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It's Winner Wednesday!

We're winding down to the end of March, but winners are gearing up for big fun as we head into spring!

Check out some of last week's big winners. 

Stacy from Sheffield won $158,221 on EZPLAY Progressive Lucky Numbers!

She got her winning ticket at Amvets Post #55.

Nikki won $1,000 a day for life playing Lucky for Life on March 25, 2022!  

She bought her winning ticket at Lost Nation Convenient in Willoughby.
The winning numbers were 28-30-32-33-39 and the Lucky Ball was 2. 

Retailers are celebrating the fun of winning too! 

Glenmoor Superette in East Liverpool sold a winning Pick 5 ticket worth $25,000! 

Congratulations to all of our winners! 

Follow us on social media to see all of our latest winners and to keep up on all new games and promotions.
Posted: 3/30/2022 10:30:03 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Wolfey's Bistro & Pub in Elyria

If you're looking for a spot to play KENO and Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs, check out Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub in Elyria.

Wolfey's started offering KENO when the business opened in 2010, but they've expanded their Lottery offerings to include more games with self-serve stations.  

You'll love that the bartenders and servers are always there to cater to their players, and they do their best to keep cash on hand to cash winning tickets.  

Wolfey's wants customers to choose them, so they will do what they can to make your experience exceptional!

Posted: 3/28/2022 10:03:35 AM

Boom! We've got Winners!

Winners are celebrating the big fun that comes with Ohio Lottery wins!

Charles from New Straitsville played the Extreme Millions Scratch-Off, and now he's got $1 million of his won!

He won the annuitized top prize of $40,000 a year for 25 years. What's he doing with his winnings? When asked, Charles said he's got two daughters and several grandchildren.

He bought his winning ticket at Bellstore #117 in New Lexington.

Tracy is celebrating her big win on Bingo Times 10. She won $50,000 and says the win comes at the perfect time.

She bought her winning ticket at Perkins Convenient Food Mart in Sandusky.

Don't forget to ask to get your photo with the big check when you claim your prize in our regional offices. You could be our next featured winner!

We're also excited to celebrate Cash Explosion's 35th Anniversary and all of the winning fun in the game show's history this week!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page this week for fun facts about the show's 35-year history and for a chance to comment and win great prizes! 

Posted: 3/23/2022 12:08:04 PM

Changes to Taxes on Lottery Winnings

If you've ever won a prize between $600 and $5,000, you already know that you may pay 4% state tax on the prize when you file your tax return. 

Every year our claims office sends out W2-G forms to lottery winners for cash reporting purposes.

Starting March 23, 2022, that process is going to look a little different.

The legislature made a change in House Bill 29 to withhold state taxes at the time a lottery prize of $600 and over is claimed instead of just issuing a W2-G at the end of the year for tax filing purposes. 

This means that when you claim your prize of $600 to $5,000 through our mobile cashing app, at a Super Retailer, or in one of our Ohio Lottery offices, the prize you receive will have the 4% state tax already taken out.

Winners will still receive a W2-G form at the end of the year for tax filing.

Consult with your tax advisor for more information when filing your tax return.

Learn more about claiming by clicking here.
Posted: 3/23/2022 10:25:08 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Mespo Filling Station

Get on out to Mesopotamia and visit the friendly staff at Mespo Filling Station!

Our Retailer-of-the-Week has been selling Lottery for over 20 years, and they always strive to offer fast, friendly, and convenient service. 

You can check out all of the recent winners displayed at the main checkout while you pick up your favorite Lottery games.

Employees at Mespo Filling Station will get to know you and your favorite games.  

Visit Mespo Filling Station for your next Ohio Lottery purchase. 

Posted: 3/21/2022 11:47:59 AM

February Partners in Education Winners, Part 2

Congratulations to our February Partners in Education winners! You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month online by clicking here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.

Check out February’s Academic All Stars:

Rani“I met Rani about three years ago when I started training her in basketball and from the beginning, I saw how she was not only a great basketball player but a consistent honor roll student as well. She’s also one of the more respectful kids I know and is always one of the first to give someone a helping hand whether it’s on the court or off.” - Jerome Bohanon, Coach

“Bailie is a very respectful and well-mannered youngBailie lady. She is considerate of those around her and works well with anyone she is asked to partner with. Bailie is a hard worker and tries every day.” - Kim Gainey, Teacher

Zakara“Zakara Garette is a kind-hearted and academically inclined student at Licking Valley. Zakara puts her best foot forward and tries her hardest. She goes above and beyond, not because she has to but because she wants to. She is in many extra-curricular clubs because she enjoys the challenge and finds her own joy in helping others.” - Savana O’Brien, Parent

“Alexis is a very bright, kind, smart funny, and talentedAlexis young lady. Alexis gives 100 percent to her studies and is always willing to help others in the classroom. She tutors special needs students and works a full-time job as well. If she notices a student struggling, she will go out of her way to help that student.” - Melissa Ditto, Parent

Caydee“Caydee is an outstanding young lady! She is an attribute to the classroom and as a social leader outside of the classroom. Her willingness to go above and beyond the expectations is truly what sets her apart from her peers. She is both diligent and hardworking.” - Madison Campbell, Teacher

Congratulations to all the winners!
Posted: 3/15/2022 10:00:00 AM

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

If you're in Massillon, stop by C D Food Mart where the retailer’s motto is “no need to go elsewhere.”

They've got all your favorite Ohio Lottery games and unmatched customer service that keeps players coming back.

The store has a dedicated Lottery area with a KENO monitor and two self-serve stations, plus they activate all games and display the high-selling tickets in multiple spots in the bins. 

