Family Birthdays Help Laurel Man Win Bonus Match 5 Prize

December 23rd, 2014

$50,000 win for loyal player

It was the morning paper that supplied him news of his lottery luck, but it was news that a Laurel man did not pass along to his wife – until today. He had to spill the beans when he asked her to accompany him to the Lottery’s claim center to claim his $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize.

The retired Coca-Cola employee is an avid Lottery player and a fan of Bonus Match 5 in particular, sticking with the same combination of family birthdays for his numbers for years. Those numbers greeted him this past weekend when he opened the paper, but he kept quiet until he could be sure. “There are mistakes in newspapers sometimes,” he told Lottery officials. “I wanted to make sure it was real before I let myself believe.” A quick visit to the store that sold him the winner, Laurel Mart at 820 Second Street in Laurel, and another to the Lottery’s website for final confirmation removed all questions.

Even with the doubt removed, the 74-year-old father of three and grandfather of three sat on the news for almost two days. He did, however, give his wife a bit of a hint. She told us, “He made me a bit suspicious when he told me that I should go ahead and get a Christmas gift for a friend over which I’d been wavering because of the price tag.”

The couple plans to put most of their winnings in the bank, using some to make the holiday season a bit nicer for their family. Their Bonus Match 5 win on Saturday was the first of two this past weekend. Sunday night’s Bonus Match 5 drawing produced a winner in Columbia.

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 12/22/2014

December 22nd, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, December 22, 2014
5 of 6 ($1,000) 27
4 of 6 ($20) 1,022
3 of 6 ($2) 17,329
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 13
8 of 18 ($100) 134
7 of 18 ($20) 791
6 of 18 ($7) 3,922
5 of 18 ($2) 13,283
Jackpot Winner  No
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Thurs., Dec 25, 2014
Jackpot Amount $2,850,000
Cash Option $2,225,000

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December 22nd, 2014
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Two Winning $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Tickets Sold Over the Weekend

December 22nd, 2014

Lucky tickets sold in Laurel and Columbia

Congratulations to TWO lucky Maryland Lottery Bonus Match 5 players who bought $50,000 winning tickets for this past weekend’s drawings. The Maryland Lottery is looking for the owners of the tickets, which matches the five winning numbers plus the Bonus Ball.

The first lucky ticket was sold for the Saturday, Dec. 20 drawing and the winning numbers were 02-14-17-18-19 with a 38 Bonus Ball. This ticket was purchased at Laurel Mart, located at 820 2nd Street in Laurel.

The second ticket was sold for the Sunday, Dec. 21 drawing and the winning numbers were 04-13-14-23-27 with a 09 Bonus Ball. This ticket was purchased at Town Center Exxon, located at 10141 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.

The winners have 182 days to claim their prizes and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from one to 39. The Bonus Ball is drawn from the remaining 34 numbers and 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!

Powerball Detailed Results – 12/20/2014

December 21st, 2014


Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, December 20
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 4 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 23 $10,000 0 0
4 0 717 $100 27 3
3 1 1,218 $100 22 3
3 0 36,415 $7 868 114
2 1 21,825 $7 499 56
1 1 134,716 $4 3,152 415
0 1 256,631 $4 6,048 809
TOTAL 451,549 10,616 1,400
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wed. 12/24/2014
Jackpot Amount $100,000,000
Cash Option $64,600,000

Monopoly Millionaires’s Club Detailed Results 12/19/14

December 20th, 2014
Friday, December 19
Property 10 -Virginia Avenue
Prize Level
Prize Amount Total Winners Number of Winners in MD
5 of 5 + Property JACKPOT 0 0
5 of 5 $100,000 0 0
4 of 5 + Property $20,000 0 0
4 of 5 $500 37 3
3 of 5 + Property $250 67 1
2 of 5 + Property $25 997 53
3 of 5 $20 1,797 79
1 of 5 + Property $10 5,704 296
0 of 5 + Property $7 9,926 522
2 of 5 $5 28,333 1,460
Millionaire’s Club Prize(s) $1,000,000 0 0

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 12/19/14

December 20th, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Friday, December 19
Megaplier x3
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 1 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 34 $5,000 0 0
4 0 445 $500 14 1
3 1 2,119 $50 65 7
2 1 29,892 $5 915 65
3 0 50,188 $5 1,509 110
1 1 442,923 $2 13,369 994
0 1 1,210,652 $1 37,195 2,937
TOTAL 1,736,254 53,067 4,114
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Tues. 12/23/14
Jackpot Amount $142,000,000
Cash Option $89,700,000

Generous Baltimore Woman Receives Gift of Her Own

December 19th, 2014

Wins more than $27,000 playing Racetrax

A 74-year-old Baltimore woman has spent her life giving to others. Over the years, she has fostered many children and still maintains relationships with them. In fact, she would not have won her $27,745 Racetrax prize had it not been for them.

