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Ohio Lottery Ticket Cashing Issues Ongoing Due to Cybersecurity Incident


OHIO – A cyber security issue occurred the day before Christmas for the Ohio Lottery since then they have had issues cashing any tickets that are above 599 dollars.

 On December 24, 2023, the Ohio Lottery experienced a cybersecurity incident and quickly engaged professionals experienced in handling these types of incidents to assist with an investigation and to assess the full scope of information impacted. The Ohio Lottery has notified law enforcement.

While the cybersecurity incident investigation is on-going, the State wants to reiterate that if any consumer data was compromised, it will take all measures to assist with credit monitoring to protect Ohioans. We will notify all known affected individuals as quickly as possible and in accordance with applicable laws.

The incident did not involve any Ohio Lottery games or the technology systems on which the Lottery operates. The integrity of our games is the top priority, and it is safe to continue to purchase tickets. Winning tickets over $599 can be mailed to the Ohio Lottery Central Office in Cleveland for payment.

The Lottery is working diligently to restore all cashing options in the very near future. Consumers have 180 days to claim their prize from the drawing date or the date the scratch-off game is scheduled to close. To verify the last date to claim please visit https://ohiolottery.com/claiming.