2011 $2 Million Logo Hunt – Winners Announced

Monday, January 31st, 2011

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxm2U67BcLk

Update – Wednesday, March 23 at 2:45 pm
And the Logo Hunt winners are…

$250,000 – Monica Watts from Baltimore
$100,000 – Shirley Pittman from Silver Spring
$50,000 – Mike Higgins from Myersville

$1,000 Prize Winners

  • Anthony Jeter from Baltimore
  • Dianna Underwood from Welcome
  • Amy Hall from Landover
  • Paula Ades from Baltimore
  • Sam Compton from Shrewsbury, PA
  • Tyrone Brogden from Baltimore
  • Jerry Stowebreaker from Cumberland
  • Michael Blankenship from Frederick
  • Antoinette Gordon from Columbia
  • Edward Fox from Baltimore
  • Edward Jenkins, Jr. from Hyattsville
  • Gloria McDowell from Baltimore
  • Wilbur Gibbs, Jr. from Lonaconing
  • Delhi Thweatt, Jr. from Lutherville
  • Kenneth Williams from Capitol Heights
  • Jolanda Wimbush from Glen Burnie
  • Roxane Prettyman from Baltimore
  • Sabrena Fields from Landover
  • Allen Hauce from Baltimore
  • Stephen Ferranti from Perry Hall
  • James Smoaks from District Heights
  • Jennifer Thompson from Waldorf
  • Karen Smith from Baltimore
  • Michael Ivkovich from Baltimore
  • John Gardner from Columbia
  • Lindell Flanigan from Halethorpe
  • Lawrence Carpenter from Baltimore
  • Sherman Morgan from Owings Mills
  • William Stogsdill from Millersville
  • Norman Wilson, Sr. from Queenstown
  • Shaunta Jenkins from Baltimore
  • Benjamin Collins from Westover
  • Eloise Richburg from Baltimore
  • Robert James from New Carrollton
  • James Robinson from Rockville
  • Maynard Retz from Baltimore
  • Lamont Parker from Baltimore
  • Jerome Banks from Baltimore
  • Betty Weary from Largo
  • Robert Gale from Princess Anne
  • Cherise Martin from Baltimore
  • Velma Stanley from Baltimore
  • Gloria McNeil from Baltimore
  • Timothy Ealey, Sr. from Baltimore
  • Van Lee, Jr. from Eldersburg
  • Cheryl Cole from Brookeville
  • Christina Norman from Baltimore
  • Shane Dial from Dundalk
  • Mary Dickerson from Abell
  • Dorothy Flowers from Baltimore

$1,000 winners can either claim in person at the Baltimore claims center or by mail/fax. If you see your name on this list and have not spoken to a Lottery representative, please call 410-230-8800.

Win up to $250,000 – February 7th through March 13th

LOGO HUNT

Play any Maryland Lottery terminal game (Pick 3, Pick 4, Bonus Match 5, Multi-Match, Mega Millions, Powerball, Keno and Racetrax) and look out for the WISHBONE, CIRCLE and STARBURST logo at the top of your ticket.

Collect all three logos, place your collection in an envelope (the envelope should be no larger than 4-1/2” by 9-1/2” in any direction) with your your name, address, phone and/or e-mail (phone and e-mail is encouraged, but not necessary).

Finally, mail your non-winning entries in by March 21st at 10AM to Maryland Lottery, P.O. Box 29944, Baltimore, MD 21230-0944 for a chance to win. Each entry/collection should be sent in a separate envelope to be included in the drawing.

GRAND PRIZE – $250,000

SECOND PRIZE – $100,000

THIRD PRIZE – $50,000

50 RUNNER-UPS – $1,000

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Remember, all $2 Million Logo Hunt entries must follow the Official Rules.

INSTANT FREE PLAY

In addition, look for instant $2, $5 and $10 FREE PLAYS when playing any lottery terminal game of $1 or more. Just listen for the terminal fanfare music and trailer message on the ticket you purchase. You can redeem your instant free play immediately or within 60 days of receiving the voucher.

  • William Hopkins

    It is strange that Baltimore players received 21 or 42% of the winners and only two other Maryland jurisdiction receive two winners,that’s Columbia and Landover. All other jurisdictions receive only one winner.
    Were the Maryland logos flooded in Baltimore? Some examination or explanation is needed!

    • mdlottery

      William: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      The 45,000+ entries for the Logo Hunt were packed into rubbermaid totes. They all were dumped into a drawing drum and the winners were selected from there. All drawings, including the Logo Hunt, adhere to strict procedures and guidelines. They are videotaped and witnessed by numerous representatives, including an independent Auditor and Security Official to keep the integrity of the game intact.

