Winner Carries $50,000 Lottery Ticket for Nearly Six Months

May 5th, 2014

Knew Time was Running Out to Claim Bonus Match 5 Prize

A Forestville man who carried his $50,000 winning Bonus Match 5 ticket with him for nearly six months finally parted ways with his keepsake at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

The loyal player knew his days with the ticket were numbered, since the Lottery gives winners 182 days to claim their prizes. His win dates back to the Nov. 20 drawing. Because he kept the win a secret, our happy player had no one nagging him to hurry up and claim his prize.

So, where did he hide the winning ticket all of these weeks to keep prying eyes from spotting his good fortune?

“Everywhere I went I kept the ticket with me,” our winner said, smiling. “It’s still a secret.”

The 56-year-old plays Bonus Match 5 several times a week, always playing different numbers. He picks his numbers as he buys the ticket, playing whatever comes to mind. This lucky ticket came from the Forestville Exxon in District Heights, which is one of many retailers he visits for his Lottery play.

After the Nov. 20 drawing, he checked his ticket at a convenience store and realized he won. “I said, ‘Let me catch my breath,’ ” recalled the Prince George’s County resident. “My heart skipped a pace. I said, ‘This can’t be true’ but it really happened.”

Employed in the field of distribution, our winner plans to keep mum about his prize. He is still trying to decide what to do with his win. His lucky store was the Forestville Exxon at 7631 Marlboro Pike in Prince George’s County.

Powerball Detailed Results – 05/03/14

May 4th, 2014
Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, May 3
05-15-16-46-49-26-x4
Match
Match PB Winners Prize
Amounts
Number of
Winners in MD
Power Play
Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0 0
5 0 3 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 11 $10,000 0 0
4 0 508 $100 15 3
3 1 812 $100 32 4
3 0 29,450 $7 892 120
2 1 15,104 $7 451 56
1 1 96,616 $4 2,916 379
0 1 188,103 $4 5,726 664
TOTAL 330,607 10,032 1,226
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wed. 05/07/14
Jackpot Amount $70,000,000
Cash Option $41,500,000

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 05/02/14

May 3rd, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Friday, May 2
01-18-26-35-40-13
Megaplier x5
Match
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 36 $5,000 0 0
4 0 497 $500 24 4
3 1 2,240 $50 64 12
2 1 31,668 $5 1,087 96
3 0 48,966 $5 1,707 132
1 1 391,697 $2 13,664 1,165
0 1 977,372 $1 34,561 2,717
TOTAL 1,452,477 51,107 4,126
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Tue. 05/06/14
Jackpot Amount $92,000,000
Cash Option $52,500,000

Superfecta Play Signs, Seals & Delivers $32,607 Win for Mail Carrier

May 2nd, 2014

Largest Racetrax Superfecta Win Since Betting Option’s Debut

Four lucky horses crossed the finish line in the right order to sign, seal and deliver a $32,607 Maryland Lottery Racetrax win to a retired Silver Spring mail carrier.

The Superfecta bet purchased at the Brentwood Sunoco at 3730 Rhode Island Avenue led to the Lottery’s largest Superfecta win. On April 21, the game added three Superfecta and three Exacta bet options and reduced the price of Trifecta Box and Trifecta Wheel bets. The 68-year-old senior began playing the Superfecta after its debut and found himself staring at a winning result only a week later.

“I bought a random [quick pick] Superfecta for five races and won on the second race,” said the winner. This loyal Racetrax player has many favorite area Racetrax retailers, but Brentwood Sunoco gets his stamp of approval for many reasons. “They have good service and provide a comfortable place to play,” he said, adding, “I feel like the clerk gave me good luck!”

As for his winnings, the Hyattsville resident plans to patch up “Old Faithful,” his trusty Ford pickup truck, put the bulk of his prize into savings and deliver a nice tip to his lucky clerk at the Sunoco. He vowed to keep playing so he can return to Lottery headquarters. “Next time, my prize is going to be much bigger,” he said.

