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Live Ohio Lottery drawings can be seen nightly on WCPO-TV at 7:29pm.
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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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Partners In Education
Every month the Ohio Lottery accepts nominations for outstanding students and teachers from each of our nine regions across the state. As part of the Lottery’s continued support of public education, we give special acknowledgement to these selected recipients for their work as role models for educational excellence.

Best Of The Class
“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.

Bring Your Child To Work Day
Students between the ages of 9 and 15 years visit the OLC to experience a day in the world of working. They take a tour of the Lottery and G-Tech and learn about various aspects of how a lottery is run.

The Lottery is proud to support the various statewide events that help the surrounding communities, and continue to put money back into the state of Ohio.

Combined Charitable Campaign
State run charitable campaign, state employees have a choice to give through payroll deduction to 11 Federations with over 2,500 agencies. Campaign runs from September through the end of October.

Harvest For Hunger
Regional based hunger drive to support various hunger centers and food pantries throughout Northern Ohio. Employees donate non-perishable food items and money through various agency run fundraisers. Campaign runs the entire month of March.

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Ohio Lottery numbers and ‘Cash Explosion’ moving back to Channel 5

The Ohio Lottery’s “Cash Explosion” and weeknight Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 drawings are moving back to WEWS Channel 5.

Starting Monday, July 1, WEWS Channel 5 again will be the Cleveland home for the Ohio Lottery’s weeknight Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 drawings. They will air at 7:29 p.m. Monday-Friday on Channel 5.

Also moving back to Channel 5 will be the Ohio Lottery’s weekly half-hour show, “Cash Explosion,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. Featuring hosts Cherie McClain, David McCreary and Sharon Bicknell, the Ohio Lottery program is taped in Columbus.

Bicknell has been with “Cash Explosion” since its February 1987 premiere. McCreary and McClain became hosts in 2007.

After a long partnership with Channel 5, the Ohio Lottery shows moved to WKYC Channel 3 in July 2011. That two-year contract expires at the end of the month.

““NewsChannel 5 is proud to once again be named the official Ohio Lottery television partner for Northeast Ohio,” Sam Rosenwasser, WEWS vice president and general manager Sam Rosenwasser was quoted saying in statement released by Tuesday by the station. “As a leading news source in the region, we provide viewers with information that is accurate and timely. That same commitment applies to viewers turning to us for lottery information. We look forward to continuing our long relationship with the Ohio Lottery.”

The Ohio Lottery last year provided more than $750 million to education in the state. Sicne 1974, the Lottery has provided more than $18 billion to Ohio education, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission.

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Ohio Lottery numbers and ‘Cash Explosion’ moving back to Channel 5 The Ohio Lottery’s “Cash Explosion” and weeknight Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 drawings are moving back to WEWS Channel 5.