Kasich announces public lottery for State of the State tickets

February 2, 2014

COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich invited Ohioans interested in attending the 2014 State of the State address in Medina on Monday, February 24, to submit their names online at to be eligible for a random ticket drawing. This is the third year that tickets have been made available to the public via the lottery.

Ohioans seeking tickets can sign up beginning today until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, and request a maximum of two tickets. Individuals selected for tickets by random lottery will be notified via e-mail by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19.

Since coming into office, Kasich has broken with the practice of previous governors who delivered their State of the State addresses at the Statehouse in Columbus. After his first address there in 2011, Kasich decided to take state government to Ohioans and since then has delivered the address at Wells Academy, a public elementary school in Steubenville, and the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima.