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Ten Years of KENO!

KENO 10 Annv Logo ApprovedIt seems like just yesterday... KENO got its big start here in Ohio. Bars and taverns across the state jumped into the social game with gusto, and 10 years later KENO is going strong and available at all Ohio Lottery retailers! We don't forget big anniversaries, and we're ready to celebrate 10 years of KENO with promotions that you won't want to miss, During the month of August, you get a free $1 10-spot ticket with every $10 10-spot KENO single ticket purchase. Plus, don't miss out on our 10 second chance prizes with your non-winning KENO tickets. Just enter any $10 or greater non-winning KENO tickets through MyLotto Rewards for your chance to win one of 10 $10,000 prizes. Get in on the anniversary fun on social media! Post a picture of yourself at home, at a retailer or out with friends playing KENO on Instagram with the hashtag #OhioKeno10. Your post gets you into a drawing at the end of the month for Ohio Lottery prize packs. We hope you'll join the fun all month as we celebrate a decade of winning with KENO!        
Posted: 7/27/2018 9:43:40 AM


Ale Haus Tavern Named July 30 Retailer-of-the-Week

MENTOR, OH – Ale Haus Tavern is an Ohio Lottery retailer that is known for its spectacular customer service. From filling their customers’ bellies to filling their pockets with Lottery winnings, Ale Haus Tavern employees know what the customer needs. This reason and more are why Ale Haus Tavern is the Ohio Lottery Retailer of the Week. The newest instant tickets are always on display at Ale Haus Tavern. The friendly multi-talented bartenders advertise all new games, and they have a dedicated Lottery area. The clean, presentable area contains a fully stocked WinStation, three monitors for KENO players, and three Lottery terminals to play other fun Ohio Lottery games. The Ale Haus Tavern has a group of Lottery players who have tons of fun with the Lottery, which gets other people excited to play. When players win, they buy a round for the bar and keep the winning vibe going throughout the tavern. The fun-filled environment keeps patrons coming back. To be a successful Lottery agent, store owner Lisa Horten offers this advice; “It is a win-win for retailers and customers. Lottery brings in more different customers, which makes the retailer more money!” Ale Haus Tavern averages $11,716 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 25 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. Ale Haus Tavern will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, August 4. Lake County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WKYC TV 3 in Cleveland. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 7/25/2018 3:29:52 PM


Winner Wednesday

Welcome to another edition of Winner Wednesday! Winners all over Ohio are raking in the cash with our fun games. Check out their stories. LatashaBattle Bradley Bryan and Jeffrey Dowiatt of Ashland will be splitting their $580,420 winnings 50/50. The two won the huge jackpot playing the EZPLAY® progressive game Twenty 20s. Timothymeade Latasha Battle of Columbus won $20,000 on the Cashword instant ticket. Timothy Meade of Lewis Center won $20,000 on the 40th Anniversary Millions ticket.michaelstickrath.JPG Michael Stickrath of Roseville won $10,000 on the $5 Million Multiplier instant ticket. The exciting EZPLAY® progressive game Rock 'N 777's made Christine Kolonick of Olmsted Falls and Rachel Lowell of Bay Village winners this week. Kolonick won $7,213 and Lowell won $7,141.   Congratulations to all of the lucky winners! You could be next. Tonight's Powerball jackpot is $147 million!
Posted: 7/25/2018 10:45:25 AM


Waverly Travel Center Named July 23 Retailer-of-the-Week

Waverly Travel Center has only been selling Ohio Lottery games for the last two years, but in that short time they have managed to standout. Their determination to grow their Lottery business is incredible. This drive is one of the many reasons that it is the Ohio Lottery retailer of the week.retailer072318 Instant tickets are on displayed front and center on the counter for players to see. Maintaining a consistent customer base is important to the store. They strive to do so by cashing all winning tickets that come into the store. The employees are knowledgeable about all new games, and well-trained on Lottery procedures. Waverly Travel Center’s superior customer service keeps customers coming back. New games are displayed as soon as they arrive. The store’s owner, Paul Singh, understands both the value and the success Lottery can bring to his business. To be a successful Lottery Singh offers this advice; “Trust your representative and carry the proper amount of tickets.” Waverly Travel Center averages $3,900 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 32 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. Waverly Travels Center will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, July 28. Pike County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTTE TV 28 and WSYX TV 6 in Columbus. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 7/25/2018 10:41:58 AM


Dream Home Makeover Winners

New kitchen? New floor? New roof? The winners of our EZPlay Dream Home Makeover are getting them all! Joe Guagenti won the $100,000 grand prize and Jeanette Detty won the $50,000 second-tier prize. Check out their stories and their plans for the winnings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY1BjFYG_Bw
Posted: 7/24/2018 11:14:09 AM


Four Hot New Instants!

