Medal Madness Winners

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Congratulations to our Medal Madness Top Tier Prize Winners.

$250,000 Winner
John Taggart from Woodbine, MD

$50,000 Winner
Melissa Johnson from California, MD

$25,000 Winner
Theresa Gasker from Sparrows Point, MD

$1,000 Winners
All winners will be notified via telephone or mail with claiming instructions. Final validation will take place at the time of claiming. Please feel free to contact the Lottery directly at 410-230-8800 for claiming instructions.

Dorothy Davis from Baltimore
Beverly Keys from Indian Head
Asima Njomo from Lanham
Robert Neukum from Bel Air
Richard Stine from Frederick
Jefferie Wells from Baltimore
Margaret Harmon from Bel Air
Earl Harris from Baltimore
Shirre Tull from Salisbury
Ethel Burks from Washington, DC
Don Savage from Rosedale
Jerome Montgomery, Sr. from Indian Head
Zelda Brown from Baltimore
Gladys Davis from Silver Spring
Lois Epps from Silver Spring
Kirk Wilson from Frederick
Nancy Saffron from Baltimore
Marye Maalouf from Rosedale
Sherry Randolph from Washington, DC
Charles Herron from Glen Burnie
Craig Stanley from Baltimore
Thomas Hines from North Beach
Jacqueline Fortune from Baltimore
Sarah Harrod from Baltimore
Deborah Lockard-Shelley from North East
Agnes Holtzner from Baltimore
Felicitacion Agustin from Nottingham
William Ryans III from Centreville
Barbara Brooks from Baltimore
Youn Ho Yang from Nottingham
Jason Villegas from Bethesda
Joseph Bell from Suitland
Haskell Littlejohn from Westminster
John Parker from Fulton
Joyce Proctor from Charlotte Hall
Martha Humphries from Temple Hills
Ralph Webb from Baltimore
Arthur Kowalski from Cheltenham
Elva Fowlkes from Catonsville
Maurice Lawson from Takoma Park
Connie Curtis from Baltimore
Edward Knights from Baltimore
Janie Galman from Lanham
Ethel Evans from Baltimore
Kenneth Hadfield from Dundalk
Dorsey Scofield from Capitol Heights
Kenneth Fenderson from Upper Marlboro
Cheryl White from Baltimore
Joyce Johnson from Gwynn Oak
Alvin Pye from Baltimore
Yang Yu from Silver Spring
Joseph Butler from Hyattsville
Ronald Thomas from Baltimore
Gwendolyn Beale from Baltimore
Andre Johnson from Dundalk
Norman Wilson from Queenstown
Ray Parker, Jr. from Parkville
Mabel Butts from Sparrows Point
Hazel Barnes from Laurel
William Gilliam from Baltimore
Mary DePasquale from Baltimore
Lyna Martin from Baltimore
Joseph Brown from Brandywine
Barbara R. Smith from Baltimore
Kelly Harmon from Forest Hill
Janette Harris from Baltimore
Laurel Whyte from Beltsville
Krista McClease from Forestville
Dante Todaro from Rockville
Marshella Riddick from Baltimore
Raymond Moore from Baltimore
Mertis Stallings from Silver Spring
Henrietta Wright from Clinton
Towanda Chew from Fort Washington
Harry Axler from Olney
Chris Smith from Churchville
Gary English from Baltimore
Vernadette Harris from Baltimore
Becky Hopkins from Salisbury
Vada Jones from Belcamp
Robert Reed from Baltimore
William Lomax from Baltimore
Mark Menzel from Darnestown
Heath Roy from Grasonville
Pat Hipsley from Baltimore
George King from Essex
James B. Wilson from Upper Marlboro
Eric J. Anderson from Olney
Clarence Cornish from Baltimore
Sheila Rishel from Hollywood
Theresa Metts from Baltimore
Kenneth Holmes from Landover
Randolph Turpin from Owings Mills
Lamont Green from Baltimore
Terry Hall from Baltimore
Elijah Fields, Jr. from Baltimore
Betty Edwards from Annapolis
Margaret Holly from Bowie
George Manigo from Baltimore
Mary Borges from Beltsville

