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It's Winner Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! We're halfway through the week with a little spring weather preview making people across Ohio smile, but they're not smiling like our Ohio Lottery winners!

Karen won $100,000 playing the Bingo 25X scratch-off.

Karen says she and her husband picked up a few scratch-offs recenly and won $5 or $10, then they'd play again with their winnings. This was their biggest win.

"I was just in total shock and disbelief! People do win!" Karen said.

Karen and her husband have a few options for their winnings. She said they need a new deck and a new car. They also plan to share some with their grown children.

Par Mar Store #231 in Cambridge sold the winning ticket.

Tim from Wooster got lucky twice!

First he bought a Lady Luck 100X scratch-off and won $50, then he used his winnings to buy a 50th Anniversary scratch-off.

His second ticket was really lucky because he won $1 million!

Tim chose to take the cash option prize of $500,000.

He said he's planning to buy a Harley Davidson with his winnings.

BellStores #1159 in Wooster sold the winning ticket.

We love hearing winner stories like these! You can share your story by visiting our Winner Stories page.

You could be our next featured winner.
Posted: 2/28/2024 11:51:31 AM

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots near $1 billion!

Where could you win nearly $1 billion?

In tonight’s Mega Millions drawing and tomorrow’s Powerball drawing!

The Mega Millions jackpot sits at $563 million.

Tickets are $2 each, and you can add Megaplier for $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

Don’t forget, if you match five numbers but miss the gold ball, you win $1 million!

The Powerball jackpot, with the drawing set for tomorrow night, sits at $412 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 each, and you can add the Power Play for $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

Just like with Mega, when you match five numbers but miss the red ball, you win $1 million!

Stop by an Ohio Lottery retailer today and pick up your tickets!

Posted: 2/27/2024 10:33:04 AM

New and old tickets make winners on Winner Wednesday!

You just never know when luck will strike on an Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off - sometimes it's a new ticket, and sometimes it's one that's been out for a while.

Today's Winner Wednesday blog is a combination of both!

John picked up the new Lady Luck 100X scratch-off and won $150,000!

He said he had to grab his glasses to look more closely because he didn't believe he had won.

John plans to pay off some bills and get put in a new kitchen with his winnings.

He bought his winning ticket at Speedway #9186 in Logan.

Robert from Adena is celebrating a big win on the Merry & Bright scratch-off.

He said he picked up his ticket on Valentine's Day and though he'd play a holiday ticket since in his words, "no one is playing those anymore!"

He made a good choice. He won the top prize of $80,000 a year for 25 years! He chose the cash option prize of $1 million.

Robert and his wife will be getting new cars, and he is planning to invest the rest of his win for retirement. 

CJ's Shurfast Food Mart in Cadiz sold the winning ticket.

Someone got lucky playing Rolling Cash 5 on February 19.

Onestop in Grove City sold the jackpot-winning auto-pick ticket worth $850,000!

The winning numbers were 17-21-31-32-37.

Congratulations, winners! 

Posted: 2/21/2024 11:44:10 AM

December Partners in Education Winners

Written by Dessiona Jackson

Congratulations to our December winners for our Partners in Education program! 

Teachers of the Month

Winners receive a $500 gift card, a prize pack and certificate of excellence.

Nominate A Teacher

Angel Conley“Mrs. Conley has been an excellent 5th grade teacher for my son and his classmates. She shows she genuinely cares for each of her students. She is always looking over them to make sure they are doing okay. She gives them a smile to lift them up throughout the day and makes herself available to talk to if her students need her. You may see her sitting with her students at lunch getting to know them better.  She reminds me of many of the amazing teachers I had growing up who truly and genuinely showed they cared about their students. We are so very lucky to have her in our lives.” — Christy Norris, Parent

“Brenda has a driving love for kids with special needs. She teaches them andBrenda Hartley nourishes them in developing their own individual potential. She has incredible patience and often deals with a variety of difficult behaviors. She never loses hope for her students. She celebrates each victory with her students while loving them through the tough times. Her teaching creativity helps her reach her students at their grade level. She manages a multi-aged classroom while giving individual attention to each student. She has a great support staff of paraprofessionals and a very supportive administration.” — Kathy Laird

Melissa Henke“Mrs. Henke is a compassionate teacher with attention to detail. She is always finding creative ways to help her students learn. She constantly pours her heart and soul into educating her students to the best of their ability. It is so wonderful and rare to have an exceptional teacher who cares so much!” — Steven Henke

Don’t miss the latest Partners in Education news! Follow Our X Page: @OHPartnersinEd

Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars Receive a $100 gift card, a prize pack and a certificate of excellence. 

