The Ohio Lottery's Partners in Education program celebrates both teachers and students who work hard in the classroom and their community. During the academic school year, the Ohio Lottery accepts statewide nominations of outstanding teachers and students. Every month, the Ohio Lottery holds a random drawing of all nominees and awards a Teacher of the Month and an Academic All Star in each of the Ohio Lottery's nine regions.
The award recipients receive Partners in Education merchandise, a gift card, and a certificate. They are also recognized on the Ohio Lottery's website and social media channels. Every May, the Ohio Lottery holds a drawing that includes all the schools who participated in the program and awards a School of the Year. The School of the Year receives a gift card, trophy and autographed team merchandise from major and minor league sports teams across Ohio to be used for fundraising efforts.