  • Nadene Sanders

    TRY TO GET THE FIRST 10 TICKETS OR THE LAST 10 TICKETS FOR ANY SCRATCH OFF GAME- PLAY BEHIND ANYONE WHO SPENDS 200 DOLLARS ON MEGA MILLION OR POWER BALL

  • Nadene Sanders

    CONGRATS- YOU CAN PLAY TO WIN 24 HOURS A DAY- HINT TO THE WISE 000 0000

  • http://httmarylandlottery jackie berry

    I like to Congratulation all the winner that play the Medal Madnees drawing i play it to but was not a winner.

  • http://www.mdlottery.com BillMcG

    Is there any chance that the Md Lottery can set up a program, when the last time a certain pick 3 or pick 4 number came out? I mean straight. It is very time consuming to got through almost 34 years of lottery numbers to find out when a certain pick 3 or pick 4 came out straight. Thank you…Bill McG

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      BillMcG: We are planning many improvements to the website. We’ll add this to the list of potential improvements.

  • pat w.

    on set for life scratch off’s we were buying them reguraly but they ran out of them down here in deale & shadyside md. havent saw any in months
    if they are not selling where you have them bring
    some to our part of the county.

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      pat w.: The ticket is almost 2 years old and we have 16 newer $5 games so only bigger agents are carrying the game at this point. The retailers closest to the Deale area that have the ticket are to date are: Captain Kidd (Deale), Lothian Citgo, Lothian Service Center, and South River Liquors (Edgewater). Good luck.

  • Sherrie

    I would like to know what are the odds of the same numbers coming out again when u play the mega million, powerball or multimatch like it does in the pick 3 and pick 4.

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Sherrie: The odds are identical for every drawing and each drawing is completely random. The probability of duplicate numbers coming out for Mega, Powerball, or Multi-Match are awfully steep. Pick 3 and 4 numbers repeating is more common because there are only 3-4 winning numbers with a much smaller number of possible outcomes. The Jackpot games have more numbers, with a larger number of possible outcomes, which makes repeating a more rare occurance.

      The digit sets on Pick 3 and Pick 4 run 0-9 for only 3-4 winning numbers. The Mega, Power and Multi games all have number combinations that run (in the case of Powerball)1-59, for up to 6 winning numbers. Plus a Bonus ball (again in the case of Powerball) that could be any number running 1-39.

  • vaughn

    I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY AREN’T THE 2nd chance lottery drawing done
    PUBLICLY? SO EVERYONE CAN SEE
    I’m sure the Lottery Commission can afford the few minutes of air time to do this.
    WHY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, JUST DOES NOT SEEM SO FAIR OR HONEST!!

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      vaughn: Ultimately the reasoning is because the process can often be a 2-3 hour ordeal and is not as glamorous as a televised drawing. The 75,000+ entries for Medal Madness were packed into rubbermaid totes. They all were dumped into a drawing drum and the winners were selected from there. In addition, our Lottery facilities are not built to accommodate a viewing audience and requiring the Lottery to do these drawings at an off site location would require permits, manpower and several rented trucks, which all take time and money. As for televising the drawings, we simply cannot afford to purchase the airtime. All drawings 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 in tact.

  • jim p.

    I couneted all the winners from baltimore 28 to be exact. no other place came close. It is imposible to buy a winning any thing south of annapolis,edgewater,mayo,beverley beach,
    galesville,westriver,deale,churchton,or shadyside md. I don’t think you people bring any winning tickets down here to sell ! my opinion.

  • http://medalmadness Wanda Smith

    I had all three medals mail them in on February around the first or second week , so how do you determine who’s a winner exspecially when you had all three medals ? This is my first time I e-mail you about this, so please give me some kind of response other than you heard it already

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Wanda: We stopped issuing Medal Madness tickets on February 28. Players had until Friday, March 5 to mail in their medal collections. The winners were determined through a random drawing that took place on Monday, March 8. The first player drawn received the grand prize of $250,000. The second player received $50,000 and the third received $25,000. The final 100 player drawn received $1,000.

