Lottery Expands Bet Options in Racetrax Game

April 21st, 2014

Adds Superfecta Bets, Exacta Box & Wheel Options

The Maryland Lottery is betting Racetrax fans and novice players will cheer the changes coming to the game on Monday, April 21, to give players more betting options and a play experience more like that at an actual racetrack.

This computer-animated Lottery game offers 3-D graphic animations complete with the sound of snorting horses, the call to the post and the thunder of hooves as the horses race around the track. Each race has 12 horses and lasts up to one minute, with up to five minutes between races.

“Our Racetrax players asked for these changes and we are happy to give them an improved experience,” said Mike Hofferbert, Lottery director of product development. The Lottery began offering Racetrax in 2006.

The latest game changes are extensive and add six bet types: Exacta, Exacta Box, Exacta Wheel, Superfecta, Superfecta Box and Superfecta Wheel. It also cuts the cost of bets for two Trifecta options to 50 cents for the Trifecta Box option and a Trifecta Wheel bet option.

Confused about the bet types? Player information sheets are available at Lottery retailers and will be available online to explain the different type of bets, how to play the game and the cost of each type of bets. Players can still pick their own horses or let the terminal quick pick the numbers.

The revised game will offer more realistic images of horses, riders and the track. When horses cross the finish line in the revised game, players will see the images of the top four, rather than the top three horses freeze as they cross the line. Improved statistical screens and detailed payout information round out the changes. The bonus wheel will still spin before each race to give players who add the Racetrax Bonus option a chance to multiply their winnings by the number shown.

Winning $414,000,000 Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Maryland

March 19th, 2014

$1 million second-tier winner sold in Crownsville

Maryland is once again the home of a Mega Millions jackpot after selling one of the winning tickets for last night’s drawing. The winning ticket, which was sold at Lady’s Liquors located at 6474 Crain Highway in La Plata, matched all six numbers including the Mega Ball. The $414 million jackpot has a cash option of $230.9 million. Since there were two winning tickets sold nationwide, after taxes the Maryland winner will take home approximately $76.4 million if choosing the cash option. For selling the winning ticket, Maryland will receive more than $10.1 million in tax revenue. The winning numbers were 11, 19, 24, 33, 51, and Mega Ball 07.

In addition to the big winner, there was a $1 million second-tier winning ticket sold at Waterbury Liquors located at 1021 Generals Highway in Crownsville. That winner matched the first five winning numbers, missing only the Mega Ball.

This is the first Mega Millions jackpot win in Maryland this year, following two Maryland jackpot wins in 2013 when an Anne Arundel County man won $189 million in October and a Mt. Airy couple won $26 million in February. So far this year there have been four $1 million Mega Millions second-tier tickets sold in Maryland.

“Maryland was fortunate to have two jackpot winners last year. We are pleased to welcome the Mega Millions jackpot back to the state,” said Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino. “A heartfelt congratulations to the Maryland Mega Millions winner.”

The Lottery encourages the ticket holder to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until he or she claims the prize. Winners have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their winnings and must do so in person at the Baltimore Claims Center at Lottery Headquarters located at 1800 Washington Boulevard.

The ticket holder isn’t the only one who wins; the retailer who sold the winning jackpot ticket will receive a $100,000 commission. The retailer that sold the second-tier winner will receive $1,000.

BREAKING NEWS: Winning $414,000,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.

View the winning numbers here.

Not a top prize winner? Make sure you still check those tickets. Mega Millions can still payout up to $1,000,000.

Also, if you have a winning ticket, make sure you sign the back of your ticket.

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UPDATE: View the Maryland Mega Millions detailed results here.

UPDATE: $1,000,000 winning Mega Millions ticket also sold in Maryland.

UPDATE: Winning jackpot Mega Millions ticket sold in Charles County, MD.

UPDATE: Lottery director Stephen Martino encourages the Mega Millions winner to “sign the back of the ticket, safeguard the ticket, and seek good advise.”

UPDATE: Charles County jackpot winner manually selected their numbers opposed to using the quick pick option.

