Grocery Store Ritual Pays Off for Sykesville Dad

August 16th, 2016

Wins $50,000 top prize on Green Doubler scratch-off 

263-Green-Doubler-ITVMA Carroll County man’s grocery shopping ritual just gave him a $50,000 Maryland Lottery scratch-off win, cementing a spot on his shopping list for Lottery games for the rest of his days.

His list usually includes milk as well as fruit, bread and vegetables. Right there at the bottom of the list are scratch-offs, so the family man remembers to buy a few games as he passes a Lottery vending machine at the exit door of Martin’s in Eldersburg.

“I may forget one thing or another on there, but never the tickets,” joked the 48-year-old husband and father. He was shopping with his daughter on Saturday when a lucky Green Doubler ticket found its way into their shopping cart. “We picked out several $5 games and took them home,” he said. “It was my wife who ended up scratching the big one.”

The family was gathered around the kitchen table that evening when all conversation suddenly stopped. “My wife told us that she thought she had a winner,” he said. Walking around the table to take a look, the long-time inspector of fire safety equipment asked her the size of the prize. “When she didn’t answer right away and had this dazed look on her face, my heart really started beating,” he said.

They both examined the scratch-off, looking back and forth from it to each other in shock. “We must have read through the rules 10 times, refusing to believe that we’d won $50,000,” he said. “Even right now, I don’t 100 percent believe it.”

The Sykesville couple spent Sunday celebrating their big win and discussing how to fit the prize into their lives. “We had lots of vacation talk, which was great fun, but we both still had doubts,” he said. “It sort of felt like we were counting our chickens before they hatched.” Vacation plans are in place now that they claimed the prize and the bulk of their Green Doubler cash will go into the bank.

For selling the top-prize scratch-off in the game, Martin’s #6307 located at 1320 Londontown Boulevard will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The Green Doubler game still has four $50,000 top prizes available and nine unclaimed $5,000 winning tickets.

Lucky Pick Wins Baltimore Man a $20,000 Scratch-off Prize

August 16th, 2016

Winner takes home first top prize on $2 Ravens game

279-$2-Ravens-ITVMA 32-year-old student from Baltimore who loves the Maryland Lottery’s $2 and $5 Ravens scratch-off games just scored a $20,000 win on the $2 instant ticket. He scratched his way to the instant ticket’s first top prize!

The winner and his uncle were playing scratch-offs at Perry’s Liquors in Baltimore when Lottery luck came to call. He’s played the $2 and $5 Ravens games since they went on sale July 25. The lucky man said he hadn’t won much that day and was about to call it quits when his uncle bought four instant tickets and told him to pick one. “He fanned the cards out and I picked the middle ticket,” said the winner.

The loyal Lottery player went home to play the game and said he actually was fussing at the instant ticket as he scratched it. “I’ve never even seen that football symbol on this game,” he thought to himself. What he saw next blew him away. He revealed one winning number after another.

“I saw $500, then another $500 and more and more amounts,” he said, smiling. “My heart stopped.”

The lucky player immediately called his mother, who shared with him the steps he needed to take to claim the $20,000 winning ticket. After sharing the news with the cashier who sold the lucky ticket, our winner locked it in a safe until he could bring it to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the prize. To help calm the winner’s nerves, his mother set him up in a hotel for the weekend. “He needed to relax,” she said.

The Ravens fan plans to use the prize money toward some personal responsibilities and to take his first cruise. He will keep playing Ravens scratch-offs, too, and entering non-winners into the second-chance contest in hopes of winning one of the sought-after Ravens-themed prizes. There are seven more top prizes remaining in this game.

Perry’s Liquors is also a winner for selling the top-prize ticket in the game. The Lottery will give the retailer located at 2550 Edmondson Avenue a $200 bonus for making the lucky sale.

Scratch-off Family Trio Nabs $10,000 Lottery Prize

August 16th, 2016

Claims win on Bingo Multiplier game218-Bingo-Multiplier-ITVM_P1-green

A family trio of scratch-off players from Dundalk emerged victorious from Maryland Lottery headquarters on Monday after claiming a $10,000 prize on a Bingo Multiplier instant ticket.

The loyal Lottery players are a sister, brother and nephew who enjoy playing scratch-offs at all price points and all play styles. The siblings, who are retired, had a past $1,000 Lottery win. The nephew had Lottery luck on his side this time because he was designated to select several scratch-offs at Royal Farms #26 at 18 Dundalk Avenue in Baltimore. He brought them home for the group to play and one of the instant tickets was the big winner!

The family plans to share the money with each other and will definitely keep playing scratch-offs and other Lottery games. The $5 Bingo Multiplier game still has two $50,000 top prizes, one more $10,000 prize and two more $5,000 prizes waiting to be found at Lottery retailers.


Dundalk Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

August 16th, 2016

7-Eleven is site of lucky sale

Get ready to celebrate, Bonus Match 5 players, because this could be your lucky day! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a $50,000 winning ticket from the Monday, Aug. 15 drawing. 7-Eleven #35757 at 4000 North Point Blvd. in Dundalk sold the winning ticket.

Check your ticket to see if it matches the five numbers of 6, 14, 17, 29 and 39; the Bonus Ball was 24. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. This lucky player 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; the Lottery will give the store a bonus of $500 for selling the lucky ticket.

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!

