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Cash Explosion Multiplier Promotion

The newest family of Cash Explosion Scratch-Offs will leave you multiplying prizes and finding chances to get on the next Cash Explosion Road Show in September!

The Cash Explosion Multipliers are available in the $1, $2, and $5 price points, and when you scratch these tickets, you could win cash or an entry for the show.

Starting June 2, 2023, you can enter your ENTRY tickets from all current Cash Explosion scratch-offs for a chance to be one of the contestants the show or the Cash Explosion Road Show.

Your $1 and $2 Cash Explosion Multiplier scratch-offs will get you one entry per ticket. The $5 Cash Explosion Multiplier scratch-off will get you five entries into the drawing.

Each week starting June 9, we’ll draw one road show contestant and one winner of $25,000 from the entries received.

The Cash Explosion Road Show is set for September 9, 2023, at Hollywood Dayton Raceway where one contestant will win the top prize of $100,000!

The day of the show, we will draw four more contestants from the audience. Everyone in attendance can bring their Cash Explosion ENTRY tickets to be entered into the live drawing.

Plus, we’ll be giving away $25,000 in prizes to the audience.

Watch Cash Explosion every Saturday at 7:30 pm for details on the new games, the weekly show, and the upcoming road show.

Posted: 5/26/2023 2:41:29 PM

Rocking Out at Sonic Temple

We’re kicking off our promo van tour at Sonic Temple this weekend! Through Sunday, concert-goers can find our van to purchase tickets and play a free Living Lucky promotion for a chance to win Ohio Lottery merch, scratch-offs and concert tickets.

Dawn and her son James from Medina won VIP field weekend passes through a giveaway on the Ohio Lottery Facebook page. They received Ohio Lottery prize packs and get to enjoy some great VIP perks, like exclusive lounge areas and access to premium food and beverage options.

This is their first time at the event, and they are excited to see Avenged Sevenfold and Beartooth.

Make sure to follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on all our latest giveaways. You could be our next winner!
Posted: 5/26/2023 11:15:54 AM

We're Rolling Into a Summer of Fun!

We know you love to find us at events around the state, and now we'll be riding in style to an event near you with our fun new promo van!

When you see the promo van, you know you're in for some Ohio Lottery fun!

We'll have it out at many events throughout the summer, so stop by for games, promotions, and of course a little Ohio Lottery swag!

At some events, you'll even be able to purchase Ohio Lottery games at the van.

Our first stop is Sonic Temple in Columbus. Check out the list of event dates below.

And if you see us on the road, be sure to wave!  


Posted: 5/23/2023 10:16:54 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, The Beach Stop Market

Say hi to the friendly staff at The Beach Stop Market in Thornville! 

This retailer is a community store with great customer service and a staff that's ready to have fun celebrating your Ohio Lottery win.

You'll always find a large selection of scratch-offs to choose from because the bins are always kept stocked with the newest and most popular games.

Get to be a regular and the staff will greet you by name and remember your favorite tickets.

Visit our Retailer-of-the-Week, The Beach Stop Market in Thornville, for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 5/22/2023 11:47:27 AM

Field Tripping with ODNR and an Outstanding Teacher

Has it been a while since you went on a field trip?

Follow along with the winner of our Teacher Appreciation Week Field Trip Giveaway! 

Bluffton High School teacher Bridgette Hoff was nominated as a Teacher of the Month through the Partners in Education Program during this school year.

Her nomination secured her entry in the Teacher Appreciation Field Trip Giveaway. Mrs. Hoff was excited to be drawn as the winner and said it helped her reward her students for a great year.

She and her students received a field trip guided by outdoor experts from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The had the chance to hike followed by a canoe float on the Sandusky River.

The Ohio Lottery Partners in Education Program strives to recognize outstanding students and teachers across Ohio. Nominations for Teacher of the Month and Academic All-Star will be taken beginning in September.

Learn more about the program and how you can nominate here.
Posted: 5/22/2023 9:30:37 AM

Winner Wednesday!

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time to celebrate our Ohio Lottery winners.

The Classic Lotto seems like the game to play lately, because someone hit the jackpot again!

Green Camp Pit Stop in Green Camp sold the winning ticket in the May 13, 2023 drawing. The winning numbers were 5-6-21-24-44-46 and the jackpot was $1.3 million.

It's the second Classic Lotto jackpot hit this month! On May 3, Don's Grocery in Oxford sold a jackpot-winning Classic Lotto ticket.

