Absolutely No Skill Involved: An Oral History of the Ohio Lottery’s Cash Explosion Game Show

Now in its 35th year, Cash Explosion has become the little lottery game that could.

By Marah Eakin

For Ohioans under age 35, there’s never been a world without Cash Explosion. The Ohio Lottery’s Saturday night game show launched in February 1987 with a cheap-looking set and gameplay that involved drawing index cards out of a painted wooden box...

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