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 04/24/2014

April 24th, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, April 24, 2014
03-04-14-21-25-29
5 of 6 ($1,000) 20
4 of 6 ($20) 627
3 of 6 ($2) 9,606
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 9
8 of 18 ($100) 76
7 of 18 ($20) 477
6 of 18 ($7) 2,209
5 of 18 ($2) 7,425
Jackpot Winner no
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing                                   04/28/2014
Jackpot Amount $575,000
Cash Option $325,000

Top 40 Scratch-offs – April 24, 2014

April 24th, 2014

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TOP 40 SCRATCH-OFFS: Thursday, April 24, 2014
RANK GAME % SOLD PREVIOUS RANK
1 Monopoly 73% 1
2 Orioles 17% 2
3 Sparkling 7s 15% 3
4 Red Hot Riches 30% 6
5 Great Big Bingo 76% 5
6 Lucky Millionaire 13% 4
7 10x Cash 57% 7
8 Club Casino 44% 9
9 Metal Money Mania 31% 8
10 Biggest Taxes Paid Ever 45% 10
11 Hit the Jackpot 49% 12
12 Super Slots 55% 11
13 Double Take 79% 14
14 I Heart Crossword 33% 13
15 Big Cash Multiplier 46% 15
16 $100,000 Richer 50% 17
17 Winner’s Luck 82% 18
18 Blast of Cash 22% 16
19 $20 Grand Fortune 8% 20
20 Sweethearts 52% 22
21 Funky 5s 61% 21
22 Double Dollar Fortune 60% 19
23 Rainbow Blackout Bingo 32% 23
24 Roll ‘Em 37% 24
25 Spades 47% 25
26 Green Streak 97% 27
27 Money Multiplier 87% 26
28 Get Rich 80% 28
29 Top Secret Cash 91% 30
30 Hearts are Wild Tripler 47% 31
31 Lucky 7s Game Book 84% 29
32 Rack up the Cash 53% 32
33 Double Dice 88% 35
34 Cash is King 51% 33
35 Money Bag Bonus 44% 34
36 24 Karat Cash 55% 36
37 Prize Line Bingo 92% 38
38 Nifty $50s 70% 40
39 Money Talks 93% 39
40 King Size Bingo 99% 37

$1 Million Dollar Powerball Ticket Sold in Severn

April 24th, 2014

Jackpot ticket sold in Florida

We’ve got a winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player who bought a winning second-tier Powerball ticket worth $1 million at Telegraph Liquors at 7741 Telegraph Road for the Wednesday, April 23 drawing.

The winning ticket for the $148.8 million jackpot was sold in Florida. Three second-tier winning tickets were sold in Maryland, California and Colorado. The lucky ticket sold here matched all five white balls, missing only the Power Ball number. Check your ticket to see if it carries the winning numbers of 19, 25, 29, 36, 48 and Power Ball 12. This latest $1 million win is the fourth second-tier Powerball win in Maryland this year.

For selling the second-tier winning ticket, the retailer will receive a $2,500 bonus. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

Powerball Detailed Results – 04/23/2014

April 24th, 2014
Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, April 23
19-25-29-36-48-12-x4
Match
Match PB Winners Prize
Amounts
Number of
Winners in MD
Power Play
Winners In MD
5 1 1 Jackpot 0
5 0 3 $1,000,000 1 0
4 1 20 $10,000 0 0
4 0 752 $100 17 2
3 1 1,314 $100 38 2
3 0 41,953 $7 1,064 125
2 1 22,961 $7 612 69
1 1 146,750 $4 4,048 465
0 1 292,020 $4 7,864 891
TOTAL 505,774 13,644 1.554
Jackpot Winner YES-FL
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Sat. 04/26/2014
Jackpot Amount $40,000,000
Cash Option $23,400,000

Lucky Dogs: Couple Wins $100,000 in Bonus Match 5 Promotion

April 23rd, 2014
Betseys Mom & Dad - Bonus Match 5_webThis lucky St. Mary’s County couple won $100,000 through the Maryland Lottery’s Bonus Match 5 Doubler and Taxes-Paid promotions underway through May 4.

St. Mary’s County Pair 1st to Win with Doubler on Top-Prize Winning Ticket

A Southern Maryland couple’s easy-going Sunday ended with an exhilarating celebration after the lucky wife checked their ticket for the Maryland Lottery’s April 20 Bonus Match 5 drawing.

In the blink of an eye, the pair discovered three incredible facts. First, they won the top prize of $50,000 in the drawing. Next, they realized the ticket bought at a Leonardtown retailer carried a Doubler message and boosted their prize to $100,000. And, last but not least, the win hit during a Lottery Taxes-Paid promotion on the game’s top prizes of $50,000 and $100,000!

