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.

  • franklin west

    why does it seem like all the winners are from the baltimore area? nothing from lower maryland… i think this game is fixed after all the years i have played!!!

  • tyrone

    Why is the Maryland lottery drawings only broadcasted on a Baltimore station? I think all Maryland lottery players should be able to watch a live broadcast of the drawings.

    • mdlottery

      tyrone: The Lottery’s television partner is WBAL-TV Channel 11, one of Maryland’s most watched stations. While there are some regions of the State to the east and west that WBAL cannot reach, the station’s strong signal reaches the majority of Maryland’s viewing audience. Unfortunately, the farther from Baltimore one lives, the more likely it is that the local cable company carries channels other than those broadcast from Baltimore.

      With that said, you can view all of our drawings as they are seen on WBAL-TV online at MDLotteryTV.

  • John

    The Livin lucky is at 90% why is the drawing not untill 12 May?????

    • mdlottery

      John: Multiple factors played into the decision. The primary factor is that the game was 88.75% as of last week and we wanted to give players ample time to get their tickets entered in for the next drawing.

  • learn

    not defending the lottery or anything, but if you see that people are winning more in baltimore, rigged or not, start playing more in or close to the baltimore area. I also advise people to save and invest. Depending on anything regarding chance is not a good idea, you gotta have a back-up plan.

  • C. Bishop

    My question is like many others, Why just the Balto.area? I moved to Pa., and there alot Pa’ers work in Maryland and buy Lottery, don’t see many winners from Pa. and how come it is’nt mandatory that a $1.00 should pay atleast $2.00. Let’s hear about that question,Buyers.!!!!

    • mdlottery

      C. Bishop: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all 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.

  • David Hardy

    I’M in agreement with a lot of others. What do you do when the entries come in,look at the return addresses and determine which ones go in the drawing. I have yet to see very many if any from the Eastern shore win any big prizes in second chance drawings. I watch people around the Snow Hill area play the lottery every day and I beleive that they play just as much and faithfully as anywhere else.I’ll bet when the figures come in it shows how much we play. C’mon now let’s be practical and fair we deserve to win too!!!

  • Patricia Tolson

    I have never heard of the logic that the Maryland State Lottery gives to player outside of Baltimore and any touching counties- that they have more players- that is a bunch of crap –you know that “The State of Maryland shouldbe investagated for running a illegal gambling game. with the odds being fixed. If its not Fixed show everyone the real satistic of how many entries and from where they came. I DARE YOU !!! DO THIS ON ANY SECOND CHANGE GAME.
    GO AHEAD PROVE ME WRONG.

    • mdlottery

      Patricia: Maybe this explanation can shine a little light on the subject.

      Winning numbers (Pick 3, Pick 4, BM5, Multi-Match, Mega Millions and Powerball) 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.

      Winning scratch-off tickets are distributed randomly throughout an entire game. If the average chance of winning a prize is 1:5, this does not mean there is an automatic winner within every five consecutive tickets. There is no pattern as to where winning tickets will occur. The odds on the back of the ticket are the ‘overall odds,’ which is best described as the ratio of winning tickets to non-winning tickets from all tickets printed for the game.

      For monitor games (Keno and Racetrax), the computer system that selects the winning number is a completely different system than the one that is accepting numbers from players.

      With that said, all Lottery games are purely the luck of the draw and are simply a matter of random chance. When taking into consideration all Lottery games it simply comes down to overall probability. Because the population is higher in Baltimore and a few other parts of the state, more tickets are being bought, which results more winners from those areas. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      • Patricia Tolson

        you must have this statement as your mission statement”there are more players in baltimore and surrounding counties which make the odds of winning greater” I know a man who plays over $180 worth of numbers a day and over the last three years has only won six times 2 times straight three digit and remaining times box, and plays all the big games mutli match/match 5/ power ball/ ten dollares at a time and only winns $2/$3. and I am sure there hundreds of people in the county who play just as much. Hardesty in new burg maryland has people from va who play list for others totaling up to hundreds each day. never heard of odds like that not having any big winners like baltimore and surrounding counties, PS. you reply said nothing new still same old mis-spoke facts !!!

      • Karen

        I agree that the big winning tickets and “distributed randomly” but around the Baltimore area … hence, the reason why there are so many winners in Baltimore. If they were distributed randomly in other areas of the State, there would be more winners in other areas as opposed to Baltimore only.

        Also, in regard to those spending their mortgage/rent and other bill money in hopes of winning, please STOP! Especially if you have a family to support because losing everything is not worth the risk. Pay you bills first and then play only if you can. Not everyone who spends their last three dollars on a scratcher (as one story has it) will win … well, that is unless you live in Baltimore.

  • alice c dyson

    i have played the lottery for more then 30 years. I know that i am going to win something someday.

  • http://aol b brown

    I’m not surprise that most of the winner are from the Baltimore area.

  • P.Brown

    It is so amazing that no one from DC won anything and I’m sure you had DC resident to send in ther tickets like myself.

  • pat

    I have said for years that i felt that it was crap, where the # of top prize winners are . the scratch tickets and th other “game of chances” THe state and lottery is trying to keep the money in Baltimore , of Balt. is richer then rest of the state they spend MORE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HA

  • P Gurbel

    scroll up from here, under the $10 instant winner example, is a colulm entitled tags.
    what are these?
    why are they listed?