“I use their birthdates when I play the Lottery,” the happy winner told Lottery officials. “I just randomly pick which birthdays I’m going to use and I happened to pick the right ones this time.”

When the woman played her Racetrax ticket at Monument Street Shell, she didn’t stay to watch the monitor game in person. When she remembered her ticket and stopped by a Lottery retailer to check it, she got a surpise.

“When I checked it, the message read that it was too high to cash, but it didn’t say how much I won,” she said. “I called my niece and nephew and we came here to claim it. I couldn’t believe when I saw that I won this large of a prize.”

With her winnings, our lucky winner will continue her generous ways and purchase some extra Christmas gifts for loved ones. She also plans to save some of the money to take a much deserved trip next year.

Her lucky Shell station is located at 5000 Pulaski Hwy in Baltimore. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer will receive a bonus from the Lottery for around $275.

Ravens Cash Fantasy Away Trip Wrap-Up

December 19th, 2014



Ten lucky winners fly on team plane

Flying on a plane with the Baltimore Ravens was only a dream to ten lucky Maryland Lottery players before December 7, when it became a reality for them and their guests. Thanks to the Lottery’s Ravens Cash Fantasy second-chance contest, each winner and a guest flew with the team to Miami for a one-night hotel stay at the team hotel. Each winner also received tickets to the Ravens vs. Miami game, a welcome reception that included a meet and greet with fullback Kyle Juszcyk and $500 spending money. Here is what some of our winners had to say about their time on the trip:

George Gardner
“We had a fabulous time on this trip, one that will always be remembered. Talk about feeling like a VIP, we all got the royal treatment, thanks to the Maryland Lottery and the Ravens.”

James “Neal” Spears
“We had a great time on our trip. I’m sure as the years go by we will appreciate it even more. I can’t begin to thank you guys enough for that experience. I don’t want to sound selfish, but I hope this isn’t the last time we get to enjoy your company. I wish everyone could experience the amazing time we had this weekend. Can’t wait to see what trip the Maryland Lottery puts together for next year.”

Tina Spears (wife of winner Neal Spears)
“I just wanted to give a huge thank you to the Maryland Lottery for this wonderful opportunity. We had an amazing time and met a lot of wonderful people on our journey. We were all treated very well! This trip will be something that we will never forget. We’ll be able to talk about it forever, and as always, the Ravens came out with the WIN!”

William Brown
“The entire weekend was awesome from the plane ride, to the police escorts on the bus, to being right down on the field during pre-game warm-ups. We were also able to watch the game itself directly from the sideline! I have to say this was really a trip of a lifetime and my wife and I will never forget it. We were treated like true VIPs all weekend. Thank you Maryland Lottery for this once of a lifetime awesome experience!”

Marsha Adams
“We both had a great time. It was the best experience we have had in a very long time. My favorite parts of the trip were the excitement during the police escorts and definitely the great weather. We were celebrities for real. Loved every moment of it!”

The Ravens Cash Fantasy game launched in late July and offers more than $10,000,000 in cash and Ravens-themed prizes. To enter the second-chance contest, players submit non-winning Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-offs through the My Lottery Rewards program. Along with the trip to Miami, other prizes include: $50,000 and $10,000 cash prizes, season tickets for 20 years, season tickets for 2015 and premium game day packages. Visit for details.

Detailed Multi Match Results – 12/18/2014

December 18th, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, December 18, 2014
5 of 6 ($1,000) 20
4 of 6 ($20) 1,081
3 of 6 ($2) 16,596
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 3
9 of 18 ($500) 18
8 of 18 ($100) 114
7 of 18 ($20) 739
6 of 18 ($7) 3,565
5 of 18 ($2) 12,656
Jackpot Winner  No
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Monday, Dec 22, 2014
Jackpot Amount $2,700,000
Cash Option $2,150,000