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It's Winner Wednesday!

This Winner Wednesday is all about the draw games.

From Rolling Cash 5 to Powerball, winners have been hitting the jackpot!

Walter found some luck at The Barrel Bar in Buckeye Lake. He bought his Rolling Cash 5 ticket there and won $368,000! 

GetGo Cafe + Market in Macedonia sold the jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $252.6 million!

The store received a $100,000 selling bonus which it plans to share with staff and with a donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. 

The winning ticket-holder has not claimed the prize yet.

Click here to see the check presentation and exciting announcement.

The Classic Lotto jackpot got hit for the second time this month.

Schild's IGA in Grafton sold the winning ticket for the April 22, 2023 drawing.

The lucky winner hit the $1.6 million jackpot! 

Do you have a winning story to tell?

Visit our Winner Page and submit your winning story along with a video or photo!

 
Posted: 4/26/2023 12:37:42 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Hop In

This week's Retailer-of-the-Week is Hop In in Toledo.

The staff is ready to welcome you in for some Ohio Lottery fun, offering excellent customer service and a neatly kept store.

At Hop In, the staff will greet you when you walk through the door.

You'll find a designated area for Lottery players to purchase tickets, fill out bet slips, and scratch tickets, and the bins are always full so you have a large selection of games to choose from.

The staff at Hop In is enthusiastic and loves to celebrate players' wins, so stop by for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.  
Posted: 4/24/2023 11:02:34 AM


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

If you’re looking for friendly service and staff that’s ready to get to know you and your lottery needs, check out our Retailer-of-the-Week, Convenience Food Mart in Cleveland.

Convenience Food Mart has been selling Ohio Lottery games for ten years. They make sure the most popular games and the newest games are stocked.

Staff greets every customer, and they know many of them by name. Each one gets the individual attention they deserve.

There is a dedicated Lottery area where you can purchase and play your favorite Lottery games.

Try Convenience Food Mart for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
 
 
Posted: 4/17/2023 12:59:24 PM


March Partners in Education - Teachers of the Month

Written by Dessiona Jackson

Congratulations to our March winners for the Partners in Education program!

Click Here to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.

Read about the Teachers of the Month:

“I have been a substitute teacher aid at the North Olmsted City School District for approximately four years. While I have many choices as to where I work in the school district, my first choice is always working in Christine WolshuckChristy Wolshuck’s classroom at the North Olmsted Middle School. Christy inspires me to be my best. She makes me, as well as her students and co-workers, feel like we belong in her classroom. Christy unselfishly puts everyone else first. She handles challenges positively and quickly; Christy has a knack for engaging her classroom in the love of learning because of her obvious love of teaching. She is knowledgeable, positive, creative and fun! Christy always finds time for me, and she never hesitates to tell me how appreciative she is of my help in her classroom. It is obvious her current and past students love her, demonstrated by how they happily come through the door in the morning and telling her about the previous night or at the end of the day talking about her with smile and hug. Christy is in constant contact with her student’s parents, and I sense they love her also.” – Lou Ann Anghel

“Julie should be considered for this award because she is one of the most dedicated, caring and hard-working teachers I know. I know I am biased because I am herJulie Grime husband, but I am also an educator, and for the last 23 years Julie has invested her all into her students and school. She never does anything the same. She is constantly adjusting and creating different ways students learn and goes above and beyond to meet their needs to ensure they are able to learn like everyone else. She goes out of her way to support her fellow teachers and to make them feel special. She is a mentor, leader and someone that others can rely upon. Her compassion is evident, and she strives to see her students grow and succeed as learners and good people. If anyone else saw how hard Julie works and how much she gives herself to her students, they would struggle to find a reason to not recognize her.” – Shawn Grime

“Bruce Smith consistently advances students to higher levels of academic achievement and challenges them to exceed their expectations academically and socially. Bruce SmithBruce serves as a leader by organizing and facilitating the BLES Science Fair and he leads the student-recycling program. He is active in the community through the Logan County Land Trust and the Trout in the Classroom project. Excellent attendance, punctuality and a desire to see students succeed are characteristics that solidly describe Bruce’s work ethic. Bruce articulates clear and effective instruction in the classroom and beyond in his communication to students, parents and colleagues. His passion shines the most through his leadership of the after-school Environment Science Club for students in grades 4-12. Dissecting owl pellets, measuring daphnia heart rate, going on a tardigrade (water bear) safari and traveling back through time by hiking in a Logan County gorge are just some of the projects he plans which most definitely separates him from his peers.” – Sally Stolly, Administrator

“Kate is committed to helping each student grow academically. She involves the students in setting goals for themselves in reading. Kate rewards students whenKate Werli they meet these goals. She also encourages students to keep trying when they do not meet their goals and gives specific feedback on how to improve. Kate works with many students who are significantly behind grade level peers. This takes patience, clear and direct instruction and perseverance. Her goal is to help her students be their best selves. She sees in them what they can’t see at times... their potential. Beyond her dedication to students, she also collaborates with me on how we, as co-teachers, can best help kids grown throughout the year. She makes my feedback, observations, and suggestions feel valued. I have learned a lot about what good teaching looks like because I was given an opportunity to work with Kate.” – Mandi Goodman, Peer Teacher

