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

Congratulations to Ameristop Food Mart in Cincinnati, this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

Ameristop Food Mart has been a retailer since 2016.

When you visit, you're always greeted with a smile, and the staff might even know you by name!

Cashing winning tickets is a breeze because Ameristop is a Super Retailer, so you can claim your winning tickets up to $5,000 at this location.

Stop by Ameristop Food Mart for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.

Posted: 10/31/2022 12:00:49 PM

September Partners in Education Winners Part Two

Congratulations to the first winners of the Student of the Month award for the 2022-2023 school year! 

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.

Check out our awesome student winners for September:

Finn Warden“In the classroom, he has been chosen to work with students in the middle school who struggle with acceptance. He goes out of his way to be nice to everyone. He is a member of the varsity football, lacrosse and swim teams. He was chosen as a Warrior of the Week by his football coaches.” – Karol Warden, Coach

“Alexander shows integrity and kindness and goes outAlexander Potter of his way to help others. He’s involved in extracurricular activities. Finally, Xander is all about others and his actions uphold the ideas of our school and we are extremely proud of him.” - BockyWells, Coach

Kipton Reichman“Fifth grade student Kipton Reichman is a model citizen within our learning community. He is driven to excel and always welcomes a challenge! He is not only kind, but respectful to his peers. Kipton dedicates what seems to be equal energy, passion and commitment to all the activities that he participates in. We are proud to call him an Indian Valley Brave.” - Kristin Rine, Teacher

“Hannah is a 12th grade, 4.0 honor student and alwaysHannah Davis strives to do her best. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Latin Club, B.O.S.S. Club, band and is on the softball team. She works hard to achieve top grades yet still takes the time to be a student-to-student mentor at the high school level and volunteer at the local nursing home and church. She plays the trumpet and has received several superior ratings at the OMEA solo and ensemble events.” - Jane Inniger, Parent

Emma Johnson“Emma is a very special young lady who works hard to meet her personal goals. Emma is very compassionate and helped design a special service project this year to recognize the hospital workers who gave of their time so generously through the pandemic and beyond. She wrote and received a grant to put together thank you gifts for the employees of the local hospital. Her hard work and caring nature make her a role model for all.” - Laura Corcoran, Administrator

“Maahi is an amazingly bright and caring student. SheMaahi Nanavati-Tucker is excited to learn new things and share about traditions in her household. She is also a very caring friend who is willing to aid her peers by helping them find ways to get the answers versus just giving them the answer. She always has a smile on her face and is willing to have a good conversation. She is a wonderful role model and a friend to have in any class.” - Jacinta Moyer, Teacher 

Hazel Riley“Hazel has been a model student at Westview. She is a Safety Patrol member and has demonstrated outstanding responsibility in that role as a student in the oldest grade within the building. Hazel is a great student academically, very social and understanding of others’ perspectives. An area in which she excels is being patient toward her peers. She listens, responds appropriately and has a genuine interest when interacting with other students.” - Nick Moore, Administrator

Jasmine Ward
“Jasmine should be considered for the award due to her caring demeanor toward all other people in our building. She is a talented and gifted student who is a valuable member of our Safety Patrol which helps Kindergarten students in our building. Whenever I ask for volunteers, her hand is always up first, and she is more than willing to help. Jasmine can always be counted on for additional tasks and accepts them with a smile. There are not many kids out there like her!” - Cory McKnight, Faculty Member
Posted: 10/30/2022 12:00:00 PM

Jackpot Time!


We've made it to the end of the week, just a day away from the next big Powerball jackpot drawing!

Saturday's jackpot is now $825 million with a cash option of $410 million.

Here's what you need to do NOW.

Visit your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer and swing past the counter or visit one of the self-serve kiosks to pick up your chance at the jackpot!

Powerball tickets are $2 each. You can add the Power Play for an extra $1 to multiply your non-jackpot winning prize.

We've had a couple second and third tier Powerball winners this month. Corner Market BP in Lyndhurst sold a $1 million winning ticket and London Gas Station in London sold a $250,000 winning Powerball ticket.

Who will win big next? It could be you!

All you have to do is get your ticket.

