Tears of Surprise, Joy for Lottery Racetrax Winner

April 3rd, 2015

Retired Abingdon grandmother wins more than $22,600

Tissues became a must-have item at Lottery Headquarters on April Fools’ Day, as an Abingdon woman and her granddaughter received the surprise of a lifetime. They were attempting to claim what they thought was a $1,000 Racetrax prize. Tears flowed freely when they learned the retired grocery store employee had actually won $22,615.50.

“I only play when I am out with my girlfriend,” said the still-in-shock 72-year-old. “I only tried Racetrax because she loves the game.”

They enjoy playing Racetrax at Constant Friendship Exxon at 3424 Emmorton Road in Abingdon. When told later that her ticket was a winner but that it could not be cashed at the retailer, she had an idea of what she’d won – or so she thought. “It looked to me like I had won $1,000. I was very excited and asked my granddaughter to go with me to the Lottery to get the money.”

The Harford County resident was reminded that it was April Fools’ Day when she handed in her winning ticket. “They told me that I had more than $20,000 coming and I was sure they were joking with me,” she said. Assured that the prize was real, the granddaughter burst into tears.

“We were both so surprised,” she said. “We had no idea at all.”

Later, when talking to Lottery officials about the help she’d be able to give to her family with her Racetrax prize, our winner’s emotions took over. “I still can’t comprehend this. This really will make a huge difference in my life.”

Along with sharing her good fortune with the ones she loves, the mother and grandmother will dedicate most of her prize to her savings. “I will keep a bit for when my girlfriend and I get together at our hangout. Maybe the luck will still be there.”

The lucky retailer also benefits from her win. For selling the prize-winning ticket, the retailer will receive a $226.15 bonus from the Lottery.

Oakland Equipment Operator Unearths Third Lottery Prize

April 3rd, 2015

Equipment operator Brandon Proudfoot of Oakland unearthed a $10,000 prize on the $20 Instant Millionaire scratch-off.

Wins $10,000 on Instant Millionaire scratch-off

A change in routine certainly paid off for Brandon Proudfoot of Oakland, who decided to try his Lottery luck at a different retailer and wound up at 7-Eleven #36162 at 435 North 3rd Street in Oakland.

The 29-year-old, who works as an equipment operator for Little Caesars, said he was hunting another big Lottery prize. Brandon had claimed a $500 prize on a scratch-off about four weeks ago and a $1,000 prize late last year. When he spotted the $20 Instant Millionaire scratch-off at the 7-Eleven, the Western Maryland native tried the ticket and happily unearthed a $10,000 prize.

“When I realized I was a winner, I guess I wasn’t really shocked because I’ve won before,” he said. “I was just stunned. It’s such a good feeling when you win.”

Brandon told Lottery officials that the 2 1⁄2 hour drive from Oakland to Baltimore made him realize how much he needs a car. “This win makes it possible for me to get a vehicle,” he said. “It’s nice that my friends will give me rides when I need them to but it’s nothing like having your own car.” The lucky winner also plans to pay bills with his prize and take a few close friends out bowling to celebrate.

Crownsville Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

April 3rd, 2015

Tenth top-tier ticket sold in 2015

Happy Friday, Bonus Match 5 players! We’ve got a winner and it could be you! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player holding a $50,000 winning ticket from the Thursday, April 2 drawing. The winning ticket was sold by Waterbury Liquors at 1021 Generals Highway in Crownsville.

This is the 10th top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in 2015 and matches the five numbers of 1, 4, 16, 24, 26; the Bonus Ball was 2. The winner will walk away with the entire $50,000 due to a taxes-paid promotion underway now through April 16. In addition, the Lottery has a doubler promotion in progress. The winner could have a $100,000 prize coming if the ticket carries a “Doubler!” message on the top.

Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

The retailer is also a winner; the Lottery will give the store a bonus of $500 for selling the lucky ticket.

Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from one to 39. The Bonus Ball drawn from the remaining 34 numbers provides extra chances to win. Your ticket is a winner if you match five, four or three of the original five winning numbers selected in the drawing. If you match the Bonus Ball number, you only need to match four, three or two of your original numbers to win!

