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The Ohio Lottery Commission was created in May 1973 by a voter-approved constitutional amendment. The first tickets went on sale in August 1974. Today, the Ohio Lottery Commission offers customers a wide variety of instant games and on-line games to play at over 8,800 licensed retailer locations across the state. In FY05, the Ohio Lottery added on another task: to administer and monitor charitable bingo licensing for the state..

Since 1974, the Lottery has provided more than $16 billion to public education. Annually, we provide about 4.5 percent of the funding needed for public education — an effort shared by local, state and federal governments.

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“Best of the Class” is the Lottery program that recognizes outstanding high school graduates throughout Ohio by featuring them on television stations that carry the “Cash Explosion Double Play” show and nightly drawings.

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Two $1 million lottery tickets sold in Ohio, huge jackpot drawings still on

Posted: Jan 19, 2021 / 01:23 PM EST / Updated: Jan 19, 2021 / 05:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Two winning lottery tickets were sold in Ohio, each matching 5-of-5 numbers for a $1 million prize from Mega Millions and Powerball over the weekend.

The Mega Millions ticket was sold at a Meijer in Englewood, Ohio, and the Powerball ticket was sold at a Shell station in Springfield, Ohio, both in the Dayton area.

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However, no one has won the big jackpot prizes yet. And so, we play on. Tonight, the winning numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot, currently sitting at $865 million, are set to be announced.

Those interested in cash prizes would get an estimated $638.8 million. This is is the second highest jackpot in the Mega Millions history.

Meanwhile the winning Powerball jackpot numbers will be drawn Wednesday. That jackpot is currently $730 million, or an estimated $546.0 million in cash value.

Of course, the only way to win, is to play — which lottery officials recommend doing as safely as possible, with wearing a mask and staying socially distant from others. Best of luck to all!

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