May 28th, 2013
Bowie man wins second-tier $250,000 Mega Millions prize
Short on cash in hand but longing to play Mega Millions, a Bowie man is $250,000 richer because he decided to stop at a 7-Eleven, withdrew cash from the ATM and bought what became his winning ticket.
The 35-year-old finance manager usually plays Mega Millions at a different location. He always buys tickets on the night of the drawing for big jackpot games like Powerball and Mega Millions. Imagine his surprise after returning to the store the next day to discover he won a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions prize during the recent big Mega Millions drawing.
The father of one scanned the ticket and was shocked to see a message directing him to go to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to redeem it.
“I scanned it a few times to see if I’d won, but I wasn’t 100 percent sure until I came into the office,” the man said.
He plans to use his winnings to take his wife and daughter to visit family in France and will put the rest of the money toward the couple’s mortgage. The lucky winner purchased his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 3570 Crain Highway in Bowie.
May 25th, 2013
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Summer Fun ($1)
- 6% sold
- $2,000 top prize: 22 remaining!
- 34 $1,000 prizes remain.
- Mail in any four non-winning tickets for a chance to win a week long luxury vacation in Deep Creek Lake or Ocean City, Maryland. See mdlottery.com/summerfun for details!
Sapphire Blue 7s ($2)
- 83% sold
- $7,777 top prizes: 2 remain!
- Blue 7 doubles prize!
Red White & Blue ($2)
- 34% sold
- $10,000 top prize: 4 remain!
- Find a red flag to win your prize automatically!
- A blue flag triples your prize!
Money Talks ($5)
- 49% sold
- $50,000 top prizes: 4 remain!
- $5,000 prizes: 10 remain!
- Four different scenes to play featuring fun caricatures of US historical figures that are printed on our currency.
Tax Free $50,000 ($5)
- 63% sold
- $50,000 Taxes Paid Top Prize: 4 remain!
- $5,000 prizes: 5 remain!
- This ticket also features a bonus area in addition to four remaining taxes paid top prizes of $50,000!
May 23rd, 2013
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May 23rd, 2013
Carroll County player claims Money Multiplier top prize
A 47-year-old Carroll County resident who follows a Lottery scratch-off routine experienced an outcome last Friday that broke her pattern. Each week, she purchases $35 worth of scratch-offs – one $5, one $10 and one $20 ticket – and did so on Friday. Soon after she began scratching the $20 Money Multiplier ticket, she revealed the $1 million top prize.
“It was the second number I scratched on the ticket,” she said. “Right away, I yelled to my daughter to come and take a look. I didn’t believe it until today when the ticket win was confirmed at the Lottery.”
The customer service employee and her husband claimed the prize after a long weekend of keeping the ticket safe. “We hid it in a drawer in the house,” the husband said. “We kept checking to make sure it was still there!”
The parents of two have several plans for the big win, including a basement renovation, buying a new car, paying bills and saving for college tuition. They also plan to donate to a good cause.
“We are very happy to be able to donate to the victims of the tornado in Oklahoma. Before today, it would have been very difficult, but now we can afford to help,” said the wife.
The winning ticket was purchased at Main Street Liquors located at 907 South Main St. in Hampstead. The Money Multiplier scratch-off has two $1 million top-prizes remaining.
May 23rd, 2013
Winning tickets sold in Baltimore and Prince Frederick
There are two new millionaires in Maryland after last night’s Powerball drawing. Although the drawing did not produce any jackpot winner, a second-tier winning ticket was sold in both Baltimore and Prince Frederick. Both tickets missed winning the $40 million jackpot by only one number.
The winning tickets were sold at Royal Farms located at 4384 Hollins Ferry Rd. in Baltimore and Ken Mar Liquors, located at 1525 Solomon’s Island Rd. in Prince Frederick. Winners have 182 days to claim their prizes and must come in person to the Lottery’s Claims Center at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
After the jackpot failed to produce a winner, Saturday’s drawing is now worth an estimated $50 million with a $31.4 million cash option.