On Wednesday, July 25 , four super fun new instant tickets arrive at your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer. We have all of the cool game details right here. Animated GIF-downsized_large (13).gif The new $1 Triple Cash ticket gives you a shot to win up to $3,000. You have the chance to win up to 16 times, and try for a $20,000 top prize on the new, $2, 4 Way Cash instant ticket. If that wasn't enough fun, the beautiful $5 Power 5s ticket is "high-definition" (HD) and has a whopping $150,000 top prize. Who wouldn't want to win up to $1 million? With over $42 million in total cash prizes available, the $10 Diamonds  & Gold instant is prize packed. Be one of the first to get your hands on these awesome new tickets! Have fun and happy winning!
Posted: 7/23/2018 11:55:15 AM


Help Us Feed the Hungry

We love the summer festival season! People enjoying the warm summer nights, the music, the feeling of community and of course the festival food. But while many Ohioans are enjoying the tastes of summer, others are worrying where their next meal will come from. We want to take the opportunity to help. TW_streetsboro_food_drive On Thursday, July 26 we will join forces with Streetsboro Family Days to help the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Visit us from 3 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Anna Lane and Kirby in Streetsboro. Every adult with a food donation will receive a free Ohio Lottery promotional ticket, and every ticket is a winner. If you donate 6 or more food items you will also receive an entry to win an $80 gift card. Help us get food to those in need! We'll see you at Streetsboro Family Days on July 26!      
Posted: 7/23/2018 8:00:29 AM


Mega Millions Jackpot now $433 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot is making a steady climb into record territory! Tonight's jackpot is now $433 million, the 6th largest in the game's history. There's no time like now to get your chance to be a millionaire. The last Mega Millions jackpot hit happened right here in Ohio! The winning ticket was sold at Fat Daddy's RoadDog in Moraine for a jackpot of $142 million on May 4, 2018. Could we make it two jackpots in a row? We'll see tonight! Tickets are $2 each plus $1 if you want to add Megaplier.  That $433 million is payable over 29 years with the annuity, or you can take the cash option $260 million (before taxes). Good luck, everyone!!  
Posted: 7/20/2018 12:38:47 PM


It's Ohio State Fair Time!

By Jaret Williamson, Marketing InternlogoNew2 We're packing up and getting ready to head to Columbus for the Ohio State Fair next week! We've got several days of fun planned for the duration of the fair! On Friday, July 27th from noon-2 p.m. we will have the wheel spinning so be sure to come by our tent and win a prize! If by chance you miss it, you can come back the next day (July 28th) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or the following Friday, August 3rd from 11 a.m-1 p.m. to spin and win! Ohio Lottery Day is Friday, August 3rd at the fair. Bring any non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket to the gate to get a $4 admission discount! Stop by the fair's Central Park from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. for Cash Explosion Cash Fest! You'll have the chance to meet the co-hosts and play the express games for chances at cash and merchandise prizes. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, too! You won't want to miss it. Throughout the fair you can stop by our retailer in the Market Place Building. Stop for a minute and enjoy the air conditioning and play a little KENO in the KENO lounge while you're there. You won't want to miss a moment of the fun! Come see us!
Posted: 7/20/2018 12:00:46 PM


Winner Wednesday

This has been a week full of sunshine and winning! Keep reading for this week's edition of Winner Wednesday.RichardGarner Erwin Behrend of Parma won $80,000 a year for 25 years on the $5 Million Payout instant ticket. He opted for the $1 million cash payout in lieu of the annuity. Richard Garner of Lancaster won a lot of cash this week. His winning 7 instant ticket was worth $150,000! AliciaHarless Alicia Harless of Marion won $20,000 on her Win Big instant ticket.JenniferDovenbarger1 VickiBroylesJennifer Dovenbarger of Warsaw was another $20,000 winner. She won on the $100 Million Money Explosion ticket.Richard Kapalin of Lorain won $20,000 on Million Dollar Multiplier. RandyYoung   Aaron Boothe of McArthur won $10,000 on the $100 Million Money Explosion. Chrissa Justin of Wakeman won $10,000 on the Extreme Millions ticket. Vicki Broyles of Calhoun  and Lori Myers of Willard both won $10,000 on the $500,000 Cashword instant ticket. Last but not least Randy Young of Van Wert won $10,000 on fun instant ticket Cash Times 50! Congrats to this week's winners! Happy winning Ohio!  
Posted: 7/18/2018 4:37:38 PM


Grab ‘N Dash Named July 16 Retailer-of the-Week

Grab ‘N Dash in Mt. Vernon is an Ohio Lottery retailer that has dotted their I’s and crossed their T’s. Providing stellar customer service from knowledgeable employees is only one reason that the store is the Ohio Lottery retailer of the week.  rotw071618-e1531496717680.jpg Employees at Grab ‘N Dash are trained on how to sell all online and instant tickets. They ensure that the vast variety of instant tickets are always displayed for their players to see. Players with winning tickets are never turned away, and can cash their winning tickets in the store at any time.  They keep in mind that their goal is to serve the customer, and keep them wanting to return to the store. A WinStation is set-up in the extremely neat playing area, for their customers to enjoy playing their favorite Lottery games.  Grab ‘N Dash has displayed their Lottery point of sale materials in the forefront since they began selling Lottery in 2014. The WinStation unit is kept very clean and full of exciting tickets. To be a successful Lottery agent store owner, Chad Ashcraft offers this advice; “Ensure your ticket dispensers are full. Keep new games in the store as well as a good variety of instant tickets.” Grab ‘N Dash averages $5,383 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 35 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. Grab ‘N Dash will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, July 21. Knox County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WTTE TV 28 and WSYX TV 6 in Columbus. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  
Posted: 7/16/2018 9:00:01 AM


Mega Millions Jackpot Soars!

