$50,000 Taxes-Paid Scratch-off Win for Baltimore Man

December 27th, 2013

Found an early Christmas Eve surprise while out to dinner with friends

Biggest Taxes Paid EverA Suitland man was out to dinner with a few close friends to celebrate Christmas Eve when he decided to purchase four of the brand new $5 Biggest Taxes Paid Ever scratch-offs. He would’ve been fine with the $20 prizes he won on the first two tickets, but when the third ticket revealed the $50,000 top prize, he couldn’t believe his eyes.

“I just looked at the ticket again and again,” the 73-year-old man said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

His two close friends, who were also seated at the table, leaned over to see what had their friend so confused. The group quickly realized that the ticket was a top prize winner. Not just any top prize winner – it was a taxes-paid top prize.

“Everyone in the restaurant started buying the tickets,” his friend, who accompanied him to Lottery headquarters, shared. “They sold out the entire roll!”

Eager to claim his prize, the winner called Lottery headquarters to see if he could come in to claim his prize that same night. “I called, but the office was closed for the holiday. I put the ticket into a safe and waited,” he said.

The lucky winner plans to use the money for dental work and a trip to Puerto Rico. “I told all of my grandchildren and they all asked for money for Christmas,” he laughed. “We’ll see.”

It’s safe to say this lucky Suitland man will be going back to where he bought his lucky ticket at Marlow Wings located at 4147 Branch Avenue in Temple Hills.

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 12/26/2013

December 26th, 2013
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, December 26, 2013
04-16-20-21-28-37
5 of 6 ($1,000)  7
4 of 6 ($20)  555
3 of 6 ($2) 8,526
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 8
8 of 18 ($100) 62
7 of 18 ($20) 408
6 of 18 ($7) 1,884
5 of 18 ($2) 6,666
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won N/A
Cash Option N/A
Next Drawing Monday, 12/30/2013
Jackpot Amount $550,000
Cash Option $300,000

Top 40 Scratch-offs – December 26, 2013

December 26th, 2013

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TOP 40 SCRATCH-OFFS: Thursday, December 26, 2013
RANK GAME % SOLD PREVIOUS RANK
1 10x Cash 14% 1
2 Super Slots 13% 2
3 Hit the Jackpot 27% 5
4 Big Cash Multiplier 11% 3
5 Double Take 43% 6
6 $5 Tech the Halls 28% 4
7 $10 Tech the Halls 28% 7
8 Great Big Bingo 41% 8
9 $100,000 Richer 26% 9
10 Platinum Crossword 85% 11
11 Winner’s Luck 58% 14
12 King Size Bingo 68% 15
13 Funky 5s 41% 16
14 Super Jackpot 86% 17
15 $2 Tech the Halls 31% 13
16 Double Dollar Fortune 45% 19
17 $1 Tech the Halls 38% 10
18 $3 Tech the Halls 20% 12
19 Top Secret Cash 71% 18
20 Get Rich 69% 20
21 Green Streak 83% 25
22 Hearts are Wild Tripler 8% 24
23 Double Dice 73% 23
24 Money Multiplier 77% 21
25 Lucky 7s Game Book 77% 29
26 CHAMPIONS Baltimore Ravens 80% 26
27 Rainbow Blackout Bingo 13% 22
28 A Wreath of Franklins 94% 34
29 Rack up the Cash 26% 28
30 Money Bag Bonus 6% 35
31 Wild Turkeys 36% 30
32 Money Talks 83% 31
33 7x The Money 97% 27
34 24 Karat Cash 34% 32
35 Twisted Treasures 93% 33
36 Sweet Riches 87% 37
37 Emerald Green 7s 72% 36
38 Wild 1s 62% 40
39 Nifty 50s 40% 38
40 Fire & Ice Multiplier 85% 39

Lottery Update – January 2013 [VIDEO]

December 26th, 2013

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Top 10 Winner Stories from 2013

December 26th, 2013

With the New Year quickly approaching, the Maryland Lottery is excited to bring 2013 to an end and welcome 2014 with even bigger wins! But before we do, we want to remind you of the most popular winner stories from this year.

This list was generated by the posts with the largest amount of page hits. Can you guess which post came out at number one?

