Goddaughter’s Birth Date Provides Winning Racetrax Numbers

October 22nd, 2015

Dundalk man finishes 10-game run with more than $16,000

If you’ve ever heard a little voice in your head telling you to try your luck at a certain Maryland Lottery game and you do and you win, then you know exactly how a Dundalk man felt when he tried his luck at Racetrax. He won $16,416!

The 51-year-old federal government worker and his wife enjoy playing Keno, but last Friday he found Lottery luck by trying the computer-animated, horse-racing game.

“I don’t play Racetrax, but for some reason I felt compelled to play it that day,” he said. “I played 10 games and used my goddaughter’s birthday, a straight Trifecta, with the Bonus.”

Those numbers – 11, 6 and 7 – turned out to be very lucky. When the horses ran one race with that result, his bet paid off at $5,472. And, because he’d added the Bonus option to his ticket, the 3x multiplier drawn for that race tripled his prize.

“It was the third-to-last race I’d played and it came out,” he recalled. “I was worried it would come out boxed. I played straight because I didn’t have enough money with me to play boxed. When it came out straight, I knew it was going to be about a $5,000 payout, and then with the 3x Bonus, I knew I’d hit for more than 15 grand.”

The lucky winner hid the ticket in a place so secret he didn’t reveal it “in case I win again,” he said with a smile. “It’s possible I might want to hide another ticket there,” The lucky man has already won about $1,200 on a couple of occasions playing Keno.

Nearly a week went by before the happy winner came to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim his prize. He and his wife have talked about buying a new car, he said, but for now they’ve decided to use their prize money to pay off bills.

“We’re going to clean the slate,” he said. “And then, maybe we’ll go have a nice steak dinner.”

He bought his winning ticket at the Glass Grill located at 6804 Eastern Ave. in Baltimore. The retailer will receive a $164.16 bonus for selling a winning Racetrax ticket over $10,000.

Powerball Detailed Results – 10/21/15

October 22nd, 2015


Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, October 21
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0 0
5 0 2 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 9 $50,000 0 0
4 0 281 $100 9 1
3 1 772 $100 15 0
3 0 18,549 $7 423 53
2 1 16,821 $7 416 54
1 1 135,803 $4 3,149 429
0 1 353,320 $4 7,889 1,100
TOTAL 525,558 11,901 1,637
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing   Sat. 10/24/15
Jackpot Amount $100,000,000
Cash Option $63,300,000

New Online Scam Falsely Promises “Free” $1 Million from Mega Millions

October 21st, 2015

Scammers falsely using Mega Millions name and logo

A new scam is making the rounds on social media, e-mail and other avenues that claims, “Mega Millions is giving free $1 million jackpot online instantly.”

This scam is not connected in any way to the real Mega Millions game or to the Maryland Lottery. Officials strongly warn people not to click on any links associated with it.

Some of the scam e-mails and postings contain the links megamillioncheck.com and megamillioncheque.com. These addresses are not affiliated in any way with the real Mega Millions game.

The only way to play Mega Millions and possibly win a prize is to buy a Mega Millions ticket from a licensed Lottery retailer. Mega Millions is played in 46 jurisdictions, including Maryland. If you do not buy a ticket, you cannot win.

The Federal Trade Commission has more information on fake lottery and other scams at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0086-international-lottery-scams. To file a complaint or get free information call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). If you have been the victim of a scam, contact your local police or sheriff’s office or state police.

Racetrax Player Wins $10,000 Scratch-off Prize Between Races

October 21st, 2015

Baltimore woman scores playing Gold Hard Cash scratch game

248 Gold Hard Cash ITVMThey stopped by a Lottery retailer last week so he could play his favorite game, Pick 3, and lingered so she could enjoy her favorite, Racetrax. By the time they left, however, a Baltimore couple had a new Lottery game to love – Gold Hard Cash.

Visiting Lottery headquarters this morning to claim their $10,000 prize, a recreational therapist and her husband shared the details of their exciting weekend. Heading out to the Hollywood casino in Perryville, they saw that the Liquor Outlet at 1967 E. Joppa Road in Parkville sold Lottery products. While her husband played his Pick 3 numbers, she tried her luck with Racetrax. “I used to play scratch tickets all the time, but I’ve been enjoying Racetrax more lately,” she told us. “I got tickets for two races, and after the first race, I picked out a scratch-off as I waited for the second.”

Shocked to immediately see a $100 win, a little more scratching pushed her winnings to $1,000 and pushed her to celebrate. “I started dancing, right there in the store. $1,000 is a great win!” Today’s big winner, 42, stopped to catch her breath and looked at the Gold Hard Cash ticket one more time. “I saw then that the win was $10,000. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.”

Parents to two children in college, the couple plans to take care of bills with their $10,000 prize, as well as making this holiday season something special for their family. Gold Hard Cash has ten more $10,000 prizes available in addition to all six of the game’s $100,000 top prize winners.

Pasadena Woman Almost Misses Out on $10,000 Prize

October 21st, 2015

Kelly and Mike Cox - Ravens_webKelly and Mike Cox are very excited about their $10,000 prize but still hope to win Ravens Season Tickets for 20 years.

Purchased winning Ravens scratch-off at M&T Bank Stadium

Pasadena residents Kelly and Mike Cox buy at least four Ravens scratch-offs at M&T Bank Stadium, prior to each home game. After the game, Kelly puts the non-winning tickets in a pile at home so that she can eventually enter them into the Ravens second-chance contest. This past Saturday, Kelly was entering the tickets into her My Lottery Rewards account and she noticed that she had a $10,000 winner.