Neither jackpot prize has been claimed yet.
Scratch-offs are always guaranteed to be fun!

Robert is feeling pretty good after he scratched his way to a $500,000 win on $500,000 Cashword.

He bought his winning ticket at Magics Mart and Drive Thru in Barberton.

Congratulations to our winners!

If you have a winning story to tell, share it on our winner page!

Click here to submit your winning story today!

Posted: 5/17/2023 3:07:05 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Cheshire Market

If you're looking for a Lottery stop that has a little bit of everything, try our Retailer-of-the-Week, Cheshire Market in Galena.

This is a unique retailer because it's a convenience store, bait shop, and pizza shop with a bar and dining room.  

Customer service is a priority, so you'll be greeted with a smile when you stop by. 

The store has a self-serve kiosk that is always stocked with the newest games, and when customers win, they shout it from the rooftops displaying winner posters. Plus, they'll remind you about big jackpots.

Try Cheshire Market for your next Lottery purchase. 



Posted: 5/15/2023 11:03:23 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Grand Slam Drive Thru!

Check out our Retailer-of-the-Week, Grand Slam Drive Thru in Middletown!

This retailer is a drive thru that's lottery friendly. 

You won't forget they sell Lottery because the drive thru has window decals and signage at the front and rear entrances.

And the bonus? The staff is friendly and ready to help you with your purchase.

Try Grand Slam Drive Thru in Middletown for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.


Posted: 5/8/2023 11:00:06 AM

April Teachers of the Month - Partners in Education

Congratulations to our April 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.

Read about the Teachers of the Month:

“Mrs. Gebler has been the most wonderful kindergarten teacher for our daughter. She works so hard day in and Rachel Geblerday out to make her classroom feel like an extension of home. She never stops thinking about how to better the education of her students and strives for each one of them to meet their true potential. She also cares about her students' mental health and works hard to incorporate lessons pertaining to things like what to do if you have a problem, how to deal with anger, how to say sorry and so much more. She also is a teacher who never asks for recognition. As an almost 20-year veteran, she knows her stuff but is always willing to change and make her teaching better. She's always seeking professional growth, too! Mrs. Gebler is the most caring, intelligent and passionate teacher I've ever met, and I cannot think of a better recipient.” – Kelly Purcell, Parent 

“Mrs. Pester is a dynamic teacher. Lindsey creates lessons that engage each individual learner. SheLindsey Pester meets each math student where they are and then progresses them forward. She gets students to buy into their own success in math by making the concept achievable on their level. Once the students know they can be successful in math; they believe in themselves and try a little bit harder. Mrs. Pester recently designed a unit that was self-paced. When I observed the students engaged in this style of learning, I was amazed. Students were progressing at their own pace and collaborating with each other. The class was facilitating their own learning and students were asking each other for help. If a student can teach another, they have truly mastered the topic.” – Nancy Miller, Administrator

Stephanie Steinmetz“Stephanie goes above and beyond to help her students succeed in math. She offers before, during lunch/recess and after school tutoring and help sessions. She plans and executes lessons that get kids excited about doing math. She prepares study aids and offers retests until every student can access concepts. She is devoted to helping all students achieve and succeed. Stephanie selflessly gives her time and expertise so that students feel confident and comfortable.” – Adria Fusco, Peer Teacher  

“When Mrs. Heck enters her classroom, she has one thing in mind: 'How can I get my students to grow?' So, when students enter the room, they knowStacie Heck they are there for one thing and that is to learn! Mrs. Heck loves learning, and her students see this, so they love learning. In addition, Mrs. Heck is a teacher of teachers. After school, she is an assistant professor at Kent State Tuscarawas where she instructs teachers in training the most effective reading instructional strategies. It is not uncommon for Mrs. Heck's students to laud incredible growth in both reading and math from fall to spring.” – Jodi Ditcher, Administrator 

“Mr. E goes above and beyond for our students at HSR. I have never seen any Gym teacher like him. He always has good music playing to get our students motivated for any activity they are doing. He plans and Matthew Erdelyiimplements many different activities to provide our students with a great gym/school experience. For example, he turns our gym into a Mario Kart racing track and dresses up like Luigi. Students use wheeled dollies as scooters to speed around a course with checkpoints at question mark boxes like in the video game. Mr. E also plans various other tournaments, such as hockey, soccer and golf. For golf he created various mini golf obstacles that is enjoyed by everybody. He is an out of the box thinker and gives our students great experiences. In addition, Mr. E, helps any teacher and goes outside of his PE domain if needed. He volunteers for after school events and supports students during competitions, such as the Elks Hoop Shoot contest. He is very active on our school's PBIS committee and builds a positive rapport with all students and staff.” – Natalie Kloos, Peer Teacher
Posted: 5/6/2023 12:00:00 PM

Big Fun with Two Bucks

Planning on catching a game for one of Ohio’s many minor league baseball teams this season? Make sure to watch for the Two-Bucks promotion sponsored by the Ohio Lottery!

