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In Search of Lottery Logos, Randallstown Man Finds $200,000

Monday, March 7th, 2011

27-Year-Old Claims Second-Tier Powerball Win

Michael McCullough - PowerballThe Maryland Lottery’s $2 Million Logo Hunt paid off for Michael McCullough and the contest’s winners haven’t even been chosen. It was the search for the game’s Lottery logos that led Michael to purchase additional Powerball tickets for Saturday night’s drawing. One of those extra tickets ended up being a second-tier $200,000 winner.

The 27-year-old, who has been playing the Lottery for just two years, bought 20 Powerball tickets this past Thursday for Saturday evening’s drawing. McCullough woke up first-thing on Sunday morning and began to check them online at mdlottery.com. The first few tickets didn’t reveal a win.  It wasn’t until his seventh ticket, that he noticed that there was a strong possibility that he was $200,000 richer. “I did a double take. I was ecstatic to see that I had actually won,” said the father-of-one.  He immediately called his girlfriend to tell her his good news.  “I asked her to pinch me the whole day,” said Michael. “I was afraid to fall sleep because I didn’t want to wake up and find out it was all a dream.”

A recent graduate of North American Trade School where he majored in electrical technology, Michael’s ultimate goal is to pass his entry test and work as a lineman for BGE. With his newfound wealth, he intends to buy a 750 BMW and take a trip to Las Vegas. He is also planning a surprise for his beloved girlfriend of five years.

  • Janet

    Congrats I wish you and your family much happiness.

  • Matthew

    I would have posted this in logo article but comments are closed there. Are you all going to post the 53 winners online for the drawing? Cause I forgot to put my cell or email in my entry, so I just put my address.

    • mdlottery

      Matthew: Yes. Grand prize winners have been announced. $1,000 winners will be posted after validation ASAP.

      • will the $1000. winners names be posted today?

        • I was an entry person who wants to know if I won anything. How can I know that..

          • mdlottery

            Kathy: To view the winners you can click here.

  • tennisace

    wouldn’t it be best to invest a portion of that money in something as apposed to a car (750 BMW-that’s $90k right there alone down the drain) and Vegas (you might as well just give them the money) Try a house. At least you will get your monies worth out of it. Low risk investments; municipal bonds; oil & gas. Don’t be a stereotype brother.

    • Will the winners names be posted on MDlottery

      • mdlottery

        jwright: Yes, we are working on the drawing as we speak and hope to have the grand prize winners announced shortly.

  • Rashena

    Congrats to you! were the numbers yours or random that you hit on?

  • l.ba

    will you be notified if you are a winner I sent in my three logo tickets

    • mdlottery

      l.ba: Yes you will. We will also publish them here on our website.

  • Delliere Clark

    Good for you…live it up and enjoy yourself in Vegas.

  • Patricia

    I have only one loggo that I got this saturday. Is this a winner.

    • mdlottery

      Patricia: For more information on the $2 Million Logo Hunt, click here. The goal of this game was to collect all three logos and mail them in for a chance at up to $250,000.

  • Penny

    I can tell you are young, spending that money on a car and trip. like a lot of replys, save and invest the money. It will be gone befor you know it. If you don’t want to start a business, put in IRA or 401k.Pay off student loans. Don’t blow it all. You will be around a lot longer then the money.

  • mike m

    thanks everybody 4 ur support but, the bmw is used and im getting it 4 a good price, and im goin 2 vegas just 2 go, i dont really gamble besides the lottery. im a smart guy, i have things planned out

  • bjw

    Congrats to you and your family & enjoy your blessing

  • Donald

    I would like to know what happens if you sent your logos to another address. Will you forward them to the right address. Just recently I found out what the correct address is and noticed that you have recently printed the address on the logo ticket. This is dissapointing since I’ve been sending them to another address. This is the address that I sent my two envelopes to:Montgomery Business Park, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21230. Thank you for your response in advance.

    • mdlottery

      Donald: Yes, if you sent your entries to our business address they will be incorporated into the drawing. However, we do encourage in the future that you check out the official rules for any second chance drawing you enter and follow the details in those rules. Good luck!

      • tai nguyen

        Which address is the correct address to send 3 logos. Please let me know as soon as possible. It seems that the link has been removed. Thanks.

        • mdlottery

          tai: You can find the address to send in your logos here.

  • C. Brewer

    Congrats to you and your family. May god bless you with many more.