No empty bins here! Employees restock the bins as soon as they’re empty. 

Come cash your winning ticket and let the staff and C D Food Mart celebrate your big win!


Posted: 3/14/2022 9:55:26 AM

Let's Celebrate Winner Wednesday!

Wednesday's are great because it means we're halfway through the week, but we also love them because we get to celebrate big winners!

The holidays are over, but that doesn't mean the winning is over on our holiday scratch-offs.

Ranessa from Piqua won $50,000 on A Very Merry Holiday Countdown.

She picked up her ticket at Shell in Piqua.

Ranessa is sharing the fun of her win with her husband and daughter, and we're guessing they'll find something fun to do with their winnings!

Laurie stopped at Giant Eagle in Middleburg Heights and found a lot of luck in the Holiday Lucky Times 10 Scratch-Off.

She won $50,000! 

Richard played $5 Winning Hands and got high fives all around when he won $20,000!

He bought his winning ticket at Papous Tap & Grille in Aurora.

Winners love sharing their wins with us on social media. Laura shared her big win on $500,000 Cashword. She won $10,000!

She bought her winning ticket at Buchtel Food Mart in Buchtel.

When you make your claim, ask to get your picture with the giant check! You could be our next featured winner!

Or share your win with us on social media using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery
Posted: 3/9/2022 11:19:37 AM

Add Some Fun to Your Flight

Heading out of town? Don’t forget to grab your favorite Ohio Lottery games before you hop on your flight.
Self-Serve Stations
You can purchase Ohio Lottery games at two airports in Ohio: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

We’ve listed the self-serve station locations below so you can get your Ohio Lottery tickets and make it to your gate on time.

CMH: A3, B34, C51, Food Court, and Baggage Claim

CLE: A1, A6, B3, C6, C27, Ticketing, and Baggage Claim

Safe Travels!
Posted: 3/8/2022 8:00:00 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Go Mart!

Stop by Go Mart #111 in Athens where employees offer excellent customer service and keep all scratch-off bins fully stocked!
You'll always know which games are current with Go Mart's scratch-off board to show you which games are in stock.
The staff loves to talk Lottery and make sure players know what's new. When you walk through the door, you're greeted with a smile!
The staff is enthusiastic, exciting, and fun so stop by for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 3/7/2022 10:04:07 AM

February Partners in Education Winners, Part 1

We’re highlighting some of our Partners in Education winners for the month of February! You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month online by clicking here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.

Check out some of our outstanding Teachers of the Month:

R.J.“As an educator, Ms. Catledge has high expectations for her students, and she expects professionalism from her co-workers. Ms. Catledge finds her work rewarding and fulfilling, while instilling within her students their past doesn’t dictate their future. Ms. Catledge’s students look forward to seeing her on a daily basis.” - Dr. Robert Josef Moore II

Chad“I am so impressed with Chad’s effort to create memorable and exciting lessons for his special needs students. He creates ways for his students to learn at any level while still following the challenging state standards. Through his innovation, he has made the lessons engaging, fun, and interesting for his students.” - Brenda Frankart, Administrator

“Lisa Lisais very consistent. She teaches pride and ownership responsibility, as well as the curriculum. Lisa is very organized. Her motto is ‘Today is a great day to have a great day.’ Dependable and committed are other words that come to mind.” - Cassandra Boyer

“She comes to work each day to positively impactKristen students with her passion, enthusiasm, and high energy. She holds high expectations for each student and provides the necessary guidance to help them achieve those expectations.” - Michael Kauffeld, Administrator

Rachel“Her teaching style reaches learners of all abilities. She cares about every single student and strives to provide them with the tools they need for life.” - Kim Marfy, Teacher

“Students love Mrs. Burcher and Mrs. Burcher lovesKayla them. In the first year of teaching, her students demonstrated some of the highest writing scores across Ohio. She organizes the spelling bees and attends the extracurricular activities of her many students.” - Jody Ditcher, Administrator

Jennifer“I am nominating Mrs. Armstrong for Teacher of the Month due to her undeniable love and passion for teaching. She has brought out a love for reading in my son that he has never had. I continuously find him reading books in his free time and they are books I would have never expected him to choose. He comes home talking about Mrs. Armstrong all the time and how much he enjoys her class. Her love for her students extends past the classroom, as I also spotted her at a middle school basketball game this week supporting her students.” - Joel Porter, Parent

Congratulations to these amazing educators! Be sure to check back later in the month to read about the rest of the February Partners in Education winners.
Posted: 3/4/2022 1:32:06 PM

Winner Wednesday!

Get ready for some great fun on this Winner Wednesday!

We’ve got winners bringing in the month of March with a little extra green in their pockets from Ohio Lottery wins!

Rachel won $2 million on $2,000,000 Extreme Cash.

She’s not sure what she’ll do with her winnings, but we're guessing she'll find something great to spend it on!

She bought her winning ticket at Pak A Sak in Napoleon.

Theresa won $100,000 playing Wild Cash Multiplier.

She picked up her winning ticket at Buckeye Truck Stop in Leipsic.

She’s planning to invest her winnings and help her family.

Martha played Money Bag Multiplier and won $10,000.

She bought her winning ticket at Peoples News & Book Mart in Marietta.

John played Winner$ Galore and won the game’s top prize of $500!

He plans to buy more tickets and pay some bills thanks to his win.

He bought his winning ticket at Avenue Market and Deli in Mogadore.

You could be our next featured winner! After you cash your winning ticket, share it with us on social media using the hashtag #IWonTheOHLottery.
Posted: 3/2/2022 11:22:33 AM

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