Man wins $2 million from Ohio Lottery
Paul Hayes suspected something was up when the Ohio Lottery Commission asked him to come to their Dayton office but would not tell him why.
Hayes, a regular lottery player, had recently won $2,500 in a $20 scrach-off game called $2 Million Anniversary.
As a scratch-off winner, his card was then automatically entered into a drawing for the game's top prize of $2 million.
So, Thursday, June 10, Hayes, 65, drove from his home in New Carlisle to the lottery commission's Dayton office. The ...
Jun 11, 2010, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio lottery ticket wins $261.6M Powerball jackpot
Big win comes just two months after game goes on sale in state
Ohio has a $261.6 million Powerball winner less than two months after the state joined the multi-state lottery game.
The Ohio Lottery says the only winning ticket matching all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing was sold at a store in Sunbury, about 20 miles north of Columbus in central Ohio.
Lottery officials planned to present the Hub Carry Out Deli with a check for $100,000 Thursday morning for selling the winning ti ...
Jun 3, 2010, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum
Store clerk gets prison term for Ohio lottery ticket theft
Deborah Strong admits she is a habitual thief whose gambling addiction has resulted in her stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employers over the last decade.
For her latest theft more than $500,000 in Ohio Lottery scratch-off tickets from a Kroger store she was sent Tuesday to prison for the maximum sentence of five years. She pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated theft last month.
The sentence was imposed by Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Helmick, who ...
Jun 2, 2010, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Store clerk stole $100,000 in lottery tickets, police say
A Kroger employee was arrested Thursday on charges she stole more than $100,000 in lottery tickets.
Deborah Strong, 52, of Westwood, Ohio, was booked into the Hamilton County jail on a felony theft charge and released, jail officials said.
Strong, who also goes by the name Deborah Ridenour, stole the tickets, and then cashed them, court documents allege. When confronted, she admitted to the crime, police say. She was taken into custody at the Kroger store in Westwood at 2310 Ferguson Rd.
Mar 8, 2010, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Woman killed by car after celebrating lottery win
A woman died after being struck by a car while walking along U.S. 6 on Tuesday night.
The crash occurred just west of Ohio 269 shortly before 10 p.m.
Early this morning, the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Deborah McDonald, 47, Crystal Rock. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sgt. Joe Wentworth said a Chevrolet Impala traveling west hit McDonald as she walked in the same direction.
He did not know why she was walking along the highway and sa ...
Jan 28, 2010, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery rings in the New Year with raffle
For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2010 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 (www.lotterypost.com/results/oh).
The $20 tickets for the raffle went on sale Nov. 20. 500,000 tickets were available.
This is the third consecutive New Year's Raffle for the Ohio Lottery. The game has the best od ...
Jan 2, 2010, 9:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery audit begins next week
State Auditor Mary Taylor officially begins her review of the Ohio Lottery Commission next week, two months after lottery officials tried to close the door on her by arguing that the attention is unwarranted.
Auditors and lottery officials are scheduled to sit together next Wednesday at kick-off meeting during which the approach and scope of the audit will be outlined.
The decision to conduct a performance audit of the $2.4 billion state agency is unusual because such audits are typically ...
Dec 30, 2009, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery opposes state audit
The Ohio Lottery Commission has formally rejected State Auditor Mary Taylor's decision to launch a performance audit of the $2.4 billion agency without its blessing.
Lottery Director Kathleen Burke said in a letter Saturday that the audit does not seem reasonable, necessary or a wise investment of public funds.
Taylor's office notified the commission last week that it was beginning a performance audit, citing the uncertain nature of gambling revenue from month to month and an environment ...
Nov 23, 2009, 8:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery hoax causes riot at Ohio coat store
Updated with new video report
Oct. 15, 2009, 1:27 p.m.
A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a coat store and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases, police said, but she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
Angry customers threw merchandise around and looted, leaving the store looking as though a hurricane had passed through it, police said.
Linda Brown was arrested Tuesday after an hours-long shoppin ...
Oct 15, 2009, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
States sell out 9s in Wed. lottery draws
Lottery players around the United States hoping to win big by betting on all nines may have come up empty when they got to the lottery terminal.
Several states reported that Pick 4 combinations 9-9-9-9 and 9-9-0-9, as well as Pick 3 combination 9-9-9, sold out due to heavy buying.
The reason? Today's unique date numbers of 9/9/09 (September 9, 2009).
Lottery officials say people who play daily lotto games such as Pick 3 and Pick 4 tend to make their number choices based on special numbe ...
Sep 9, 2009, 11:00 pm - Lottery News forum