Ohio lottery winner to help charities, friends
Includes video report
An Ohio man won $5 million in the Ohio Lottery Tuesday, but even though he's dependent on kidney dialysis, he says he plans on helping friends and charities with financial gifts.
Phillip Withem, of Logan, won the second chance drawing called the Top Prized Drawing.
In 2006, Withem turned a $20 instant lottery ticket into $2,500. Then, he won another drawing out of 86 entrants. He said the fact that he is now a millionaire hasn't sunk in yet.
It's not going to s ...
Jun 16, 2011, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Senate bill includes privatizing lottery
Critics say gaming corp. drafted language
The Ohio Senate's latest version of the state budget bill includes language to privatize the Ohio Lottery that is nearly identical to legislation drafted by a gaming company hoping to manage the $2.5 billion agency's day-to-day operations.
The language, drafted by GTECH, an industry giant that once ran the Ohio Lottery's back-office operations, was added to the massive budget bill virtually unchanged and without any public hearing. The inclusion of ...
Jun 2, 2011, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
Hard-luck Ohio couple tearful as they learn of lottery surprise
Includes video report
Just when things look hopeless, sometimes an unexpected breakthrough happens.
Just ask David and Beth Loomis of Columbus, Ohio.
David Loomis lost his job last year, and his unemployment benefits were about to expire. But while Beth Loomis was walking their dog Tuesday morning, she found a dollar and thought, I guess this might be our lucky day, she said in an interview.
She didn't know just how lucky it would be.
Ohio Lottery officials had invited the couple ...
Apr 8, 2011, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Gov. considering privatizing management of lottery
A proposal to privatize the management of the Ohio Lottery Commission was submitted this week to the nonpartisan Legislative Service Commission, which researches Ohio's budgets and laws.
Gov. John Kasich, who has yet to name a lottery director, has for weeks been discussing privatizing lottery operations, though he has not made a public commitment to do so.
Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols said the administration would not answer questions about any proposal until the state budget is released ...
Mar 12, 2011, 10:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery kicks off 2011 with raffle draw
By Todd Northrop
For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2011 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 Nov. 12. 500,000 tickets were available.
This is the fourth consecutive New Year's Raffle for the Ohio Lottery. The game has the best odds to win $1 ...
Jan 1, 2011, 8:49 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio lottery ticket wins $25M Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
One Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Ohio matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to grab the $25 million jackpot in last night's Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing.
According to the Ohio Lottery, the winning ticket was sold in the Cleveland suburb of Broadview Heights.
The winning numbers were: 8, 26, 28, 33 and 53, with a Mega Ball number of 11. The Megaplier multiplier number was 4.
In addition to the big winner, four lucky players matched the first ...
Nov 10, 2010, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
$260M Ohio Powerball lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously
Uses blind trust to keep privacy
The holder of Ohio's first Powerball jackpot prize ticket came forward Tuesday to claim the $260 million prize in a blind trust.
The drawing for the $260 million jackpot was Wednesday, June 2, and the winning ticket was sold at Hub Carryout in Sunbury.
George M. Hoffman, of Columbus, is trustee of The 2010 Blind Trust and made the claim on behalf of the winner at Lottery offices in Cleveland.
The holder of the ticket chose the cash option for this jac ...
Jul 8, 2010, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery reports record sales
The Ohio Lottery says it's on a roll, with the introduction of Powerball helping the agency post another year of record sales.
Officials say the lottery enjoyed $2.48 billion in sales during the fiscal year that ended Wednesday, up from $2.42 billion in the previous fiscal year.
Sales grew for the ninth straight year.
The lottery says it has poured $728.6 in annual profits into a state education fund.
Officials say that's the second largest profit transfer in the lottery's 36-year hi ...
Jul 5, 2010, 6:16 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery mistake wins Ohio store clerk $250,000
An Ohio store clerk's mistake when printing a Mega Millions lottery ticket has won her $250,000.
Naomi Mauller, a clerk at Woolfe's Huff Puff on Main Street in New Lexington, Ohio, forgot to add an extra Kicker game to a customer's lottery ticket on Tuesday night, so she printed a new ticket and bought her $2 mistake. Both her ticket and its twin hit, raking in $250,000 for each winner.
You can't cancel the Mega Millions ticket, said Mauller, 51, a resident of New Lexington in Perry Count ...
Jun 28, 2010, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery celebrates second Powerball jackpot in June
Another winning ticket from Montana will split jackpot
On the heels of its first jackpot-winning Powerball draw, the Ohio Lottery has already sold its second jackpot-winning Powerball ticket.
The winning ticket was sold at Shirley's Carryout in Curtice, near Toledo. Ohio Lottery officials traveled to the store location Thursday morning to present store owners with a $48,500 retailer bonus check for selling the winning ticket.
The $97 million jackpot will be split with another winning ti ...
Jun 24, 2010, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum