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It is not hard to recognize that Lottery is an important part of the Dairy Mart, located at 3380 Lagrange Rd, in Toledo. As soon as you arrive at the store, you see Ohio Lottery posters hanging on the doors and jackpot signs hanging in the window. This Ohio Lottery Retailer-of-the-Week shows exemplary commitment to be a great retailer.
Special promotions and second-chance drawings are a regular happening at Dairy Mart. The two Lottery terminals are manned during the store’s busy hours to accommodate its Lottery players. The inviting, dedicated Lottery area makes players feel comfortable and welcomed. Winners are posted and updated continually, so customers know how many winners the store has had.
Dairy Mart has built its Lottery business by making sure the newest instant tickets are visible and point-of-sale materials are always up to date. The owners always talk with customers to let them know of the new games and the current jackpots. They also post the “hot numbers” of the week on a light up board.
To be a successful Lottery agent, store owner Chihab Jarouche offers this advice, “Pay attention to every customer and be polite. Tell your customers “try your luck” and keeping your customers informed on every game you have to offer.”
Dairy Mart averages $13,840 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 58 instant tickets over the counter.
Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Dairy Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, August 18.
Lucas County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTVG TV 13 in Toledo. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 8/27/2018 9:00:56 AM
Winning is happening every day across Ohio, and we have the numbers to prove it.
Last week the Ohio Lottery paid out $____ to more than ___ players across the state.
Posted: 8/23/2018 9:24:47 AM
Winning big is the theme for this week's Winner Wednesday. All around Ohio the winners are rolling in. Keep reading for some of the many winning stories. The Thumper Trust has claimed the $8.5 million jackpot prize for the Classic Lotto drawing held on July 7, 2018.
The Snoopy Trust of 2018 claimed the $1 million match 5 prize for the May 4, 2018 Mega Millions drawing. John Warren of Castalia won $54,030 playing the EZPLAY® progressive game $10 Quick Spot. John wasn't the only EZPLAY® winner. Robert Nock of Westlake won $14,806 on the $5 Quick Spot game. Aaron Steffenhager of Sandusky won $10,000 on the Max the Money instant ticket. Heidi Beal of Elyria won $10,000 on the awesome Royal Gems instant ticket. Let's keep the winning going Ohio! Tonight's Powerball jackpot is $60 million!
Posted: 8/22/2018 2:54:17 PM
Located right near the center of Cleveland, Royal Gas Mart is an Ohio Lottery retailer that stands out. The store is known by their customers as “the best in the west”. This and many other reasons is why it is the Ohio Lottery Retailer of the Week.
At Royal Gas Mart great customer service is promised and delivered time and time again. The upbeat, knowledgeable staff efficiently runs the Lottery terminal and is constantly aware of new games. Their employees are very attentive to their customers’ needs. Customers are always greeted with a smile and always wished them good luck!
To help promote the Lottery, they have a designated area for Lottery customers. The area has all the supplies needed for their players, and a TV monitor for KENO. The store carries every instant ticket available and always keeps them fully stocked. Winning numbers and jackpots are displayed for customers.
To be a successful Lottery agent store manager Sabrina Hasanain offers this advice; “The best advice starts with the basics in customer service. Be friendly, greet each customer, listen to their needs, and always welcome them back.”
Royal Gas Mart averages $6,719 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 52 instant tickets over the counter.
Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Royal Gas Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, August 18.
Cuyahoga County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WKYC TV 9 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 8/20/2018 9:00:53 AM
It was invented in 1908, and today you'll find Skee-Ball alleys in arcades across the country. It might seem old fashioned, but it takes skill to launch the ball up the ramp and into that coveted 100 point slot! We're bringing the classic fun of Skee-Ball to you in a new EZPLAY game and instant ticket with second chances to win a Skee-Ball machine and other great arcade prizes!
Check out our how to play video here.
The SKEE-BALL instant is a $3 ticket with a top prize of $30,000. Simply scratch off your shots at the bottom of the ticket, then scratch the numbers on the SKEE-BALL board. Add up your points and check out the prize key to see how much you won.
The EZPLAY SKEE-BALL game...
