Energy Drink Purchase Leads to Refreshing $10,000 Lottery Win

May 3rd, 2016

Million Dollar Spectacular scratch-off delivers prize

222-Million-Dollar-Spectacular-ITVMWhen a Baltimore man stopped at Padonia Liquors yesterday to purchase an energy drink, he never imagined he would leave the store $10,000 richer. The occasional Lottery player decided to try his luck with a $20 Million Dollar Spectacular ticket while he was at the register paying for his beverage.

“I enjoy the $20 tickets,” the lucky winner said. “I figure you have to go big or go home.”

He started scratching the instant ticket inside the store. Once he saw he won at least $1,500, he quickly left the store located at 51 E. Padonia Road in Timonium to finish scratching the instant ticket in his car. Every number on his ticket matched the winning numbers! The lucky player did the math and realized he was $10,000 richer.

The 29-year-old, who works in the mortgage business, has told only his father about the win. Prior to this prize, the most he ever won on a scratch-off was $500. The winner plans to use his prize to help his dad and to acquire more Under Armour stock.

The Million Dollar Spectacular game has two $1 million top prizes, three $50,000 prizes and many other prizes between $20 and $10,000 remaining.

Scratch-off Parcels Out $100,000 Prize for Delivery Driver

May 3rd, 2016

Odenton resident in awe after top prize on $100,000 Gold Rush ticket

243-$100,000-Gold-Rush-ITVMSpeculating on a scratch-off resulted in many sleepless nights for an Odenton delivery driver. That’s because the 28-year-old found a $100,000 prize when he purchased a $100,000 Gold Rush ticket. Sleep was elusive for the lucky winner as the shock and excitement of the win took hold.

He demonstrated a Midas touch when he purchased the $10 ticket at an Anne Arundel County convenience store and scratched off the play area while in store. One of the winning numbers on the ticket corresponded with a $100,000 prize.

The reaction was instantaneous. The lucky winner was stunned, in awe of the win, and his wife and daughter cried tears of joy.

“My daughter just couldn’t keep it in,” he said.

But the full reality set in as the winner claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. He said the prize money would help pay bills, but the majority will go into a college fund for his children.

He bought the lucky ticket at Lucky’s Superette, located at 1101 Odenton Road in Odenton. The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

The $100,000 Gold Rush ticket launched in January, and three of its $100,000 top prizes are still waiting to be found at Lottery retailers across the state. There are also four remaining $20,000 prizes, 11 $10,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.

Frederick Mom to Visit Soldier Son Thanks to $100,000 Win

May 3rd, 2016

Claims top prize on Gold Hard Cash scratch-off game

248 Gold Hard Cash ITVMA Frederick housewife will get the chance to make a long-awaited trip thanks to a $100,000 prize she won on the Maryland Lottery’s Gold Hard Cash scratch-off game.

She plans to use part of the prize money to visit her son, a soldier stationed in Korea, whom she has not seen in more than a year. But she was so sure the ticket couldn’t possibly be real that she said it took a while before that happy reality began to truly set in.

The 48-year-old wife and mother was shopping over the weekend when she noticed that a nearby store was a lottery retailer.

“I really enjoy the scratch-off games, but I only remember to get some when I notice a store that sells them,” she said.

She picked out a $10 Gold Hard Cash ticket and played it while walking to the grocery store.

“There’s really no reason I chose this one, it just caught my eye,” she said.

What she revealed when she scratched the ticket caught not only her eye, but her breath, too.

“I saw the $100,000 and just froze,” she said. “I really, really never win anything, so I asked my friend to look at it.”

Still unsure, the Frederick woman stepped into a second Lottery retailer to seek confirmation.

“When the guy told me it was real, I just started crying,” she recalled, adding that the lucky ticket will allow her to do two things she’s been thinking of for some time.

“Visiting my son is first, of course, but I also have several family members that need help,” she said. “With this win I can help them get back on their feet.”

The lucky winner purchased her Gold Hard Cash ticket at Amber Meadows Liquors at 183 Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick. The retailer is a winner as well. For selling the ticket, the store will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.

Gold Hard Cash debuted in September, and only one of its $100,000 top prizes is still waiting to be found at Lottery retailers across the state. There is also one remaining $10,000 prize, and thousands of other prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.

Babysitter Wins $50,000 on Double Your Dollars Scratch-off

May 3rd, 2016

Huntingtown resident wins top prize on $5 game

Double-Your-DollarsA Calvert County woman discovered her vision truly was 20/20 after a $5 Maryland Lottery scratch-off initially made her question her eyesight. The lucky babysitter from Huntingtown matched a winning number on a Double Your Dollars scratch-off to capture the game’s $50,000 top prize.

“I had to blink my eyes and look twice,” said the winner. As she scanned all of the zeros on the prize, she could only think of one word – Wow!

Parents can rest assured that just because the 24-year-old won a hefty Lottery prize she won’t be changing bedtimes and babysitting rules. The young winner plans to continue babysitting and will use the prize to purchase a new car.

She found her good fortune at ABD Liquors located at 110 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick. The lucky lady has won small scratch-off prizes previously and reports that this one tops them all. The Lottery retailer will share in the excitement and receive a $500 bonus for selling the lucky ticket.

