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April Partners in Education Winners

The school year may be coming to an end, but these Ohio students and teachers are still working hard in the classroom! Check out our April Partners in Education Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month.

Our first Academic All Star is Gwen Gojevic. Gwen is in the fourth grade at Westview Elementary School. She is known as a role model with a can-do attitude. Gwen participates in Choir, Yoga, Kids in the Community, and Student Council. Teachers say this about her: “Gwen smiles throughout her day, works hard to accurately accomplish tasks, and does not give up when presented with a challenge.”

Camryn Hemmelgarn is our next Academic All Star. Camryn is a Senior at Turpin High School and is described as a very special young lady; she is a great leader and role model. She is the president of the Kind Club, captain of the Varsity Cheerleaders, member of the Mock Trial team, and student aide in the Media Center. She strives to make sure all students “feel good with themselves.”

Zahia Mills is our next April Academic All Star. Zahia is in the fourth grade at Oxford Elementary School. “She puts her all into her work,” says Intervention Specialist, Lynne Gains. She works to independently solve problems and is a curious reader.

Our next Academic All Star is Israel Mujibi. Israel is in the first grade at Hamilton Elementary School. He is described as a star student. First grade teacher, Mrs. Fisher, said, “Israel is one of the most caring students. He is kind to everyone, encourages his classmates, and praises them when they do well. He helps people in need by sharing his supplies or assisting students when struggle with various activities and assignments.”

Our fifth Academic All Star is Jaliyah Mixon. Jaliyah is a Junior at East Palestine High School. She is described as “a great student with notable attendance and flawless behavior”. Jaliyah is involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities. She is a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball and Track teams. She is involved in Student Council as Class President, Science Club, and is a member of National Honor Society. She also attends Science Camp and YSU Youth Leadership Summit.

Ryan Turner is our sixth April Academic All Star. Ryan is in the eighth grade at Edison Middle School. He is described as a model student and an extremely hard worker. Ryan is a member of the Basketball and Baseball teams, and he maintains “stellar grades”. He is also an active member of his church. Mrs. Self is Ryan’s teacher, and she said, “Excellence is strived for in all that he does! He is the most polite and respectful student you would ever have the pleasure of meeting.”

Leigh Crites is our first April Teacher of the Month. Leigh teaches fifth grade Science and Social Studies at Morrison Gordon Elementary School. Alicia and Joel Porter are the parents of one of Leigh’s students. They said, “Leigh is an excellent Science and Social Studies teacher. [Our] son has excelled in her class because of the way she engages the students.” Leigh coordinates a camping trip to Hocking Hills each year to show students how water, rocks, and trees shape our landscape.

Our next Teacher of the Month is Bonnie Sansenbaugher. Bonnie teaches STEM, Environmental Science, Biology, and Oceanography for grades 9-12 at East Palestine High School. Along with being described as an “amazing and engaging high school science teacher”, Bonnie is known for her involvement in her school and community. She is the co-founder of the Science Club, organizes the summer Science Camp, the advisor and supervisor for Student Council, and has coached Volleyball, Basketball and Track. Bonnie was selected to participate in the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Math-Science-Technology Institute and was published in Science & Children magazine along with another teacher. She volunteers at Dog Days a Day of Giving and Park Board activities.

Marian Stephens is our next Teacher of the Month. Marian is a Title One Reading Specialist for grades 2-4 at Oxford Elementary School. She is described as someone who “students and staff look forward to seeing each day because she is always smiling and positive.” A fellow staff member said, “She energetically teaches Reading, coaches teachers, mentors others in the building, manages the Scholastic Book Fair, and coaches Student Council.”

Our fourth Teacher of the Month is Brandon Thomas. Brandon teaches Agricultural Food and Natural Resources for grades 9-12 at Liberty Union-Thurston High School. He is known for spending hours before, during, and after school helping students. Cortni Brunty has a child in Brandon’s class, and she had this to say: “Mr. Thomas has personally helped my kid find her voice and be confident in herself.”

