Online Entry

On-Line Entry corrections / edits

When can I discard the tickets I entered?
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR TICKETS!!!  If your ticket is selected on-line, you are required to provide the ticket for verification purposes.

How can I get some help?
If you are experiencing problems with the Cash Explosion site, please send us an email at cashexplosion@olc.state.oh.us with as much detail as possible.  Someone in the Game Show Bureau will get back to you or please call us at 216-774-5687.

Do I need an email address to enter tickets online?
Yes, you have to have a valid email address to receive your online entry confirmations.

Can I enter tickets for friends/family/co-workers on my account?
Yes; however, the name on the online account is the owner of the ticket and that name must appear on the back of the entry ticket.

Can I still mail my tickets to the Game Show P.O. Box?
Yes.  Players may still mail their entry tickets to the Game Show P.O. Box listed on the back of the ticket. Please note that individual tickets may only be entered once, all duplicate entries are invalid.  When entering your ticket online at www.cashexplosionshow.com  YOU MUST KEEP YOUR TICKET because it is required for verification purposes.

Why haven’t I received an email confirming my tickets were placed in a drawing?
Many email providers have lots of tools to get rid of spam and sometimes they interfere with the delivery of legitimate email. Click here for helpful information on how to make sure you receive emails from us.

How do I update my personal information which was submitted when I registered?
Click on the EDIT PROFILE option in the left hand menu bar and make your changes.

 

I have a new or different email address. Can I change it in my registration information?
Yes. Log in using your old email address and password, and then click the EDIT PROFILE option in the left hand menu bar.

If I enter my tickets for a drawing and do not win, can I enter them for another drawing?
No. Entry tickets can only be entered once via mail or online.  Duplicate entry tickets are invalid.

Can I enter a drawing more than once?
YES! You may enter a drawing as many times as you wish, however, each entry requires the use of a separate valid entry ticket.

What happens to the entry tickets that do not get picked in a drawing?
Non-winning tickets are retained for approximately 90 days from the date of the draw and then destroyed.

How do I know which tickets I have entered into an online drawing?
Each time you submit a valid entry ticket, an email will be sent to your email address on record.  It will include the ticket numbers that were registered and the date of the draw in which they were included.

How do I find out if I have been selected as a winner?
Contestant names and hometowns are announced on the Cash Explosion® Show every other week and posted at cashexplosionshow.com shortly after each announcement.  Contestants are personally contacted by a Game Show Bureau staff member with all of the fun and exciting details.  This usually happens the week immediately after announcements are made on the show. Click here for the Cash Explosion Announcement schedule.

How are the Cash Explosion contestants selected?
Internet entry tickets are divided into small groups of virtual mail bins. Each virtual bin is numbered 1,2,3,4, etc.  Entry tickets received through regular mail are grouped and numbered the same way. A certified random number generator is used to determine where each contestant selection and alternates are to come from.  If a selection comes from the entries received through regular mail, a blindfolded Cash Explosion representative will reach into the randomly determined mail bin and randomly select an envelope.  When a selection is determined to come from an internet (virtual) bin, the random number generator will also select an entry number from that bin.  The entry number identifies a contestant name, hometown and other pertinent information.

What are my chances of becoming a contestant?
Your odds of winning will vary, based on the total number of entries that are received for a drawing and the total number of entries that you have submitted for that drawing. The odds of being selected from online entry versus standard mail are essentially the same.  A certified random number generator selects entries from groups of mail known as bins.  The odds of any given bin (whether physical or virtual) being selected or entries from within that bin are totally random.  Thus, keeping the odds of selection virtually even for online or mail-in entries.

Spam Notification
To prevent spam, email providers like Google, Yahoo!, and MSN Hotmail have developed spam filters to give you greater control over what e-mails are delivered to you. Unfortunately, these filters can sometimes block e-mails you wish to receive. However, you can easily manage your email preferences to prevent your spam filter from block email messages that are not spam.

