Ohio (OH) Lottery - Search Past Winning Numbers & Results
Ohio (OH) Lottery General Information
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 about 8,900 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 $14.5 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.
Through more than 10,000 retail agents, Ohioans wager an average of about $200 per capita yearly on the lottery's instant
scratch-off games, online games, Pick 3, Pick 4, Buckeye 5, and the six-number Super Lotto.
All profits from the lottery -- roughly a third of sales -- go to the Lottery Profits For Education Fund, which constitutes
7-8% of the state's education budget.
Ohio's lottery ranks among the top five in the US in both per capita instant game sales and for total lottery sales.
Last Updated at Mon Mar 19 00:50:18 2018