Posted: 10/28/2022 12:57:42 PM

September Partners in Education Winners

We’re excited to be back for another school year to recognize some of our great students and teachers throughout Ohio as part of our 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 below to learn more about the Teachers of the Month for September:

Josh Mewhinney“Josh is an excellent teacher. Over the last year, Josh has led some positive changes to our curriculum. On top of teaching physics and robotics, Josh worked with a professor at Notre Dame College to create a College Credit Plus physics class for the students at Holy Name... Josh has also improved our robotics curriculum and took a team to their first competition. Finally, Josh has been instrumental in the acquisition of a laser cutter. For all of his amazing improvements to our curriculum for our students, I believe that Josh is very deserving of some recognition.” - Walt Dodd, Administrator 

Stephanie Lloyd“Mrs. Lloyd is one of the most caring, compassionate, child-centered teachers you will come across. She is dedicated and subscribes to the ‘do whatever it takes’ philosophy shared in our school.” - Brian Burkett, Administrator

Teri Mangen“Teri is starting her 35th year in education. She is an accomplished teacher and leader. She has been on all our leadership teams throughout her career. She is so great with every student and staff member, and she is a pleasure to work with.” – Thom Maxwell, Principal

Nick Leone“Mr. Nick Leone goes out of his way to make geometry lessons interesting for his students. He uses very creative ideas to link geometry to everyday living. Students relate to him because he tries to find ways to make them successful so that they are not afraid to try in his class. He has a great sense of humor and knows students well. He is a shining example of what an outstanding teacher/coach is for high school students.” - Karol Warden, Coach

Holly King“Holly is an all-out wonderful teacher. She goes out of her way to make sure her students and parents have a great day. She communicates with parents on a daily notice. She knows how to handle her students who struggle with their daily lives… She is a teacher that listens to each child to help them achieve their goal.” - Chris Maynard

“I am consistently impressed with Mr. Reese’sDavid Reese connection with students, communication with parents/guardians and overarching encouragement. He sets the tone for the year effectively by sharing a letter he’s written to his class. His humility as a ‘complex multidimensional human being’ invites students to view him and their classmates with respect… His goal is to deliver them a world-class education because each of them is worthy of it.” - Bridget Boardman, Parent

Beth Barber“Mrs. Barber is a teacher that goes above and beyond for all students. Mrs. Barber gives time before and after school as well as her lunchtime to assist students in their learning. Mrs. Barber provides an engaging and fast-paced learning opportunity for 8th graders that show positive results on end-of-the-year state testing. She is innovative in her teaching and brings many STEM-related activities to her class.” - Jake Walgate, Administrator

“I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew UtzMatthew Utz for the past three years. During this time, Matthew had many roles at the RBC middle school including long-term substitute teacher, COVID Support Specialist and Bridges to Success Interventionist. Matthew adapted to each role quickly and he demonstrates the utmost professionalism each day. He has gained valuable experiences in his short career which have allowed him to make a huge impact on the lives of his students.” - Linda Brown, Peer Teacher 

Sarah Leach“Outside of being an effective classroom teacher, Mrs. Leach coaches middle school volleyball and participates in high school athletic rallies. Also, Mrs. Leach trained out district personnel on our PD days prior to the school year and gave direction, understanding and developed step-by-step instructions for our district in restart readiness. She is a superstar teacher, person and leader.” - Joe Rowe, Administrator.

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Month for September! Stay tuned to learn more about September’s Academic All Stars.
Posted: 10/28/2022 12:00:00 PM

Powerball Possibilities this Winner Wednesday

We're halfway through the week, and ready for a really big Powerball drawing tonight!

The jackpot sits at $700 million making it the 5th largest jackpot in the game's history. You could do a lot with that kind of cash! 

Powerball tickets are $2 each, and you can purchase the Power Play for an additional $1 to multiply your non-jackpot prize.

Will you be Ohio's next multi-millionaire?

Get your ticket and don't miss out on the drawing.

In other winner news, George from Sandusky won $20,000 playing the $1,000,000 Cash Blowout scratch-off!

He bought his winning ticket at Hy Miler in Sandusky.

Congratulations, George!

When you claim your prize in one of our regional offices, ask to get your photo with the big check! You could be our next featured winner. 
Posted: 10/26/2022 1:53:05 PM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Action Corner

Congratulations to our Retailer-of-the-Week, Action Corner in Fairborn.

The staff at Action Corner make it a priority to keep service quick and efficient.

You'll find a dedicated Lottery area to play your favorite games, and dispensers are full of the newest scratch-offs so you always have the largest selection to choose from.

The store manager describes his business as trustworthy, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable with staff willing to explain the games and provide friendly service.

Sound like the kind of store you're looking for? Give Action Corner a try!
Posted: 10/24/2022 12:00:58 PM

Weekend Wins top Winner Wednesday!

The excitement of the weekend has spilled over to Winner Wednesday, and the alliteration doesn't stop there!

