Ohio legislators move to ban Internet lottery sales
While country moves forward, Ohio may move backwards
The Ohio Lottery has not joined the move to sell tickets directly to players on the Internet, and a provision in a state budget bill would make sure it doesn't.
The bill, which has passed the House and gone to the Senate, would prohibit Ohio from following the lead of states that already let players buy tickets via their computers and handheld devices.
Online sales could help lotteries attract younger customers and compete with more g ...
May 24, 2013, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Ohio lottery winner ready to give back
An Ohio woman who just won a large lottery jackpot wants to buy a truckload of toilet paper.
Regina Jackson doesn't want to buy this for herself, mind you, but for a charitable organization she grew dependent on over a seven-month period in 2008 after she was temporarily laid off from her customer service job at Cinmar in West Chester, Ohio.
Last week, Jackson's fortunes turned considerably after she won $1 million in the Ohio Lottery New Year's Raffle.
Jackson doesn't expect her life t ...
Jan 11, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio's interim lottery chief given official title
Dennis R. Berg has been named director of the Ohio Lottery, Gov. John Kasich announced on Friday.
Berg had been the lottery's interim director since Jan. 10, 2011, appointed to that role just days after Kasich took office.
Berg formerly served as the lottery's deputy director of finance and has worked for the state agency since 1991.
The lottery has had 10 straight years of sales growth, posting a record $2.6 billion in sales in fiscal 2011.
And the agency could be on tap for more. T ...
Feb 11, 2012, 10:59 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery kicks off 2012 with raffle draw
By Todd Northrop
For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2012 will begin with a windfall of one million dollars.
The winning numbers for the Ohio Lottery's New Year's Raffle game were announced this evening. The full list of lottery results can be found on Lottery Post's Ohio Lottery Results page.
The $20 tickets for the raffle went on sale in November. 500,000 tickets were available.
This is the fifth consecutive New Year's Raffle for the Ohio Lottery. The game has the best odds to win ...
Jan 2, 2012, 8:56 pm - Lottery News forum
After 17 months, Ohio Lotto jackpot finally won
Winner will receive record $50.4 million prize
A Kentucky man who wishes to remain unidentified won $50.4 million playing the Classic Lotto at a Mount Adams bar, the Ohio Lottery Commission said Tuesday.
It is one of the biggest lottery winnings for the Cincinnati region and a record for the Classic Lotto game, which hasn't had a winner since May 2010, when someone took home $9.5 million.
Jackpots had been piling up in the game since then. The game is only played in Ohio.
The winner ...
Oct 26, 2011, 11:23 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio man sues for share of $99M lottery jackpot
An employee of a Geauga County cabinetry company has sued 22 of his co-workers for denying him a share of a $99 million lottery jackpot.
And, last week, a judge ordered the Ohio Lottery Commission to set aside about $2 million until Edward Hairston's claim is resolved in a trial.
Hairston contends that every month for eight years he pitched $5 into a lottery pool with co-workers at the KraftMaid company in Middlefield. While recuperating from a back injury, however, he failed to make contr ...
Sep 4, 2011, 5:24 pm - Lottery News forum
22 Ohio co-workers share $99M Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
A lucky group of 22 co-workers were at the Ohio Lottery's Youngstown office Monday to claim their share of last week's $99 million Mega Millions jackpot.
The Ohio lottery said most of the 22 work for KraftMaid in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, midway between Cleveland and Youngstown. The majority of the winners work together in the logistics and customer service departments at the cabinet making company. The group has been playing the lottery for several years.
Each winne ...
Aug 9, 2011, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio gas station sells $99M Mega Millions ticket
A lottery official says a winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth $99 million has been sold at a gas station in northeastern Ohio.
Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Marie Kildane says the winning jackpot ticket for Friday's drawing was sold at Speedway in Jefferson, 10 miles from the Pennsylvania border. She says the jackpot has been accumulating since July 5.
Kildane says the winner can claim the prize beginning Monday because lottery offices are closed for the weekend.
The w ...
Aug 6, 2011, 10:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Millions in lottery jackpots expire every year
If you are the ticket holder for the winning Massachusetts Mega Millions consolation prize with the numbers: 2, 7, 10, 16 and 29, we have some bad news for you. You have just missed your chance to claim $250,000. The jackpot expired Wednesday.
In six more days, on Aug. 3, a $900,000 jackpot is in danger of becoming little more than wishful thinking for some unlucky winner in Florida.
ABC News have found at least six other jackpots ranging from $10,000 (two in Arizona expiring Aug. 8 and Au ...
Jul 29, 2011, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery privatization critics getting louder
A chorus of critics across the political spectrum is rising up against plans by Ohio Republicans to privatize day-to-day operations of the state lottery and expand its reach into slots-like video lottery terminals at horse tracks.
On June 17, the American Policy and Ohio Roundtables condemned an agreement between the state and Rock Ohio Caesars, the operator of planned casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati. The conservative policy groups, which opposed the 2009 constitutional amendment that bro ...
Jun 22, 2011, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum