Thanks to Senator Ron Mottl who started a campaign to begin lottery in Ohio in 1973. Finally, in 1973, voters approved the Ohio Lottery Commission and hence it began. Lottery profits are solely transferred to education. Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery successfully delivered more than $25 billion to public education. Pick 5 started on August 12, 2012, and is contributing to generating education supplement revenues since then. It is quite similar to Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery games that allow players to pick their numbers and wagers.