick Spot EZPLAY a try and he won the $78,538 progressive jackpot!

He bought his winning ticket at John Paulding VFW Post #587.

Jamie won $250,000 on the Power 25X scratch-off!

She's going to pay off her house and car thanks to her big win.

Express Mart in Lima sold the winning ticket.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

We love hearing your winning stories, and it's easy to share yours with us.

Just add the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery to your social media posts and photos with Ohio Lottery wins!

You could be our next featured winner.
 
Posted: 6/22/2022 11:08:11 AM


New Scratch-Offs Are Here!

Get ready!

We’ve got new four new scratch-offs to spice up your summertime fun coming June 21 to an Ohio Lottery retailer near you.

Try the $1 scratch-off Match 2 Win. Find the moneybag symbol and win the prize shown automatically! Top prize, $1,000.

If you have $2 to spare, give the 7’s scratch-off a go. You win the prize shown when you reveal a 7 symbol. And if you find a cherry, piggy bank, gnome, shark, jalapeño or mouse symbol you win double the prize shown. Top prize, $10,000!

Get your calculator out and get ready to play the $5 scratch-off Plus the Money! It gives you a shot at a $100,000 top prize. When you reveal a +$50 symbol, add $50 to the prize shown under that symbol and win that amount! If you find a +$100 symbol, add $100 to the prize shown under that symbol and win that amount!

You get eight BINGO cards to play on the $5 Bingo Times 25 scratch-off, plus a bonus box to scratch. You could win up to $100,000 with this scratch-off! 

Our newest $20 scratch-off is Mega Cash. This scratch-off comes with bonus boxes and a shot at the top prize of $2,000,000! Winning tickets in this game total $30 and higher! Plus, if you reveal a roll of money symbol, you win all 20 prizes shown.

Learn more about all Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs by clicking here.  
 
Posted: 6/21/2022 9:30:53 AM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Beverage Oasis

The friendly staff at Beverage Oasis in Springfield is waiting to help you with your next Ohio Lottery purchase!

This retailer was named Retailer-of-the-Week because it offers great customer service and the staff knows their lottery products.

Beverage Oasis is a drive thru and walk-in store that likes to have fun selling Lottery.

The store carries the latest games and has multiple self-serve kiosks.

Employees not only know a lot about the games, they love to celebrate every win with their customers. Their walk-in area has a wall displaying their customers' big wins. 

Visit Beverage Oasis for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 6/20/2022 11:01:17 AM


Winner Wednesday!

The month of June is flying by, and our Ohio Lottery players are dropping by to show off their big wins.

Melvin bought a Millions scratch-off and won the top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years! That's $1 million!

He chose the cash option prize instead of the annuity and will receive $360,000 after taxes. 

He bought his winning ticket at Par Mar #31 in Jackson.

There were some lucky Rolling Cash 5 winners over the weekend.

David won $110,000 in the June 14, 2022 drawing. He bought his winning ticket at Leen's General Store in Springfield.

VFW Post 9716 in Streetsboro sold a winning Rolling Cash 5 ticket worth $100,000 in the June 10 drawing.

Sharing your wins on social media is highly encouraged AFTER you cash your winning ticket!

You could be like LeShonda!

She snapped a selfie with her winning ticket and shared it with us. 

She played $300 Million Diamond Dazzler and won $10,000!

Quick Shop Food Mart in South Euclid sold the winning ticket.

We want to tell your winning story next! When you claim your prize in one of our regional offices, ask to get your photo with the big check. 

You can also share your win with us on social media by using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!

 
Posted: 6/15/2022 1:46:21 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Family Food Center

If you're looking for friendly staff to handle your next Ohio Lottery purchase, give our Retailer-of-the-Week, Family Food Center in Toledo a try!

You'll find friendly employees from the neighborhood who take pride in being a go-to store for the community. 

You can play your favorite games in the dedicated Lottery area with plenty of space for customers.
 
Owner Norman Isso and his staff provide a friendly, clean environment!

Check out Family Food Center for your Ohio Lottery needs.
 

Posted: 6/13/2022 11:21:58 AM