Forget about the Groceries, Honey, I Won $10,000!

August 14th, 2014

Baltimore woman comes home from store with winning 10x Cash scratch-off

10x CashAfter shopping and paying for her groceries, a Baltimore woman headed straight for the store’s Maryland Lottery scratch-offs to satisfy a growing impulse to try her luck.

What happened next sent the 40-something professional rushing home to dump the bags of groceries on the kitchen counter so she could talk to her husband. After all, putting away the groceries can wait when you’ve just won $10,000 on a 10x Cash scratch-off!

Her day took a fabulous turn as she stood in line at the Giant at 6340 York Road in Baltimore waiting to buy her groceries. The secretary spotted the Lottery scratch-off tickets and, after paying her bill, acted on the impulse to buy one.

“I only had $10 in my pocket,” she said. Our winner remembers thinking “what the heck” as she bought one $10 scratch-off. She began scratching off the ticket in the Baltimore County store and, right away, realized her ticket was a winner.

“I thought, ‘I got my $10 back’ and I decided to scratch the rest of the card,” she said. Every scratch revealed more money won. “Oh, this says $1,000,” she remembers thinking. At that point, her calm disappeared. “I said to myself, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’ My stomach started getting jittery and I started shaking.” She took her groceries to the car, zoomed home and shared the news with her husband.

“He looked at the ticket 50,000 times,” she said. They enjoyed a quiet celebration and no one knows she won! And, yes, the groceries did get put away eventually.

Her husband, who is a healthcare worker, hid the ticket in a bag overnight until they could come to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim their prize. “I couldn’t sleep last night,” she said. “I still can’t believe it.”

Travel Agent Mapping Trip to Disney to Celebrate Lottery Win

August 14th, 2014
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Mom and Daughter team win $30,000 on Bonus Crossword scratch-off

Claims $30,000 top prize on Bonus Crossword scratch-off

Talk about a winning mother-daughter team! A Baltimore County travel agent is mapping out plans to take her extended family to Walt Disney World, thanks to her daughter and a $10,000 Maryland Lottery scratch-off win.

Her journey to good fortune began in early August when her 53-year-old daughter bought two Lottery scratch-offs for them to play. They often play Lottery scratch-offs together, with the mom giving her daughter money to pick up her choice of tickets. The Baltimore mom’s current favorite scratch-off is the $3 Bonus Crossword ticket, so her daughter found her that scratch-off at 7-Eleven #26336 at 4139 E. Joppa Road in Baltimore.

“I only bought two that day,” said the daughter, who is a paraeducator for Baltimore County schools. “I got one, too, and mine wasn’t a winner!”

The daughter went home and was there when her 72-year-old mom decided to scratch off the lucky ticket. Stunned, the mom called her daughter. “Was it 11:30 at night you called me?” the daughter asked her mom. “I came right over. It was amazing. We were jumping up and down!”

“We couldn’t believe we won,” said her mom. How was her dad? The retiree “had a grin on his face from ear to ear,” the daughter said.

Our winner hid the lucky scratch-off in a brown envelope and placed it in a cedar chest. There it stayed, week after week, until the mother-daughter team could come together to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. Our happy winner plans to put her money in the bank and split the proceeds with the daughter. A great-grandmother, she is also planning to take her family including two grandchildren and her great-grandchild to Walt Disney World in Florida to celebrate the win.

For selling a top-prize winning scratch-off, the retailer will receive a $300 bonus from the Lottery.

Top 40 Scratch-offs – August 14, 2014

August 14th, 2014

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TOP 40 SCRATCH-OFFS: Thursday, August 14, 2014
RANK GAME % SOLD PREVIOUS RANK
1 Monopoly (New) 14% 1
2 Jackpot! 5% 11
3 Ravens Cash Fantasy 5% 17
4 Hold ‘Em Poker 20% 2
5 $1,000,000 Fortune 11% 3
6 Orioles 77% 6
7 Show Me the Money 33% 5
8 5x Cash Club 50% 4
9 Bingo Times 10 2% 32
10 Sparkling 7s 63% 7
11 Twisted Bingo 25% 8
12 Deluxe Cash Crossword 28% 9
13 10x Cash 92% 10
14 Lucky Millionaire 34% 13
15 Metal Money Mania 59% 12
16 Red Hot Riches 63% 15
17 Hit the Jackpot 65% 16
18 Club Casino 72% 14
19 Biggest Taxes Paid Ever 69% 18
20 White Ice 7s 13% 20
21 Bonus Crossword 13% 19
22 Super Slots 77% 21
23 Star-Spangled Cash 29% 24
24 21 14% 26
25 $100,000 Richer 67% 22
26 Big Cash Multiplier 66% 23
27 Money Vault 29% 27
28 Super 7s 52% 25
29 Cash Lines 2% 51
30 Double Dollar Fortune 71% 29
31 Money Multiplier 95% 36
32 Rainbow Blackout Bingo 46% 34
33 Cherry Tripler 34% 30
34 Great Big Bingo 99% 28
35 Get Rich 87% 33
36 Blast of Cash 70% 35
37 Hit $20,000 2% 56
38 Funky 5s 72% 31
39 $20 Grand Fortune 45% 39
40 Roll ‘Em 79% 38

Lottery Seeks $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Winner

August 14th, 2014

Top-tier ticket sold in Baltimore

Who’s holding a $50,000 winning Maryland Lottery Bonus Match 5 ticket from the Wednesday, Aug. 12 drawing? The lucky player who visited the Baltimore 7-Eleven at 3436 Wilkens Avenue, that’s who!

