Cosmetologist Beautifies Finances with $35,671 Racetrax Prize

September 15th, 2016

Glen Burnie woman wins with Superfecta bet

Cosmetologist Coreen Rattigan of Glen Burnie simply smiled when her Racetrax Superfecta bet put her in the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle. The Anne Arundel County resident beautified her financial situation with a hefty $35,671 win!

The 45-year-old found her good fortune on Sept. 10 at her local Glen Burnie Mobil, which sells Racetrax. She stopped in to fill up on gas and wound up filling up her bank account.

“I usually like to play when I have time and when I’m getting gas for my car,” she said. “When I played it, I left right after I got the tickets. I really didn’t find out until this past Sunday that I had won and then I just smiled.”

She placed a Superfecta bet that her four horses – 4, 8, 10 and 6 – would cross the finish line in that exact sequence. They came through for her on one of her 10 races. Earlier this year, the loyal player also won a $15,000 prize playing Keno. “I’ve been really lucky playing Lottery lately,” she said. “I certainly do feel blessed.”

She plans to pay off most of her bills with her winnings and then start shopping for a new car.

The Glen Burnie Mobil also has cause for celebration. The Anne Arundel County retailer located at 7200 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie receives a $356.71 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning ticket of $10,000 or more.

Powerball Detailed Results – 09/14/16

September 15th, 2016


Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, September 14
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 3 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 41 $50,000 1 0
4 0 1,015 $100 18 0
3 1 1,961 $100 38 6
3 0 50,816 $7 1,068 144
2 1 32,444 $7 714 65
1 1 219,600 $4 4,765 564
0 1 490,697 $4 10,405 1,203
TOTAL 796,577 17,009 1,982
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Saturday 09/17/16
Jackpot Amount $244,000,000
Cash Option $165,300,000

Pasadena Mom Hits it Big Playing Multi-Match

September 14th, 2016

These pool-playing Pasadena players won the $625,000 Multi-Match prize!

Wins $625,000 jackpot in Sept. 12 drawing

After getting off work and then dropping off her granddaughter to play in her first softball game, Dawn Kunnecke decided to pick up a few Multi-Match tickets from Royal Farms #183 in Pasadena.

The Anne Arundel County resident bought several quick-pick tickets for the Sept. 12 drawing in hopes of winning the jackpot, which had reached $625,000 with a cash option of $312,500. Later, when she got home, the 53-year-old watched the live drawing on television station WBAL and compared her tickets’ numbers to the winning numbers.

“I started checking my tickets as soon as the drawing came on,” said the Pasadena mom. “I had originally purchased five quick-pick random Multi-Match tickets. The first two I checked weren’t winners but then, when I got to the third one, I noticed all my numbers were matching up with what I wrote down from the drawing. That’s when I started getting a little shocked.”

Dawn immediately called in her husband Ron to check the numbers, too. They wound up taking the ticket to a Lottery retailer and scanning it there. The couple got great news! The message on the ticket scanner told them to head to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim their $625,000 prize!

Dawn and Ron are certainly no strangers to winning. Earlier this year, they won $2,500 playing Pick 4. The pair opted for the Multi-Match jackpot’s $312,500 cash option.

The avid pool players say the first things they’ll buy with the prize are pool accessories. “We need new pool sticks,” said Dawn, who works as a front counter clerk. “Then, we’ll start looking at pool tables to go along with those new pool sticks we’re going to get.”

They also plan to pay bills with their winnings and buy their first home. “Now we can get a house and we’ll need a nice space to put our soon-to-be pool table in,” she said. “This is such a blessing for us.”

The Royal Farm store at 8551 Fort Smallwood Road will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning Multi-Match ticket.

Couple Finds Winning Combo with Baked Fish Plus Bonus Match 5 Ticket

September 14th, 2016

Lucky pair pocket $50,000 top prize from Sept. 4 drawing

A Hagerstown couple just plated a whopper of a Maryland Lottery prize! They hooked a $50,000 winning Bonus Match 5 ticket while dining at their favorite local lunch counter and Lottery spot.

The hard-working pair follows a strict $15-per-week budget for Lottery fun. They kick off their Lottery play each week with a single $1 Bonus Match 5 ticket purchase. On Aug. 30, the mansion farm maintenance worker purchased the winning ticket while he and his wife dined at AC&T #130 in Hagerstown. The couple enjoy the Lottery retailer’s baked fish entrée and listening to stories of the open road from the truckers who frequent the lunch counter.