Congratulations to all of our April Partners in Education winners! 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: 5/22/2019 3:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

This past weekend, we celebrated Mother’s Day. Today, we’re celebrating big winners! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week!

Donald Conger of Wellston scratched his way to a big win this week! He won $15,000 playing Decade of Dollars. Donald purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #9335, located at 1219 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Wellston.

Bryon Maschari of Norwalk hit a big win this week. He won $50,000 playing the $5 EZPLAY game, Blackjack.

Tyler Harrel of Marietta is celebrating a big win this Winner Wednesday. He won $50,000 playing the $5 scratch off, Bingo Times 10. Tyler purchased his winning ticket at Par Mar #6, located at 101 Alta St. in Marietta.

Amy Ketchum of Kinsman is shining bright after her big win this week. She won the top prize of $150,000 playing Emerald Green 7’s. Emerald Green 7’s is part of the Jewel 7’s family of $5 scratch offs. Amy purchased her winning ticket at Main Street Convenience, located at 8509 Main St. in Kinsman.

Edward Romano of Minerva picked up a big win this week. He won $27,500 playing Pick 5! Edward purchased his winning ticket at Rocky’s III, located at 625 Lincolnway E. in Minerva.

Loretta Gilmer of Youngstown struck gold this week! She won $20,000 playing the $10 scratch off, Diamonds and Gold. Loretta purchased her winning ticket at Big Apple Supermarket, located at 1108 McGuffey Rd. in Youngstown.





Anthony Plicinski of Oregon won big playing Pick 5 this week. He won $55,000 playing the daily draw game. He won big on the May 13, 2019 evening draw. The winning numbers were 4-4-7-7-7. Anthony purchased his winning ticket at Johnny’s On the Spot II, located at 3205 Navarre Ave. in Oregon.

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

Posted: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 PM


New Scratch Offs Coming May 15

Are you ready? May 15 brings a brand-new batch of scratch offs! We’ve got dogs, diamonds, and treasures! 
New-Scratch-Offs-May.pngTry $1 Lucky Dog Doubler for a chance at $1,000. Match three like prize amounts and win that prize. Match two plus a paw symbol and win double the prize automatically! Keep an eye on our social channels for the details on a fun Lucky Dog Doubler promotion for you and your pooch!

Our newest $2 scratch off is Diamonds x10. This scratch off has a top prize of $10,000. Reveal a coin symbol and win the corresponding prize. Reveal a 5X symbol and win 5 times the prize for that symbol. Reveal a double diamond and win 10 times the prize shown for that symbol.

At $3, Twisted Treasures gives you a shot at a $30,000 prize. First scratch your numbers, then scratch the corresponding numbers in the “Your Paths” area and follow the path to your prize when you match four numbers in the same colored path.

Monopoly 25X is a $5 scratch off with a $150,000 top prize.  Win five, ten or twenty-five times the prize when you reveal a 5x, 10x or 25x symbol.

Our newest $10 scratch off 50x the Money has a top prize of $500,000. This scratch off gives you 20 chances to win. Find the money stack symbol and win the prize shown automatically.  

Check out your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer for these fun new scratch offs May 15 or click here to get a look at our entire offering of scratch offs!
 
 
Posted: 5/11/2019 10:59:42 AM


Winner Wednesday

Temperatures are heating up, and these Ohio Lottery players are celebrating some hot wins! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week!

Bishop Starkey of Youngstown rolled his way to a big win this week. He won $110,000 playing Rolling Cash 5! Bishop won big on the April 28, 2019 drawing. He purchased his winning ticket at South Avenue Sparkle, located at 4121 South Avenue in Youngstown.

David Logan of Rutland scratched his way to a big win. He won $5,000 playing the scratch off, 40th Anniversary Millions. David purchased his winning ticket at Seaman’s Cardinal Super Market.

