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Winner Wednesday

April is here, and we’re celebrating our first Winner Wednesday of the month! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Emahkne Lee of Dayton has 25,000 reasons to celebrate after winning $25,000 playing Pick 5! Emahkne won big on the March 29, 2021 evening draw. The winning numbers were 1-3-3-3-1. The winning ticket was purchased at BP West 3rd, located at 4024 West 3rd St. in Dayton.

Keisha Tubbs of Liberty Township is celebrating a double Pick 4 win this week. She won $25,000 on two tickets for the same draw for a total win of $50,000! Keisha won big on the March 29, 2021 midday draw. The winning numbers were 9-9-9-9. She purchased both winning ticket at Ray’s Food Mart, located at 11444 Springfield Pike in Springdale.

Roy McKinley of Blanchester is celebrating a big scratch-off win. He won $20,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Roy purchased his winning ticket at Blanchester Point, located at 310 West Main St. in Blanchester.

Jeremy Huff of Ashland will be celebrating his big win for the next 10 years. He won the top prize of $300,000 playing Decade of Dollars! Jeremy chose the annuity prize option, and will receive his prize in $30,000 installments for the next 10 years. He purchased his winning ticket at Main & Union Duchess #1182, located at 153 East Main St. in Ashland.

Joseph Bernosky of Avon Lake raced into Winner Wednesday with a big win. He won $50,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! Joseph purchased his winning ticket at Avon Lake Food Mart, located at 137 Lear Rd. in Avon Lake.

Allyson Kovacich of Alliance is shining like a diamond after a big win. She won $20,000 playing Black Ice! Allyson purchased her winning ticket at Circle K #5668, located at 911 West State St. in Alliance.

Heather Leaf of Salem passed go and collected a big win. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Monopoly 10X! Heather purchased her winning ticket at Smith Oil #109, located at 968 East State St. in Salem.

Janet Taggart of Cleveland scratched her way to a top prize win. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Janet purchased her winning ticket at City Foods, located at 1810 East 12th St. in Cleveland.

Tom Barrett of Creston is sparkling after a big win. He won $20,000 playing Black Ice! Tom purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5441, located at 134 Main St. in Creston.

Krizma Hoffer of Newark crossed the finish line for a big win. Krizma won $50,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! The winning ticket was purchased at Valero, located at 101 South 2nd St. in Coshocton.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
 
 
Posted: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 PM


Statewide COVID-19 Vaccination Information

All Ohioans ages 16 and up are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

You can search for appointments near you at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov

You can also call the COVID Hotline to schedule an appointment: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
 
There are more than 1,300 providers throughout Ohio, including 11 stationary mass vaccination sites and four mobile clinics that will travel throughout specific regions of the state.
 
Starting this week, 11 stationary mass vaccination sites will open. The stationary sites include:
  • The Knights of Columbus, Lima, Ohio
  • The Lucas County Rec Center, Maumee, Ohio
  • Dayton-Montgomery County Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio
  • The Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • The Summit County Fairgrounds, Akron, Ohio
  • The site of the former Dillard's at Southern Park Mall, Youngstown, Ohio
  • The Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Wilmington Airpark, Wilmington, Ohio
  • Adena Medical Education Center, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Wayne Street Medical Campus, Marietta, Ohio
  • Colony Square Mall, Zanesville, Ohio
For more information about the stationary and mobile clinics, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov
 
Posted: 4/3/2021 8:37:30 AM


Cash in your MyLotto Rewards Points for Lottery Cash!

Are your MyLotto Rewards points stacking up? Now there’s a way to use your points to get more lottery products!

Lottery Cash is now available at Redemption Central.

You can choose to use 800 points for $10 in Lottery Cash or use 400 points to earn $5 Lottery Cash.

Your Lottery Cash will be added to your MyLotto Rewards account within 24 hours. You can print it out or have the retailer scan your Lottery Cash barcode in the mobile app at the counter or at one of our qualifying self-service machines.

Click here to learn more about how to purchase and use Lottery Cash with the mobile app.
Click here to learn more about how to purchase and use Lottery Cash on a desktop.

When you use your Lottery Cash, plan to use it all. You must use the entire amount in one transaction because you will not receive change or a voucher if there is any remaining amount.   