The Washington County couple didn’t know about their Lottery luck until a week later when the husband checked the ticket against a list of winning numbers. When he discovered they were top-prize winners, he hurried home and hid the Bonus Match 5 ticket in his freezer!

The couple plans to use the winnings to bolster their savings. The husband said he will continue to do the things he loves: working, spending time with his wife and with his dogs.

AC&T is also a winner. For selling a top-prize ticket in the Bonus Match 5 game, the Hagerstown retailer located at 11564 Hopewell Road received a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

Racetrax Fan Switches Games, Wins Big on Keno

September 14th, 2016
$12K Keno Poke_webRacetrax fan Theresa Poke found a $12,000 prize when she switched to a game of Keno. 

Baltimore player takes home $12,000 prize

Theresa Poke of Baltimore is well known for her passion for playing the Maryland Lottery’s Racetrax game but it took a switch to Keno for her to win $12,000!

The 45-year-old found her Lottery luck playing a set of Keno numbers she’d seen pop up on monitors in the past. She was visiting the Food Stop Mini Mart in Baltimore to play Racetrax when her interest shifted to the Lottery’s other monitor game.

“I kept looking at the Keno monitor thinking maybe these numbers will come out,” she said. “I always remember seeing the four corner numbers, 1, 10, 71, 80 and then 73,” said the mobility driver. “Whenever I do play Keno, those are the numbers I play.”

Theresa had started with Racetrax, then played one round of Keno and stopped because she didn’t see any of her numbers appear. The loyal player went back to Racetrax but, after a few minutes, the Keno monitor caught her eye again. She wound up purchasing one $12 5-spot game with the Super Bonus option to boost any prize she won.

“When I saw that the game was a 10x Bonus and then saw a couple of my numbers, I thought ‘Nah, these numbers aren’t going to come,’ ” Theresa said. She once again turned her attention to Racetrax. When she finally looked back at Keno, she saw – to her delight – all five of her numbers on the screen.

“I just couldn’t believe my eyes,” said the lucky player.  The mother and grandmother plans to put her winnings in the bank and save the prize for the holidays.

Her retailer also benefits from her lucky experience. Food Stop Mini Mart located at 2415 Frederick Avenue in Baltimore will receive a $120 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning Keno ticket of $10,000 and up.

Bowie Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

September 14th, 2016

Lucky player bought ticket for Sept. 13 drawing

A lucky Bonus Match 5 player just hit it big in Bowie! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky person who bought the $50,000 winning ticket in the Tuesday, Sept. 13 drawing from T & T Liquors in Bowie.

The winning ticket matches the five numbers of 24, 25, 30, 31 and 33; the Bonus Ball was 28. 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 Prince George’s County retailer is also a winner. The Lottery will give the store, located at 13801 Annapolis Road, a bonus of $500 for selling the top-prize ticket in the game.

Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 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!

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 09/13/16

September 14th, 2016
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, September 13
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
5 0 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 36 $5,000 0 0
4 0 452 $500 17 2
3 1 2,196 $50 57 9
2 1 28,100 $5 770 88
3 0 47,824 $5 1,336 137
1 1 379,274 $2 10,568 1,128
0 1 937,645 $1 26,348 2,632
TOTAL 1,395,527 39,096 3,996
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing  Friday 09/16/16
Jackpot Amount $133,000,000
Cash Option  $89,900,000

New Maryland Resident Strikes Lottery Gold

September 13th, 2016

Lucky Silver Spring woman wins top prize on $50,000 Gold Rush game

242-$50,000-Gold-Rush-ITVMA new Maryland resident just found her golden ticket to a big pay day hiding in the three Maryland Lottery scratch-offs she randomly selected and purchased at a local liquor store.

The married 34-year-old stopped by Maryland Farms Super Liquors in Beltsville. Not familiar with Lottery games, the novice player selected three $50,000 Gold Rush instant tickets and was in anything but a rush to scratch them off. Instead, she kept them in her purse for the next five days! When she finally scratched them off at home, the Silver Spring resident thought she had a $5,000 winner and went to the retailer to confirm her prize. Instead, she got even better news! The federal government employee had found the game’s last $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

Her lucky Prince George’s County retailer located at 11450 Cherry Hill Road in Beltsville also benefits from her win. Maryland Farms Super Liquors will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize ticket. The Gold Rush family of scratch-off games still has top prizes available in the $1, $2 and $10 games and they all have plenty of other unclaimed prizes.

