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Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Nick's Food Mart!

If you're looking for a go-to Lottery retailer that's always ready to help you, look no further than this week's Retailer-of-the-Week, Nick's Food Mart in Dayton.

This retailer prides itself on top-notch customer service with a neat and clean environment for players to find their favorite Ohio Lottery games. 

The clerks at Nick's get to know their customers, and they often have everything ready for you when you walk  through the door.
Nick's Food Mart also holds second chance drawings and weekly Lottery gift giveaways to keep players coming back.  

Check out Nick's Food Mart in Dayton for your next Ohio Lottery purchase!


Posted: 2/27/2023 12:01:24 PM

January Teachers of the Month - Partners in Education

Written by Dessiona Jackson

The January Partners in Education Teachers of the Month are in!

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 below to learn more about the Teachers of the Month for January:

Matt Murphy“The students in Mr. Murphy’s class are always engaged in their learning and on task. He has created a great classroom environment for the students both physically with lighting and socially with how the kids interact. He is always looking for ways to turn everything into a lesson whether it is an academic lesson or life skill. Mr. Murphy is constantly exposing our students to the district’s elements of RISE – Resilient, Invested, Safe and Empathy. He has incorporated STEM into his lessons using a Sphero indi to help students with their communication and social skills. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Murphy also works with the high school football program as a coach”- Amy Rutledge, District Communications Director

“Audra is just the kind of teacher you want all your kids to have. She teaches to each individual student.Audra Manriquez The students may all be doing the same project, but Audra listens to each student and adapts the project to the child’s abilities and interests. For these reasons, we have amazing artwork always on display in the school. More importantly, the students are proud of the end products they produce. This gives each student confidence in their ability in art. Audra is also a very good morale booster for the staff. She is always smiling and willing to help anyone in any way possible. Colleagues know they can rely on her to be an inspiration in their own classroom when needed.” – Nancy Miller, Administrator
Sheila Brogan“Mrs. Brogan has an enthusiasm for reading and creative writing that is infectious to her students. She provides a lot of choice in her classroom, so students can read the books they want and then write about them. Learning in Mrs. Brogan’s classroom is at a student’s individual pace so they can progress as slowly or as quickly as they need. Mrs. Brogan is always thinking outside of the box to help students connect to reading and writing. When you walk into her classroom, immediately you are greeted by the warm homey feeling of her classroom. She has created an environment that is conducive to learning and feeling safe. Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Brogan attends all extracurricular activities and helps with supervision or is just there to see her students participating in other activities.” – Kelly Thomas, Administrator 

“Stefanie makes learning math and science fun andStefanie Lawson practical. She has the children solve problems like putting Thanksgiving dinner together with $30, determining how many lights it takes to light up a 5ft Christmas tree, and how many boxes of cereal does it take to have a domino challenge on all 3 floors of the school. She has her students designing Christmas ornaments on 3D printers, the kids use drones to video the domino challenge and the kindergarten class makes houses that will hold up to the power of a leaf blower. She is amazing.” – Yvonne Hamilton

Melissa Gaston“Melissa is one of our amazing reading specialists that spends her day providing extra assistance to students falling behind in reading. On top of planning small groups each day, for the past two years, she has put in significant hours in and out of school to become certified in Orton Gillingham, a multi-sensory phonics technique for remedial reading instruction. She builds positive relationships with her students and takes pride in their progress. Every student is greeted by a smile and good morning in the drop-off line, even in the rain and snow. My favorite trait is the level of integrity she has for not only herself but every student and staff member at London Elementary. Melissa is a lifelong learner and educator who I am proud to have on my staff.” – Lou Kramer, Administrator

“Mrs. Mowrer is an outstanding music teacher and hasMegan Mowrer been teaching at Green Elementary for seven years. She is always wearing a smile and her students are too! The music programs at Green Elementary School are truly impressive because of her hard work and dedication to all students. Students have the opportunity to lead and learn new instruments in her classroom. Mrs. Mowrer also organizes school-wide, student-led assemblies that teach kindness and school spirit. We are so lucky to have her on our team!” – Amanda Framstad, Administrator

Chris Lowry“Mr. Lowry is a kind, loving, and caring individual. He not only teaches during the day but also teaches home instruction after school. He coaches football as well. Chris goes above and beyond being a teacher. He is a great mentor and truly cares about individuals. We are extremely fortunate to have him teaching in Warren for the past 28 years! He also taught every subject and is a strong advocate for special education students.” – Sandy Andrews

“This teacher is very kind to every individual in theKellie Palmer school and outside the school. She is so helpful when we need her for something, and she never gets impatient with us or frustrated. She explains everything to make it as simple as possible for everyone. She always knows how to make everyone feel loved and important.” – Gabby Torres, Student
Posted: 2/23/2023 12:00:00 PM

January Academic All Stars - Partners in Education

Written by Dessiona Jackson

Congratulations to our January 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.

