Ohio Lottery Games
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Pick 3 Midday||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||12:25 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Evening||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||7:25 p.m. (7:45 p.m. Sat)|
|Pick 4 Midday||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||12:25 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Evening||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||7:25 p.m. (7:45 p.m. Sat)|
|Pick 5 Midday||Top Prize||5 from 0-9||12:25 p.m.|
|Pick 5 Evening||Top Prize||5 from 0-9||7:25 p.m. (7:45 p.m. Sat)|
|Rolling Cash 5||Jackpot||5 from 1-39||7:00 p.m.|
|Classic Lotto||Jackpot||6 from 1-49||7:00 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||10:00 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||10:45 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||Top Prize||5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18||9:30 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Midday||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Evening||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Midday||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Evening||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Pick 5 Midday||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.||12:29 p.m.|
|Pick 5 Evening||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:29 p.m.||7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Rolling Cash 5||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.|
|Classic Lotto||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.||7:05 p.m.|
|Powerball||10:59 p.m.||10:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||11:00 p.m.||11:00 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||10:35 p.m.||10:35 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in Ohio local time.
The number of consecutive draws each Ohio State Lottery games allows you to play:
|Pick 3 Midday||up to 14|
|Pick 3 Evening||up to 14|
|Pick 4 Midday||up to 14|
|Pick 4 Evening||up to 14|
|Pick 5 Midday||up to 14|
|Pick 5 Evening||up to 14|
|Rolling Cash 5||up to 14|
|Classic Lotto||up to 10|
|Powerball||up to 10|
|Mega Millions||up to 10|
|Lucky for Life||up to 10|
Ohio Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $5,000||State Tax||4.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Ohio Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||4.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||30.0%|
About the Ohio Lottery
When Neil Armstrong looked up at Ohio from the moon’s surface in 1969, he couldn’t have known that, five years later, folks from his home state would be over the moon about the lottery. The Ohio State Lottery was approved in 1973 and sold its first game ticket in August 1974. The main beneficiary of lottery proceeds is the state’s education system.
In 2010 and 2002, respectively, the Ohio Lottery Powerball and Mega Millions were introduced. The state has had its share of jackpot and second-tier winners in these crowd favorites. Other games with loyal followings include the Ohio Lottery Lucky for Life, Classic Lotto, Rolling Cash 5, Pick 5, Pick 4, and Pick 3.
The Ohio State Lottery has many instant win games, including a multitude of scratch card options ranging in price from $1 to $30. With them, you can win anything between $5,000 to $10 million. Ohio Lottery terminals generate these EZPlay games. Tickets are printed with numbers, and if your pay-line numbers match the pay-out legend, you’re a winner. The Ohio Lottery pays $5.7 million in prizes to players daily, while retailers receive millions in commissions.
Ohio Lottery FAQ
Players of 18 years or older can buy tickets and Ohio Lottery scratch cards from authorized retailers and self-service vending machines.
You can also download the Ohio Lottery app for ticket purchases and finding retailers. In addition, it serves as an Ohio Lottery ticket scanner for checking Ohio Lottery codes and results
Apart from the statewide giants, like Ohio Lottery Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lucky for Life, you can also play the following games:
Classic Lotto – select six numbers from 1 to 49
Rolling Cash 5 – select five numbers from 1 to 39
Pick 5 – select a five-digit number from 00000 to 99999 and choose your play options
Pick 4 – select a four-digit number from 0000 to 9999 and choose your play options
Pick 3 – select three numbers from 0 to 9 and choose your play options
If you have Ohio Lottery winning numbers, then you can claim your prize of $599 or less at an authorized retailer. A Pay to Bearer ticket is also an option for prizes between $600 and $5,000.
However, you’ll need to get a claim form online or from a retailer and take it or mail it to a claim center together with your signed ticket.
The Ohio Lottery results need to match your numbers. For instance, Rolling Cash 5 allows a player to pick numbers from 1 to 39. The objective is to choose the same numbers that will appear in the draw. You can also win smaller prizes with fewer matched Ohio Lottery numbers.
Odds for winning the Ohio Lottery Mega Millions are 1 in 302 million. For the Ohio Lottery Powerball jackpot, it’s 1 in 175 million. Other odds are as follows:
Classic Lotto: 1 in 14 million
Rolling Cash 5: 1 in 575 757
Pick 5: 1 in 100 000
Pick 4: 1 in 10 000
Pick 3: 1 in 1000
When it comes to the biggest jackpots for the Lottery, Ohio produced a whopping $375 million Mega Millions prize. It was claimed in 2019 by The Great Hope Trust.
The results of Ohio Lottery games take place at the following approximate times:
Classic Lotto: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 7:05 PM
Rolling Cash 5: Every day at 7:05 PM
Pick 5, Pick 4, and Pick 3: Every day at 12:29 PM and 7:29 PM, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Your non-winning tickets can earn you points to redeem merchandise from the rewards store, or they can serve as entries for Ohio Lottery second chance prize draws. To participate, you must register with the MyLotto Rewards program.
Yes. Ohio Lottery winners are liable to pay state tax on prizes over $5,000. In addition, a federal tax of 24% also applies.
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