Lottery Cash does expire, so pay attention to the expiration date.

Currently, Lottery Cash is loaded on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, but dates are subject to change based on availability.

Check Redemption Central often to put your points to work and get your Lottery Cash today!

To learn more about Lottery Cash, Click Here.
Posted: 4/2/2021 10:00:29 AM


Taxes Paid Giveaway

You probably have a lot of family portraits, but we're pretty sure you don't have one like this!

Clear some space in your gallery, because you could win the family portrait from our Taxes Paid commercial and some Taxes Paid Scratch-Offs.

All you have to do is name the family portrait from our Taxes Paid commercial. Just fill out the submission form along with your painting.

The Taxes Paid Giveaway runs April 1 through April 7.

The grand prize winner will receive the official painting featured in the Ohio Lottery's Taxes Paid commercial and a book of $10 Taxes Paid Scratch-Offs.

Three additional winners will be chosen at random to receive a book of $5 Taxes Paid Scratch-Offs, a book of $2 Taxes Paid Scratch-Offs, or a book of $1 Taxes Paid Scratch-Offs. 

Are you ready to name the family portrait? To enter, Click Here! 

 

Posted: 4/1/2021 8:06:12 AM


Springing into April with Winner Wednesday

March is coming an end, but not without some more winner celebrations. Check out who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Gregory Clark of Avon Lake is still feeling some winter joy. He won $50,000 playing Winter Wonderland Riches! Gregory purchased his winning ticket at Discount Drug Mart #04, located at 33382 Walker Rd. in Avon Lake.

Michael Ohearn of Toledo scratched his way to a big win. He won $20,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions! Michael purchased his winning ticket at Lottery Express, located at 1614 South Byrne Rd. in Toledo.

Melissa Rule of Wooster is celebrating a top prize scratch-off win. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Melissa purchased her winning ticket at North End Bell Stores #111, located at 132 West Milltown Rd. in Wooster.

Todd Smith of Massillon is celebrating a dazzling win this week. He won $20,000 playing $300 Million Diamond Dazzler! Todd purchased his winning ticket at Woodlawn Food Market, located at 1910 Woodlawn Ave. NW in Canton.

Cindi Maynard of Quaker City raced her way to a $1 million win. She won the top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! Cindi chose the cash option prize of $500,000. She purchased her winning ticket at Stillion Center Market, located at 11790 Cadiz Rd. in Cambridge.

Samantha Boughan of Harrod is celebrating a big Ohio win. She won $20,000 playing Ohio Millions! Samantha purchased her winning ticket at Mid-Town Market, located at 104 West Main St. in Beaverdam.

Brenda Shearl of Akron is shining like a diamond after a big win. She won $20,000 playing Black Ice! Brenda purchased her winning ticket at Ranibanv, located at 813 Lovers Lane in Akron.

Nicholas Marvin of Strongsville has a big win to celebrate. He won $20,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Nicholas purchased his winning ticket at Giant Eagle Market District, located at 15919 Pearl Rd. in Strongsville.

Curtis Ballew of Ravenna is shining like platinum after a big win. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Millionaire! Curtis purchased his winning ticket at Haylett’s Save 4 Store, located at 3025 State Route 303 in Mantua.

Janie Beddard of Cleveland passed go and collected a top prize. She won the top prize of $20,000 playing Monopoly 10X! Janie purchased her winning ticket at Convenient Food Mart, located at 5250 Warrensville Center Rd. in Maple Heights.

Anthony Sargent of Milan is celebrating a blowout win. He won $20,000 playing Ohio Cash Blowout! Anthony purchased his winning ticket at Friendship Food Store #89, located at 275 Milan Rd. in Norwalk.

Betty Craft of Cleveland is celebrating a top prize win. She won the top prize playing $20,000 Taxes Paid! Betty purchased her winning ticket at K & M Deli and Beverage, located at 7900 Kinsman Rd. in Cleveland.

Vickie Smith of West Milton is still celebrating some holiday fun. She won the top prize of $50,000 playing Holiday Cash Drop! Vickie purchased her winning ticket at Certified Oil #377, located at 891 South Miami St. in West Milton.

Thomas Madrin of Uniontown is celebrating a special edition win. He won the top prize of $300,000 playing Special Edition Cashword! Thomas purchased his winning ticket at Giant Eagle #1618, located at 907 West Maple St. in Hartville.

