24 employees at Toledo retirement home rejoice over big lottery win
Lest there be any confusion, David Moyer and Peggy Park want everyone to know morale is now high among employees at Oakleaf Village of Toledo.
Scratch that. Practically everyone, including the retirees, were going bonkers Wednesday after learning that 24 of the 77 employees at the retirement home had just won $250,000 from the Ohio Lottery's Mega Millions game. They hit on five of six numbers with their best ticket.
Mr. Moyer, the facility's general manager, and Ms. Park, its care director ...
Aug 26, 2009, 11:45 pm - Lottery News forum
New Ohio Lottery director appointed
A corporate lawyer from Shaker Heights who was the first woman to head the Ohio State Bar Association will be taking the reins of the Ohio Lottery Commission.
Kathleen Burke, 60, a partner at Jones Day, was tapped by Gov. Ted Strickland today as the lottery's new executive director.
She comes on board at a critical juncture for the state lottery system, which is trying to get as many as 17,500 slot machines at seven Ohio horsetracks up and running. The state budget over the next two years ...
Aug 10, 2009, 6:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery director resigns
Ohio's lottery director resigned Tuesday from a rocky tenure serving in Gov. Ted Strickland's cabinet, as the state tries to expand the lottery to include video slot machines at horse racing tracks.
Dolan did not say why he's leaving in his resignation letter to Strickland, other than to say that he had thought about the direction of the lottery, including the new policy for slot machines.
My reflection has led me to conclude that the best interests of the Lottery and the state, as well a ...
Aug 4, 2009, 9:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery operator switch has some glitches
A new company began running the Ohio Lottery's computer system on Wednesday, causing frustrating problems for some retailers and leaving some winning tickets incorrectly coming up as losers.
Lottery spokeswoman Marie Kilbane said the problems were being worked out.
What we saw early were mostly common problems we had predicted, such as some calls from retailers who had forgotten sign-on passwords. But overall, selling has been going well, Kilbane said.
The Ohio Lottery decided last yea ...
Jul 1, 2009, 7:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery switches to Greek operator Intralot
Greek company takes over operation of games
At 11:59 p.m. today, in an office park in Strongsville, state officials and a gaggle of computer technicians, some from Greece, will change how Ohioans get their lottery tickets.
Success will be measured by how few people notice.
What happens inside the 80,000-square-foot, unadorned brick building not far from the Lorain County line is being watched like Y2K, at least in the world of state lotteries.
A lot of people are rooting for us, and ...
Jun 30, 2009, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery facts and trivia as it turns 35 years old
Thirty-five years ago this summer, the newly created Ohio Lottery held its first-ever drawing, a public spectacle at Parmatown Mall that drew more than 1,000 people.
Comedian Don Rickles had originally been invited to emcee the drawing of the new Buckeye 300 weekly game, but the public had to settle for Miss Ohio World 1974 and local TV stars Big Chuck and Hoolihan.
Since then, the Ohio Lottery has turned hundreds of people into millionaires and transferred about $16 billion to Ohio's publ ...
Jun 18, 2009, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery director under scrutiny for equipment debacle
A year ago, Ohio Lottery Director Michael A. Dolan persuaded skeptical lawmakers to buy $11.6 million worth of equipment to launch the state's new Keno game on a promise that the setup would still work after a year a premise that Dolan later admitted was false.
Now, as Dolan prepares to ask the same legislative panel to approve a $41 million contract with a company to run Keno and other lottery games for the next two years, the director's own dubious promises could return to haunt him.
Jun 1, 2009, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously
The owner of a winning Mega Millions ticket claimed their prize Friday.
But the identity of the winner won't be made public after two attorneys claimed the prize on behalf of a blind trust which Ohio law allows.
Chillicothe attorney Deborah Barrington and Columbus attorney Ronald Rowland, cotrustees of The Ross County Beneficiary Trust, claimed the $75.6 million prize for the winner at the Ohio Lottery's offices in Cleveland.
The winner had 180 days in which to claim the prize, but wait ...
Jun 1, 2009, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
3 lottery players share $225M Mega Millions jackpot
Three players, in California, Ohio and Virginia, will share the $225 million jackpot from the latest Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing, taking about $75 million apiece.
The next Mega Millions drawing, Tuesday night, will feature a jackpot of $12 million.
In addition to the grand prize winners from Friday night's drawing, 21 players, won second prizes of $250,000 apiece: 2 from California, 4 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 3 from New Jersey, 9 from New York, and 2 from Texas. The se ...
May 2, 2009, 10:14 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery rings in the New Year with raffle
For four lucky Ohio lottery players, 2009 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 November 14, 2008. Of the 500,000 tickets that were available, all but about 38,000 were sold.
This is the second consecutive New Year' ...
Dec 31, 2008, 10:26 pm - Lottery News forum