For instructions specific to your email provider please browse the following links:

If you do not see instructions below for your email service, please check their Help or FAQ documents for their specific instructions.

 

Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003: You have several options to choose from:

  1. Go to “Actions” on your e-mail menu bar. Select “Junk E-mail” from your pull down menu. Select “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”
  2. Right-click in the message and select “Add the Sender to Safe Senders List”.
  3. Go to Tools on the menu bar. Select “Options” in the pull-down menu. Under “Preferences”, select “Junk E-mail”. Then click on the “Safe Sender” tab. Click the “Add” button. Type (ADD EMAIL) in the text box.

 

Outlook Express:

  1. Go to “Actions” on your e-mail menu bar. Select “Junk E-mail” from your pull down menu. Select “Add Sender to Safe Senders List.”
  2. Right-click in the message and select “Add the Sender to Safe Senders List”.
  3. Go to Tools on the menu bar. Select “Options” in the pull-down menu. Under “Preferences”, select “Junk E-mail”. Then click on the “Safe Sender” tab. Click the “Add” button. Type (ADD EMAIL) in the text box.

 

AOL 7 & 8 Subscribers:

  1. Go to Keyword Mail Controls.
  2. Select the screen name to which your Second Chance Drawing emails will be sent (e.g. “judy10032″).
  3. Now choose ‘Customize Mail Controls’ For This Screen Name.
  4. For AOL 7.0, include in the section, ‘exclusion and inclusion parameters’, the domains from which Second Chance Drawing email is sent: (ADD EMAIL).
  5. For AOL 8.0, choose ‘Allow mail from AOL Members and addresses listed’.
  6. Type: (ADD EMAIL)
  7. Click Add.
  8. Type (ADD EMAIL)
  9. Click Add again.
  10. Choose ‘Ok’ displayed at the bottom.

 

AOL 9.0 Subscribers:

  1. From the top navigation bar, choose ‘Settings’. This will open a new window titled ‘AOL Settings: Customize your AOL experience’.
  2. Click ‘Spam Controls’ This will open another new window titled ‘Mail and Spam Controls’.
  3. Click “Customer Sender List”
  4. Check ‘Allow only the senders and domains listed below’.
  5. Type (ADD EMAIL)
  6. Type (ADD EMAIL)
  7. Click ‘Save’.

 

MSN Hotmail:

  1. Go to the “Options” page.
  2. On the left side of the page, click “Mail,” and then click “Junk E-Mail Protection.”
  3. Click “Add Senders to Safe List.”
  4. Type out the email address of the sender and then click “Add.”
  5. Type in or cut and paste (ADD EMAIL) and then click ‘Add’.
  6. Type in or cut and paste (ADD EMAIL) and then click ‘Add’

 

Yahoo! Mail:

  1. Use the “Not Spam” button to report messages you want in your Inbox that were delivered to your Bulk folder.
  2. From your mailbox screen click on the drop down arrow to the right of the ‘Addresses’ and then click on ‘Add Contact’.
  3. Type in or cut and paste (ADD EMAIL) into the Email box and then click ‘Save’.
  4. Repeat this step entering (ADD EMAIL) into the Email box and then click ‘Save’.

 

Earthlink:

  1. If you have the e-newsletter e-mail address in your Address Book, Earthlink will not block it.
  2. Go to your Address Book; click the “Add” button.
  3. Type in or cut and paste (ADD EMAIL) into the ‘E-mail’ block, and then click the ‘Save’ button.
  4. Repeat this step entering (ADD EMAIL) into the ‘E-mail’ block, and then click the ‘Save’ button.

 

Gmail:

  1. Open the e-mail
  2. Click “More Options” in the e-mail header.
  3. Click “Add Sender to Contact List”

 

Apple Mail

  1. Add the email address to your address book.
  2. In Training mode, emails will arrive in the INBOX highlighted in brown.  In Automatic mode, junk emails will arrive in the Junk box.  To add an email that arrived in the JUNK folder, highlight the email message.
  3. Choose Message  >  Mark  >  As Not Junk Mail