  • Mr. B

    To all the lottery players:

    In May of 2000, I used to play 1111. I used to keep $10 a day on them. I had stopped playing 2 weeks before the number actually came out May 17 2000. I lost $50,000. I guy I know who gambles everyday told me that I was not a true gambler because I should’ve had the number in everyday. I told him I couldn’t afford it anymore. And the day I didn’t play, the number came out. What I learned out of this: The house never loses and the lottery is a poor man’s game. Good luck and keep playing, I sure do because I know one day I’ll hit big

  • http://$2milliondollarlogohunt. Sharon in Baltimore

    I too sent in many entries to the logo hunt. I have also sent in many, many livin lucky entries. Please do not blame the people of Baltimore if they are being selected as winners. I live in Baltimore City and I did not win either. Over 40K entries did not win. I am certain that the majority of those entries are from Baltimore which would be the reason that the majority of people who won were from Baltimore. I also paired up with a girlfriend who lived in Glen Bunie and she was the one who was able to locate the wishbones of the trio. If I felt these contests were rigged, I would be very concerned that my 80 or 90 entries (which is a considerable sum) in the livin lucky contest are going to be discarded due to this website. If you track that website…you will find that the locations of winners are quite diverse. You do not have the right to try and demand that no more winners from Baltimore should be drawn. If the people of Baltimore start feeling as if they do not stand a chance, there would be a huge loss in lottery revenue. Again, I do live in Baltimore and I know everyone that I spoke to around here was playing some sort of lottery game. Where do you draw the line? I have the right to win and again, I have spent alot of money trying. Thank you

  • http://mozillaFirefox Mildred Samuel

    I didn’t win and I kept purchasing tickets. I must have sent in at least 10 logo hunt tickets.

    well, maybe one day I will be collecting my million’s. It sure was fun playing the game any way and I know everybody can’t win.

    Thank you

    Millie

  • V

    Why everytime someone wins they are from Baltimore. Im starting to think it’s a conspiracy for real.

    • mdlottery

      V: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

  • http://aol.com Francine Doughty

    I sent in two envelopes with the three logos.
    please let me know if you received my two envelopes. I sent them to (montgomery Business Park, 1800 washington blvd, Baltimore Md 21230).
    Thank you,

    • mdlottery

      Francine: We had over 45,000 entries into the contest. We do not have the man power to go through each entry to confirm receipt for each player. In the future, my suggestion would be to send your mail-in entries by USPS certified mail. There is a increased cost associated with certified mail, but you would receive verification that we did receive the entry. With that said, if you’re entry was postmarked correctly my gut tells me that you were included in the drawing.

      Also, please remember to read the official rules for each contest as sometime we associate different PO Boxes for a contest and not our business address.

  • bernice

    These games are all rigged to collect as much money from the players as possible and pay out as little as necessary. I noticed that even at the drawings for pick 3 or 4 , they use to show you all the balls 0-9 before they pop up, now when you see the drawings, all the balls are already jumping, which tells me that in order to control what numbers will come out, the balls are not 0-9 in all the holders, it could be 0-3 or 0-6 or all the same numbers in any container.. Believe me, the lottery does not leave any of these games to chance, it is all pre-arrange, even those promotional drawings.Notice how most of these winners are from Baltimore? It is call keeping the money (tax dollars) where the game is played!

    • mdlottery

      Bernice: Winning numbers have always been – and will continue to be – purely the luck of the draw and a matter of random chance. Numbers drawn for each of the Lottery’s daily drawing games are arbitrary. Every time a ball is drawn, it is an independent and unique event, completely unaffected by what ball was drawn seconds, hours, days, or weeks earlier. In addition, each ball drawn has the same exact chance of being drawn as any other ball in the machine, at any point in time. In addition, eight sets of balls are available for each drawing, ten balls per box numbered 0-9. We randomly select seven of the eight boxes in each drawing – three in Pick 3 and four in Pick 4. All eight sets of balls are changed on or about the 1st day of each month.

      All second chance drawings, including the Logo Hunt, adhere to strict procedures and guidelines. They are videotaped and witnessed by numerous representatives, including an independent Auditor and Security Official to keep the integrity of the game intact.

      Lastly, the geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      Please remember, the Lottery is a game of chance and meant only as a form of entertainment and recreation.