During every home game, if a player hits a double in the second inning, every adult in the Lottery Lucky Row will receive a $2 scratch-off!*

Participating teams include:
Columbus Clippers
Akron Rubber Ducks
Lake County Captains    
Lake Erie Crushers
Toledo Mudhens
Dayton Dragons
Mahoning Valley Scrapers

Stop by a game this season for your chance to win a $2 scratch-off for double the fun!

*Promotions may vary
Posted: 5/5/2023 10:00:00 AM

New Scratch-Offs coming May 9!

Mark your calendar. May 9th is packed with the release of six new scratch-offs!

Cash Explosion is taking center stage with three new tickets.

Try the $1 Cash Explosion 5X with a top prize of $500, or the $2 Cash Explosion 10X with a top prize of $10,000, or the $5 Cash Explosion 25X with a top prize of $150,000. Look for the multiplier symbols to multiply your prize on each of these tickets, and as always, look for the ENTRY symbol for your chance to get on the Cash Explosion TV Show.

Monopoly Cashword 10X is our newest $2 scratch-off. Scratch the Community Chest in search of a prize. When you win, scratch the Chance box to find a multiplier to multiply your prize. Monopoly Cashword 10X has a top prize of $20,000.

The $10 scratch-off $1,000,000 Payout has over $28 million in total prizes! Give it a go for your chance to win up to $1,000,000.  And don’t forget to scratch the bonus boxes.
The $30 scratch-off $300,000,000 Extreme Cash has over $300 million in total prizes. Look for the multiplier symbols to multiply your prize of 10, 20, 50, or 200 times. You could win up to $5 million!

Check out these new scratch-offs at your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer starting May 9!
Posted: 5/4/2023 2:23:01 PM

April Academic All Stars - Partners in Education

Congratulations to our April 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.

Read about our awesome students:

“Dominic is an excellent student because he comes to class prepared to learn, he has his supplies and Dominic Weavermaterials organized, and he makes strides to improve all the time. He puts forth much effort and is an example to others. He is engaged and offers help to others when they struggle. Dominic is a caring friend and helpful classmate. I can count on him to be partners with anyone, and he will do his part to make sure that everyone in the group will learn. Dominic is an avid reader, and he strives to read different genres to be well rounded in his interests and learn more vocabulary. Dominic is involved in his school. He is currently in the school play, Annie, and in Board Game Club. Dominic loves school and his smile is contagious.” – Heidi Kanz, Teacher 

“Autumn is a true school leader. She understands her purpose as a student, pushing herself in theAutumn Osborne classroom, coming to school ready to learn, and supporting others in the classroom. She has made a mark at school through her involvement in school athletics and activities. She has competed in local speech contests, engaged as a 2-season varsity athlete and just earned recognition as the student director for the school play. Additionally, Autumn is committed to service. She has donated her time to serving at the Community Breakfast, supported the administration by helping at our school fundraisers and volunteered throughout the National Honor Society chapter. What pushes Autumn forward from her peers is her enthusiasm about being a helper. She is never too tired, too busy or too distracted to do her best. Autumn is a great role model for our school!” – Christine Siebeneck, Administrator

Lilah Zobrist“Lilah is an honor student and outstanding athlete at St. Columban School. She has been active in cheerleading grades K-8 (a captain this year) and has been on the dance team for four years. She is a student tutor, a choreographer for the school musical for the past two years and a very accomplished gymnast. Outside of school, she is on a competitive dance-hip hop-pop squad and is the Junior Captain. Lilah is very outgoing and encourages those around her to try and be the best like she does. All of the younger girls look up to her because she is so talented — and nice!” – Karol Warden, Coach 