Cheri Yelton of Jackson had a big Powerball win this week. She won $250,000 playing the draw game. Cheri purchased her winning ticket at Marengo Mart in Marengo.

Orlando Merriweather of Elyria scratched his way to a big payout this week. He won $10,000 playing the $20 scratch off, $5 Million Payout.

Bryan Wittler of Stoneboro, PA is celebrating a rocking win this week. He won $19,175 playing the EZPLAY Progressive Jackpot game, Rock’n 777s. Bryan purchased his winning ticket at The Lone Tree Tavern, located at 33009 Lorain Rd. in North Ridgeville.

Nettie Ellis of Huron is celebrating a big Powerball win this week. She won $25,000 playing the draw game. Nettie won big on the May 2, 2019 drawing.

Curtis Honaker of Bellevue scratched his way to a blowout win. He won $10,000 playing the $20 scratch off, Ohio Cash Blowout!

Linda Buck of Deerfield hit the jackpot this week. She won $155,000 playing Rolling Cash 5. Linda won big on the May 4, 2019 drawing. She purchased her winning ticket at Little Lotto Shack, located at 4447 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown.

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

Posted: 5/8/2019 12:00:00 PM


Welcoming May with Winner Wednesday

It’s the first day of May, and we know just how to celebrate: with Winner Wednesday! Check out who’s winning in Ohio this week!

John Plott of Vermilion had a mega win this week! He won $10,000 playing Mega Millions. John’s win happened on the April 26, 2019 drawing. He purchased his winning ticket at Mickey Mart #56, located at 302 W. Jefferson St. in Republic.

Jennifer Owsley of Dayton kicked off the week with a hot big win! She won the top prize of $20,000 playing the $2 scratch off, Some Like It Hot. Jennifer is holding on to her prize for warmer weather. She’s going to use the money for a well-deserved vacation!

David Allen of Phillipsburg won’t just be celebrating his big win this week; he’ll be celebrating for the next decade! He won the top prize of $1,000 a month for 10 years playing the $2 scratch off, Decade of Dollars. David’s prize will be paid in 10 annual payments of $12,000 before taxes. His prize total is $120,000! He has not yet decided what he plans to do with his prize, but he was very excited about the big win.

Irene Ott of Elyria scratched her way to a big win this week! She won $10,000 playing the $30 scratch off, Max the Money.

Jamie Russell of Chillicothe is racing into the new month with a big win! She won $10,000 playing the $30 scratch off, Fastest Road to $1 Million. Jamie purchased her winning ticket at Kroger #363, located at 220 Waverly Plaza in Waverly.

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

Posted: 5/1/2019 2:00:00 PM


March Partners in Education Winners

We officially welcomed Spring last month, and these Ohio students and teachers really stepped up to the plate! Check out our March Partners in Education Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month.

Our first Academic All Star is Millicent Ackleys. Millicent is a seventh grader at Teays Valley West Middle School. She is described as a hard worker. Teachers say, “She comes to class with a positive attitude and a smile on her face daily. She is quietly attentive, will respond when call upon, and works well in group settings.”

Madilyn Gaydos, a Junior at Brunswick High School, is our next Academic All Star. She is a member of the varsity tennis team and was a co-captain this past season. Madilyn also strives academically. She is studying college Chinese, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She is also very involved in her community. Madilyn is a weekly Library and Safety Town volunteer, a tutor, and a volunteer at the senior center.

Skye Hoover is an eighth grader at Edison Middle School and a March Academic All Star. Skye is described as “a delightful young lady” and “a joy to have in class”. She is a member of the school band, Model UN, and Junior Teen Institute. Skye is known for her work ethic. Teachers said, “Skye leads by example and is kind and generous to her peers. […] we all feel very lucky to have the pleasure of teaching this remarkable young lady.”