  • http://medalmadness Wanda

    I had all three medals mail them in on February around the first or second week , so how do you determine who’s a winner exspecially when you had all three medals ?

  • http://Marylandlottery florette T

    Do more people play the mid-day or night time three and four digit number?

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Florette T: Evening drawings for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 tend to be the most popular. There are many possible reasons for this. Here are a few:Evening drawings have been around longer, so when mid-days were introduced, some players chose to stick with their favorite time. Also, players tend to like being able to see the results, and many people work during the mid-day draw. If more players can view the actual drawings of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 in the evening, that may influence the number of evening players.

  • vaughn

    So, it seems the lottery has a lot of winners from the Baltimore area. Well that should be expected please take note there is a lottery machine in every liquor, 7-11, Royal Farm, convience, lets do mention SuperFresh, Food King, SafeWay, oh heck every major chain food store has a machine! Which puts lottery machines #1 in populous than anything else in this city. Beating out churches and schools and locations to buy MTA transit tickets too!

    I THINK THE REAL QUESTION SHOULD BE HOW MANY BIG TICKETS WINNERS ARE THERE FROM BALTIMORE!!! AND WITH ALL THAT SELLING GOING ON – HOW OFTEN????

  • vaughn

    When will the drawings for Cinema Cash 2nd Chance Contest begin? Or has it already started?
    When is the deadline date for entries? Please reply soon so I don’t waste stamps!!!
    Thanks!

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      vaughn: The Cinema Cash 2nd chance drawing date has not been announced. Stay tuned to Snapshots, as we will announce the drawing here when the time comes.

  • TIMOTHY

    I AM WITH A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE,, I THINK IT IS A HOAX,, TO MAIL TICKETS IN ..I THINK THE NAMES, & LOCATION OF WHERE THERE FROM ARE ALL FAKE,, THEY DO THAT TO GET YOU TO BUY MORE TICKETS………… I HAVE ALSO PLAYED FOR A LONG TIME AND NEVER WON ANYTHING BIG,,ITS JUST ENTERTAINMENT,,,,,

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Timothy: All of our winners, large and small amounts, are real people. The odds are identical for every game and each drawing is completely random. The geographic locations of our winners are also random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. Check out our latest entry including a video snapshot of a winner just last month. You can also search through many winners since the inception of the blog in December within our winners category here.

  • http://MarylandLottery Dempsey Slocum

    I am so convinced that the state has programmed the Keno system to select numbers just before the start of each game to control the payout. This is done so the least amount of payout will occur for each game.
    You cannot convince me that the numbers are “just randomily selected”.

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Dempsey: The systems are independent from each other. Keno winning numbers are selected from an independent random number generator. This has no connection to sales nor the possibility or odds of winning.

  • http://InternetExplorer Trecie Cook

    Sorry to hear so many disappointed people from around the state who think all the winners are in or around Baltimore. Unfortunately, I have never been a winner and have been playing since the lottery’s inception. I am a native of Baltimore and have decided that I have paid more than enough into this “entertainment” that has long stopped being entertaining. No more fore me!

  • Harold G. Gordon

    Please be relieved that this is my last email. The three Medal Madness tickets I submitted had the following numbers on the front of each purchased ticket. The Gold ticket #88190073691648-78, the Silver ticket #87920125544448-02, the Bronze ticket #88020142561664-96. Thank You.

  • http://MaylandLottery Dee

    I agree with everyone who noticed that the bulk of winners for these mail in games are always in the Baltimore area. I have been watching the locations for the past couple of years. I know there are very large amounts of people in PG county who play almost daily. Where can I find the data that shows proof of who plays in each area? Where are the deomgraphics that can validate the statement you made.

  • Phil

    If someone has an idea for a new game or option for a game who should they contact?

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Phil: If you have an idea for a game, please contact the Maryland Office of Attorney General. Their website is http://www.oag.state.md.us.



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