Nominate A Student 

“Kinsey is very active in sports with cheer and softball, but her passion is volleyball. WhileKinsey Rife playing sports all throughout the school year, with late practices and games, she also works a job at Dairy Queen and still manages to keep making honor roll. She is a leader in everything she does, a great friend and a role model. She’d give the shirt off of her back if one needed it. She has given shoes off her feet because a classmate didn’t have the right shoes for practice! She’s always talking to her friends about keeping their grades up and staying out of trouble. Despite encountering difficult obstacles, she always held her head high and continues to reach for the stars. She wants nothing more than to attend college and play volleyball.” — Kimberly Chatfield, Parent 

Prince Johnson“This student had been doing great all year, not only with his grades and behavior, but also with his character. His heart is pure, and his mind is sharp. I would just love for everyone to acknowledge his path to greatness.” — Prince Sean Arthur Johnson, Parent  

Krislynne Favor
“This student does a great job in my computer classroom. She is always ahead of the class when it comes to technology and computers. I am so impressed with her skills.  Her attitude and behavior are very respectful. She is just an all-star in my book.” — Jack Reppart, Teacher 

Congratulations to our outstanding students and teachers! Don’t forget – you can also Nominate A School For School Of  The Year. Nominations are due by March 10, 2024.   
Posted: 2/21/2024 9:00:00 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Miller's Markets

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Miller's Markets in Lodi!

This small town store does big Lottery business with a team of employees dedicated to taking care of customers and making sure the machines and bins are full.

The staff gets to know all customers amd provides excellent customer service. 

Each week, the store holds a second chance drawing for $10 in free tickets.

Give Miller's Markets a try for your next Ohio Lottery purchase!
Posted: 2/19/2024 11:04:34 AM

Live Drawings Back on Mobile and Web

Here's some bright news headed into the weekend!

All drawings have returned to the Ohio Lottery mobile app and website.

KENO and The Lucky One drawings are back live on the Ohio Lottery mobile app and the website.

You can watch drawings again anytime, anywhere!

EZPLAY® Progressive Jackpots are now updating every two minutes.

Thank you for your patience while we worked to get these services restored. 

You get a little extra for playing KENO through the end of the month. You earn double points for non-winning KENO tickets entered through MyLotto Rewards®  through the end of February! 
Posted: 2/16/2024 3:49:45 PM

Winner Wednesday Love

Happy Valentine's Day!

What's better than chocolates and flowers? An Ohio Lottery win, of course.

Keep an eye out for the story on our Facebook page today for a chance to win a book of Queen of Hearts scratch-offs for yourself and a book for someone you choose!

All in the name of love!

Now let's talk about some of our recent Ohio Lottery winners. 

Caroline is ready to set sail thanks to her win on Pick 4.

She won $40,000 on the Pick 4 ticket she picked up at North Broadway Marathon in Columbus.

She's treating herself with a cruise next month!

John stopped in Donerick's Pub in Columbus and found luck playing the Touch & Win game, Over/Under.

He won $74,419! 

Barbara is celebrating her win on the Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off, Billion!

She won $10,000.

Par Mar Store #168 in The Plains sold the winning ticket. 

Congratulations, winners! 

Posted: 2/14/2024 10:58:02 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Golden Food Mart

Congratulations to Golden Food Mart in Austintown, this week's Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week!

You'll find friendly and reliable service with a staff that likes to get to know their customers and help them with purchases.

The store keeps games in stock so players can always count on a good selection. And, if you're looking for a second chance to win, get into their second chance drawings for customers! 

The staff will keep you updated on big winners left on the scratch-offs they sell, and they will cash your winning tickets up to $599.

Try Golden Food Mart in Austintown for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 2/12/2024 10:32:19 AM

Lady Luck family of Scratch-Offs Coming February 13!

If you're wondering what to get your significant other for Valentine's Day, we have five new scratch-offs to make any Lottery lover swoon!

The Lady Luck family of games will be available at Ohio Lottery retailers on February 13.

You could get the $1 Lady Luck 5X. You or your valentine could win up to $1,000 on this scratch-off loaded with $6 million in toal cash prizes.

Lady Luck 10X is a $2 scratch-off  with a top prize of $10,000. This ticket is loaded with chances for you to win $10 and $20 prizes.

The $5 scratch-Off Lady Luck 25X comes with a shot at $150,000. Plus, you'll find more than $5.9 million in prizes from $50 to $500.

Maybe the $10 Lady Luck 50X is your game. It comes with bonus spots to scratch and a top prize of $500,000.

$20 lady Luck 100X rounds out this family of scratch-offs. You and your valentine can share in the fun of scratching the bonus spots and playing for a chance at the $1 million top prize.

Try the Lady Luck family of games available February 13! 
Posted: 2/8/2024 10:08:30 AM

Winner Wednesday

Ohio Lottery winners are claiming prizes every day!

Last week, winners cashed over $56,828,128 in prizes! 

Ralph is one of them!

He picked up a Monpoly Cashword scratch-off and won $20,000.

He brought his friend Amanda along for the fun.

Izzy's One-Stop in Waverly sold the winning ticket.

Powerball brought some luck for Anthony.

He won $100,000 in the December 27, 2023 drawing.

And last but not least, Sydney found a $150,000 win playing Lots of 500!

She bought her winning ticket at Niles Gas Mart in Niles.

What is your winning story?

Tell us about it on our Winner Story page
Posted: 2/7/2024 10:42:22 AM

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