$600,000 Multi-Match Win Leads to Sleepless Night

May 2nd, 2014

Winning Ticket Purchased at Bunny’s Liquors in Baltimore

Last night, when a 60-year-old Baltimore woman decided to watch the Multi-Match drawing on her DVR, she had no idea that she would still be awake many hours later. Once the grandmother of eight saw that the third row on her Maryland Lottery ticket matched the winning numbers, sleep became impossible.

“I had to keep looking at those numbers,” the retiree said. “After 20 minutes, I finally woke my husband and asked him to watch the drawing to make sure I really won.”

The excitement didn’t end there. Next, she called her daughter and her son.

“At that point, my mom didn’t even know the jackpot amount,” her daughter told Lottery officials. “I looked it up on my iPad and told her it was $600,000. She was shocked.”

Given the choice between the annuity and the $350,000 cash option for her win in the May 1 drawing, the happy winner chose the cash. She plans to spend her prize to buy the house she is currently renting and to travel. Although this is the largest prize she’s won to date, it wasn’t her first trip to Lottery headquarters. Just last year, she won $10,000 on a scratch-off.

“She really is the luckiest person I know,” the winner’s daughter said.

Bunny’s Liquors, located at 2217 North Fulton Ave. in Baltimore City, will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. This is the fourth Multi-Match jackpot win this year.

Severn Couple Roll the Dice for a $50,000 Lottery Win

May 2nd, 2014
Ray & Linda - Double Dice_web Ray and Cindy of Severn won $50,000 on a Maryland Lottery Double Dice scratch-off.

Very Last Ticket on Display Held Top Prize

Ray stopped at Luckies Market in Severn to pick up a few scratch-offs to play with Linda and was faced with a bewildering choice of instant tickets. The Severn resident was hoping for some classic Maryland Lottery luck, never dreaming that fate would bring a $50,000 win to his doorstep in a few hours.

“There were rows and rows of tickets,” Ray said, with a sweep of his arm to illustrate just how many tickets there were. After taking inventory of which ticket he wanted to play, Ray selected the very last ticket on the very last row. The green $5 Double Dice scratch-off called to him.

“I bought $100 worth of tickets for Linda and me to split,” he said. “I usually get the Red Hot Riches scratch-off, but I picked this one instead.”

Once at home, Ray gave half of the tickets to Linda to scratch. “It was the very first ticket I scratched,” said Linda. “I scratched off all of the numbers and saw that I had matched one.”

When Linda revealed the corresponding prize, she was shocked to see the $50,000 top prize. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

After calming down and calling a few friends, the couple scratched off the remaining tickets to find an additional $130 in winnings. “We almost didn’t want to check the rest of the tickets,” Ray said with a chuckle.

The couple, still in shock from their win, says they haven’t given any thought to how they will spend their prize. The game has one $50,000 top-prize-winning ticket and three $10,000 prize-winning tickets remaining in the stores. If you’re looking for a new lucky spot, why not “roll the dice” at Luckies Market located at 8290 Portsmouth Drive in Severn.

Truck Driver Toasts $1 Million Lottery Win with Champagne

May 2nd, 2014

Claims 2nd Tier Powerball Prize

Every Monday and Wednesday, just like clockwork, a loyal Maryland Lottery player buys three Mega Millions tickets and one Powerball ticket. What happens next is just as routine. After the drawings, the trucker scans his tickets at a Lottery retailer to check for winners and scores either a small win or no win.

Routine went out the window, however, the day he scanned his Quick Pick Powerball ticket from the April 23 drawing and discovered he was a millionaire!

The Baltimore City resident remembers thinking “please pay my mortgage” as he scanned the ticket he bought at Telegraph Liquors in Severn. To his surprise, the scanner delivered the message that Lottery players everywhere hope to see: directions to cash the ticket at Lottery headquarters! The 50-year-old realized that he’d won a big prize that would not only cover his mortgage payment but maybe the entire mortgage.

