Ohio Lottery ongoing during coronavirus, but its regional offices close
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio Lottery Commission is encouraging winners to submit their large claims by mail, announcing late Thursday afternoon that its regional offices have closed.
“During this time, we encourage winners to submit claims by mail. . Winning claims up to $599 can be cashed at an Ohio Lottery retailer,” an update posted to the lottery’s website said.
A large amount of the activity is through the in-person purchase of scratch-off lottery cards, as well as the purchase of tickets for a variety of lottery drawings .
Gov. Mike DeWine’s spokesman, Dan Tierney, said retailers selling lottery tickets during the coronavirus crisis should follow the same advice given to other businesses.
“We have seen retailers across the state put up signs that say no more than 10 people in the shop at a time. Those are things retailers should consider, and some are considering across Ohio,” Tierney said.
“It applies whether they are standing in line for milk, or standing in line to buy a lottery ticket.”
Some outlets have either closed or are operating with shortened hours. Additionally, all seven of Ohio’s racinos regulated by the lottery have been closed since Saturday, under the governor’s order for the closing of places with large gatherings of people.
The lottery said other previously scheduled Ohio Lottery activities may be postponed or canceled.
Before the racinos closed, JACK Entertainment announced it had hired a third-party vendor to daily apply “hospital-grade disinfectant” throughout both its Thistledown racino and JACK Cleveland Casino. Like the racinos, all the casinos in the state are now closed as well.
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