Howard County Man Claims First 40 Rubies Top Prize

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Wins $100,000 on the 40 Rubies Scratch-off Ticket

40 RubiesA Clarksville resident has a big reason to celebrate the Lottery’s 40th anniversary thanks to a 40 Rubies scratch-off win. The man, who is also a fan of Keno and Mega Millions, was completely shocked to learn his $10 ticket was worth $100,000.

The 52-year-old told Lottery officials that he always plays the $10 and $20 scratch-off tickets, hoping to win a larger prize. He certainly took home a big prize courtesy of the 40 Rubies, the scratch-off specially commissioned for the Lottery’s anniversary. While lucky winner had always dreamed of winning, he never thought it was actually possible. “I really didn’t plan for this,” he said. “I’m just so happy. Thank you very much to the Maryland Lottery!”

For now, his wife is the only other person who knows about the $100,000 win.  He mentioned that she was very excited about their new found fortune and still couldn’t believe that they had won that much.

The winner plans to pay off his car and take care of his two children’s college tuitions. The lucky ticket was purchased at Y N S Liquors at 601 West Lexington Street in Baltimore. In addition to the five remaining instant top prizes, players can mail in non-winning tickets for the chance to win up to $40,000 at Lottery events held throughout the year.

  • mdlottery

    wanda: 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.

    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.

    You can also check out our new winner’s map featuring top prize winners throughout the state.

  • wallace

    No winners yet?

  • Diddi Dash

    Does anyone in the city ever win.

  • Kristy

    We are all still waiting for an annoucement

  • rmalozi0113

    I have a voodoo doll and praying You don’t win.

  • Lassbrown

    If I won the top price for the 40 Rubbies second chance contest, when will I get to know? The drawing was the 13th and no one call me, does that mean i didnt win? they said it usually takes 24 to 48 hours and we have pass that time frame.I am really worried because I am hoping that I win it because Atleast I can do something for my mom and sister. Everything seems to be going wrong for me and my family and I save three dollars everyday with the hope that I will win one day.

    • mdlottery

      lassbrown: We have not announced the winners yet. We will be notifying them using the contact information provided in the entries.

      Following each contest drawing, all winners will be invited to attend and participate in our 40th Anniversary giveaway event to learn which prize they have won. The first event is scheduled for March 2.

  • mdlottery

    mary: Information regarding the winners will be posted shortly.

  • mdlottery

    Drawings typically occur around 10 AM. Winners will be notified within 24-48 hours after the draw.

    And for 40 Rubies we will be conducting live events to announce who won each prize. Please see the schedule on the post above for when we will hold those events.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Rochek/823278303 Jo Rochek

    After each drawing do you start over? Or will non winning tickets that were not drawn be included in the next drawing? Thank You.

    • mdlottery

      Jo: Entries do not roll over into the next drawing date.

  • dejen63

    can you mail more then one entry in an envelope

    • mdlottery

      dejen: Please mail each entry individually. We will not separate entries.

  • mdlottery

    sunshine: You can enter as many times as you can.

  • mdlottery

    sunshine: Yes you can.



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