Game Draw Date Results Next Drawing Date
MEGA Millions07/29/201402-08-16-43-74, Mega Ball: 0108/01/2014
Megaplier07/29/2014408/01/2014
Powerball07/30/201413-30-42-49-53, Powerball: 29, Power Play: 308/02/2014
Classic Lotto07/30/201411-14-15-27-35-4708/02/2014
Lotto Kicker07/30/20143-3-1-4-6-208/02/2014
Rolling Cash 507/30/201403-12-13-23-2607/31/2014
Pick 4 Midday07/30/20140-7-2-307/31/2014
Pick 3 Midday07/30/20143-9-007/31/2014
Pick 4 Evening07/30/20142-6-5-507/31/2014
Pick 3 Evening07/30/20148-8-507/31/2014
Pick 5 Midday07/30/20148-7-4-4-907/31/2014
Pick 5 Evening07/30/20149-9-6-2-007/31/2014

Many say that any form of gambling is negative. They believe that gambling is a way to give people false hope in winning when the odds of winning are virtually non-existent. However, gambling in some forms is not always negative. Lotteries, for example, have been used for many years to generate funding for multiple activities. For instance, lotteries were used in the state of New York to fund the maintenance expense for canals, roads, and bridges. Lotteries were used to fund the construction of Yale, Princeton, and Harvard. As you can see, gambling is not always such a negative activity because it generates funds in support for something important.

Ohio Lottery History

The Ohio Lottery is one of the oldest lotteries in the United States. The development of the Ohio Lottery began in May 1973. It was at this time that voters in the state of Ohio came forward and voted to approve the constitutional amendment that would allow the formation of a state lottery. The first lottery game ticket to be sold in the state of Ohio was done nearly a year later in August of 1974. Over the years, the Ohio Lottery has successfully added to their arsenal of lottery games. Today the Ohio Lottery offers a wide range of scratch off instant win games and also offers many online games as well. The tickets are sold at more than 8,800 locations across the state. In 2005, the lottery added a new task to its list by taking responsibility for charitable bingo across the state.

Ohio Lottery Proceeds

The Ohio Lottery proceeds are used in a multitude of ways. A major portion of the proceeds are used to fund and maintain the operations of the lottery itself. Another major portion of the proceeds are used to fund the payout for players who win jackpots. A third portion is used to pay retailers commission on sales of lottery tickets. The rest of the proceeds are allocated to funding different educational programs throughout the state. Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has allocated $16 billion to assist in the efforts of supporting public education. The Ohio Lottery provides about 4.5 percent of the annual budget necessary to fund public education in the state.

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, Ohio State laws and Ohio Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.

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Big Lottery Winners

Every state that has a state lottery has its stories about its big winners. Some of these stories are happy stories where the winners have been responsible with their money. However, there are always some stories that end in tragedy with the winners that have squandered their winning or have otherwise been irresponsible with their money. One famous story involving a lottery winner from the state of Ohio is the story of Deborah McDonald. Deborah won $8,000 on an Ohio Lottery television show that was taped on January 12. The show was set to air at the end of the month. To celebrate her win, Deborah decided to visit a local bar. After celebrating with her friends, drinking, and playing pool, she was struck by a car and killed when she left the bar. At the time the incident was reported, authorities were still investigating as to whether alcohol was a factor in the incident. The driver of the vehicle that struck McDonald was not drinking.

Winning Lottery Numbers

For the state’s that offer lotto-type games where numbers are required to be pulled on a weekly basis, the numbers are made available in multiple locations. The winning numbers for the state lottery can be found in written publications such as the newspaper and on the news when it airs locally. You can find the winning Ohio lottery numbers at Superpages.com and you can find more information at the official Website for the Ohio Lottery.

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