Lissa Hartman of Columbus is still celebrating some winter winnings. She won $100,000 playing Winter Wonderland Riches! Lissa purchased her winning ticket at Sunoco, located at 4600 East Main St. in Whitehall.

Rebekah Hutchinson of Bryan scratched her way to some green. She won the top prize of $150,000 playing Go for the Green! Rebekah purchased her winning ticket at Bryan Shell, located at 911 East High St. in Bryan.

Valarie Casteel of Columbus has a top prize win to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. She won the top prize of $150,000 playing Go for the Green! Valarie purchased her winning ticket at Mound Street Marathon, located at 1102 West Mound St. in Columbus.

Greg Houk of West Jefferson scratched his way to a top prize win. He won the top prize of $500,000 playing Winter Wonderland Riches! Greg purchased his winning ticket at West Jefferson Marathon, located at 66 West Main St. in West Jefferson.

Larry Best of Marietta has 10,000 reasons to celebrate this week. He won $10,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Larry purchased his winning ticket at Par Mar #83, located at 26960 State Route 7 in Marietta.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
 
Posted: 3/31/2021 12:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

We made it halfway through the week, and we’re ready to celebrate some winners! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio this week.

Charles Tyler of Portsmouth is celebrating a big scratch-off win. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Millionaire! Charles purchased his winning ticket at Gallia Street Valero, located at 2306 Gallia St. in Portsmouth.

Steven Gezo of Graytown scratched his way to a big win. He won $50,000 playing Millions! Steven purchased his winning ticket at Lindsey Village Market, located at 217 South Main St. in Lindsey.

Benjamin Colbert of Tallmadge has 50,000 reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won $50,000 playing $1,000,000 Cashword! Benjamin purchased his winning ticket at Oak Hill Sunoco, located at 2514 Mogadore Rd. in Akron.

Mark Jaworski of Amherst is celebrating a top prize win. He won the top prize playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Mark purchased his winning ticket at Zip Thru Beverage, located at 46100 Middleridge Rd. in Amherst.

Robert Stanovcak, Jr. of Girard is shining like platinum after a big win. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Millionaire! Robert purchased his winning ticket at Girard Shell, located at 420 South State St. in Girard.

Christopher DeVaughn of Toledo hit Bingo and won big. He won $5,500 EZPLAY® game Black Cherry Bingo! Christopher purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5638, located at 2969 Tremainsville Rd. in Toledo.

Jeffrey Nero of Toledo has a big scratch-off win to celebrate. He won $10,000 playing Millions! Jeffrey purchased his winning ticket at The Kroger Co. #511, located at 4925 Jackman Rd. in Toledo.

Barry Blakely of Milan is ready for tax season after a big win. He won $10,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Barry purchased his winning ticket at Friendship Food Store #96, located at 3515 Tiffin Ave. in Sandusky.

Brandon Keriko of Toledo scratched his way to a big win. He won $10,000 playing Platinum Millionaire! Brandon purchased his winning ticket at Monroe Carryout, located at 2829 Monroe St. in Toledo.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 3/24/2021 12:00:00 PM


Keno Clutch Three Promotion Underway!

Get ready to get a little extra fun with your Keno play this month! The Keno Clutch Three Promotion gets underway on select dates starting today, March 19.

On the promotional dates, you'll get a free Keno ticket with a $1 3-spot play for three consecutive draws with every $20 KENO purchase you make.

The KENO Clutch Three promotional dates are March 19 - March 22, March 27 - March 30, April 3 and April 5.  

You can purchase KENO at any Ohio Lottery retailer or at our self-service machines. Watch KENO drawings on demand on the Ohio Lottery mobile app or at ohiolottery.com.



 
Posted: 3/19/2021 10:11:41 AM


Feeling Lucky on Winner Wednesday

Luck is in the air today, and these Ohio Lottery players can feel it! Keep reading to see who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Raymond McQuaide II of Logan has a lot to celebrate this week. He won $10,000 playing Cash Celebration! Raymond purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #9186, located at 175 Mulberry St. in Logan.

Curtiscine Damper of Akron is shining like a diamond after winning $20,000 playing Black Ice! Curtiscine purchased the winning ticket at Copley Marathon, located at 1904 Copley Rd. in Akron.