    • mdlottery

      P Gurbel: A “tag” is a keyword or term that we assign to a web page like this. This information helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing through the website or searching it. It’s a useful tool for us internally so we can easily track content. It is also helpful for players so they can search for topics they are interested in.

  • Jim Clements

    why do you post 436 respond to 2 Million Logo Hunt, then tell someone else that you had over 45,000 entries, Is that all that qualified 436. Please explain .

    • mdlottery

      Jim: 436 is the number of comments and questions on the web page related to the $2 Million Logo Hunt. It has nothing to do with the number of entries that were mailed into the Lottery.

    • CMK

      Hello,
      I had 16 sets of of the Logo’s sent in. I did not win, so if you sent less and won consider yourself lucky, if you sent more in than 16, then consider yourself unfortunate as me.

  • MAURICE MACON

    I AM WONDERING IF IN FACT MY ENTRY WAS RECIEVED .I THOUGHT WE WERE SUPPOSE TO RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF RECIPT OF YOUR EN TRY . ARE YOU ABLE TO CONFIRM RECIPT 0F MY ENTRY IN YOUR DATABASE?

    THANKS

    • mdlottery

      Maurice: With over 45,000 entries into the Logo Hunt contest, we do not have the man power to confirm receipt of your entry. If in the future you want confirmation of receipt for a mail-in contest, we suggest sending the entry in through USPS certified mail. There is an increased cost associated with it, but you will receive confirmation that your entry has been received.

  • Reggie from Germantown

    Do Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Rockville have any chances of winning any of the big games ever.

    • mdlottery

      Reggie: 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.

  • Reggie Adams

    Why is most of the winners located in Baltimore for drawing, scatch off’s, and most of the games. Do I need to go to Baltimore and buy my Maryland Lottery to have any chance of winning? Also When is the second chance drawing for the Set For Life and Plantinium drawing going to take plance

    • mdlottery

      Reggie: 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.

      In regards to the second chance drawings, you can find information on them on our 2nd Chance page here.

      • http://tracfone k.e.w sr.

        It looks like that response to the geographical winning is automated. It said the same thing to everyone who posed the question of why there are more big winners on the western shore.

        • mdlottery

          k.e.w sr: The response is not automated. We reply to each comment that warrants a response. As you can see this is a comment we get a lot. Unfortunately there is no other way to explain it. The probability of winning is higher in larger populated areas like Baltimore as more consumers are playing.

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

    To give the people on this website and insight as to the comparison of people winning in Baltimore versus other areas of the state…when I went into work this morning, I asked everyone if they played the lottery. Every co-worker that lived in Baltimore admitted to playing the lottery as compared to 1 in 5 of the others who lived in different parts of the state. One suggestion I have for the lottery is this, perhaps in the next “second chance” drawing they could offer 250 one thousand dollar prizes and 1 $50,000.00 prize. Spread the wealth a little further. I would have enjoyed winning that. I play to win, I also play because it is fun. It is a game of “chance”. I hope the next time there will be more winners due to more prizes. That would be GREAT!!

  • William Hopkins

    Baltimore received 42% or 21 of the 50 Runner-Ups $1,000 award.
    Columbia received 4% or 2 of the 50 Runner-Ups $1,000 award.
    Landover received 4% or 2 of the 50 Runner-Ups $1,000 award.
    The other jurisdictions received 2% or 1 of the 50 Runner-Ups $1,000 award. Are these random access statistics? Please explain.

  • http://mdlottery.com Mel

    Anyone know why we allow PA residents to play our second chance games but we aren’t able to play theirs??? I am inches from PA and buy tickets there as well as MD. I saved alot of losers only to find out that I couldn’t enter the second chance drawing but they always show up on winning lists in MD!!!Its bad enough we have a hard enough time trying to spread the wins around MD much less other states too!!!

    • mdlottery

      Mel: Each state has different laws regarding out of state second-chance play. In Maryland, all second-chance entries must be postmarked in Maryland, but winners can live out of state. We want to give all Maryland Lottery players the chance to enjoy our promotions. If you have any questions regarding the PA Lottery and their contest rules, please contact them.

  • M Brooks

    I would like to know why I cannot see the Lottery drawing weekdays or weekend on comcast or Fios in Bowie, Md…watching on the computer after the drawing is not the same, and when will we be able to see it on television like everyone else

    • mdlottery

      M Brooks: The Lottery’s television partner is WBAL-TV Channel 11, one of Maryland’s most watched stations. While there are some regions of the State to the east and west that WBAL cannot reach, the station’s strong signal reaches the majority of Maryland’s viewing audience. Unfortunately, the farther from Baltimore one lives, the more likely it is that the local cable company carries channels other than those broadcast from Baltimore. While WBAL’s signal can be easily picked up by non-cable televisions, the decision to air other programming by the area’s local cable providers may render our drawings unavailable to viewers subscribing to cable.

      In addition, the video of the drawings you see online at MDLotteryTV is exactly what is broadcast on WBAL-TV.



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