Multi-Match Detailed Results Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15th, 2016
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, August 15, 2016
5 of 6 ($1,000) 14
4 of 6 ($20) 557
3 of 6 ($2) 8,860
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 11
8 of 18 ($100) 70
 7 of 18 ($20) 401
6 of 18 ($7) 1,917
5 of 18 ($2) 6,909
Jackpot Winner NO
Amount Won N/A
Cash Option N/A
Next Drawing Thursday,  August 18, 2016
Jackpot Amount $750,000
Cash Option $400,000

Cash4Life Detailed Results – 8/15/16

August 15th, 2016


Cash4Life Detailed Results
Monday, August 15
13-40-48-50-57  / 04
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 12 $2,500  2
4 0 26 $500 3
3 1 545 $100 44
3 0 1,550 $25 147
2 1 9,933 $10 959
2 0 29,071 $4 2,761
1 1 71,065 $2 6,727
TOTAL 112,202 10,643
Top Prize Winner NO
Next Drawing Thursday 8/18/16

Ravens Scratch-off Win Has ‘Lady Raven’ Flying High

August 15th, 2016
$10,000_$5 Ravens-Lady Raven_web‘Lady Raven’ discovered a trip to the grocery could be like running into the end zone after she won $10,000 on a Ravens scratch-off.

Owings Mills woman claims $10,000 prize on the Lottery’s $5 game

Winning big on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off can send a player’s spirits soaring and that’s just what happened when “Lady Raven” played the new $5 Ravens instant ticket. The 77-year-old Owings Mills woman purchased her lucky scratch-off while grocery shopping at her local Giant and left with a $10,000 surprise!

The lucky player, a retired ultrasound coordinator calling herself “Lady Raven,” said she was on a routine grocery shopping trip when she got the feeling she should purchase a scratch-off.

“I had played the Ravens tickets many times in previous years, but never won anything more than $15,” she said. “Something told me to try one of the new Ravens scratch-offs.” The Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens have teamed up for eight consecutive years to offer Ravens-themed scratch-offs and second-chance promotions.

As she scratched off the ticket, the Baltimore County resident uncovered the word ‘WIN’ on several spots. The winning $500 spots and other matches on the instant ticket added up to a $10,000 prize.

She got so excited over the win, she said, that she forgot the groceries that she intended to purchase. Instead, she hurried home to share the great news with her husband.

“Lady Raven” told Lottery officials she still can’t believe her good luck. She expects to make her prize go a long way and will pay a few bills and put the remainder into her savings account.

Our winner found her Lottery luck at Giant #331 located at 9730 Groffs Mill Road in Owings Mills. The $5 Ravens scratch-off features seven $100,000 prizes and a second-chance to win! Players entering eligible non-winning Ravens scratch-offs through the Lottery’s My Lottery Rewards program will have a chance to win a series of exciting fan experiences or cash. For details, visit

Grocery Shopper Adds $30,000 Winning Scratch-off to her Cart

August 15th, 2016

Claims last top prize in World Championship Poker game

202-World-Championship-Poker-ITVM_P2-blackA grocery-shopping Frederick woman bagged a great deal at Giant Eagle – a $30,000 top-prize World Championship Poker scratch-off. Her decision to add a few scratch-offs to her cart led to loads of moolah.

“I had a few bucks left over after I was done at the market and I saw one of the Lottery’s vending machines as I was leaving,” she said. “I figured I’d grab a few scratch-off tickets.”

The 50-year-old waited to scratch her instant tickets until she arrived home and put her groceries away. Her winning ticket was the last one she scratched. “I remember looking at the ticket and I felt like my eyes weren’t telling me the truth,” she said. “I just feel like I’m in total shock right now.”

The lucky player, who lives on a fixed income, said that the money will definitely help her replace her old truck. “I can now get a car that has air conditioning in it,” she said. “It’s been hot these past few days and now I can get a car that I can be comfortable in.” She also planned to give some of winnings to her family and pay a few bills.

Giant Eagle #1841 located at 1275 West Patrick Street in Frederick is also a winner! The Lottery will give the lucky retailer a $300 bonus for selling the last top-prize scratch-off in the World Championship Poker game.

10x Cash Scratch-off Delivers $10,000 Win to First-Time Player

August 15th, 2016
$10,000 10X Cash_week of Aug 12_optA lucky Laurel man won $10,000 playing his first Maryland Lottery scratch-off.

Laurel man claims one of 118 top prizes

A 25-year-old Laurel man who is blessed with the kind of Lottery luck many players dream of is $10,000 richer after buying the first Maryland Lottery scratch-off in his life.

The construction worker, who plans to spend his prize on a vacation trip and playing more Lottery games, said he and his cousins were dropping a friend off at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport when he ran across his lucky 10x Cash scratch-off.

The group had stopped at the Lansdowne Citgo in Baltimore to gas up their vehicle. While at the store, which is located at 2810 Hammonds Ferry Road, the men talked the lucky novice into buying a scratch-off. At first, he wanted to select two $5 tickets but they convinced him to spend $10 on one 10x Cash scratch-off.

He did and they drove off. After arriving at home, before they got out of the car, the men watched the winner scratch off the ticket and tried to determine if he had won. “I had no idea,” he said.

The Prince George’s County man is the latest top-prize winner in the 10x Cash scratch-off game, which debuted July 25. The game has112 top prizes remaining.

Powerball Detailed Results – 08/13/16

August 14th, 2016


Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, August 13
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 10 $50,000 0 0
4 0 353 $100 3 0
3 1 849 $100 20 5
3 0 21,499 $7 474 47
2 1 18,531 $7 408 52
1 1 145,836 $4 3,187 404
0 1 412,331 $4 9, 094 1,213
TOTAL 599,410 13,186 1,721
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wednesday 08/17/16
Jackpot Amount $94,000,000
Cash Option $66,000,000