Get to know our awesome student winners:

Ian Walsh“Ian has done an excellent job mentoring younger students along with helping our students with special needs throughout his high school career, but especially during his senior year. Through our freshman mentoring program, Ian has been instrumental in helping at-risk 9th graders stay on track academically. He attends most sporting events to cheer on his peers and even includes students with special needs into our student section. He is always inclusive when working with students who are less fortunate, and it is greatly appreciated.” – Rob Winton, Administrator

“She is an exceptional student, cheerleader, well-likedValeria Andres by her peers and a hard worker. What separates Valeria from her peers is the fact that this year she challenges herself by taking a college class as an 8th grader: Introduction to Education. She is a good writer and a student who can ask questions and think on a deep level about those questions. She has perfect attendance at school, and I know education is a priority in her home. She comes to school ready to learn every day and always has a smile on her face. There is no question in my mind that as Valeria goes through high school next year, she will be successful, and that success will carry into whatever college and/or career she chooses to peruse as an adult.” – Steve Anway, Administrator 

Christian Shoe“Christian strives to do the right thing every day and has shown this at such a young age. I want to be a better person around him. He will always watch for a time he can be kind to someone else and does so. Christian is very smart and is wise past his years. He is someone that once you meet or become friends with you never forget because he makes your world brighter. Christian loves his parents, teachers and anyone that comes into his world. He shows others how to be kind and is always helping to hold doors for students and is eager to always help his school and teachers. Christian is making a difference in this world.” – Rhonda Mazzulla

“Karoline has worked hard helping to develop ourKaroline Wetzel middle school store, a religious item store for our community. She has been involved from the beginning, helping with pricing, sales and setup as well as marketing and growing the store inventory. She is always willing to give her time to work the store, which benefits the middle school class trip as well as middle school service projects. Most importantly, Karoline is kind and compassionate and helps younger students as well as her peers and teachers. She often has a smile and never shies away from helping.” – Laura Corcoran, Teacher

Allyson Troyer“Allyson was chosen because she is a dedicated student who is very conscientious about her academics! She is truly dedicated to all her academics. She also shows how important her friends and classmates are every day! Finally, Allyson is a wonderful Duke Pride Ambassador for the young students by modeling our Duke Pride expectations all throughout her school day. She leads by example! Great job, Allyson! Keep working hard!” – Mark Greco, Teacher

“William ‘Kaden’ Dillon is a rockstar student andKaden Dillon leader in the classroom. He is a great role model for his peers and is always willing to help others. He does not hesitate to seek out a student if they look like they need a friend! Having a dedicated, kind, and well-rounded student like Kaden in the classroom is such a pleasure!” – Lauren Miller, Teacher

Nathan Reynolds"Nathan is an exceptional student and excels in academics, culture and extracurriculars. He is a 4.0 student taking high school credit classes and is involved in several activities such as student council, principal advisory council and band. In addition, Nathan is big into theatre and is involved in several productions outside of school.” – Todd Boggs, Administrator

Stay tuned to read more about January’s Teachers of the Month!
Posted: 2/22/2023 2:00:00 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Friendship Food Store #73

If you're looking for wicked awesome customer service, you'll want to visit FriendShip Food Store in Fremont! Wicked awesome customer service is their mantra!

This lottery retailer has been in business since 1983, and they focus on giving players a variety of games to choose from.

Employees will greet you with a smile and make sure you have a fun lottery experience. 

And you won't find empty scratch-off bins here. The staff makes sure the inventory is stocked and they're ready to activate the next book when one sells out.

Check out FriendShip Food Store for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 2/20/2023 10:44:10 AM

Hey! It's Winner Wednesday!

It's Wednesday, but it probably wouldn't matter what day it is to this week's featured winners because they're smiling all the way to the bank.

Timothy won big playing Billion.

He won $50,000 a year for 20 years on the scratch-off! Par Mar #169 in Lancaster sold the winning ticket.

Tyler played EZPlay Going Pro and won $46,241.

He plans to use his winnings to pay off some debt and start a college fund for his kids.

He bought his winning ticket at Recovery Room in Toledo.

Are you a big winner? Now you can upload your winner story to our website!

Now through February 22, every winner story submission gets a chance to win one of two books of Lucky scratch-offs.

Get out your phone and record your winning story then upload your winning story here!

Posted: 2/15/2023 11:06:43 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Food Plus

Food Plus in Cleveland is a retailer that you can count on for fast, accurate, and excellent customer service!

When you walk through the doors, you know you're in a lottery retail location because the scratch-offs and posters are right where you can spot them, with the best-selling games highlighted for your convenience.

The staff at Food Plus gets to know the regular players, and they'll get to know you too. Employees are friendly, personable and knowledgeable about Lottery games. 