Family Flocks to Lottery for $10,000 Ravens Scratch-off Prize

September 13th, 2016

Anne Arundel County resident bought winning ticket while running errands

265-$5-Ravens-ITVMA Royal Farms manager who took her son with her to drop off paperwork at another manager’s store in Baltimore spotted a Maryland Lottery vending machine filled with her favorite scratch-off games. The diehard Ravens fan simply loves the $5 Ravens instant ticket.

“My son just looked at me,” said the Severn mom, and they headed toward the machine to try her luck. The married mother of three adult children and one teenager bought a $5 Ravens scratch-off and two other instant tickets and took them home to play.

The Anne Arundel County resident has won $50 and $100 in the past on scratch-offs and last year collected $1,500 as a Contestant of the Game in a Lottery second-chance contest. Never in her wildest dreams did the 56-year-old imagine that Sept. 12 would be her lucky $10,000 day!

At first, nothing happened out of the ordinary as she followed her scratch-off routine. She always reveals the winning numbers and then scratches the ticket row by row to check for matches. The first row on her winning ticket had three “Win” symbols and two matching numbers.

“I saw the first “Win” symbol for $1,000 and said, ‘Oh my God.’ I saw the second “Win” for $500 and said ‘Oh my God!’ again,” she said. Her son and one of her daughters were watching by this time. “I started hugging them,” the lucky player said.

“She was freaking out before she was even done,” the daughter said with a laugh.

A sister who accompanied the mom and daughter to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize said she received a confusing phone call from the lucky winner shortly after the win took place. “She called me and I thought she’d been in a car wreck,” the winner’s sister said. “I couldn’t understand what she was saying.”

The three women came together to claim the prize while the other members of their family were attending work and school. The loyal player plans to spend her prize on bills, car payments and on her future grandchild whose arrival in November will make her the grandmother of two. She hasn’t attended a Ravens game in person yet, but noted that the win will certainly make that possible this season, too!

The happy winner found her lucky ticket at the Royal Farms store located at 3360 Annapolis Road in Baltimore. The $5 Ravens scratch-off has plenty of top prizes remaining and a second-chance contest that offers prizes of cash, season tickets and more. Visit for details. Unclaimed prizes on the $5 game include four top prizes of $100,000, six $50,000 prizes and 10 more $10,000 prizes. The Lottery is also selling a $2 Ravens scratch-off this year.

Germantown Couple Headed To Aruba with Big Keno Win

September 13th, 2016

‘Lottery regulars’ hit all seven numbers on a 7 spot ticket for $25,008 prize

Keno_thumbA lucky couple who described themselves as “Lottery regulars” are eagerly preparing for their Aruba vacation with more spending money than originally planned, thanks to a $25,008 Keno win on a 7-spot ticket.

The Germantown residents, who are both government employees, paid $24 for four rounds of Keno and added the Super Bonus feature to boost any prize they won. They managed a few matches on the first three draws of the quick-pick ticket and then all seven of their numbers showed up for the final round.

The couple purchased the winning ticket at the Germantown Liberty, which is located at 13411 Kingsview Village Avenue in Germantown.

“It was overwhelming … it was surprising … it was just, wow,” said the lucky woman, who reports the couple are just weeks away from celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary. They didn’t do any celebrating at the Germantown Liberty retailer, however, and avoiding drawing attention to their win. “We kept everything low key,” said the husband. This Keno prize is the largest they’ve ever won on a Lottery game. They have enjoyed several other noteworthy wins on Keno and scratch-offs.

“I like Keno and the scratch-offs because the win is instant,” he said. “Who wants to wait until 7:55 to find out if you’re a winner?”

The couple had already planned a trip to Aruba for later this year and will use some of the Keno prize to enjoy their vacation. They also plan to pay a few bills. The Germantown Liberty is a winner as well. The retailer will receive a $250.08 bonus from the Maryland Lottery – equal to 1 percent of the prize value.