The doggone lucky couple claimed their prize at Lottery headquarters as “Betsy’s mom and dad” in tribute to their 12-year-old Schipperke named Betsy. The happy hound may soon sport a smile befitting a Lottery winner because her humans plan to spend some of the prize on dental care for her. They’ve earmarked the bulk of the windfall for their retirement accounts.

The Leonardtown residents began their journey to good fortune when Betsy’s mom bought a Quick Pick Bonus Match 5 ticket at Centre Liquors. She forgot about the ticket on Sunday until she finished a marathon session viewing episodes of the “Law & Order” TV series. Betsy’s dad had just wrapped up his lawn work and was headed to the den to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles on TV.

He didn’t get far. Betsy’s mom pulled out her smartphone to check the drawing results. Just as he flipped on the baseball game, Betsy’s dad heard a shriek from the adjacent room. His 52-year-old wife was shouting with joy after discovering the ticket was a triple winner.

Want to follow in the footsteps of this happy St. Mary’s County couple? Stop by their lucky Lottery retailer, Centre Liquors, at 40955 Merchants Lane in Leonardtown. The Bonus Match 5 Doubler and Taxes-Paid promotions are underway through May 4. Bonus Match 5 drawings take place daily, with tickets starting at $1. Already this year, the Lottery has seen more than a dozen $50,000 Bonus Match 5 winners.

Mega Million Detailed Results – 04/22/2014

April 23rd, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, April 22
02-18-19-49-50-01
Megaplier x3
Match
Match Mega Ball Total Winners Prize Amount Number of Winners in MD Total Number of Megaplier Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 21 $5,000 1 0
4 0 358 $500 13 0
3 1 1,628 $50 58 5
2 1 26,075 $5 922 106
3 0 34,357 $5 1,177 96
1 1 278,091 $2 10,065 839
0 1 694,138 $1 24,671 1,982
TOTAL 1,034,668 36,907 3,028
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 04/25/2014
Jackpot Amount $59,000,000
Cash Option $33,100,000

Language Student Tongue-Tied by Lottery Luck

April 22nd, 2014

Wins $30,000 Playing Rack Up the Cash Instant Game

Rack up the CashA Baltimore man had plenty to say when he visited Lottery headquarters to claim a $30,000 scratch-off prize he won several weeks ago. The words came to him much easier, he told officials, than in the moments just after he scratched the Rack Up the Cash instant ticket that delivered his good fortune.

“I was in complete shock,” said the 25-year-old student. “I could barely speak. I showed the ticket to my aunt. Neither of us believed what we were seeing.” He purchased his winner at Dolfield Liquors in Baltimore after picking up his aunt from work and scratched the $3 ticket after arriving at home.

“When I realized the total dollar amount, the $30,000, I was stunned,” he said. “I was as happy as I’ve ever been.”

The lucky language student, who arrived in America three years ago, relies on money from home to pay his college tuition. His win makes it possible for him to pay for his own college education.

“My mother has worked so hard to help me stay in school to earn my master’s degree,” he said. “This takes the burden off of her. Now I can return her generosity.” He found his Rack Up the Cash scratch winner at Dolfield Liquors at 3590 Dolfield Avenue in Baltimore. There are three $30,000 top-prize tickets remaining in the stores.

Introducing the Bonus Crossword Interactive Scratch-off Game

April 22nd, 2014

COMING MAY 27, 2014; A Great New Way To Extend Play

Bonus CrosswordExtended play just got a lot more fun with the introduction of Bonus Crossword (Game #137), the Maryland Lottery’s first extended play game featuring a mobile app. It all starts with a $3 scratch-off ticket featuring a top prize of $30,000 – and then continues with an interactive extended play game.

Players with a non-winning Bonus Crossword ticket can extend their play and Play for Prizes by downloading the FREE Maryland Lottery Bonus Crossword app. Players can play on their mobile device or on their PC for a chance to win:

-  A coupon valued from $2 to $20 that can be used to buy scratch-offs

-  My Lottery Rewards points in the amounts from 10 to 200 points

Players can also play for fun as often as they like by selecting the Play for Fun option.