Multi-Match Detailed Results – 4/2/2015

April 2nd, 2015
  Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, April 2, 2015
 5 of 6 ($1,000) 22
4 of 6 ($20) 919
3 of 6 ($2) 14,382
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000)   1
9 of 18 ($500)  11
8 of 18 ($100)  96
7 of 18 ($20)  678
6 of 18 ($7) 3,151
5 of 18 ($2) 10,922
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Mon., April 6, 2015
Jackpot Amount $1,750,000
Cash Option $1,400,000

Maryland Lottery Scratch-off Makes Baltimore Man a Millionaire

April 2nd, 2015

City resident claims top prize on Instant Millionaire game

192-Instant-Millionaire-ITVM_P4-greenThe Maryland Lottery’s Instant Millionaire scratch-off has turned a Baltimore city man into Maryland’s newest millionaire!

The lucky restaurant employee received a standing ovation in the Lottery Winner’s Lounge as a crowd of Lottery employees helped celebrate his win. The loyal player, who enjoys all of the Lottery’s games, favors scratch-offs and claimed the first top prize on the $20 Instant Millionaire game.

The happy winner and a friend found his Lottery luck when they stopped at the Shoppers #2338 located at 2371 Solomons Island Road in Annapolis. The 46-year-old purchased three Instant Millionaire tickets and scratched them at home before going to work. The last one revealed a win!

At work, the lucky man could not concentrate. “I knew I won, but wasn’t sure how much,” he said. After anxiously going through the evening at work, he checked the ticket at the same Shoppers. The retailer told the player he had won a whopping $1 million!

“I could not stop smiling,” he said.

Our winner took a day to relax and decide what to do with his prize. The El Salvador native has decided he will help family and friends and treat himself to something nice.

His Lottery luck also helps the retailer, who receives a $1,000 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket. There are two more $1 million prizes remaining on this popular game, which has already brought two $50,000 winners and three $10,000 winners to Lottery headquarters.

Top 40 Scratch-Offs – April 2, 2015

April 2nd, 2015

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TOP 40 SCRATCH-OFFS: Thursday, April 1, 2015
1 Monopoly – $10 31% 1
2 Monopoly – $5 35% 2
3 Diamonds & Dollars 21% 3
4 Instant Millionaire 9% 4
5 Black 40% 5
6 Bingo Times 10 55% 6
7 Lucky 7 39% 8
8 10x Cash 2% n/a
9 You Win 61% 7
10 Big Play Crossword 28% 10
11 Jackpot! 81% 9
12 Loteria 19% 12
13 Baseball Bucks 2% n/a
14 Fabulous 5s Doubler 68% 11
15 Deluxe Cash Crossword 73% 14
16 Twisted Bingo 87% 15
17 Emerald Riches 68% 13
18 $1,000,000 Fortune 57% 16
19 Monopoly – $2 30% 18
20 Harley-Davidson 1% n/a
21 Hold ‘Em Poker 77% 19
22 Winter Cash Tripler 95% 17
23 Show Me the Money 79% 20
24 Monopoly – $1 30% 21
25 5x Cash Club 93% 23
26 Bonus Crossword 44% 24
27 Get Lucky! 59% 22
28 Lucky Millionaire 56% 27
29 Triple Tripler 78% 26
30 I Love Cash 36% 25
31 Hit the Jackpot 87% 29
32 Cloud 9 45% 34
33 Pinball 9% 30
34 Cash Lines 76% 31
35 Metal Money Mania 87% 32
36 Red Hot Riches 90% 33
37 Mustache Cash 4% 39
38 $100,000 Richer 86% 35
39 Ravens Cash Fantasy 97% 28
40 Big Cash Multiplier 84% 41

‘Hot’ Monopoly Scratch-off Gives Player a Cool $100,000

April 2nd, 2015

Prince George’s County woman wins top prize on $10 ticket

190-MONOPOLY-ITVM_$10A lucky Clinton woman who detoured to the Pinefield Sunoco in Waldorf to play the Maryland Lottery’s Pick 3 and Pick 4 games wound up leaving with a $10 Monopoly scratch-off, too.

