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Happy Friday!

We're rolling into this fall weekend with some jackpot news for you.

Between tonight's Mega Millions jackpot and tomorrow night's Powerball jackpot, there's over $1 billion up for grabs!

The Mega Millions jackpot is currently $267 million!

It might seem like a small jackpot, but imagine what you could do with $267 million.

Saturday's Powerball jackpot is currently $925 million!

It hasn't hit record-breaking territory yet, but it's still worth a shot to play.

Did you know the odds of winning Mega Millions or Powerball are the same no matter how big the jackpot is?

Whether you're in the game at a smaller jackpot size or a larger jackpot size, you still have the same shot at hitting the jackpot.

If you don't like the odds of the big jackpot games, give our in-state draw games a try.

The Classic Lotto jackpot is currently $5.1 million!

Add a little luck to your weekend. Stop by an Ohio Lottery retailer and get your tickets today.
Posted: 9/29/2023 11:19:53 AM

Powerball Climbing High

With no jackpot winner in Monday night's Powerball drawing, the jackpot is climing to $835 million for Wednesday's jackpot drawing.

Get ready for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot drawing by picking up your tickets today at any Ohio Lottery retailer.

Powerball tickets are $2 each. You can purchase the Power Play for an additional $1 for a chance to multiply your non-jackpot prize. 

The last Powerball jackpot hit was on July 19 in California for a whopping $1.08 billion!  

Ohio's last Powerball jackpot win came last April. GetGo Cafe and Market in Macedonia sold the jackpot-winning ticket worth $252.6 million on April 19, 2023. The winner claimed the prize in Trust.

Posted: 9/26/2023 10:30:26 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Spring Valley Marathon

Spring Valley Marathon in Gallipolis is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

If you're looking for a retailer with experience, Spring Valley Marathon has it. They've been in the Lottery business for 15 years, and they take pride in having friendly and enthusiastic staff to offer outstanding customer service.

You can play in the store's dedicated Lottery area and choose from a variety of scratch-offs. They keep their scratch-off bins full and new tickets activated so customers always have options.

Recently, the store sold a $500,000 winning ticket that brought new customers in to give them a try.

Stop by for a fun Lottery experience at Spring Valley Marathon.
Posted: 9/25/2023 10:25:37 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, The Scoreboard Pub & Grill

The Scoreboard Pub & Grill in Delaware is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

This retailer is a popular sports bar and the staff knows how to keep Lottery players engaged.

They make announcements when there is a promotion to encourage people to play, and they cash as many winning tickets as they can.

There are four self-serve kiosks at The Scoreboard Pub & Grill where patrons can purchase games and KENO is always a favorite. 

Give The Scoreboard Pub & Grill in Delaware a try for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 9/18/2023 10:03:22 AM

Find Winners right here on Winner Wednesday!

Maybe it's about being in the right place at the right time, but today's winner stories are all about geography! 

Jodi won the top prize of $500,000 playing $500,000 Cashword! She said she wasn't sure she had won because she missed a letter, but when she scanned the ticket she realized it was a $500,000 winner.

This big winner bought her ticket at Cenco in Brunswick, a location she said she would have never visited if she hadn't met her boyfriend who lives nearby!

She has plans to share her winnings with her daughters, put some money away for her grandchildren, invest some for the future, and take a vacation for Christmas. Jodi also bought her boyfriend a new car.  

"Giving is what I like to do, it makes me feel good to see people smile," Jodi said.

Cooper just finished a round of golf with some buddies at Nash Golf Enterprises in New Lexington, and he decided to play EZPLAY Going Pro.

After encouraging one of his buddies to give it a try, Cooper bought a ticket for himself.

He said he didn't know what the jackpot was up to at that time, but when he realized he won, he scanned his ticket with the Ohio Lottery mobile app and discovered he won the $51,635 progressive jackpot.

"After I scanned the ticket I about fell on the floor!" Cooper said about the winning moment.
It's Cooper's biggest win, and he's decided to invest the money to build or buy a house in the future.

He also bought a round for the entire clubhouse! Cheers!

Cynthia might be from Indiana, but we bet she's an Ohio Lottery fan now.

While she was traveling through the Buckeye State for work, she picked up a Cash Explosion 25X scratch-off and won $10,000!

Cynthia was excited to stop by our regional office to claim her winnings.

Speedway #1507 in Delphos sold the winning ticket.

Do you have a winning story to tell? Tell it in a video on our winner story page. 

Click here to see other winning stories and to submit your own.

Posted: 9/13/2023 10:24:56 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week, Hop Shop #1408 in Goshen

Hop Shop in Goshen is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

This is a retailer that loves second chance promotions, so when you play at Hop Shop you get a second chance to win.

Hop Shop carries 50 scratch-offs over the counter. They make sure they're stocked so you never have to miss your favorite Ohio Lottery games.

The staff will greet you with a smile and make sure they help you with any Lottery questions.

They don't lack Lottery excitement. Big jackpots and new games get the staff at Hop Shop in the spirit to share in the excitement with customers.

Try Hop Shop in Goshen for your next Ohio Lottery purchase. 
Posted: 9/11/2023 9:43:15 AM

Meet our Retailer-of-the-Week. Lavy's Corner Mart

Lavy's Corner Mart in Gettysburg is this week's Retailer-of-the-Week!

This retailer has been in business for 34 years with local folks on staff to serve the local customers who visit. And they know a thing or two about Lottery!

They keep their scratch-off bins full, so you always have a wide selection to choose from, and they display winner signs in their lottery area.

You can stop and stay for a while to watch Keno drawings in their seating area.

The staff at Lavy's Corner Mart provides excellent customer service, and they will wish you good luck when you play and celebrate with you when you return with your winning ticket.
Stop by Lavy's Corner Mart in Gettysburg for your next Ohio Lottery purchase.
Posted: 9/4/2023 11:38:22 AM

September is Responsible Gaming Education Month

September marks the beginning of Responsible Gaming Education Month.

All month long, we'll be throwing some responsible gambling myths and facts your way on our social channels.

In between, you can visit Keep it Fun, Ohio and learn how to keep gambling within the limits.

Here are a few tips to make sure your lottery play stays in the fun zone!
  • Don't take unnecessary risks.
  • Know your limits.
  • Don't gamble alone. Keep it social!
  • Have other hobbies.
  • Keep your priorities straight.
You can find information about responsible gambling, calculate your gambling costs, and find help if needed by visiting keepitfunohio.com.
Posted: 9/1/2023 11:59:27 AM

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