Our fourth Academic All Star is Thomas Ryerson. Thomas is a seventh grader at Milton-Union Middle School. He is known for always having a smile on his face and putting forth his best effort. Teachers note that he is willing to work with anyone and gets along with everyone.

Our first Teacher of the Month is Tammy Broughton. Tammy is a Math Intervention Specialist for grades 7-8 at Dixie Middle School. She is known for being a problem solver and doing it with a smile on her face. Tammy is well respected by her students and looked up to by her peers. A fellow teacher says, “Our building would be lost without her!”

Matt England is our next Teacher of the Month. Matt teaches Technology for grades 6-8 at Rocky River Middle School. He is described as innovative and a leader. Along with teaching technology, Matt is coordinator for the school’s essentials team which includes Band, Choir, Fitness, Art and College and Career Readiness.

Anne Markijohn teaches Physics and Chemistry for grades eleven and twelve at Geneva High School and is a March Teacher of the Month. Anne is known for her service, creativity, and dedication in the classroom and community. She is praised for her lessons and classroom activities by fellow teachers. Outside of the classroom, she runs Quiz Bowl, Academic Challenge, Science Fair, Sunshine Committee, and is a class advisor. “She is always ready to step up and serve our community and school,” says coworker, Matt Hunt.

Our next Teacher of the Month is Chelsea Minnich. Chelsea teaches third grade English Language Arts at Parkway Elementary School. She is known for her character, effort, and dedication to achieving the school’s mission. She also demonstrates leadership as a member of the Teacher Based Team, the Building Leadership Team, and the District Leadership. A fellow teacher said this about Chelsea: “[…] she represents everything Alliance City Schools stands for. Our district, our school, and most of all, her students, are so lucky to have her!”

Our fifth Teacher of the Month is Sue Stark. Sue teaches fifth grade English Language Arts and Reading at Galion Intermediate School. She is described as a leader and someone who is always willing to help. The Assistant Principal had this to say about Sue: “Her passion for teaching is unmatched. Mrs. Stark is an outstanding educator that goes above and beyond for all students at Galion Intermediate School.”

Congratulations to all of our March 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: 4/25/2019 3:30:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

Another Wednesday has arrived, and we have the winner stories you’re looking for! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Yelynda “Lynn” Haskins of Navarre celebrated a mega win this week! She won $10,000 playing Mega Millions! Yelynda is planning to set sail with her prize. She wants to put some of the money towards going on a cruise and to move to a new place. Her winning ticket was purchased at S&K Mart, located at 2019 Harrisburg Rd. NE in Canton.

Kevin Collier of Toledo had a perfect win this week. He won $31,407 playing EZPLAY Progressive Jackpot game, Perfect Game 300. Kevin purchased his winning ticket at Hill Street Pub, located at 6240 Hill Avenue in Toledo.

Joshua Fosgate of Elmore is another big winner this week. He won $10,000 playing $10 scratch off, Million Dollar Multiplier. Joshua purchased his winning ticket at Tina’s Country Market, located at 3100 OH-51 in Elmore.

Ricky Law of Warren raced his way to a big win this week. He won $10,000 playing $30 scratch off, Fastest Road to $1 Million.

John Hensley of Sandusky rolled into a big win this week. He won $130,000 playing daily draw game, Rolling Cash 5. John won the jackpot for the April 14, 2019 drawing. The winning numbers were 5-14-25-31-36. He purchased his winning ticket at Dave’s Park Avery, located at 104 W. Mason Rd. in Milan.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Check back next week to see who else is winning in Ohio!
 
Posted: 4/24/2019 12:00:00 PM


Celebrating Dyngus Day

The Easter holiday has passed, but the celebrations did not end after Sunday. On Monday, we polka danced our way through the 9th Annual Cleveland Dyngus Day!

