July 23rd, 2014
Purchased his ticket from the Express Deli Mart in Edgewood
An Edgewood man is quietly celebrating a Bonus Match 5 win worth $50,890, thanks to one very lucky ticket. Each of the nine game boards on the ticket was a winner in the July 16 drawing, with prize amounts ranging from $15 to $50,000.
“I pick numbers that I haven’t seen pop out in a while,” he explained. “I was watching the results and knew the numbers sounded familiar.”
Sure enough, the numbers for the July 16 drawing matched those he selected several days earlier. The Harford County resident found his Lottery luck at the Express Deli Mart located at 625 Edgewood Road in Edgewood.
“I bought the ticket for four draws,” he said. “This happened on the last day of the ticket.”
The happy winner plans to continuing playing but probably won’t select the same numbers anytime soon, he said.
Still mulling over what to do with his win, the man told Lottery officials that he plays to pay off his bills before enjoying any frivolous spending. For selling the lucky ticket, the Express Deli Mart will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.
July 22nd, 2014
Sparrows Point retiree claims $15,000 prize
With his granddaughter in tow, a retired shipyard worker navigated his way through Baltimore to the Winner’s Lounge at Maryland Lottery headquarters on Monday to quietly claim his biggest-ever Mega Millions prize. In fact, the $15,000 prize he won in the Friday, July 18 drawing was triple the amount won by only one other Marylander who matched four numbers plus the Mega Ball.
How did this Sparrows Point resident get so lucky? He added the Megaplier to his quick-pick ticket and turned $2 into $15,000 overnight.
“When my wife showed me the winning numbers from the Lottery’s website and I compared them to my ticket, I was stunned,” said the grandfather.
“When he realized what had happened, he started shaking,” added his granddaughter.
The loyal Mega Millions fan plays only the popular multistate game and no others. Lottery luck entered his life courtesy of Freedom Drug at 7568 North Point Road in Baltimore. The Baltimore County resident decided to buy only one ticket for the drawing when he made his purchase on Thursday. The 75-year-old has won $500 several times and expected that amount to be the most his luck would deliver.
“I would have liked to get that last number, but this win is pretty special,” he said. The family plans to dedicate the Mega Millions winnings to their savings.
July 21st, 2014
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July 18th, 2014
Caregiver Takes Home $750,000 Prize
A Montgomery County Multi-Match player’s loyalty was rewarded this week with a $750,000 jackpot win, the sixth top-prize win this year. The 31 year-old mother plays the game regularly and, while she’s won smaller amounts often, was not prepared for such a windfall.
“I still think I’m dreaming,” the jackpot winner told lottery officials. “I really cannot believe this is happening.”
She rarely checks each Multi-Match drawing’s results, choosing instead to scan her ticket when purchasing the next one. The game’s extended play option allows her to play for ten consecutive drawings.
“I was bored yesterday and decided to check Monday night’s numbers. I was stunned when I saw that all six numbers matched. I started crying, it’s just such a blessing.”
The Gaithersburg woman is looking forward to using her winnings for a down payment on a new home and an education fund for her son. She plans to stick to her Multi-Match schedule. “It’s been pretty good to me,” she joked. Her Maryland Lottery luck found her at Grove Beer & Wine, 16825 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville.
July 17th, 2014
Wins $50,000 playing Maryland Lottery’s Big Cash Multiplier scratch-off
A Prince George’s County woman had a great day earlier this week, both despite and on account of a visit to the dentist. The drive home put her in the right place at the right time to rendezvous with lottery luck. The result: a $50,000 Maryland Lottery scratch-off win!
An errand sparked the need to enter the 7-Eleven at 798 Harry S Truman Drive in Upper Marlboro. Fate took over from there!
“I needed some cash later in the day so I stopped at the first ATM I saw,” said the 73-year-old retired restaurant employee. Something inspired her to buy a few scratch-off tickets, including the $5 Big Cash Multiplier, while she was in the store.
“I scratched them in the car – something my husband doesn’t like. He says it makes too much of a mess,” the senior said. “When I saw the $50,000, I couldn’t believe it! ‘This can’t be,’ I said to myself.”
The Largo resident made such a racket when she arrived home that her husband of 49 years was concerned. Our winner told her story and the couple celebrated. “I was too excited to sleep,” she said. “My husband slept like a baby.”
Paying bills and adding to savings accounts are among the couple’s plan for the winnings. They’ll also share their prize with their grown son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Big Cash Multiplier still has one $50,000 top-prize winning ticket in stores. For selling her ticket, the 7-Eleven will receive a bonus of $500 from the Maryland Lottery.