Joseph Cresap of Cincinnati scratched his way to a big win. He won $20,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Joseph purchased his winning ticket at Clough Marathon, located at 8345 Clough Pike in Cincinnati.

Christopher Wade of Fowler found some leftover holiday luck. He won $50,000 playing Holiday Lucky Times 10! Christopher purchased his winning ticket at Lakeside Sports Shop, located at 2115 Wilson Sharpsville Rd. in Cortland.

Kimberly Cooper of New Carlisle is celebrating a big scratch-off win. She won $50,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions! Kimberly purchased her winning ticket at Just Smokes #7, located at 650 McAdams Dr. in New Carlisle.

Ariell Jordan of Beachwood is shaking off the winter with a big win. He won the top prize of $500,000 playing Winter Wonderland Riches! Ariell purchased his winning ticket at Get Go #3617, located at 6079 Andrew Rd. in Mentor.

Brooke Kreager of Plain City found some holiday money. She won the top prize of $500,000 playing $500,000 Holiday Money! Brooke purchased her winning ticket at Eldorado Scioto Downs Casino, located at 6000 South High St. in Columbus.

Eric Bliss of Akron is celebrating an extreme win this Winner Wednesday. He won the second-tier top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years! Eric chose the cash option prize of $500,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5597, located at 1178 South Arlington St. in Akron.

Bonnie January of Norton scratched her way to a big win. She won $20,000 playing $500,000 Holiday Money! Bonnie purchased her winning ticket at Speedway #3650, located at 1160 Akron Rd. in Wadsworth.

Robert Buckley of Cincinnati has 20,000 reasons to celebrate this week. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Millionaire! Robert purchased his winning ticket at Ameristore Food Mart, located at 6545 Harrison Ave. in Cincinnati.

Jeremy Schumm of Tiffin found some clovers and is celebrating a top prize win. He won the top prize of $150,000 playing Go for the Green! Jeremy purchased his winning ticket at Bascom Carry Out, located at 5890 West Tiffin St. in Bascom.

Stephen Devins has a double win to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won $20,000 playing Platinum Diamond Spectacular and $20,000 playing 45th Anniversary Black! Stephen purchased his winning Platinum Diamond Spectacular ticket at Williamsburg BP, located at 609 West Main St. in Williamsburg. He purchased his winning 45th Anniversary Black ticket at North Main Street Food Mart, located at 1413 North Main St. in Dayton.

Robert Deitrick of Defiance is celebrating a top prize win. He won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Robert purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5658, located at 117 North Clinton St. in Defiance.

Jeffrey Colmar of Middletown has a big Ohio win to celebrate. He won $20,000 playing Ohio Millions! Jeffrey purchased his winning ticket at Kroger Co. #335, located at 428 Oxford State Rd. in Middletown.

Emad Abdeljabar of Grove City has a big scratch-off win to celebrate after winning $50,000 playing $1,000,000 Cashword! Emad purchased the winning ticket at Mill Run Exxon, located at 3880 Park Millrun Dr. in Hilliard.

Jerome Johnson of Defiance raced his way to a big win. He won $10,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! Jerome purchased his winning ticket at Kroger, located at 1890 East 2nd St. in Defiance.

Mark Sabo of Fremont has 10,000 reasons to celebrate. He won $10,000 playing $250,000 Taxes Paid! Mark purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #9691, located at 527 East State St. in Fremont.

Rickey Yantiss of Swanton is celebrating a big KENO win. He won $5,506 playing the draw game! Rickey purchased his winning ticket at Jug’s Bowling Center, located at 5111 Jackman Rd. in Toledo.

Ali Mahmoud raced into Winner Wednesday with a big scratch-off win. He won $10,000 playing Fastest Road to $1 Million! He purchased his winning ticket at Prospect Market, located at 1902 North Detroit Ave. in Toledo.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery! Don’t forget to have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!
 
Posted: 3/17/2021 12:00:00 PM


February Partners in Education Winners

Love was in the air in February, and we love to celebrate Ohio’s hardworking 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 Abeer Hajjaj. Abeer is a freshman at North Olmsted High School. She is described as caring, empathetic, and hardworking. She goes above and beyond and shows a lot of pride in her work. Katie Porter nominated Abeer and said, “Abeer is unique in that she is really caring and empathetic. We are lucky to have her in class and in our community!”