Casey Teets“Mr. Teets is a hard-working middle school teacher who strives to keep his students engaged, meet all the grade levels standards and see his students grow and succeed. Mr. Teets is always looking for ways to help his students to improve their understanding of the subject matter and grow in their learning. Mr. Teets takes the learning of his students personally, so he looks at their weaknesses as his own and looks for ways to improve his teaching so that his students will also benefit. He is caring and fun and our middle school students look forward to his classes.” – Laura Corcoran

“Devani has been teaching in our district for 20 years. She has served on so many committees, planned events and been a mentor for younger teachers. She is popular with students, families and colleagues. Students loveDavani Roe her because she is kind, loving, fun and cares about them. Devani gets to know every student in her class and in the school as a whole person. She is able to see exactly what each child brings to the community, and her whole teaching approach involves finding and using students’ unique strengths to help them overcome their struggles and develop a positive self-concept. At the same time, Devani has a strong academic expectation and shows her students every day that she believes they can succeed. She is gifted at working with families and students alike and is patient and always makes time to listen to their needs and concerns. She is always available to discuss ideas, observe lessons and share ideas about what does and does not work. I have gone to Devani with many struggles as a teacher, and she is always supportive and full of advice. I feel lucky along with many of our students to have her as a colleague and as an educator. I wish there were more teachers like her.” – Nicole Syzmaniak, Peer Teacher

Jamie Finney“I nominate Ms. Finney because she is a very caring and uplifting individual and is an overall great teacher and educator.” – Taniah Moore, Peer Teacher








“Mrs. Ramey goes to extraordinary lengths to support her students and help them learn. It is commonplace to see Mrs. Ramey in a costume or do a silly dance in order to drive a point home in the minds of herEmily Ramey students. Each and every holiday season, she dresses up as an elf named cupcake to bring holiday cheer to her students, sometimes starting impromptu sing-a-longs and other times passing treats out on the school bus. However, her joyful and exuberant antics aside, Mrs. Ramey establishes lasting and meaningful connections with her students. Because her students have learning challenges, she gives them the confidence to take those challenges on directly. Her never-ending encouragement and support lets them know she is always in their corner, advocating for them as well as keeping them honest when they need it. Her students come to respect her quickly and know that they must give her best effort in the classroom. She is truly a gifted educator who embodies The Golden Rule.” – Jonathon Ramey

“Once in a while, you encounter someone so outstanding their excellence must be recognized. Mrs. Groff has made my son’s kindergarten year special in many ways. Aside from the nice things he tells me Valerie Groffabout her, I’ve had the pleasure to be present in the classroom for parties and start student day. I was so impressed at how she handled challenging unexpected situations so quickly and with such ease. For example, at a class party, we did not have enough of the same snack for all kids. As a parent, you know all kids want what the other has. As room-moms, we prepared for a meltdown. She immediately added some snacks of her own and explained in such a nice way to the kids that they would all get different snacks and why that’s okay – keeping complete control of a room full of 5-year-olds. If someone misbehaved, instead of scolding them in front of the class, she quietly went to the students and catered her attention to their own needs and learning disabilities, discreetly. She keeps parents informed of any important details and eases our concerns. New emotions, experiences and being in a classroom for children who have grown up during Covid isolation brings new challenges, but not in Mrs. Groff’s class! I truly believe a kindergarten teacher strongly shapes your future and the future is brighter for the children lucky to have her.” – Megan Carr, Parent
 
Posted: 4/13/2023 12:00:00 PM


March Partners in Education - Academic All Stars

Written by Dessiona Jackson

Congratulations to our March winners for the Partners in Education program!

Click Here to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.

Read about our awesome students:
Antonaja LittleJohn“Antonaja is a great student; she comes to school every day. She keeps a smile on her face, and she stays with a positive attitude. A great listener, always wanting to learn more.” - Tonesha Hill, Parent







“Emma has earned a 3.7 GPA throughout high school, but she is being nominated for her work on ourEmma Spoor football hype videos produced last fall. There was a team of students who were involved with the overall production of the videos, but Emma is the student who spent countless hours before and after school to edit the videos down to the final production. It is important that I note that Emma isn’t involved in Media Arts alone, she is an athlete and works as well. It is so impressive to watch a student who is already busy find additional time in her day to produce something for the enjoyment and motivation if not just our school, but out entire community.” – Bob Priest, Administrator

“Lynzee works hard in the classroom to earn top grades in science. Lynzee is engaged in the lesson, often raises Lynzee Artzher hand to participate and tie in connections from what we learned the day before or even prior content units. Lynzee is responsible in completing her homework and in-class assignments. Lynzee shows great manners in speaking with her teachers and her classmates. Lynzee has a kind heart and always makes an effort to tell me to 'Have a great day!' Lynzee also participates in band as an extracurricular activity. Lynzee works hard to maintain good grades and is certainly deserving to be called an Academic All Star. Keep up the good work, Lynzee!” - Jennifer Shade, Teacher

