|Multi-Match Detailed Results|
|Monday, March 18, 2013|
|5 of 6 ($1,000)||12|
|4 of 6 ($20)||606|
|3 of 6 ($2)||9,356|
|Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines|
|10+ of 18 ($2,000)||1|
|9 of 18 ($500)||4|
|8 of 18 ($100)||65|
|7 of 18 ($20)||450|
|6 of 18 ($7)||2,138|
|5 of 18 ($2)||7,325|
|Next Drawing||Thurs. 03/21/2013|
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency and Maryland Attorney General’s Office Warn Citizens about Lottery ScamsMarch 18th, 2013
Agencies urge residents to protect themselves
In a joint effort, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency and Maryland Attorney General’s Office (OAG) are urging state residents to heed warnings about the increase in the number of lottery and sweepstakes scams. Each year, thousands of Americans fall prey to illegal scam operators who lure the victims into sending them money in exchange for what they believe will be a large cash prize. The unsuspecting victims, who are often elderly, receive countless phone calls — typically from foreign countries — and letters demanding cash until they relinquish their money or stop cooperating. While cases are currently being pursued by international law enforcement officials, Marylanders can avoid being scammed by recognizing and reporting this type of fraud.
“The most effective way to deter this criminal activity is to educate the citizens of Maryland about its existence,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director Stephen Martino. “The Maryland Lottery operates its games with honesty and integrity. We are placing our resources behind all efforts to expose and eliminate these unscrupulous attempts to defraud the public.”
“This is an all-too-common scam that turns the dream of winning the lottery into a nightmare,” said Attorney General Gansler. “Our office is committed to protect Marylanders from fraud and this kind of thievery once again lends credence to the old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.’”
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency and OAG offer the following tips and information to assist Marylanders in recognizing the signs of scamming:
- Never believe a letter, phone call or email message from someone claiming to guarantee you a prize.
- Never agree to send money to anyone claiming to be a legitimate lottery representative. The Maryland Lottery will never ask you to send money in exchange for a prize.
- Never put up with threatening phone calls or letters of any kind.
Always keep your credit card and bank account numbers to yourself. Scam artists will often ask for them with the goal of accessing your accounts and stealing your money.
Protect yourself by learning more at the Lottery Security page and for even further information on what to do if you are a victim of a lottery scam, contact your local police department and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 410-528-8662.
Detour from routine leads to top-prize win
A Baltimore County man is celebrating after an unexpected break in routine resulted in a scratch-off last week. The retired food services worker was in complete shock as he scratched his way to a Tax-Free $50,000 top prize.
The 73-year-old usually purchases his tickets while picking up groceries, but wound up buying them at a different store this particular day. “I don’t usually buy tickets that expensive,” said the man. “But, I decided to splurge on a $5 scratch-off that day.”
At home that evening he scratched the ticket. It wasn’t until he got to the bottom of the ticket that he saw a winning emblem with the top prize below it. “I was kind of excited,” he said. “I’d never won anything in my life.”
He quickly called his wife and left a short and puzzling message. “I didn’t know what had happened. He just said that I better get home quickly because he had good news to share with me,” his wife told Lottery officials.
The lucky winner said he hasn’t decided how he might use his windfall, but said that it would make retirement a bit easier. “It’s great anytime that you have some extra money unexpectedly arrive,” said the winner. The winning ticket was purchased at the Royal Farms convenience store located at 601 Southwick Drive in Towson.
Claims second-tier Powerball prize
A 68-year-old Dundalk man followed his regular routine this past Sunday morning, heading to the local Giant store to purchase his Lottery tickets for the upcoming week. While there, he checked his tickets from last week, including a Powerball ticket from Saturday night’s drawing. While scanning that ticket, a message came across the screen that the ticket needed to be claimed at Lottery headquarters.
“I immediately asked the cashier what that meant,” the retiree told Lottery officials. “She told me that she didn’t know how much I won, but it was probably pretty big.”
He then called his friend and asked her to find out how much his ticket was worth. He was in shock when he found out it was a $1 million win. The lucky winner, who plays the same numbers for every drawing, says he will continue playing. As of now, the new millionaire plans to put the money in the bank.
The winning ticket was purchased at Giant #363, located at 1400 Merritt Blvd. in Dundalk. Another second-tier $1 million ticket from that same drawing remains unclaimed. The unclaimed ticket was purchased at Thunderhead Bowl and Grill in Taneytown. That winner has 182 to days to claim the prize.