Shianne Reneau is our next Academic All Star. Shianne is in Kindergarten at L. Hollingworth School. She is described as hardworking and eager to learn. Kristen Webb nominated Shianne and said, “She is a great role model to her peers, always smiling and saying ‘Hi.’ Through this hard year, she has just made the best out of it and has not let it get her down.”

Gwynn Baker is our next February Academic All Star. Gwynn is a junior at Centerville High School. She is described as a very hard worker. Gwynn is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the Honor Roll. Along with her academics, Gwynn volunteers at her church.

Our next Academic All Star is Carter Fisher. Carter is in the first grade at Seipelt Elementary School. Carter is described as a talented, hardworking young man. He is active in various sports. He is the leading scorer on his football team and is an accomplished gymnast. Karol Warden nominated Carter and said, “Carter teaches us all that with hard work success is achieved.”

Mekhiah Ellis is a sophomore at Pickerington Central High School and is a February Academic All Star. She is very dedicated to her academics and extracurricular activities. She has a GPA above 4.0, is a member of the Chamber Chorale singers, a runner on the track team, a dancer, and a participant in various school musicals and plays. Leanne Ross nominated Mekhiah and said, “Mekhiah is a role model student in every way. [She] always has a positive attitude and is willing to help other students. Her positive attitude is contagious, and she encourages her peers to always be their best. Mekhiah is an excellent example of someone who always does the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.”

Julia Tucker is our next Academic All Star. Julia is a freshman at Marietta Senior High School. She is dedicated to her academic achievement and is an active student athlete. She plays both basketball and softball. She also studies music, playing the piano and bells.

Matthew Gilkerson is our next February Academic All Star. He is a senior at Fairless High School. He is known for going above and beyond. Matthew assisted with technology supervision while maintaining his GPA and competing in extra-curricular activities. Larry Chambliss nominated Matthew and said, “Matthew decided a couple of years ago that he wanted to give more than receive. He set out with a few class leaders to develop a way of helping teachers and students. As an example of his effort to help his school during the pandemic crisis, he made sure any Google meets were clean, he helped live stream events throughout the period, and assisted teachers and students with our one-to-one capacity.”

Our last February Academic All Star is Lana Estok. Lana is a senior at Brunswick High School. Lana is very active in her school and community. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Huddle, Link Crew, the yearbook, and is co-captain of the girls’ varsity tennis team. Lana plans to attend The Ohio State University and study Criminology. Mark Merchant is Lana’s coach and nominated her for Academic All Star. Mark said, “Her play on the court is a direct relation to her hard work in the classroom. A leader for her teammates, she worked as a mentor to the newer and younger players to be a model of a coachable player that works hard.”

Our first February Teacher of the Month is Marybeth Russo. Marybeth teaches Kindergarten at Lander Elementary School. She is known for going above and beyond to create engaging and fun lessons for her students. She uses robots in her classroom to bring technology, coding and learning to life. She is also a teacher leader, helping to mentor younger teachers. Marybeth develops relationships with the families to help parents and students feel welcome in her class. Felecia Evans nominated Marybeth and said, “Mrs. Russo is dedicated to equity and diversity; she works hard to make sure that all students feel valued and respected in her classroom. High school seniors will come back and visit her because they remember how she made them feel when they first started on their educational journey.”

Rachel Gerwin is our next Teacher of the Month. Rachel is the College & Career Readiness Coordinator and teaches Computer at L. Hollingworth School. She is described as a wonderful role model who is always smiling. Kristen Webb nominated Rachel and said, “She already takes an extremely hard year and has been nothing but positive and exceeding the bar. She has found numerous resources to help students in various ways. For example, finding free computers and tutoring struggling students.”

Sybil Koenig is our next Teacher of the Month. Sybil teaches third grade English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies at Botkins Local School. Her nominator said, “Sybil is an outstanding teacher and an even better person. She cares deeply about her students, goes above and beyond to meet their educational needs and is a champion for kids. Her classroom is a student centered, learning friendly environment where students excel at academics.”