When the 56-year-old scratched off the ticket at home, she enjoyed a surprise.

“That baby was a hot one,” the winner said after she matched a digit from the “your numbers” section on the scratch-off to one of the “Monopoly numbers.” Then, she revealed the ticket’s top $100,000 prize. “Oh my goodness, this is the big one!”

The 35-year customer service representative told Lottery officials that she remained remarkably calm compared to her husband of 23 years. She had to calm him down after she woke him up to share her great news.

The mother of three and grandmother of eight said she always knew that she would one day win a large prize from the Lottery. She won $5,000 about five years ago but waited for a prize with a few more zeroes.

She and her husband hope to retire soon; this newfound fortune could speed up their timetable. They plan to deposit most of the prize in the bank and use a portion to pay off debts.

Now is the time to purchase your Monopoly scratch-offs and try to win one of the four $100,000 top prizes remaining. Want to visit our winner’s lucky Charles County retailer? Pinefield Sunoco is located at 2030 Crain Highway in Waldorf. The Lottery will give the retailer a $1,000 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket.

Silver Spring Man Rides Off With $50,000 Harley-Davidson® Win

April 2nd, 2015

Claims first top prize on Harley-Davidson® scratch-off

208-Harley-Davidson-ITVMA 47-year-old Silver Spring man got his ticket to the open road with a $50,000 win on the Maryland Lottery’s new Harley-Davidson® scratch-off ticket.

The lucky player nabbed the game’s very first top prize when he bought his ticket at 7-Eleven #23706 in Kensington. What made him pick the new $5 ticket, which offers a second-chance contest to win one of two 2015 Harley-Davidson® Breakout® bikes, a $100 Harley-Davidson® gift card and Harley-Davidson® prize pack?

“It was different from the other games,” he said. “It caught my eye.”

The maintenance employee scratched the ticket in the 7-Eleven, which is located at 3507 University Boulevard West. He knew the ticket was a winner when he scratched the matching number. “I was just really happy to see how much,” he said.

The Montgomery County resident said he plans to use his prize toward a new home for his family and hopes Lady Luck will strike again one day. His luck also benefits the retailer, which will receive a $500 bonus for selling a top-prize ticket.

There are four $50,000 top prizes remaining on the scratch-off, which went on sale March 23 at Maryland Lottery retailers. Enter the second-chance contest through My Lottery Rewards. Each non-winning Harley-Davidson® scratch-off entered through your My Lottery Rewards player loyalty account equals one entry into the drawing. The first drawing deadline is June 28.

Powerball Detailed Results – 04/01/15

April 2nd, 2015


Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, April 1
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 11 $10,000 0 0
4 0 544 $100 18 1
3 1 908 $100 24 1
3 0 31,336 $7 748 75
2 1 15,272 $7 375 43
1 1 103,572 $4 2,527 347
0 1 207,804 $4 4,810 608
TOTAL 359,448 8,502  1,075
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Sat. 04/04/2015
Jackpot Amount $60,000,000
Cash Option $40,100,000

Nine Words Give Waldorf Woman a $10,000 Lottery Prize

April 1st, 2015

Big Play Crossword scratch-off pays off for lucky player

186-Big-Play-Crossword-ITVM_P2-blueA Waldorf homemaker was nearly out of words when she finally puzzled her way to a $10,000 win on a Maryland Lottery Big Play Crossword scratch-off.

The 52-year-old was relaxing one evening with a couple of the $10 instant tickets she had picked up at the Hughesville Sunoco at 8144 Leonardtown Road in Hughesville. Suddenly, she began to match several of the words on her ticket’s crossword board. “When I got to seven words, that’s when I knew I had something,” she said.

The Charles County woman eventually discovered nine complete words for the win. Filled with excitement, the happy homemaker was quick to share the good news with her family. “I called my niece and then my brothers,” she said. Proud of her simple life, the winner plans to put all of her prize into her savings account.

There are still five $100,000 top prizes and 14 $10,000 prizes remaining on the scratch-off, which went on sale in December.