$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
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

‘Winner’ is Word for Crossword Scratch-off Couple

May 1st, 2014

Claim $30,000 Prize on Maryland Lottery I Heart Crossword Instant Ticket

I Heart CrosswordA Montgomery County couple who thought they’d won $100 on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off learned, after a quick phone call to Lottery headquarters, that they were several zeros shy of the correct amount.

Instead of $100, try $30,000!

That news cleared up confusion over why the retailer couldn’t cash the I Heart Crossword ticket, the husband said. Had he known the ticket’s true value, he said, he might have kept it in a safe place. “I thought it was only worth $100,” he said. “I had it in my pocket.”

The husband, who works in public service, bought two of the $3 crossword scratch-offs at the Food Lion at 883 Russell Ave. in Gaithersburg. The loyal scratch-off players each have favorite types of instant tickets and she prefers the crossword variety. He also plays Mega Millions and Powerball. “I like to scratch while I watch TV,” she said. The health-care worker scratched off the first ticket and won $10. Winning what they thought was $100 on the second ticket made for a happy evening.

They plan to save their prize for their young daughter’s college fund. The two claimed the first $30,000 top prize on the ticket, which launched Feb. 24. Many prize-winning tickets remain in Maryland stores awaiting discovery, including two with $30,000 prizes and nine with $5,000 second-tier prizes.

Top 40 Scratch-offs – May 1, 2014

May 1st, 2014

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TOP 40 SCRATCH-OFFS: Thursday, May 1, 2014
1 Monopoly 78% 1
2 Orioles 22% 2
3 Sparkling 7s 19% 3
4 Lucky Millionaire 15% 6
5 Great Big Bingo 79% 5
6 Red Hot Riches 32% 4
7 10x Cash 60% 7
8 Metal Money Mania 33% 9
9 Club Casino 46% 8
10 Biggest Taxes Paid Ever 47% 10
11 Hit the Jackpot 50% 11
12 Super Slots 57% 12
13 Big Cash Multiplier 48% 15
14 Double Take 80% 13
15 I Heart Crossword 38% 14
16 $100,000 Richer 52% 16
17 Winner’s Luck 84% 17
18 $20 Grand Fortune 11% 19
19 Blast of Cash 26% 18
20 Funky 5s 62% 21
21 Roll ‘Em 40% 24
22 Double Dollar Fortune 61% 22
23 Sweethearts 55% 20
24 Spades 49% 25
25 Hearts are Wild Tripler 49% 30
26 Rainbow Blackout Bingo 33% 23
27 Money Multiplier 88% 27
28 Get Rich 80% 28
29 Lucky 7s Game Book 85% 31
30 Top Secret Cash 91% 29
31 Rack up the Cash 55% 32
32 Double Dice 89% 33
33 Green Streak 97% 26
34 Cash is King 53% 34
35 Money Bag Bonus 46% 35
36 24 Karat Cash 56% 36
37 Prize Line Bingo 92% 37
38 Nifty $50s 72% 38
39 Money Talks 93% 39
40 High Card 90% 42

Powerball Detailed Results – 04/30/14

May 1st, 2014
Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, April 30
Match PB Winners Prize
Number of
Winners in MD
Power Play
Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 2 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 21 $10,000 3 1
4 0 881 $100 36 2
3 1 937 $100 28 2
3 0 40,212 $7 1144 176
2 1 13,534 $7 376 44
1 1 78,775 $4 2,290 294
0 1 148,439 $4 4,126 495
TOTAL  282,801 8,003 1,014
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Sat. 05/03/14
Jackpot Amount $60,000,000
Cash Option $35,200,000

Hagerstown Man Nabs Top Prize on Day-Old Lottery Scratch-off

April 30th, 2014

Wins $50,000 on 5X Cash Club Instant Ticket

145-5X-Cash-Club-ITVMA brand new $5 Maryland Lottery scratch-off on sale for only a few hours around the state caught the eye of one very lucky Washington County man. A loyal Lottery player, he liked the look of the new 5X Cash Club instant ticket that went on sale Monday, April 28. In fact, he liked it so much he made a “spur-of-the-moment” decision to buy four scratch-offs!

That decision paid off to the tune of $50,000!

The 36-year-old scratched the tickets off while in the retail store, Halfway Liquors at 17438 Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. “I thought I’d won $5,” he said, as he began scratching his winning ticket and revealed a $5 figure under one of the ticket’s matching numbers. Then, he revealed two zeros after the 5, and, thought his ticket was worth $500. One more scratch of the card revealed two more zeros. Wow, $50,000! Our lucky player didn’t react in the store, he said, because “it didn’t sink in.”

He knew from hearing stories about Lottery winners that he should sign the back of the ticket immediately. He did so and hid the scratch-off under his pillow all night. “I didn’t even sleep last night,” he said, smiling, as he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Driving in from Hagerstown with the ticket was nerve-wracking, as well. Fears of having an accident and losing the ticket had him driving carefully with the ticket tucked safely in a pocket.

Paying bills tops his list of things to do with his winnings, along with putting the rest of the money in the bank. Employed as a distributor, he plans to tell no one about the win – not even family! He does plan to keep playing scratch-offs, Powerball and Mega Millions when the jackpots climb.