Kristen Schlemmer-Wilson is an eighth grade Intervention Specialist at Delhi Middle School and is a February Teacher of the Month. She is also the eighth-grade team lead. Kristen is known to be the first to volunteer and help out whenever needed. Siobhan Goble nominated Kristen and said, “She gets to know each of her students, and most others, on a personal level so that she may connect and better help them with unique situations. Always professional and a great friend.”

Our next Teacher of the Month is Denny Hammond. Denny teaches Algebra at Adena High School. He is known for being innovative in the classroom and meeting individual needs. Tara Mess nominated Denny and said, “He uses technology as often and in as many ways as he can to try to keep the kids engaged. He provides the students with guided notes to help them stay focused while not becoming overwhelmed. He is very good at providing the students with lots of examples and individual help when needed.”

Natalie Pankratz is our next February Teacher of the Month. She teaches third grade at Morrison-Gordon Elementary School. Natalie took on the role of full-time online teacher this school year. Joel and Alicia Porter have a child in Natalie’s class and nominated her for Teacher of the Month. They said, “Everyday is a lively and positive interaction with the students. She always has a smile on her face and is genuinely excited to see her students each morning. Our daughter has had a fantastic year.”

Greg Wiggs is our next Teacher of the Month. He is an Intervention Specialist for all grades at Sandy Valley High School. Ryan White works with Greg and said, “Greg understands the importance of building rapport with the kids, which has been even more significant in a challenging year. His attention to detail, professionalism, his sense of humor, and his big heart stand out and I am glad to have the opportunity to work with him!”

Erin Smith is another Teacher of the Month. Erin teaches third grade at Central Elementary School. Molly Salem has a child in Erin’s class and said, “Mrs. Smith has gone above and beyond during this unique hybrid learning experience. [She] presents lessons so clearly that my son is excelling under her teaching style.”

Our last February Teacher of the Month is Kristen Mayher. Kristen teaches third grade English Language Arts at Prospect Elementary School. She is described as “the most effective, most committed, and most motivating teacher.” Jessica Barwacz nominated Kristen and said, “Kristen maintains a positive classroom culture by showing a genuine interest in her students’ lives. She engages with them on a daily basis and truly gets to know them. Kristen is committed to fostering a dynamic, passionate learning environment where every child is valued, challenged, loved and nurtured.”

Congratulations to all of our February Partners in Education winners! You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month online by Clicking Here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
 
 
 
Posted: 3/15/2021 3:00:00 PM


Winner Wednesday

Temperatures are heating up, and so are these Ohio Lottery players. Check out who’s winning in Ohio in this week’s Winner Wednesday!

Rose Hatton of Norwood is celebrating a big Pick 5 win. She won $25,000 playing the daily draw game! Rose won big on the March 2, 2021 evening draw. The winning numbers were 1-9-7-8-4. She purchased her winning ticket at Ameristop Food Mart, located at 4522 Allison Ave. in Cincinnati.

Janet Bibbins of Cleveland scratched her way to a top prize win. She won the top prize of $300,000 playing Special Edition Cashword! Janet purchased her winning ticket at 7-Eleven #19726, located at 4075 Rocky River Dr. in Cleveland.

Melvin Nathison of Sidney has a big win to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won $50,000 playing Millions! Melvin purchased his winning ticket at Love’s Travel Stop #594, located at 2008 State Route 850 in Bidwell.

Easton Price of West Unity hit Bingo and won a top prize. He won the top prize of $100,000 playing Bingo X10! Easton purchased his winning ticket at West Unity Main Stop, located at 204 East Jackson St. in West Unity.

Dennis Pochatek of North Ridgeville is still feeling some holiday luck. He won $50,000 playing Holiday Lucky Times 10! Dennis purchased his winning ticket at Discount Drug Mart #62, located at 33552 Detroit Rd. in Avon.

Tonny Fields of Akron is celebrating a top prize winter win. He won the top prize of $150,000 playing Winter Green 7’s! Tonny purchased his winning ticket at Wal-Mart Supercenter #3722, located at 250 Tallmadge Rd. in Kent.

Richard Yurko of Painesville is celebrating a big scratch-off win. He won $50,000 playing Bingo X10! Richard purchased his winning ticket at Speedway #3083, located at 7340 Lake Shore Blvd. in Mentor.

