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CLEVELAND, OH (WLIO) – Some Ohio Lottery winners are having trouble cashing in their tickets because the agency was the victim of a cyber-attack. The Ohio Lottery sent out an email Thursday about the incident that happened on Christmas Eve that is affecting their systems that pay out prizes of $600 or more and all mobile cashing of all prize values has been suspended for the time being. The cybersecurity incident investigation is ongoing, and the State of Ohio says if any consumer data was compromised, it will take all measures to assist with credit monitoring to protect Ohioans. The incident did not involve any Ohio Lottery games or the technology systems that they operate on. If you have a prize under $600, they can be claimed at any lottery retailer and those over $600 can mail them to the Ohio Lottery to be redeemed. 

STATEMENT FROM THE OHIO LOTTERY

CLEVELAND, OH – 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.

 For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://ohiolottery.com/security

 

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