CROSSWORD INTERACTIVE GAME – PLAY FOR PRIZES

1. Players with a non-winning Bonus Crossword ticket can participate in the Crossword interactive game and Play for Prizes by scanning the QR code on the front of their ticket and downloading the FREE Maryland Lottery Bonus Crossword mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices, or by going to mdlottery.com/bonuscrossword and entering the 3-digit game number and 9-character code located underneath the QR code.

2. To play, players will be asked to register for the Bonus Crossword interactive game or to log in to their existing account. The Bonus Crossword interactive game is not related to My Lottery Rewards.

3. Players will then be able to play the Bonus Crossword interactive game for a chance to win one of two types of prizes:

-  A COUPON WITH A VALUE OF $2, $3, $5, $10 OR $20

-  MY LOTTERY REWARDS POINTS WITH A VALUE OF 10, 15, 20, 25, 40, 50, 60, 70, 100 or 200 POINTS

Winners of a coupon or MLR bonus points will be automatically sent an email to the email address provided during registration.

4. Players winning a coupon will bring them to their local Maryland Lottery retailer to redeem towards their next scratch-off ticket purchase. Retail validation instructions will be included on the coupon.

Players winning MLR points will receive an email with the number of points they won, a code, and instructions for entering those points into their MLR account. (Players can also enter the codes from their non-winning Bonus Crossword ticket and add those MLR points to their account.)

HOW TO VALIDATE AND REDEEM BONUS CROSSWORD COUPONS

Bonus Crossword - coupon example

Players participating in the Bonus Crossword interactive extended play game will receive a Maryland Lottery Coupon similar to the image above.

Using the TERMINAL SCANNER, swipe the coupon barcode under the right hand side Terminal Scanner. The Terminal will print one Voucher Receipt for the corresponding value of the Bonus Crossword Coupon.

For MANUAL ENTRY:

1. Press the Special Functions Tab on the Terminal Touchscreen

2. Press the Coupon Button

3. Press the Single Use Coupon Button

4. Enter the 16-DIGIT SUC SERIAL NUMBER

5. Press “OK”

6. The Terminal will print one Voucher Receipt for the corresponding value of the Bonus Crossword Coupon

Players have until the Bonus Crossword final claim date, which is to be announced, to validate their coupons. Voucher Receipts must be redeemed within 60 days of the issue date.

Coupons can be redeemed only once and only for the amount on the coupon.

You will receive the standard 3% cashing commission on the value of the coupon.

SALES TIPS

Make sure your employees are familiar with Bonus Crossword, especially the interactive feature and the retail coupon

Ask your Lottery District Manager for more information and assistance to maximize your sales

Post Point-of-Sale prominently

Ask for the Sale

Talk about winners in your location

For more information, visit mdlottery.com/bonuscrossword on May 27, and download the Bonus Crossword mobile app for your iOS or Android device.

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 04/21/2014

April 21st, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, April 21, 2014
03-18-23-24-35-42
5 of 6 ($1,000) 4
4 of 6 ($20) 582
3 of 6 ($2) 8,885
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 9
8 of 18 ($100) 63
7 of 18 ($20) 411
6 of 18 ($7) 1,960
5 of 18 ($2) 6,837
Jackpot Winner no
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Thurs. 04/24/2014
Jackpot Amount $550,000
Cash Option $300,000

Tax-Free Scratch-off Win Amazes Calvert County Trucker

April 21st, 2014

Claims $50,000 Maryland Lottery Prize

Biggest Taxes Paid EverA Chesapeake Beach truck driver who rolled into Lottery headquarters in Baltimore last week is amazed at his good fortune! He claimed a $50,000 all-taxes paid prize won on a Biggest Taxes Paid Ever scratch-off.

The Calvert County man found his Lottery luck close to home at a Chesapeake Beach retailer.

“I stopped by a store to cash in a Keno winner and decided to get a scratch ticket,” our winner said. “I saw the game with the tax-free prize and pointed to it.”

The 62-year-old scratched the $5 ticket in the store. Although he immediately realized the size of the prize, he remained calm. “I said to myself, ‘I sure am lucky!’ ” he recalled.

Our winner’s list of things to do with his prize include handling some personal financial issues, improving his home and property and taking a vacation. Our winner’s lucky retailer is Twin Beach Market at 8426 Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach. Many top prizes remain on the Biggest Taxes Paid Ever game, which launched in December. The scratch-off has six tax-free $50,000 winners in stores, six $5,000 winners and 17 $1,000 winners along with multiple lower-level prizes.



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