Clifford Reeder of Milford won some holiday money. He won $50,000 playing $500,000 Holiday Money! Clifford purchased his winning ticket at Cut Rate Tobacco, located at 800 Main St. in Milford.

Scott Akdogan of Cleveland Heights has 20,000 reasons to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. He won $20,000 playing 40th Anniversary Millions! Scott purchased his winning ticket at Big B’s Beverage, located at 2000 Warrensville-Center Rd. in South Euclid.

Janet Sanovich of Cleveland is celebrating a big Ohio win this week. She won $20,000 playing Ohio Millions! Janet purchased her winning ticket at Biddulph Beverage, located at 6980 Biddulph Rd. in Brooklyn.

Ida Kessler of Sardinia is shining like a diamond after a big win. She won the top prize of $100,000 a year for 20 years playing $300 Million Diamond Dazzler! Ida chose the cash prize option of $1,000,000. She purchased her winning ticket at Tankers, located at 7906 Yochum Rd. in Sardinia.

Jack Amburgey of Loveland is celebrating a limited-edition top prize win. He won the top prize of $2,000,000 playing Limited Edition! Jack chose the annuity prize option, and he will receive his prize in annuity payments of $80,000 a year for 25 years. He purchased his winning ticket at Field Ertel Sunoco, located at 7250 Fields Ertel Rd. in Cincinnati.

John Ross of Hamilton scratched his way to a top prize win. He won the top prize of $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! John purchased his winning ticket at Party Mart Express, located at 302 East Ave.

Roger St. Clair of Wayne is celebrating a dazzling win. He won $20,000 playing $300 Million Diamond Dazzler! Roger purchased his winning ticket at Friendship Food Store #78, located at 3274 Defiance Pike in Wayne.

Tina Friendman of Canton has a top prize win to celebrate. She won the top prize playing $20,000 Taxes Paid! Tina purchased her winning ticket at Speedway #9319, located at 2619 Cleveland Ave. SW in Canton.

Linda Cook of Toronto has 50,000 reasons to celebrate this week. She won $50,000 playing Millions! Linda purchased her winning ticket at Knoxville Carryout, located at 14696 State Route 152 in Toronto.

Carolyn Jackson of Grove City has a lot to celebrate this Winner Wednesday. She won $50,000 playing Cash Celebration! Carolyn purchased her winning ticket at The Kroger Co. #341, located at 2474 Stringtown Rd. in Grove City.

Laurie Thomas of Mansfield maxed her money and won big. She won the second-tier top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years playing Max the Money! Laurie chose the cash option prize of $500,000. She purchased her winning ticket at Deschiners Pizza and Carryout, located at 220 Ashland Rd. in Mansfield.

Tara Ravenscraft of Hamilton is celebrating a million-dollar win. She won $1,000,000 playing $1,000,000 Cashword! Tara chose the annuity prize option, and she will receive her prize in annuity payments of $40,000 a year for 25 years. She purchased her winning ticket at Eaton Ave. Market, located at 1009 Eaton Ave. in Hamilton.

Percious Adams of Springfield is celebrating a blowout win. She won $20,000 playing Ohio Cash Blowout! Precious purchased her winning ticket at Valero, located at 1242 Saint Paris Dr. in Springfield.

Becky Marchetti of Hamilton scratched her way to a big win. She won $20,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Becky purchased her winning ticket at My IGA Express, located at 4193 Hamilton-Cleves Rd. in Fairfield.

Jordan Winston of Cincinnati is celebrating an icy win this week. He won $20,000 playing Black Ice! Jordan purchased his winning ticket at Kroger Co. #444, located at 5910 Harrison Rd. in Cincinnati.

Barrett Drakeford of Fostoria is celebrating a big scratch-off win. He won $10,000 playing $500,000 Taxes Paid! Barrett purchased his winning ticket at Certified Oil #334, located at 100 East Lytle St. in Fostoria.

Robert Deitrick of Defiance is celebrating a big cashword win. He won $20,000 playing Power Play Cashword! Robert purchased his winning ticket at Circle K #5658, located at 117 North Clinton St. in Defiance.

Congratulations to all of this week’s winners! Keep sending us your wins on social media (after you cashed them of course!) with the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery!
 
Posted: 3/10/2021 12:00:00 PM