 

Top 10 Winner Posts from 2013:

10. Baltimore Woman Claims $800,000 Multi-Match Jackpot

9. Retiree Calmly Claims $1 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

8. Delayed Win Gives Silver Spring Man a “Second Chance”

7. Forgotten Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1 Million

6. Western MD Winning Streak Continues with $675k Multi-Match Win

5. July 4 Ends with a Bang for Maryland’s Newest Millionaire

4. Forgotten 5 Card Cash Ticket Worth $100,000

3. Westminster Couple Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

2. Windsor Mill Man Makes a $1 Million trip to the Landfill

1. $189 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Steps Forward

Powerball Detailed Results – 12/25/13

December 26th, 2013
Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, December 25
23-28-38-39-56-32
Match
Match PB Winners Prize
Amounts
Number of
Winners in MD
Power Play
Prize Amounts
Power Play
Winners In MD
5 1  1 Jackpot  0 n/a  0
5 0  1 $1,000,000  0 $2,000,000  0
4 1  16 $10,000  0 $40,000  0
4 0  518 $100  15 $200  0
3 1  771 $100  24 $200  1
3 0  28,161 $7  766 $14  80
2 1  14,300 $7  370 $14  38
1 1  94,149 $4  2,496 $12  261
0 1  190,908 $4  4,948 $12  539
TOTAL 328,825  8,619  919
Jackpot Winner YES;    MO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Sat. 12/28/13
Jackpot Amount $40,000,000
Cash Option $22,300,000

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 12/24/13

December 25th, 2013
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, December 24
23-34-53-58-73-02
Megaplier x3
Match
Match Mega Ball Total Winners Prize Amount Number of Winners in MD Total Number of Megaplier Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot  0  0
5 0 2 $1,000,000  0  0
4 1 21 $5,000  2  1
4 0 335 $500  14  0
3 1 1,539 $50  59  5
2 1 24,064 $5  1,298  73
3 0 37,795 $5  825  55
1 1 333,671 $2  11,559  751
0 1 940,723 $1  32,923  2,328
TOTAL 1,338,150  46,680  3,213
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 12/27/13
Jackpot Amount $35,000,000
Cash Option $18,800,000

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 12/23/2013

December 23rd, 2013
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, December 23, 2013
04-05-09-15-22-26
5 of 6 ($1,000)  15
4 of 6 ($20)  665
3 of 6 ($2) 10,107
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 14
8 of 18 ($100) 88
7 of 18 ($20) 516
6 of 18 ($7) 2,325
5 of 18 ($2) 7,888
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won N/A
Cash Option N/A
Next Drawing Thursday, 12/26/2013
Jackpot Amount $525,000
Cash Option $275,000

Retired Army Veteran Follows Orders for $50,000 Lottery Win

December 23rd, 2013

Scratch-off Said Hit the Jackpot

Hit The JackpotA retired U.S. Army veteran who followed orders during his 22 years, 11 months and seven days of active duty is glad he followed orders with a Maryland Lottery scratch-off. The scratch-off said Hit the Jackpot, so he did.

Eric Lee’s $50,000 win on the $20 Hit the Jackpot scratch-off is going “straight to the bank,” he said. The Mercersburg, Pa. resident retired as a staff sergeant from the military because of disabilities sustained during his service overseas.

“This win was a blessing,” said the father of three. “I’ve had 36 surgeries, all military-related.”

He is currently unemployed while undergoing rehabilitation. Eric keeps busy as a volunteer in a Salvation Army soup kitchen when he is not traveling to and from military medical facilities. “Helping others is my passion,” he said, while enthusiastically describing his work with those in need.

His wife enjoys playing $1 Lottery scratch-offs while Eric, who just started playing scratch-offs this year, prefers playing higher-priced tickets. He first spotted the Hit the Jackpot scratch-off at a gas station, where they displayed winning tickets for customers to see.

“Someone had won $500 and the ticket was hanging up,” said the 46-year-old. “I thought to myself, ‘What a pretty ticket.’ ” Later that day, which was Oct. 19, he made another stop at a store near his home, Your Country Store in Hagerstown. He bought the Hit the Jackpot ticket and a few others and took them home to scratch off. At first, Eric thought he had won $100. He kept scratching and revealed his $50,000 win. “I just started screaming,” Eric said.

His wife and children joined his celebration. He kept the ticket safe in his pillowcase at night and in his sock drawer during the day until the family decided the best use for the funds. “I slept on it every night,” he said, smiling. His sons are age 25 and 20 and his daughter is 15. The family agreed together that the money should go toward investments and savings. “It’s a great start,” he said.

Eric hopes other Lottery players will visit his favorite Lottery retailer, Your Country Store, at 17035 Fairview Road in Hagerstown.

Powerball Detailed Results – 12/21/2013

December 22nd, 2013
Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, December 21
25-36-40-45-51-08
Match
Match PB Winners Prize
Amounts
Number of
Winners in MD
Power Play
Prize Amounts
Power Play
Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0 n/a
5 0 2 $1,000,000 0 $2,000,000 0
4 1 15 $10,000 0 $40,000 0
4 0 556 $100 20 $200 3
3 1 855 $100 24 $200 0
3 0 29,783 $7 846 $14 85
2 1 15,828 $7 419 $14 61
1 1 107,055 $4 3,019 $12 360
0 1 234,737 $4 6,508 $12 768
TOTAL 388,831 10,836 1,277
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wed. 12/25/2013
Jackpot Amount $74,000,000
Cash Option $41,300,000


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