If you're in the Cleveland area, stop by Food Plus for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 2/13/2023 11:36:32 AM

These new scratch-offs will make your day!

February 14 won’t just be a day for sweethearts this year because it’s also the day brand new Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs hit retailers!

We have a new family of games that will keep you winning for years to come starting with the $1 scratch-off $365,000 Make My Day. If you reveal the day symbol, you win $100 a day for 10 years.

Step up your game with the $2 scratch-off $520,000 Make My Week. When you scratch, look for the week symbol to win the top prize of $1,000 a Week for 10 years!

Got $5? Try $1,000,000 Make My Month. You could find one of the multipliers! Or reveal the month symbol and you win $8,333 a month for 10 years!

The $10 scratch-off $250,000 Make My Year rounds out this family of games. Watch for the 10X, 25X, and 50X multipliers. If you find a year symbol, you win $250,000 a year for 10 years.

$500,000 Ultimate Cash is a $10 scratch-off that gives you a chance at a top prize of $500,000! Don’t forget to scratch the instant spots for a chance to win instantly.

Check out these games available at your favorite Ohio Lottery Retailer beginning February 14!
Posted: 2/10/2023 8:35:56 AM

Share Your Lucky Winning Story!

Whether you won $50 or $50,000, we want to hear your winning story!

And when you share your story between February 8 and February 22, you get a chance to win a book of Lucky scratch-offs!

Submitting your winning story is easy to do in a few simple steps on our new Winner Story page.

Step 1: Record your video! Tell us your first name, the ticket you played, what you won and how you used your winnings!

Step 2: Visit https://www.ohiolottery.com/Winners

Step 3: Add your story title and a few details about your win

Step 4: Upload your video

Step 5: Enter your name, hometown, phone number and email address and click submit!

You'll receive and email confirmation that your video was submitted. 

So put your phone in selfie mode and tell us about your win or have a friend record for you! 

Record your video and get ready to upload it starting tomorrow for a chance to win one of two books of Lucky scratch-offs! Click here to see promotion rules.

Posted: 2/8/2023 8:00:22 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Perrysville C-Store LLC!

This week's Retailer-of-the-Week is Perrysville C-Store LLC!

You'll find friendly and energetic staff ready to help you with your Lottery purchase, and maybe even a bite to eat!

Perrysville C-Store keeps the scratch-off bins full and front and center on the counter, so you won't miss a chance to play the newest games.

Employees have fun seeing who can sell more Lottery tickets and which shift ends up with the biggest winner and celebrating with their big winners.

Check out Perrysville C-Store for your next Lottery purchase!

Posted: 2/6/2023 12:07:15 PM

Winner Wednesday News

It's February. Time for candy hearts, chocolate hearts, and hearts full of joy after Ohio Lottery wins!

Today's Winner Wednesday featured winners are all about the new scratch-off Billion.

Donald from Norwood picked up a Billion scratch-off at Hyde Park BP.

When he scratched the ticket, he discovered he won the game's second-tier prize of $1 million.

He chose the annuity option of $50,000 a year for 20 years.

Congrats, Donald!

Terry also played Billion and won $10,000!

He bought his winning ticket at Par Mar #44 in Gallipolis.

Donald and Terry made their claims in our regional offices where they posed for a photo with the big check.

Make sure you ask for your photo when you claim in any of our regional offices and you could be our next featured winner.

Coming this month, we have a new family of scratch-offs, a KENO promotion, and two big second chance promotions coming to a close.

Check out In the Know to get the latest!
Posted: 2/1/2023 11:03:39 AM

Teacher Appreciation Week Field Trip Giveaway

We're excited to partner with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to send an Ohio teacher and their entire class on a field trip through the Teacher Appreciation Week Field Trip Giveaway.

One lucky Ohio teacher will win a field trip for their entire class to learn and experience the outdoors with the help of ODNR experts with all transportation costs covered for the class.  

ODNR properties include state parks, forests, nature preserves, wildlife areas, and much more.

All you have to do is nominate an outstanding teacher for Teacher of the Month by March 10, 2023 to have them included in the drawing for the Field Trip Giveaway. 

Visit https://www.ohiolottery.com/About/Partners-in-Education to submit a nomination for a teacher.

All teachers nominated for the Lottery’s Partners in Education Teacher of the Month from September 2022 to March 2023 will be automatically included in the drawing for the field trip giveaway.

The Ohio Lottery's Partners in Education program recognizes Ohio students, teachers and schools for outstanding performance and achievement. Based on the nominations received, one teacher and one student from every region are recognized monthly, September through May, either as an Academic All Star or as a Teacher of the Month.

What are you waiting for? Nominate an oustanding teacher today!

Your nomination could be the one that sends the whole class on a fun and educational field trip.
Posted: 2/1/2023 10:48:08 AM

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