“Luke is a scholar athlete at Archbishop Moeller High School. Luke has been an honor student all fourLuke Wilson years, a member of National Honor Society, a Chaminade Global Scholar, a 4-year varsity soccer player, captain of the soccer team his senior year, a Little Buddies volunteer, a member of the Moeller D-Team (helps on alumni events), and a member of the Power Lifting Club. Luke also is an outstanding waiter at LaRosa’s in Loveland and is saving his money for college. He is always upbeat with a great smile on his face. He is requested by all the regular patrons at LaRosa’s because of his great personality and attention to detail.” – Karol Warden

Bentley Gleadell“I believe Bentley Gleadell deserves to be an Academic All Star because he goes above and beyond to help others when they need help. So far, Bentley has received 752 Good Behavior Points for being very responsible and having respect for himself and others. He is great in math. For only being in the 4th grade, Bentley is very responsible for his age. I also want to give Bentley’s teachers a shout out for showing Bentley how to be responsible and respectful.” – Brandi Wood

“Emma’s work is always excellent; she has the ability and confidence to work independently and help classmates. She is in the top five of her class and president of the National Honor Society. Emma has shown determination to meet deadlines as well as a professional attitude when dealing with businessEmma Fields owners and other adults. I can depend on her to do what needs to be done, usually without being asked. Due to her superior management skills, Emma has been a co-editor for two years. She is well-liked and respected by her peers and is a leader. This is reinforced by her involvement in student government, Spanish Club and Quill and Scroll. Emma has always focused on various volunteering opportunities. Furthermore, she has excelled in athletics. A leader on the softball field, volleyball and basketball courts, Emma is always intense and gives her best effort. She is selfless and encourages teammates and always plays with the best interest of the team in mind. Emma’s ability to balance all these activities does not fall short, even when she is working outside of school. Her time management and leadership skills alone will take her far in life. These traits take her above and beyond the normal high school student.” – Becky Joyce, Administrator

“Noah is an amazing student, friend and communityNoah Riffle member. He has pushed himself to excel in both school and band. He has a 3.9 unweighted GPA and has taken honor classes. He has been accepted into the nursing program at several area colleges.” – Crista Riffle, Parent 





“Linsey is one of the most hardworking kids I know.  Linsey is at the top ofLinsey Evans her class. She has applied and was accepted into the National Honor Society for East Palestine High School and the National Technical Honor Society for the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Linsey overcomes every challenge in her life with hard work, dedication and perseverance. She is a role model in the school each and every day. She is polite and treats all peers and teachers with respect. I have known Linsey since she was in elementary school, and I am not surprised at her success; she is a shining example for all to see and follow.” – Kimberly Russo, Administrator

“Team 6 chose Heidi for Pirate of the Quarter becauseHeidi Clark she is a diligent student who engages in her learning. She is thoughtful and kind to her peers and teachers and does not hesitate to take on a leadership role in group activities.” – Cathy Aviles, Administrator 
 
Posted: 4/11/2023 12:00:00 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, North Ridgeville Convenient Sunoco

The staff at North Ridgeville Convenient Sunoco loves to see customers win! And that's just part of the reason North Ridgeville Convenient Sunoco is the Retailer-of-the-Week!

If you're a lottery customer, you're a priority at this store. They've got two self-serve kiosks so you don’t have to wait in line to play your favorite games.

You can also participate in the second chance drawings the store offers.  

North Ridgeville Convenient Sunoco has a wide variety of games, and if you have a winning ticket they will cash it so you can walk away with your winnings in hand.

Check out North Ridgeville Convenient Sunoco for your next Ohio Lottery purchase!

Posted: 4/10/2023 11:55:31 AM


It's Winner Wednesday!

Here’s to warmer weather, spring flowers, and big winners!

Candy from McArthur grabbed a ticket for the March 2, 2023 Rolling Cash 5 drawing and won $85,502!

McArthur Express sold the winning ticket.

Dale from Greenfield visited VFW Post 4736 and played the EZPLAY® Progressive Tap Game, Golden Gears.

He won $137,337!  

Do you want to see more winning stories?

Visit our winner page where you can see some Ohio Lottery winner stories and submit one of your own!
Posted: 4/5/2023 12:01:05 PM


Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Marty's Coaches Corner!

You'll find experience and great customer service when you pick up your favorite Ohio Lottery games at our Retailer-of-the-Week, Marty’s Coaches Corner in New Philadelphia.

Marty's Coaches Corner has been selling Lottery for 25 years. When you stop in to pay for your gas, you'll find a large selection of Ohio Lottery games.

You can hang out and scratch your tickets in the dedicated scratch area, and participate in the store's second chance drawings!

The staff here knows their stuff and they're always happy to help.

Stop by Marty's Coaches Corner for efficient and friendly service for your next Ohio Lottery purchase!

 

Posted: 4/3/2023 11:21:20 AM


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