The fun doesn't end there! Usee your non-winning SKEE-BALL tickets to enter to win one your very own home arcade! The grand prize includes a SKEE-Ball machine, PinBall machine, multi game system, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, $250 Xbox gift card, $250 Nintendo Switch gift card, and a $250 Twitch gift card. Five lucky players will win the second tier prize which includes a SKEE-BALL machine, Nintendo Switch and $250 Nintendo Switch gift card. Ten lucky players will win a Nintendo Switch and $250 Nintendo Switch gift card.
Enter your non-winning tickets through MyLotto Rewards. When you enter, you'll be prompted to play the SKEE-BALL interactive game and playing gets you entered into a separate drawing for... ???
Posted: 8/17/2018 11:32:27 AM
During the last fiscal year Ohio Lottery players claimed $1.9 billion in prizes! It's the most exciting part of what we do, and we want to make sure that the rightful owner of each ticket is the one receiving the winnings.
Being an informed player means knowing the value of your ticket before you step to the counter to make your claim, and you can do that by taking advantage of the self-service scanners in all retail locations. Take a look at the video below for a walk through each scanning option.
Posted: 8/17/2018 7:41:15 AM
How would you feel if you won $5 million? How about $2.4 million? Just ask our most recent Top Prize Drawing winners on this Winner Wednesday! Jeffrey Jones of Parma won $5 million in the Top Prize Drawing for the instant ticket Gold. He and his wife chose to take the annuity prize of $250,000 a year for 20 years. He says they're excited because they will both be able to retire thanks to their winnings. They also have plans to share some of the prize with their two daughters and parents.
Derek Cooper of Vickery won $2.4 million in the Top Prize Drawing of $10,000 a Month for Life. Derek also chose the annuity option on the prize which is $120,000 a year for 20 years. With those kind of winnings these guys and their families will be smiling for years to come! Congratulations!
Posted: 8/15/2018 3:45:38 PM
Posted: 8/15/2018 11:11:43 AM
Sing along! On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a partridge in a pear tree!
We're ready to spread some cheer as we count down to the big day, but we're not giving away a partridge in a pear tree.
Keep an eye on our Ohio Lottery Facebook page for 12 days of unexpected giveaways! Starting December 11 you'll see a giveaway a day for big game tickets, gas, restaurant and store gift cards, lawn furniture and more! All you have to do is comment on the post to be included in the drawing.
Posted: 8/15/2018 11:11:25 AM
Have you heard? YThe Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are climbing! The Mega Millions jackpot is $318 million
Posted: 8/15/2018 11:11:08 AM
Posted: 8/15/2018 11:11:03 AM
We love when we hear stories about our retailers, and we're shocked we didn't hear about this one sooner! Coaches on Bethel Road in Columbus is a big KENO retailer, and that's why we know about the friendly neighborhood bar. And while KENO is well-known among the customers, it's not the only reason they show up there.
Jill Valentine is one of the many regulars at Coaches, which she calls a "Cheers" bar. Everyone knows your name and everyone treats you like family. So Jill decided to show her love for the bar in a big way, though the end product is figuratively quite small.
She built a 1/12 scale model of the entire bar. That means everything is sized to one inch for every one foot. From the patio outside to the Ohio Lottery machines inside, she left no detail out. It was a six month labor of love, full of shipments of tiny figures from places like China and England, hours of building and photo shrinking. The project took over Jill's home for a while, but the finished product is amazing.
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Talk about a conversation piece. Owner Benny Leonard says patrons spend a lot of time looking at it, comparing the model to the bar itself. Everything matches, from the lights and pictures on the walls to the miniaturized Ohio Lottery machinery. Anyone can look and see the match, but Jill says there are a lot of little hidden secrets in the model that only the regulars would get.
There's a Brown's hat and a Miller Light next to a glass in memory of Larry, one of the long time patrons who passed away. At the end of the bar sits a USA Today and several KENO tickets where another patron always sits. And in between is the spot where one of Coaches good customers and avid KENO player sits with his tickets laid out.
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Jill works to keep the model up to date. Shortly after she completed it, Benny changed the menus so Jill got to work making the new ones. Most recently the new QuicKeno machines were added at the bar, and Jill got right to work using balsam wood to recreate them in miniature fashion.
Posted: 8/15/2018 11:10:54 AM
You all loved the original Break the Bank instant ticket so much that we decided to give you the all new $10 Super Break the Bank instant ticket.