“Besides being a volunteer at the library and camp counselor at Camp Invention, Isabella has pursued research projects during her high school career. She was invited to write blogs for Human Central, a company founded to highlight diversity about currentIsabella Core Barbosa social issues by pulling from personal experiences. Isabella was also successful in publishing a research paper (Jun 2022 – Aug 2022) titled “The Role of Arctic Permafrost in Virus Spread and Other Components Leading to the Quickening Pace of Global Warming” in a research journal. While being an AP Scholar and maintaining a 4.4 GPA average, she was nominated for academic recognition as a delegate representing the State of Ohio at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. Most importantly, Isabella has been chosen for The Ohio State University’s Neuroscience Research internship as she prepares to continue her studies at the university in biomedical engineering. Although these academic accomplishments are impressive, what remains amazing is her discipline and drive to pursue other areas. With her drawings of native duck species, she won first place three years in a row in the National Junior Duck Stamp Competition, sponsored by the Division of Wildlife. Isabella has made me, her mother, and those around her better people.” – Alexandra Core Barbosa, Parent 

“Emma is a senior at our school. She is a quiet leader who leads by example. She is kind to everyone and Emma Smithdoes her best to include all students in activities and projects in class. She has played basketball and softball for the last four years at our school. All her teammates love her, and she makes each of them feel important to her and to the team. This year, Emma has added College Credit Plus classes to her schedule which takes great courage and leadership. Even though she has this busy schedule, she still finds time for her family and friends. Emma is often overlooked because she does not make a big fuss about herself. Overall, Emma is compassionate and a good person.” – Devani Roe, Teacher

“Natalie has worked extremely hard to get where she isNatalie Pigman at in her senior year! She is in several AP classes, is part of the Bulldog leadership academy, an 8-year trumpet player in the band and a 3-time state qualifier with the speech and debate team. Natalie has also held the same job at a local cake shop since she was 15 and volunteers her time as a member of the National Honor Society. She has done all of this and maintained a 4.4 GPA. We believe she is deserving of every accolade she receives.” – Kimberly Pigman, Parent

“Eliana is an outstanding student who has demonstrated excellent achievement by maintaining academic excellence, showing school representation in Eliana Burkera number of SEL activities and partaking in leadership involvement at McGuffey by being on High Honor Roll. She has ranked in the top five students in all her subjects. She is currently first in my Social Studies class. She sets personal goals of high academic achievement without compromise. She has an outstanding work ethic and inquisitive nature, which has contributed to her pursuit of excellence. Eliana maintains a positive attitude toward learning and willingly takes on feedback to improve her learning in all her subjects. Not only is she an exceptional student, but she has also been a strong member of our student leadership since she has been in this school. She models our values of being WAREN (Work ethic, Accountability, Responsibility, Respect, Ethical Behavior & No excuse).” – Jack Reppart, Teacher 
Posted: 5/4/2023 12:00:00 PM

Looking for Winners? They're here on Winner Wednesday!

The weather isn't making it feel much like May, but we've got some winners to bring a little sunshine to your day!

John won $10,000 on the Billion scratch-off.

Congratulations, John!

And congratulations to The Corner Store in Massillon for selling the winning ticket.

Frank played Billion, too, and won $10,000!

He bought his winning ticket at Nishi's Market in Reynoldsburg. Congratulations, Frank!

George won the $25,000-a-year-for-life prize sold in the April 26 Lucky for Life drawing.

He purchased the winning ticket at East End Express of Hubbard.

East End Express is celebrating, too! The retailer receives a $2,500 sales bonus.

Do you have a winning story to tell? Make sure you ask for your photo with the BIG check when you claim in one of our regional offices.

You can alsoo tell your winning story by visiting our winner story page! Click here to submit your winning story today! 

Posted: 5/3/2023 3:12:38 PM

Teacher Appreciation Week Field Trip Giveaway Winner is in Bluffton!

Congratulations to Bluffton High School teacher Brigette Hoff!

She was selected at the winner of the Teacher Appreciation Week Field Trip Giveaway hosted by the Ohio Lottery and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Today, we visited Bluffton High School to announce Mrs. Hoff's exciting prize to her and her class.

They will be taking a field trip compliments of ODNR with all transportation expenses covered.

Hoff and her class of 30 students will be accompanied by experts from ODNR’s Division of Parks and Watercraft on a canoe float on the Sandusky River later this month.

The group will get to experience nature first-hand and learn about the conservation work being done in Ohio.   

Mrs. Hoff was selected as the winner in a drawing of all teachers nominated for the Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education Teacher of the Month program from September 2022 to March 2023.

Congratulations, Mrs. Hoff and class! 

You can nominate outstanding teachers and students for Teacher of the Month and Academic All-Stars by visiting https://www.ohiolottery.com/About/Partners-in-Education. Nominations are accepted by the 10th of the month from September to May.
Posted: 5/1/2023 3:00:26 PM

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