Friday the 13th gets kind of a bad rap when it comes to luck, but that doesn't mean you don't have time to make it your lucky day! Tonight, Friday, July 13, there's a $340 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing! Since the start of the Mega Millions game, six big jackpot wins happened on a lucky Friday the 13th, including one right here in Ohio for $202 million on Friday, November 13, 2015. Tonight could be the next big Friday the 13th win! Did we mention that the last Mega Millions jackpot was won right here in Ohio on May 4, 2018? Yep, the big winning ticket worth $142 million was sold at Fat Daddy's Road Dog in Moraine and was claimed in trust. All it takes is a ticket and a little luck, so get your Mega Millions ticket at any Ohio Lottery retailer or Ohio Lottery self-service terminal. Tickets are $2. Match 5 and you win the $1 million second-tier prize, match 5 plus the Mega Ball and you win the jackpot. You can also multiply your prize by adding the Megaplier® for one dollar. Click here for more information about the Mega Millions game.
Posted: 7/13/2018 10:00:25 AM


Tom's Express Mart Named July 9 Retailer-of-the-Week

Tom’s Express Mart is a staple in the small village of Blanchester. The store offers amazing customer service to their ever-loyal customers each day. Employees’ sincere and genuine approach to customer service is why Tom’s Express Mart is the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week.toms-express-mart070918.jpg Customers always feel welcomed at Tom’s Express Mart. The friendly staff goes above and beyond for customers. Employees know customers by name, in addition to memorizing their customer’s favorite game. If customers have any questions or concerns, the employees take the time to get the answers. Second chance drawings are a large part of the store’s success. The owner takes the time to create different promotions. Free beverages are provided with Lottery tickets as a in store promotion. Instant ticket cubes are never left empty. Lottery tickets are kept front and center on the counter, and big winner signs are posted throughout the store. To be a successful Lottery agent, store owner Paul Patel offers this advice; “Keep Lottery front and center.  Post all winning tickets, know how to play all Lottery products, and keeping update with jackpots.” Tom’s Express Mart averages $10,500 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. Tom’s Express Mart will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, July 14. Clinton County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WCPO TV 9 in Cincinnati. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 7/9/2018 8:50:43 AM


Winner Wednesday!

Happy Fourth of July! While everyone is enjoying picnics and fireworks, these winners are enjoying big wins! The month of July has already been jammed packed with big winners. Check out a few of the winning stories right here!Vermillion_Karen, Game 460 - 7 Karen Vermillion of Union Furnace was a big winner this week. She won $150,000 on the brand new 7 instant ticket. CurtisWilliams       Curtis Lee Williams of Fort Worth, Texas won a whopping $50,000 on the Extreme Millions instant ticket. James Ferenc of Avon won $10,365 playing the EZPLAY progressive game, Perfect Game 300. WilliamMcglone William McGlone, Jr. of Lexington won $20,000 on the $2 Life is Good instant ticket. Our last winner of the week is Marissa Goodin of Elyria. She won $10,000 on the $5 Million Payout ticket!   Let's keep on winning Ohio! Tonight's Powerball drawing is worth $70 million! Grab a ticket!  
Posted: 7/3/2018 3:32:58 PM


Clark Named July 2 Retailer-of- the-Week

Clark has managed to stay up-to-date and well-informed through the eight years it has been an Ohio Lottery retailer. The friendly, positive store environment is one of the many reason that it is the Ohio Lottery’s Retailer-of-the-Week.clark070218.jpg The smiling, upbeat employees are on a first name basis with most of the customers. They have built a rapport with their customers, and they are treated like family. Customers at Clark enjoy that all winning tickets can be cashed in store. When someone wins, their picture is taken, and it is displayed on the wall alongside other winner pictures. The staff will sometimes suggest tickets that still have a lot of top prizes remaining. The store has a very tidy dedicated area for Lottery players with KENO monitors. Players can play KENO, scratch and check their instant tickets in this area. Staying current and knowledgeable with all Lottery products and games is essential to the stores success. To be a successful Lottery agent, store owner Vikrant Anand offers this advice; “Provide good customer service. Keep Lottery cubes full and make sure the newest games are out as soon as possible. Display the current jackpots and display all winners and current Lottery material.” Clark averages $6,210 in weekly sales for both instant and on-line games and carries 50 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. Clark will be recognized on Cash Explosion® on Saturday, July 7. Montgomery County residents can tune into Cash Explosion® on WRGT TV 45 and WKEF TV 22 in Dayton. The Cash Explosion show is carried on 10 stations across the state every Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 7/2/2018 9:25:48 AM


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