Tow Truck Driver Hauls Off $30,000 Scratch-off Prize

February 3rd, 2016
IMG_3896 $30K Tic Tac Dough Campbell webA $30,000 scratch-off win put smiles on the faces of Barclay residents Robert Campbell Sr., his wife Mary (left) and daughter Darlene Campbell.

Finds luck with Tic Tac Dough game

An Eastern Shore tow truck driver and auto mechanic who enjoys playing Maryland Lottery games just hauled away a hefty $30,000 prize from the Tic Tac Dough game.

Robert Campbell Sr. of Barclay is a regular Lottery player at Phillips Mart in Sudlersville, which is a store attached to his employer, Phillips Garage. The scratch-off fan also enjoys playing Powerball and Mega Millions.

He’s won $100 in the past and typically buys and scratches off instant tickets after arriving at work. He followed that routine on his lucky day with a completely different outcome. The first of his two Tic Tac Dough scratch-offs was a $30 winner, Robert said. The prize he revealed on the second $3 ticket was huge!

“I couldn’t believe it until I checked it at the store,” he said. The happy 51-year-old put in a full day’s work after his win. The family man came to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to collect his prize accompanied by his wife Mary, two of his six children and one of his nine grandchildren.

The Queen Anne’s County couple said they gave the ticket to their 20-something daughter to hide in her bedroom, which is guarded by the family Rottweiler.

Robert plans to spend his prize on bills and possibly a new infant car seat – as suggested by one of his daughters – for a grandchild who is on the way. He also plans to keep playing Maryland Lottery games.

“What do you say? You’ve gotta play to win!” he said.

For selling the top-prize scratch-off ticket, Phillips Mart, located at 119 East Main Street in Sudlersville, will receive a $300 bonus from the Lottery. There are still lots of winning tickets available in this extended-play game, including two more $30,000 top-prize tickets and two $1,000 winners.

Busy Courier Collects $50,000 Powerball Prize

February 3rd, 2016

Wins big with $2 ticket in Jan. 20 drawing

A Baltimore-area courier who spends lots of time fueling up his vehicle is sure glad he picked up a Powerball ticket on Jan. 18 along with his gas. He won $50,000!

“I buy a lot of gas,” said the Windsor Mills resident, who has worked as a courier for more than 30 years. “I don’t spend a lot of money on Powerball but I sometimes buy a ticket along with the gas.”

On that lucky Monday, he added a $2 quick-pick ticket to his purchase at Royal Farms #77 located at 2603 Old Philadelphia Road in Edgewood. The grandfather of 12 went about his week and, two days later, enjoyed his biggest Maryland Lottery win. He signed the lucky ticket from the Jan. 20 drawing and hid it until he could claim his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

The great-grandfather of one was the only Marylander to win $50,000 in that drawing and was one of 11 people nationwide to get that payout. No one has hit the jackpot, which keeps rolling and is currently at $112 million for the Wednesday, Feb. 3 drawing.

The 60-something man plans to get a new set of wheels with his prize so he can keep rolling along!

Trading Apron for ‘Virtual’ Racing Silks Serves Up $43,452 Racetrax Win

February 3rd, 2016

DSC_6835 $43K Racetrax Superfecta Khalil webChef Atef Khalil of Baltimore is savoring his $43,452 Racetrax Superfecta win.

Arbutus chef wins big with Superfecta bet

Baltimore County Chef Atef Khalil works hard to make sure the crab cakes are fat and the seafood is fresh every day at Linthicum Heights hotspot G & M Restaurant & Lounge. When he takes a break, he likes to relax by checking the results for his Maryland Lottery Racetrax games.

Last week, when Atef checked his numbers, he experienced more excitement than relaxation. His horses matched the race results exactly, sending Atef to the winner’s circle with a $43,452 Superfecta prize.

