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Share a Ticket, Share a Win on Winner Wednesday!

We're wrapping up the month of June with a fun winner story full of friendship, tradition and a $1 million win!

Harold Maggard and Garrett Riethmaier like to play scratch-offs together. They often share in the purchase. 

Harold owns Dixie Delicatessen in Fairfield, so he and Garrett cross paths every morning.

They've known each other for years. Last Saturday Garrett came to the store, and Harold had a proposition for some shared play of the $30 scratch-off, Millions.

"I said I'll play with you this morning on one condition. We buy the rest of the roll. There were seven left," Harold said. 

Garrett agreed.

They don't scratch the entire ticket, they just scratch the bar codes. So, Garrett scratched and Harold scanned.

One of the seven scans revealed a $50 winner, and soon after another ticket revealed an even better prize!

"When I scanned it, the ticket the machine spit out a ticket and I saw the $40,000. I asked my son, what's this mean? He pulled the ticket and said it looks like you guys just won $1 million! We were speechless," Harold said.

Harold said it's the biggest winning ticket that he can remember at his location, but he knows for sure it's his biggest win.

Today, Harold and Garrett visited the Ohio Lottery's regional office in Cincinnati to make their claim.   

The pair will share the annuity prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years. After mandatory state and federal taxes totaling 28 percent, Harold and Garret will split $28,800 a year for 25 years. 

Congratulations, Harold and Garrett! 


Posted: 6/30/2021 1:21:13 PM

Lucky for Life Every Day!

Lucky for Life players, get ready for a big change!

Starting July 19, you have the chance at winning for a lifetime with Lucky for Life® every day!

Lucky for Life drawings are expanding from two drawings per week to seven drawings per week. Drawings will be conducted nightly at 10:38 p.m. beginning July 20.

Everything else including the $2 ticket price, how the game is played and the prize structure will remain the same.

Since the game’s launch in Ohio, there have been three grand prize winners and 19 second-tier winners in the state. 

That top prize of $1,000 a day for life is waiting for you!

Get more details about Lucky for Life here.

Posted: 6/28/2021 1:08:15 PM

New Scratch-Offs Coming June 22

Poolside, lakeside, or wherever you choose to do some summertime scratching, we've got four new Ohio Lottery scratch-offs for you to play and win big!

Get ready to call out B-I-N-G-O! Our $1 Bingo scratch-off has a top prize of $500.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and you could but a nice one with the top prize on the $2 scratch-off White Ice. Reveal a diamond symbol and win the prize shown. Reveal a Moneybag symbol and win double the prize shown.

The $2 Cash Explosion Cashword scratch-off combines the fun of Cash Explosion and Cashword and gives you a chance to win up to $50,000. Scratch the bonus play box to see if you have an ENTRY to get on the Cash Explosion game show.

The Willy Wonka Golden Ticket is back! This $5 scratch-off has a top prize of $150,000. Plus, you can enter any non-winning Willy Wonka scratch-offs for the Everlasting Million Second Chance Promotion. Twelve winners will win a trip to Las Vegas and a chance to win up to $1 million a year for life!

If $20 scratch-offs are your game, try Hit the Jackpot. This scratch off has four games to play, and a top prize of $2 million.

Try these scratch-offs available at your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer on June 22.

Learn more about the entire lineup of Ohio Lottery scratch-offs here.
Posted: 6/18/2021 11:09:20 AM

PAC-MAN Extrava-Game-Za Fun!

Thanks to all of our friends who joined us on Facebook for the PAC-MAN® Extrava-Game-Za event!

We had so much fun playing games and giving away $2,000 in prizes including PAC-MAN scratch-offs, PAC-MAN merchandise, and Lottery Cash, with our friend PAC-MAN there to help us out.

More than 5,000 people joined into the fun and commented along as we asked trivia questions about rounds of PAC-MAN game play.

PAC-MAN himself even got in on the action playing a coin toss and using a special vacuum to pick up the scratch-offs scattered around the floor to win prizes for players randomly drawn from those commenting during the event.
If you missed out, click here to watch the entire event on our Facebook page.

We're looking forward to future events like this one! Like the Ohio Lottery on Facebook and watch for updates for future promotions.

There's still more PAC-MAN fun to come this summer. You can enter your non-winning PAC-MAN scratch-offs and EZPLAY® tickets through MyLotto Rewards for our second chance drawing. 

One grand prize winner will receive a PAC-MAN arcade table game and PAC-MAN arcade merchandise and memorabilia. Two winners will receive $2,500 gift cards and ten winners will receive an X-Box series X video game system and game bundle.

You can even test your PAC-MAN skills by playing the PAC-MAN game when you enter your non-winning tickets through the MyLotto Rewards® website. You’ll receive an entry for a weekly drawing for a book of PAC-MAN scratch-offs when you play. Click here to learn more.

What are you waiting for? Get chomping today! 
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Posted: 6/11/2021 11:29:39 AM

Winner Wednesday, June 2, 2021

656art,-med-res.jpgSummer’s here! And one of our new scratch-offs, Triple Red 777’s, is sizzling, getting off to a great start.

During the past week, we’ve had two lucky winners of the $20,000 second-tier prize claim their prize – Joseph Collins, Sr. of Edgerton and Lew Willy II of Grove City. Joseph purchased his winning ticket at M & W Carryout in Edgerton. Lew purchased his ticket at Easton Duchess #1634 in Columbus.

Robert Buehner of Cleveland won a $20,000 prize earlier in May, purchasing his winning ticket at Frank’s Beverage in Cleveland.

They all beat odds of 1 in 200,000 to win.

595art,-med-res.jpgRajinder Singh of Liberty Township claimed a $20,000 prize – his game was $10 Platinum Millionaire. He purchased his winning ticket at Liberty Wine & Liquor in Liberty Township.

565art,-med-res-1.jpgHerbert Woerner of Pickerington took a chance on $2 Power Play Cashword at Wal-Mart Supercenter #2726 and won $20,000.

Congratulations to each of them and all our winners. Get the latest on each of our current scratch-offs at https://www.ohiolottery.com/Games/ScratchOffs
Posted: 6/2/2021 11:01:39 AM

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