That's right, now you have even more chances to break the bank and win big. Open up this beautiful ticket and the reveal the 8 fun filled games inside. That means you have 8 chances to win up to $500,000!! This instant has so many games inside that you could win up to 55 times on one ticket. Super Break the Bank hits shelves August 15! Don't waste any time getting our hands on this fantastic new game! Good Luck Ohio!
Posted: 8/14/2018 3:11:25 PM
Krusz-In Drive Thru has been delivering amazing customer service to Ohio Lottery players for the last sixteen years. The store is devoted to making each customer feel like part of the family. Its exemplary service and more is why it is the Ohio Lottery Retailer of the Week.
Everyone is welcome at Krusz-In Drive Thru. The friendly staff makes it a point to get to know every customer. When customers walk through the door they are greeted and by name and helped immediately. The employees aren’t the only smiling face that you will see at the store. The owner’s dog Roxy is just as friendly and brightens up the customers’ day. To help promote the Lottery, there is an area where customers can sit down and interact with one another as they scratch their Lottery tickets. Since their customers are more like family they always return to the store to enjoy the energetic, fun atmosphere. To be a successful Lottery agent store owner Joel Kruszewski offers this advice; “Be patient and treat everyone the same. Make sure you are knowledgeable with the pricing of the different Lottery games and the drawings dates of the games.” Krusz-In Drive Thru averages $10,000 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 55 instant tickets over the counter. Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Krusz-In Drive Thru will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, August 18. Lorain County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WKYC TV 9 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 8/13/2018 9:00:27 AM
Notebooks, pencils, crayons, rulers... you name it! Our employees brought them in to donate to the Fox 8 Cleveland annual Stuff the Bus campaign. This year employee donations at the Ohio Lottery's central office helped purchase over $1,200 in school supplies! An additional $300 was donated directly to the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center. Yesterday staffers delivered a van load full of the supplies. Our Ohio Lottery regional offices also contributed making donations directly to local schools in their areas. Our employees take pride in giving back and hope the supplies make for a brighter school year for students and their teachers.
Posted: 8/8/2018 11:15:37 AM
The month of August is full of celebration here at the Ohio Lottery. KENO turns 10 and the winners are coming in! Keep reading to see what awesome winnings this week's winners took home! Ronald Roof of Oak Hill won $20,000 on the newly released instant ticket, Diamonds & Gold.
Barry Welch of New Philly won on a new instant game too. He won $15,000 on the Power 5s game. Jeffory Zech of West Salem won $10,000 on the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket instant.
Steven Ghee of Ironton won $10,000 on the $100 Million Money Explosion instant ticket. Debbie Grooms of Nashport won $10,000 on the Cash Times 50 instant ticket. Tressie Burdoff of Grafton and Paul of Rocky River are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of KENO by winning KENO. Tressie won $10,032 and Paul won $8,814! Congrats to all of our winners! Don't forget you have to play to win! The Powerball jackpot is $223 million, and the next winner could be you!
Posted: 8/8/2018 9:55:02 AM
It is hard to miss the winning spirit at Quick Stop Foods. The energetic staff wears Ohio Lottery apparel and is always ready to help. A fun atmosphere and great customer service is why the store is the Ohio Lottery Retailer of the Week.
The employees at Quick Stop Foods always strive to provide the best customer service. While checking out, customers are asked if they would like to play any of the many Lottery games available at the store. The employees display all the store’s winners on a dedicated wall inside the location. The employees are just part of how the store promotes the Lottery. Quick Stop Foods has an area devoted to Lottery. Customers can check their winning tickets, fill out their bet cards, and check out winning jackpot amounts for the next draw in the area. The wide variety of instant tickets and excellent interaction with the customers makes players want to return. To be a successful Lottery agent store owner, Narender Rao offers this advice; “Display your Lottery tickets and the current jackpot amounts next to your cash registers, so that customers can view the variety of tickets you offer and jackpot amounts when making their purchases.” Quick Stop Foods averages $14,367 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 54 instant tickets over the counter. Each week, the Ohio Lottery recognizes one outstanding retail partner who offers courteous service and sales enthusiasm. Retailer-of-the-Week is chosen based on recommendations from the store’s sales representative and regional sales office staff. Quick Stop Foods will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, August 11. Jefferson County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTOV TV 9 in Steubenville. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 8/6/2018 9:00:53 AM