Atef said he has cooked all of his life, spending 16 years of his career at the famous seafood spot. The 53-year-old purchased the lucky ticket on the way into work, stopping at the Nursery BP adjacent to the restaurant. He picked his horses’ numbers for 10 Racetrax races from portions of his birthdate and placed a Superfecta bet that the 3, 9, 12 and 6 horses would finish in that exact order. As usual, he didn’t check the race results until his break.

When Atef discovered that his numbers matched the results of a race, he sought help from the store clerk to look up the race’s payout.

“It was hard to believe the amount that I saw,” Atef said. “This is good news. You are so happy when you win!”

He excitedly shared his good news with his co-workers in the kitchen and restaurant. Fortunately for fans of his cooking, the Racetrax win won’t have Atef packing his chef togs just yet. He plans to use the windfall to by a nice car and add to his savings.

For selling a winning Racetrax ticket over $10,000, the Lottery retailer located at 816 West Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights will receive a bonus from the Lottery of $434.52 – 1 percent of the prize value.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 02/02/16

February 3rd, 2016
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, February 2
Megaplier x4
Match Mega Ball Total Winners Prize Amount Number of Winners in MD Total Number of Megaplier Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 18 $5,000 1 0
4 0 329 $500 12 3
3 1 1,803 $50 62 3
2 1 23,926 $5 733 81
3 0 38,159 $5 1,089 97
1 1 307,873 $2 9,099 864
0 1 772,930 $1 22,768 2,225
TOTAL  1,145,038 33,764 3,273
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing  Friday  02/05/16
Jackpot Amount $71,000,000
Cash Option $45,700,000

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February 2nd, 2016

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Multi-Match Detailed Results Monday, February 01, 2016

February 1st, 2016
  Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, February 01, 2016
 5 of 6 ($1,000) 17
4 of 6 ($20) 780
3 of 6 ($2) 11,959
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 8
8 of 18 ($100) 84
7 of 18 ($20) 547
6 of 18 ($7) 2,565
5 of 18 ($2) 9,164
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won 0
Cash Option 0
Next Drawing Thurs., Feb. 04, 2016
Jackpot Amount $1,200,000
Cash Option $950,000

Cash4Life Detailed Results – 02/01/16

February 1st, 2016


Cash4Life Detailed Results
Monday, February 01
02-09-22-43-44/ 01
Match CashBall Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD
5 1 0 $1,000 a day for life 0
5 0 0 $1,000 a week for life 0
4 1 15 $2,500 3
4 0 42 $500 8
3 1 820 $100 143
3 0 2,913 $25 526
2 1 14,939 $10 2,606
2 0 49,888 $4 8,410
1 1 96,836 $2 17,237
TOTAL 165,453 28,933
Top Prize Winner No
Next Drawing Thu. 02/04/16

Chief Steward Feels Like a Captain After $50,000 Lottery Win

February 1st, 2016

IMG_3891 $50K Ultimate Cash Dennis webDennis Redding of Massachusetts is the latest winner of a $50,000 top prize on the Ultimate Cash scratch-off game.

Massachusetts resident nearly tossed top-prize ticket on Ultimate Cash game

Dennis Redding gained a new appreciation for paying attention to details when he claimed a $50,000 prize, courtesy of a Maryland Lottery Ultimate Cash scratch-off. And, he has an amazing story to tell, because his big win almost didn’t happen.

The North Attleborough, Mass., resident is a chief steward with the U.S. Merchant Marine. He’s in Maryland for a six-week training course at the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship in Piney Point. On Jan. 31, Dennis purchased a $5 Ultimate Cash ticket at the Great Mills Quik Shop located at 21265 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Sitting in his truck outside the St. Mary’s County store, he scratched the bottom portion of the ticket and didn’t find any prizes. So, he tossed the ticket into a trash can outside the Quik Shop.

About 10 minutes later, Dennis purchased another Ultimate Cash ticket and realized that he hadn’t scratched the top part of his first ticket. He quickly pulled it out of the trash and checked it again. A few seconds later came the startling realization that there was a $50,000 prize hiding under that unscratched section of the ticket.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Dennis said. “I said, ‘It can’t be … it can’t be $50,000 from buying a couple of tickets in Maryland.’ I play in Massachusetts all the time and usually don’t win anything.”