He was so excited he immediately contacted his family, friends and co-workers. Right after sharing the great news, he bought a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

“This experience is life-changing,” our winner said. In addition to paying off his mortgage, the happy dad plans to buy new vehicles for himself and his mother and share some money with his two children. Retirement is not in his immediate future, however, because he enjoys his work too much!

His win is the fourth second-tier Powerball win in Maryland this year. Want to try his lucky store? Head to Telegraph Liquors located at 7741 Telegraph Road in Severn.

Columbia Electrician Jolted by Maryland Lottery Win

May 2nd, 2014
Paul Carey - Biggest Taxes Paid Ever_webPaul Carey of Columbia won $50,000 with taxes paid on the Maryland Lottery’s Biggest Taxes Paid Ever scratch-off.

Takes Home Tax-Free $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

Few people enjoy waiting in line but Paul Carey of Columbia can thank his lucky stars for the line that formed at a local pharmacy.

The electrician decided to pass the time playing a Maryland Lottery scratch-off while waiting to pick up a prescription at the Giant pharmacy at 7200 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. The jolt he got after scratching off his Biggest Taxes Paid Ever instant ticket, which revealed a win of $50,000, made time flew by, Paul told Lottery officials.

“I don’t play too often, and I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t been waiting,” Paul said. When the 31-year-old saw what he’d won, he fell to the ground. “I couldn’t breathe for a moment and certainly couldn’t speak.”

Both a friend and the clerk confirmed his win on the $5 ticket, Paul said. The Howard County resident immediately shared the news with his wife. “I called her but couldn’t get the words out at first,” said the father of three. “It took a few minutes to give her the story.”

The entire family will benefit from his win, Paul said, “We really need this now, great timing.” The family recently moved into a new house that needs work and Paul is close to finishing his apprenticeship, which is a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. “The whole family has been sacrificing these last several years,” he said. “This will help a lot.”

Thanks to Lottery luck, the trip to Disney World that Paul and his wife had promised the kids in 2016 will happen much sooner.

Biggest Taxes Paid Ever carries a $50,000 top prize with taxes covered by the lottery. It debuted in December and still has five big winners available for discovery in Maryland stores.

$600,000 Multi-Match Jackpot Ticket Sold in Baltimore City

May 2nd, 2014

Bunny’s Liquors Sells Lottery’s 4th jackpot ticket of 2014

Check your tickets, Maryland Multi-Match players! You might have the jackpot-winning ticket worth $600,000 from the Thursday, May 1 drawing.

A lucky player bought the ticket at Bunny’s Liquors at 2217 North Fulton Ave. in Baltimore City. The player can choose between the annuity and a $350,000 cash option. The winning numbers are 1-9-17-23-26-39. The player has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. This is the fourth Multi-Match jackpot win this year.

The drawing results made lots of Marylanders happy; 17 players won prizes of $1,000 for selecting five of the six winning numbers on a single line and 640 players won $20 for selecting four of the six winning numbers on a single line. The retailer also receives a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Multi-Match is a $2 game. The Lottery draws six numbers from one to 43 every Monday and Thursday night. Players match between three and five numbers on any one line to win up to $1,000. Match between five and 18 numbers total on all three lines combined to win up to $2,000 more. To win the jackpot, players match all six numbers on any one line.

Detailed Multi-Match Result – 05/01/2014

May 1st, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, May 1, 2014
01-09-17-23-26-39
5 of 6 ($1,000) 17
4 of 6 ($20) 640
3 of 6 ($2) 9,567
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 1
9 of 18 ($500) 5
8 of 18 ($100) 70
7 of 18 ($20) 457
6 of 18 ($7) 2,231
5 of 18 ($2) 7,496
Jackpot Winner Yes
Amount Won 600,000
Cash Option 350,00

 

Next Drawing               05/05/2014
Jackpot Amount 500,000
Cash Option 250,000


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