Huntingtown resident Kevin Farrell celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
Wins $100,000 on Red Line Bingo Tripler Scratch-off
Maybe because St. Patrick’s Day was approaching and the winner is Irish or maybe because his birthday is coming up, either way, luck poured down on a 26-year-old Huntingtown man last Friday. Kevin Farrell played a variety of scratch-offs this morning, but the Red Line Bingo Tripler is the scratch-off that brought him a $100,000 top prize.
“I sat there in my car looking at the ticket in confusion,” said Kevin. “Even though the cashier told me to come to the Lottery, I still thought it was only $300.” But after further inspection, he realized it was much more. He first shared the news with his brother Michael and then other family members, none of which believed him.
Kevin wasted no time heading to Lottery Headquarters to claim his big win, but when he got here, he realized he did not have identification. “I had to wait a whole hour for my brother to bring it to me,” he said.
Kevin was recently laid off his job and said this win came right on time. He and a friend have plans of moving to Colorado and opening a retail shop, but Kevin didn’t have the money and was about to ask his parents to co-sign on a loan. “I don’t have to do that now,” he smiled.
The winner also plans to use his prize money towards some bills, get his credit up to par and help family. The winning ticket was purchased at Tuckers Liquors located at 8100 Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton.
Jackpot rolls to $260 million with $161.1 million cash option
Two $1 Million Second-tier Powerball Tickets Sold in Maryland
Jackpot rolls to $260 million with $161.1 million cash option
(Baltimore – March 18, 2013) – Check those tickets Marylanders — there were more nearly 26,000 winners in the state, including two $1 million winners courtesy of Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. The second-tier tickets were sold at Giant in Dundalk and at the Thunderhead Bowl and Grill in Taneytown. The retailers will each receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the tickets.
The lucky second-tier winners matched all five white balls, missing only the Power Ball number. The winning numbers from Saturday’s, March 16th’s drawing were 03, 07, 21, 44, 53 and Power Ball 16. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, making Wednesday’s drawing worth $260 million.
Powerball drawings can be seen on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The drawings are later rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television. The multi-state game is sold in 44 states and jurisdictions.
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|Next Drawing||Wed. 03/20/13|
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|Next Drawing||Tue. 03/19/13|
Wins $50,000 Playing Cash Up Doubler Scratch-off
It doesn’t happen often, he told lottery officials, but whenever it does – he listens. The “it” is a lucky feeling, and once again it has steered a Baltimore man in the right direction. Straight toward a $50,000 Cash Up Doubler scratch-off win.
The former Amtrak employee, is a fairly regular lottery player. He was in line waiting to buy a Mega Millions ticket when he heard the old familiar voice. “I’m not sure if you’d say I feel it or hear it, but either way, it’s gotten me out of some jams in the past.”
The message this time concerned the lottery’s Cash Up Doubler scratch-off game that he saw, among many other instant tickets, in the store’s display. “I bought it, scratched it and stood there stunned. I couldn’t believe it was real.” The winner told us that the cashier nearly collapsed when he showed her the winning ticket.
The 61-year-old resident of Baltimore’s Park Heights neighborhood plans to dedicate a portion of his win to a Big Brother-type mentoring group with which he’s involved. He found his good fortune at Downtown Tobacco, 500 West Lexington Street in Baltimore.
Scratch-off Gift Delivers $50,000 Win
The Maryland Lottery helped to celebrate a Delaware man’s birthday yesterday when he visited the Baltimore headquarters to claim a scratch-off prize. The Triple Green Crossword ticket he presented to officials that was given to him as a birthday gift from his father and proved to be worth $50,000.
“I was shocked when I saw the prize on the ticket, I thought that it had to be a fake,” said the computer consultant for a Newark bank. Convinced of his good fortune by a verification call to Lottery earlier in the week, he shared the news with his dad. “He was excited, but he joked that he’d given me the wrong ticket. He bought two that day and kept one for himself – the wrong one,” he laughed.
The 33-year-old husband and father of a four year old daughter plans to dedicate most of his winnings to the family’s rainy day fund. Some, however, will go toward making an already-planned trip to Disney World a little nicer. The Delaware man’s lottery luck found him, via his father, at the Navy Gas Station at 211 West Pulaski Highway in Elkton.