Dyngus Day is an annual festival that is always held the day after Easter in celebration of Polish and Easter European heritage. We brought our Money Grab Booth to Gordon Square! Attendees had the chance to enter any non-winning Jewel 7’s scratch off into a drawing for a chance to spend 30 seconds in the booth and win some awesome prizes. Our five drawing winners ended the day with bellies full of kielbasa and pierogis and pockets full of prizes!

All five drawing winners received $100 worth of Decade of Dollars scratch offs, a $25 voucher for official Dyngus Day merchandise, and 2 tickets to Cleveland Oktoberfest. We also had some exciting local prizes for our drawing winners! To see all of our winners and their prizes, head to our Facebook page.

Jewel 7’s is our newest family of $5 scratch offs. Try Ruby Red 7’s, Emerald Green 7’s, Diamond White 7’s and Sapphire Blue 7’s for a chance to win the top prize of $150,000. Click here to learn more!

You can find us next this Friday (4/26) and Saturday (4/27) in Columbus! We’ll be at the Professional Bull Riders Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic at the Schottenstein Center.
 
Posted: 4/23/2019 1:00:00 PM


Big Winner In BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGEā„¢

This week 16 winners of the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ second chance promotion enjoyed their four-day three-night all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas. While they were there, they got a chance to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE, and one of them came home a big winner!

Brian Harmon from Union City came home with a big smile on his face and an oversized check for $2 million. He played the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE and found the GOLDEN TICKET in the first two rounds for a prize of $500,000. When he moved on to the third and final round with a chance to multiply his prize, he found a 4X to win $2 million.

Brian-Harmon-Billion-Dollar-Challenge-Winner.pngWhile he was on stage, his wife, Kim, was watching from the audience. 

"She was crying she was so happy, and I was jumping up and down.To me that was a dream, and it's hard to process in your mind. Two million dollars!" Brian said.

He had been to Las Vegas one time before and won $1,200 playing a slot machine, but it's safe to say that this win takes the cake. Now he's ready to simply enjoy life.

"We want to invest the money and retire so we can enjoy life. I've been working since I was ten years old as a kid on a farm, so I'd like to sit back and relax for a while," he said.

Congratulations, Brian! Here's hoping for lots of rest and relaxation in the future! 

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Posted: 4/19/2019 12:13:58 PM


A Shining Winner Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week, and these Ohio Lottery players are heading into the weekend with big wins to celebrate! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Bradley Scott, Jr. of Stockport is shining like a diamond this week after his big win! He won the top prize of $150,000 playing Diamond White 7’s! Diamond White 7’s is part of our newest family of $5 scratch offs, Jewel 7’s. The family is also made up of Emerald Green 7’s, Ruby Red 7’s, and Sapphire Blue 7’s. Bradley purchased his winning ticket at Par Mar #2, located at 8600 OH-339 in Vincent.

Elizabeth Mooney of Struthers is another top prize winner this week! She won $300,000 playing $5 Special Edition Cashword. Elizabeth purchased her winning scratch off at Stop N Go, located at 1008 Youngstown-Poland Rd. in Struthers.

George Stephens of Youngstown scratched his way to a top prize this week! He won $150,000 playing $5 Casino Royale! George did not believe that he was a big winner at first! “I couldn’t believe my eyes, I just sat there and stared at it. It was surreal,” he said. George purchased his winning ticket at Sami Quick Stop in Youngstown.

Jeffrey Hollen of Guysville celebrated a big payout this week! He won $10,000 playing the $20 scratch off, $5 Million Payout! Jeffrey purchased his winning ticket at Pantry Pride Market, located at 1150 Celina Rd. in Saint Marys.

Kelly Tibbs of Shelby struck gold with her big win this week! She won $20,000 playing $10 Diamonds and Gold! Kelly purchased her winning scratch off at Shebly Duchess #1206 in Shelby.

Sheila Crawford of Norwalk had an extravagant win this week! She won $10,000 playing the $20 scratch off, $100 Million Cash Extravaganza!

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

Posted: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 PM