His largest previous prize was $1,000 on a Massachusetts Lottery scratch-off.

As a chief steward, Dennis runs the galley aboard his ship and serves as executive chef. With his Ultimate Cash prize, he may be planning menus for two wedding receptions. Dennis and his wife, who have been married 29 years, are celebrating news that their daughter is getting married this year and their son will tie the knot next year.

The Ultimate Cash ticket launched in August and still has one remaining $50,000 top prize waiting to be found. The Great Mills Quik Shop in Lexington Park is a winner as well. The store will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Baltimore Bonus Match 5 Player Bags $600,000 Prize

February 1st, 2016
IMG_3888 $600K Bonus Match 5 Winner webA lucky Baltimore man won $600,000 with multiple winning tickets in the Jan. 30 Bonus Match 5 drawing.

Plays same lucky numbers on multiple tickets to win top prize

Well, it’s hard to believe – even for our winner – but it’s true! A Baltimore man bought not one, not two, but multiple winning Bonus Match 5 tickets at a Maryland Lottery retailer in Dundalk only hours before the Jan. 30 drawing. He walks away with a $600,000 prize!

“You can’t believe how I’m feeling right now,” he said. “It was a fluke. I came this close to not playing.”

The lucky retiree is a loyal player with several scratch-off and Bonus Match 5 wins to his name. He picks his own numbers when playing Bonus Match 5 and includes the numbers 2 and 11 for significant birthdays.

“The rest are random,” he said. “I picked them out of the air.”

The 67-year-old often plays the same numbers on multiple tickets for one drawing, which is a great strategy under ordinary circumstances when a player matches two or three winning numbers on multiple tickets. Regular Bonus Match 5 top-prize wins are worth $50,000. However, as the Lottery states on its website, “In the unlikely event more than 12 game boards correctly match five of five winning numbers in a single drawing, each game board matching five of five winning numbers will receive an equal share of the $600,000 pool.”

The lucky man, who is retired after more than 40 years in the automotive industry, is such a regular at the Soda Pop Shop located at 7715 Westfield Road in Dundalk that he got a call after the drawing to tell him he won big money! His winning numbers were 2, 5, 11, 15 and 18.

He kept the tickets in his safe until he could claim his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Sleeping was tough on Sunday night, he said. “I wanted to get rid of those tickets!”

The winner plans to pay bills with his prize, buy a new vehicle, make some home repairs and put money into savings. His favorite retailer is also a winner; the Lottery will give the Soda Pop Shop a bonus of $6,000 for selling the lucky tickets.

First-Time Scratch-off Player Wins $10,000 in Time for Birthday

February 1st, 2016
$10K 10x Cash Ransom webCharles Ransom claims a $10,000 10x Cash scratch-off prize just in time for his birthday!

Claims top prize on 10x Cash game

A 32-year-old Columbia man was doing a happy dance when he claimed a $10,000 Maryland Lottery prize just in time to help him celebrate his birthday. Beginner’s luck gave Charles Ransom a great scratch-off playing experience!

The lucky man purchased the 10x Cash scratch-off a few weeks ago from the Jessup Shell at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Jessup prior to the Washington Redskins-Green Bay Packers playoff game. Charles, a Redskins fan, and his wife, stopped for snacks on their way to a friend’s house to watch the game. On the spur of the moment, Charles decided to purchase his first scratch-off.

“I figured I’d just go for it,” he said.

The Howard County man scratched the instant ticket off before the game’s start, revealing the $10,000 prize. “I knew right away it was a winner,” said Charles. “However, my wife thought it was a dud.”

Charles, who works in retail, could not immediately take off work to claim the prize and then the historic snowstorm set him back another week. The couple finally claimed the prize on Jan. 29 and plans to save the money for now.