  • ginobli

    why are most of the logo winners located in baltimore not playing any more md lottery games

  • Gwendolyn Riddick

    I have been playing MD lottery since 1994 and I have hit the 3 way, 4 way and Keno. But, it seems as if for the big promotional games such as this one, if you do not reside in MD, you do not stand a chance of winning! I submitted 12 envelopes of rounding up the logos and mailed all 12 envelopes from MD – duh!!

    • mdlottery

      Gwendolyn: Your location of residence does not play into whether you are a winner or not. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      You had stiff competition in this particular contest with over 45,000 entries.

    • Antoinette Smith

      Im from Temple hills area I mailed in 25 envelopes of non winning tickets and nothing the majority of winners are always in Baltimore where the Head Quarters is

  • teacher

    No winner from Washington, DC?

  • leathia solomon

    i play the maryland lottery i have been faithfull to the lottery i think that there should be a random pick to widen more chances of winning the game to help family in need of this money i send in my logos
    ps leathia solomon

  • Mohssen

    I had mailed 2 sets of tikets well before the due date, that means among the 361 responses i had 1 out of 181 chance to win but won nothing among 50 winners. How can I be assuered that my tikets were there. I have copy of the tikets to prove it, I want some ansewer.

    • mdlottery

      Mohssen: The number you see here on the webpage is the number of comments or questions posted by players regarding the Logo Hunt contest. It does not relate to the number of entries into the contest. With that said, we had over 45,000 entries submitted.

  • Statistic Keeper

    Delhi Thweatt Jr must be very lucky. His name always pops up as one of the winners in your second chance promotions. Last year, Thweatt Jr and Sr won on your internet promotion.
    Strange isn’t it?

  • http://n/a SHARON MARABLE

    I PLAYEDTHE LOGO GAME SENT MY ENTRIES IN USING THE ADDRESS FROM A POSTER IN THE LOTTERY STORE. THE POST OFFICE SENT THEM BACK SAYING THAT THE ADDRESS WAS WRONG. I WENT BACK TO THE STORE AND DOUBLED CHECKED. I
    WAS CORRECT. WENT TO THE POST OFFICE TO INQUIRE. WELL SHE WAS NOT NICE. HOWEVER, SHE SAID THEY WOULD TRY TO REDELIVER. I HOPE THEY GET THERE. I HOPE I WIN.

  • FlashFord

    Most retailers didn’t no the correct information on how to submit the tickets. All three tickets filled out with info or the group of three? I hope in the future MD lottery would be more clearly on it’s promotions, at least have it printed on the tickets.

  • nathaiel thomas

    Just asking if the winners on each winning draw doesn’t respond at all do mdlottery re draw other people names.

    • mdlottery

      nathaniel: Yes. We picked alternates after the original drawing. If anyone doesn’t claim by May 23rd, we’ll move on to alternates.

  • Mike

    How many people entered the logo hunt contest? Seems like every one of these contests I enter, I never win. I thought this was a random drawing of submitted entries, but again, it seems everyone’s in 1 area. Can that many people in one city really play so much that they take over the random prizes too?

    • mdlottery

      Mike: We had over 45,000 entries into the logo hunt.

  • http://The$2MillionLogoHunt Phyllis stuck

    Way to go to all the winners
    I think they should posted the live drawing on the internet website so That we can feel that we apart of that drawing and that we didnt feel this was fixed
    I am having the same feelings as everyone else something is not right here doent matter what game you have I played and I have spent alot of money I am done Did need to hire Back the man That was making Dreams possible Why did they let him go to DC I have spent 25.00 a day and have not hit in two years I am done now instead of playing I just going to Put in a saving account

  • K.Bennett

    Fixed? Rigged?
    Again most of the winners are from Baltimore

    Randomly selected… I don’t think so.

    • mdlottery

      K.Bennett: We received over 45,000+ entries for the Logo Hunt. All of the entries were packed into rubbermaid totes. They all were dumped into a drawing drum and the winners were selected from there. All drawings, including the Logo Hunt, adhere to strict procedures and guidelines. They are videotaped and witnessed by numerous representatives, including an independent Auditor and Security Official to keep the integrity of the game intact.

  • Charles L. Rasin Jr.

    I have said it before and will say it again, most of the winners are from Baltimore. This just proves my point. When the game was going on, we in Glen Burnie could not get any wishbones. I talked to a lot of people who work the lottery and who buy tickets that said, they could not find a wishbone.

    • mdlottery

      Charles: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      Logos were distributed on a random basis throughout our retailer network of over 4,000 locations. Receiving a wish bone, circle or starburst logo was purely luck of the draw. With over 45,000 entries into the contest they were out there somewhere.

      Good luck next time.



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