We're highlighting the big jackpot wins that Ohio Lottery players celebrated on Saturday in London, Lyndhurst, and Lithopolis!
Ohio landed two big winners in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. 

Corner Market BP in Lyndhurst sold a $1 million winning ticket after a player matched all five numbers without the Powerball.

Corner Market BP gets a $1,000 sales bonus for selling the winning ticket.

London Gas Station in London sold a $250,000 winner for Saturday's drawing.

The winner matched four of five numbers plus the Powerball to win $50,000, and added the Powerplay to multiply the win five times to $250,000.

Both tickets were auto-pick. 
The same night, Stakely Automotive in Lithopolis sold two Rolling Cash 5 tickets that matched all five numbers to win the $110,000 jackpot! 

The lucky ticket holders chose their own numbers.

None of the winning tickets have been claimed yet.

Here's hoping next week we'll be able to celebrate the big winners here on Winner Wednesday.
Posted: 10/19/2022 10:37:31 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Douglas Carryout

Our Retailer-of-the-Week, Douglas Carryout in Toledo has grown over the past year with sales increasing by nearly half!

Maybe it's their dedicated Lottery area that's clean and organized that's given Douglas Carryout the edge. 

This retailer makes sure you never have to wait.

They have two machines to purchase lottery tickets, and they have a knowledgeable staff that gives great customer service.

Bet cards are set in three locations around the store for easy access. 

Got a winning ticket? Douglas Carryout cashes all winning tickets under $599, so you can make this retailer your one stop for all of your Lottery needs.

Posted: 10/17/2022 12:04:16 PM

Sports Gaming Progress Update

We have news today for any approved sports gaming host locations.

The Ohio Lottery’s Sports Gaming Department announced that four proprietors have signed contracts to provide sports gaming equipment and services to Type C host locations.

Those proprietors include Elys-Wright Bet, UBetOhio, BetSkyBox, and Iron Gate Gaming (BetIGG).

To find contact information about each proprietor or to learn more about the sports gaming program, click here.

Sports gaming implementation is set for January 1, 2023.
Posted: 10/13/2022 3:04:50 PM

Hello Winner Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

This week we're talking experienced winners and new players who experienced the luck and fun of winning for the very first time.

Let's start with our newest lottery winner, Tyler from Lima! He doesn't normally play lottery games, but he was hanging out with his cousin who loves to play. So Tyler decided to give it a try.

He bought ten Going Pro tickets at Slix Mini Mart in Lima. One of his tickets hit the progressive jackpot of $92,010! Some might call that beginners luck.
John from Deshler is no newbie to winning. Actually, he's becoming fast friends with the staff at our Toledo office because lately, he's on a winning streak!

He won $150,000 on the Ohio Lottery Scratch-Off, Lots of 500! He bought his winning ticket at Danny Food mart in Deshler.

It's his second visit to claim a prize in the last week. He also recently won $1,000 on $300 Million Diamond Dazzler and $667 on a Pick 3 ticket. John says he plans to save his winnings.

Congrats, winners!

Don't forget you can share your winning story with us. If you visit a regional office, ask to get your photo with the big check.

Or, if you're on social media, cash your winning ticket first, then share a picture of yourself and your winning ticket using the hastag #IWontheOHLottery. You might be our next featured winner!
Posted: 10/12/2022 10:24:38 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Quick Shop Food mart

Quick Shop Food Mart in South Euclid is the place to be if you're looking for outstanding customer service and a big selection of Ohio Lottery games!

You'll find two dedicated Lottery play areas in the store and six self-serve kiosks, so you'll never wait to get your favorite game.

This retailer has been in the Lottery business for 18 years, and the staff knows their stuff. They're ready to help explain the games and the machines if you need help.

Quick Shop Food Mart also loves to celebrate winners, and you can see them all in their winner display of winning tickets $1,000 and up.

Stop by Quick Shop Food Mart for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 10/10/2022 10:06:12 AM

Whopping Weekend Jackpots!

Happy Friday!

Who's ready for a little extra weekend fun with Mega Millions and Powerball?

The jackpots are a combined $788 million!

Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is $410 million and Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $378 million!
Don't forget to add the Megaplier or Powerplay for $1 for the chance to multiply your non-jackpot winnings! 

Get into the game and the jackpot-winning fun of Mega Millions and Powerball!

Don't forget you can skip the line and purchase your ticket at one of our self-serve kiosks at any Ohio Lottery retailer. Good luck!