The ticket is the second Bonus Match 5 top-tier winner sold this month and matches the five numbers of 5-23-25-26-29; the Bonus Ball was 24. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. The retailer is also a winner; for selling the ticket, the 7-Eleven will receive a bonus of $500 from the Lottery.

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

Powerball Detailed Results – 08/13/14

August 14th, 2014

 

Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, August 13
08-37-39-40-52-24-x2
Match
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 1 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 9 $10,000 0 0
4 0 391 $100 12 1
3 1 614 $100 10 2
3 0 21,180 $7 630 77
2 1 11,168 $7 325 43
1 1 76,635 $4 2,310 326
0 1 158,307 $4 4,588 623
TOTAL 268,305 7,875 1,072
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Sat. 08/16/14
Jackpot Amount $50,000,000
Cash Option $30,500,000

Baltimore Great-Grandmother Turns Lottery Luck into Nest Egg

August 13th, 2014

Wins $10,000 Playing 10x Cash

10x CashA Baltimore woman who randomly selected several Maryland Lottery scratch-offs with a friend also picked up enough Lottery luck to turn a 10x Cash scratch-off into an unexpected nest egg.

The great-grandmother bought her instant tickets at the 7 Star Convenience Store located at 3201 W. North Avenue in Baltimore City. She took the tickets home to scratch and, to her surprise, saw the 10x Cash ticket was a winner! The lucky player asked her friend to check the ticket, too. Her friend saw that the $1,000 win was actually $10,000 because of the $10 ticket’s multiplier of 10.

“I was completely in shock,” said the 78-year-old winner. “I just could not believe it.”

A regular Lottery scratch-off player, she said this is her first big win.

The Westinghouse Northrop Grumman Corp. retiree has no definite plans for her winnings other than splurging on a nice meal with her friend before heading home from Lottery headquarters. “I’ll just put it away until I need it,” she said.

Winner Wednesday Wrapup

August 13th, 2014

We had an awesome time at Soda Pop Shop in Dundalk last Winner Wednesday. Check out some of the pictures from the event! Head over to our event calendar to see when we’ll be near you. Don’t forget… #peoplewin

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 08/12/2014

August 13th, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, August 12
32-53-60-63-68-06
Megaplier x4
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
5 0 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 32 $5,000 3 0
4 0 407 $500 13 0
3 1 2,113 $50 62 5
2 1 29,800 $5 812 62
3 0 48,639 $5 1,345 107
1 1 424,850 $2 11,553 867
0 1 1,248,443 $1 34,983 2,894
TOTAL 1,754,284 48,771 3,935
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 08/15/2014
Jackpot Amount $144,000,000
Cash Option $84,700,000

Jackpot à la Mode: Easton Man Credits $50,000 Win to Chocolate Pie Buy

August 12th, 2014
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Richard and Kim Murray of Easton thank their timely chocolate pie purchase for a $50,000 Maryland Lottery Bonus Match 5 win.

Giant Food sells winning ticket for Lottery’s Bonus Match 5 game

Lottery luck found Richard Murray at the Giant grocery store in Easton this weekend just as the dutiful husband bought chocolate pie for his wife. Answering the Saturday night craving paid big dividends for the auto parts delivery man! After purchasing the pie, Richard bought a $6 Maryland Lottery Bonus Match 5 ticket that won the game’s top prize of $50,000 that night.

The happy husband checked his ticket on Sunday, reviewing results on the Lottery website. After double- and triple-checking the numbers, the 62-year-old and his wife realized they were big winners. “I was just shocked and Kim was screaming,” Richard said.

His shock wore off while discussing the win at Lottery headquarters. In fact, Richard was so thrilled he broke into song several times. The lucky winner explained singing is something that brings joy to him and he often shares that joy as he croons classic ballads at an Easton nursing home. “It really takes the patients back and puts a smile on their face,” said the Easton resident.

He plans to bank his windfall because he has no debts and no reasons to splurge. Besides, he is saving for his retirement. “I’ve got the house, the car and the girl. What more do I need,” Richard said.

He shared news of the big win with family and a next-door neighbor. “I promised to take them out for dinner because they’ve always taken care of our Yorkie when she escapes through the fence,” our winner said.

For selling the winning ticket, Giant #323 at 8223 Elliott Road in Easton will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.

Multi Match Detailed Results – 8/11/2014

August 11th, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, August 11, 2014
11-14-16-21-30-34
5 of 6 ($1,000) 7
4 of 6 ($20) 550
3 of 6 ($2) 8,764
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 4
8 of 18 ($100) 81
7 of 18 ($20) 409
6 of 18 ($7) 1,920
5 of 18 ($2) 6,826
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won N/A
Cash Option N/A

 

Next Drawing                                    8/14/2014
Jackpot $575,000
Cash Option $325,000


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