Become A Contestant

Do YOU want the chance to experience the fun, excitement and thrill of winning on Cash Explosion? Becoming a contestant on television is as easy as 1-2-3…

Purchase a $1 OR $2 Cash Explosion instant ticket from any Ohio Lottery retailer. Scratch the ticket, and look for “Entry” three times. If the word “ENTRY” appears three times on your ticket, you can enter ONLINE to become a contestant on the TV Game Show. 
To ENTER YOUR ENTRY TICKET ONLINE, login or create your account at:

OR if you still prefer to mail valid Entry tickets to the Lottery, you can continue to do that instead. Completely fill out the back of the ticket and mail it to the Lottery to be entered into a drawing. It’s just that easy!


Mail Entry Ticket
Make sure your envelope is not larger than
9 ½” x 4 ½”

Cash Explosion “Entry” Tickets DO NOT need to be validated at an Ohio Lottery retailer before mailing.
Send One Ticket per Envelope

Send only one Cash Explosion “Entry” ticket
per envelope to:

The Ohio Lottery
TV Game Show
P.O. Box 94705
Cleveland, OH 44101


Every week the Ohio Lottery selects eight new contestants to appear on Cash Explosion. If you are selected as a contestant, a representative from the Game Show Bureau will contact you with all the necessary details. A list of future contestants can also be found by calling the Game Show Bureau toll free at 1-800-686-4208, option #5.

What It’s Like To Be A Contestant


The Cash Explosion styling team will make sure you’re ready for the spotlight. And yes, even the guys get a little bit of makeup!


We’ll show you what to do in a rehearsal just for contestants. You’ll know what to expect, so you can just relax and have a blast!


Pick three numbers and lock ’em in! That’s all there is to scoring big bucks in the Cash Explosion studios!