After seeing a 20x multiplier on one of the tickets, the 48-year-old looked a little closer and saw that the ticket had a $500 prize. She quickly asked her husband Mike to do the math and that’s when they realized they were $10,000 richer.

“As soon as we saw the ticket was a $10,000 winner, we hopped in the car and drove to the nearby liquor store to check the ticket,” said Kelly. “They told us that it could not be cashed there and that’s when we knew this was for real.”

Kelly and Mike, who have been married for 29 years, kept the ticket in a firebox at home until they were able to bring it to Lottery headquarters today. The only people they have told about their lucky ticket are their two daughters. The happy couple plan on saving their winnings and putting the money in the bank.

Although she is quite excited about her win, Kelly still hopes that one of her non-winning Ravens scratch-offs entered into the Ravens second-chance contest will win her season tickets for 20 years or one of the other Ravens-themed prizes.

If you’re attending an upcoming Ravens home game and want to try your luck, you have a few options. You can stop by the Lottery booth on Ravens Walk to purchase tickets and spin the Lottery prize wheel. If you don’t have a chance to stop by the booth, tickets are sold in the tailgating parking lots and inside the stadium. There are still two $50,000 top-prizes, six $10,000 and several other prizes remaining.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 10/20/15

October 21st, 2015
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, October 20
Megaplier x04
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 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 28 $5,000 1 0
4 0 404 $500 14 1
3 1 1,766 $50 71 8
2 1 25,604 $5 803 81
3 0 40,626 $5 1,185 100
1 1 336,064 $2 10,048 907
0 1 864,527 $1 25,387 2,166
TOTAL 1,269,019 37,509 3,263
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 10/23/15
Jackpot Amount  $105,000,000
Cash Option  $65,600,000

Multi-Match Detailed Results — Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19th, 2015
  Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, October 19, 2015
 5 of 6 ($1,000) 24
4 of 6 ($20) 1,003
3 of 6 ($2) 15,365
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 1
9 of 18 ($500) 10
8 of 18 ($100) 114
7 of 18 ($20) 755
6 of 18 ($7) 3,456
5 of 18 ($2) 11,979
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won 0
Cash Option 0
Next Drawing Thur., October 22, 2015
Jackpot Amount $2,150,000
Cash Option $1,675,000



Baltimore Woman on Fire with 2nd Hot Hand Scratch-off Win

October 19th, 2015

Claims $50,000 prize on $5 game

198-Hot-Hand-ITVMHow do you keep your calm after winning the $50,000 top prize on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off game? Just ask a 54-year-old Baltimore woman, who remained calm, cool and collected even after Lottery luck delivered a second Hot Hand scratch-off win.

The avid scratch-off player recently won $500 on the popular $5 ticket and decided to try her luck again. The mother of six went to the Quality BP Service Station in Rosedale specifically to purchase two Hot Hand instant tickets, which she scratched in the store.

“I knew the one was a winner, but was a little confused as to how much,” she said. “I didn’t react too much because I wanted to see the amount of the prize.”

The big winner called her son to help her figure out the prize amount. The two didn’t confirm the prize was $50,000 until they were at Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. The lucky player had no immediate plans for her prize.

“I’ll just save it for later, I guess,” she said, smiling. She also plans to continue to play scratch-offs.

The Hot Hand game still has three $50,000 top prizes, two $10,000 prizes and more than 430,000 additional prizes ranging from $5 to $5,000.

Tri-State Player Heads North with $10,000 Maryland Lottery Prize

October 19th, 2015

Captures a win with 10x Cash game

196-10x-Cash-ITVM_P1-blueTraveling home to Maryland to visit her family gives a New York woman plenty of chances to play lottery games as she passes through state after state. Her favorite state lotteries for scratch-offs, Mega Millions and Powerball tickets are Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania.

“I try my luck everywhere,” said the 50-year-old Brooklyn resident. She’s experienced small wins in the past, but nothing like the $10,000 top prize she nabbed on the Maryland Lottery’s 10x Cash scratch-off.

The lucky woman was visiting relatives in Prince George’s County in September when she stopped to buy gas, a soda and several scratch-offs at the Tantallon Exxon at 10815 Indian Head Highway in Fort Washington. She scratched off the instant tickets while sitting in her car and was shocked when she revealed the top-prize win on the $10 10x Cash game.

“I was just holding on to it tightly,” said the woman, who works as a medical secretary at a New York hospital. “I just couldn’t believe it.”

She called her mom, who also plays scratch-offs, and shared the great news. The lucky winner kept the ticket in her purse for weeks until she could return to Maryland and claim her prize. She plans to pay bills with the winnings and keep playing her favorite games.

Want to try your luck with the 10x Cash game? There are still 17 $10,000 top prizes remaining and four $1,000 prize-winning tickets awaiting discovery at Lottery retailers.

Powerball Detailed Results – 10/17/15

October 18th, 2015


Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, October 17
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 1 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 12 $50,000 0 0
4 0 284 $100 7 2
3 1 721 $100 19 3
3 0 18,115 $7 401 60
2 1 15,514 $7 299 42
1 1 125,478 $4 2,840 341
0 1 356,042 $4 7,967 1,097
TOTAL 516,167 11,533 1,545
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wed. 10/21/15
Jackpot Amount $90,000,000
Cash Option $57,000,000