Posted: 10/7/2022 10:01:27 AM

Responsible Gambling partnership forms with Cuyahoga County Court

Responsible gambling is at the heart of our Keep it Fun campaign, which encourages players to play within their means, shows them how to spot a gambling problem, and share resources to get help.

We work year round to spread that message through our own responsible gambling program and by joining forces with other state agencies as part of Ohio for Responsible gambling.

That partnership has extended to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

The Court announced a partnership with Recovery Resources and Ohio for Responsible Gambling to develop a first of its kind court program in the state to address criminal charges that stem from problem gambling.

The goal is to help individuals overcome the difficulties that brought them into the justice system, and for some that could be a gambling addiction.

Specially trained probation officers known as Gambling Recovery Officers, will provide a gambling assessment to identify individuals who may have a problem, and they will work hand in hand with Recovery Resources and certified counselors to help individuals break the negative cycle of problem gambling. 

Those who successfully complete the program may have their felony charge dismissed to avoid having a felony conviction on their record.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a gambling problem, help is available. Visit Keep it Fun, Ohio for more information and resources.

Posted: 10/6/2022 12:56:41 PM

Mega and Powerball jackpots are combined $733 million!

Will jackpot fever hit again?

Anything is possible, and right now the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are a combined $733 million! 

Pick your numbers or go with the auto-pick for tonight's $380 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing.

Don't forget to add the Megaplier for $1 a chance to multiply your non-jackpot winnings! 

Tomorrow night you get a chance to win $353 million in the Powerball drawing.

The extra $1 for the Power Play gives you the chance to multiply your prize.

Get into the game and the jackpot-winning fun of Mega Millions and Powerball!

Don't forget you can skip the line and purchase your ticket at one of our self-serve kiosks at any Ohio Lottery retailer. Good luck!


Posted: 10/4/2022 11:15:50 AM

Did you say HOLIDAY scratch-offs?!

Keep sipping that pumpkin spice and don’t mind us.

We’re just over here getting ready for hot chocolate and gift-giving!

Our first batch of holiday scratch-offs are available starting October 11.

Get the holiday season going with the $1 scratch-off Holiday Cash. You could win up to $500!  

Celebrate the season with the $2 Betty Boop scratch-off for a shot at the top prize of $10,000. Reveal a 2X, 5X, or 10X symbol and multiply the prize won by 2, 5, or 10 TIMES! If you reveal a BB symbol, you win ALL 10 prizes shown!  

Feeling minty? Scratch the peppermints and candy canes on the $3 scratch-off Peppermint Payout for a chance to win $50,000! Don’t forget to scratch the Hot Chocolate Multiplier box to multiply your prize won.

The $5 scratch-off Holiday Lucky Times 10 is waiting for you to scratch for a chance to win the $250,000 top prize! If any one or more of your holiday numbers match any of the lucky numbers, you win the prize shown below your matching Holiday Numbers. If you win, scratch the BONUS area, and if you reveal a BONUS NUMBER, multiply your total winning prize amount by that number.

The $10 scratch-off Holiday 50X the Money gives you a chance to win up to $500,000. Look for the 10X, 20X, or 50X symbol to automatically multiply your prize by 10, 20, or 50 times. Find the stack of money symbol and win ALL 20 prizes shown! And don’t forget about the bonus. Look for the $50 bill, $100 bill, or $500 bill to win that prize automatically!

How’s a $1,000,000 top prize sound? You could win it on the $20 $1,000,000 Merry Multiplier scratch-off. Look for the start symbol to win the prize shown automatically. Scratch off the "MULTIPLIER" for each prize won, uncover a 2X, 5X, 10X, 20X, 50X or 100X and multiply your prize won by the corresponding multiplier!

These new scratch-offs drop October 11. Check out your favorite Ohio Lottery retailer and give them a try!
Posted: 10/4/2022 10:47:38 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Center Marks Sunoco

Congratulations to our Retailer-of-the-Week, Center Marks Sunoco in Brunswick Hills!

They've been in the Lottery business since the store opened 21 years ago, and the staff works hard to bring the best customer service around.

Center Marks Sunoco is a clean store with friendly long-term employees who know the customers by name.

You can depend on Center Marks Sunoco to have the games you want. Staff activates new tickets as soon as they're released.

Check out Center Marks Sunoco for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 10/3/2022 12:00:27 PM

In the Know

Are you ready?

October is going to be fun, and it starts with the release of our always popular holiday scratch-offs!

And you get a second chance to win with our Naughty or Nice Second Chance Promotion.

Get the complete look at the month and all the fun you don't want to miss on In the Know!
Posted: 10/1/2022 10:31:09 AM

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