My Lottery Rewards: Enter to Win a Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® – Winners Announced!

May 3rd, 2016



Winners Announced! All winners will be receiving their claiming information in the mail.

Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® Prize Details:

The Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® (BL770) offers professional caliber execution in the areas of juicing, food processing, frozen blending and dough mixing.

The Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® has a 1500 watt/2 horsepower motor and comes with a 72oz. blender pitcher, 8 cup food processor and two 16oz. Nutri Ninja® Cups to handle all of your drink and meal making needs.

The XL 72oz. blender pitcher features Total Crushing® technology to crush through ice and frozen fruit. With the 8 cup food processing bowl, chop fresh ingredients perfectly or mix up to 2 pounds of dough in 30 seconds. All parts are BPA free and dishwasher safe.

The Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® includes:

• 1500 Watt/2 Horsepower Professional Kitchen System;
• XL 72oz. Total Crushing® Blender crushes ice and frozen fruit in seconds;
• 8 Cup Food Processor Bowl with Feed Chute Lid;
• Reversible Slicing/Shredding Disc & Grating Disc for perfect, even results; and
• Two 16oz. Nutri Ninja® Cups for nutrient-rich drinks on-the-go

Drawing Rules

Entry dates: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 00:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) – Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

Drawing Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

10 points required for entry. One-hundred (100) winners of the Ninja® Mega Kitchen System® will be randomly drawn.

ESTIMATED PRIZE VALUE FOR EACH Ninja Mega Kitchen System: $251.94

Official Rules apply

Crossword Scratch-off Enthusiast Keeps Cool after Red-Hot Win

May 3rd, 2016

Claims $100,000 prize on Crossword Deluxe game

261-Crossword-Deluxe-ITVMA 54-year-old Baltimore woman says she’ll never forget the date of April 20, because that’s the day she hit big with the Maryland Lottery. The traffic enforcement officer scratched her way to a $100,000 prize playing the Crossword Deluxe game and stayed so calm her co-workers never knew they were with a big Lottery winner.

The lucky player bought the winning ticket, as well as a few others, on her way to work. She stopped at Erdman Gas and Convenience in Baltimore to pick up her favorite games, especially some extended-play scratch-offs.

“I really enjoy those because it gives me time to scratch the ticket and I like that,” she said. And, that’s just what she did later that morning. The winner took her time scratching the games while on a break. The scratch-off fan knew she had a winning Crossword Deluxe instant ticket as soon as she revealed seven words. When she went over the $10 game a second time, she realized there were even more words revealed and discovered she’d won the game’s top prize.

“I tried to keep my cool because I was still at work, but inside I was so excited and shaking,” said the winner. She shared the news with her daughter and then called her good friend to meet her on her lunch break at Lexington Market. “I couldn’t tell him over the phone, so I just told him to order me a sub sandwich and to meet me there,” she said, laughing at the memory.

Once at Lexington Market, she showed him the ticket and they confirmed the win at a Lottery retailer. The winner, trying to keep her composure, then returned to work. “I was a nervous wreck,” she said. “I kept calling my friend so he could help me calm down.”

She waited several weeks to claim her prize because she had to get a copy of her Social Security card. Once she received the card, she made her way to Lottery Headquarters to finally bring her prize home.

The mother of one said the timing of this win is perfect because her car is on its last leg. So, her immediate plan for her winnings involves purchasing a new car. After that, she plans to pay some bills and save the rest.

Monday Madness Brings $500,000 Keno, $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Winners

May 3rd, 2016

Lucky tickets sold in Gambrills, Laurel

It’s raining winners at the Maryland Lottery! The thunderstorms that blew through the state Monday night, toppling trees and dropping hail in some areas, dropped a $500,000 Keno win in Gambrills and a $50,000 Bonus Match 5 win in Laurel.

Congratulations to our lucky winners!

The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky Keno player holding a $500,000 winning ticket bought at The Greene Turtle. The retailer, located at 2383 Brandermill Blvd in Gambrills, sold the 10-spot ticket Monday night. The winner opted for the Super Bonus feature, which boosted the prize 5x to set a new record.

The $50,000 winning Bonus Match 5 ticket from the Monday, May 2 drawing carries the winning numbers of 7, 23, 27, 37, 39; the Bonus Ball was 35. KK Mart at 3497 Fort Meade Road in Laurel sold the winning ticket. This is the second Bonus Match 5 win of the week; a top-prize ticket was sold May 1 at Willow Tree Liquors in Frederick.

Lottery officials urge the winners to sign the back of the tickets and put them in a safe place. Winners have 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

The retailers are also winners. The Lottery will give The Greene Turtle a bonus of $5,000 for selling the lucky Keno ticket and KK Mart a bonus of $500 for selling the top-prize Bonus Match 5 ticket.

Eight Marylanders Score Big in Chicago at Warehouse Dash

May 3rd, 2016

The NFL Draft wasn’t the only excitement in Chicago this past weekend! Eight Marylanders and their guests were also in town to take part in the Maryland Lottery’s coveted second-chance prize, the “Warehouse Dash.” This fun-filled weekend, which featured a timed warehouse free-for-all, began on Friday when they were treated to a welcome reception at Fleming’s Steakhouse. After dinner, most went back to the hotel to strategize and rest up for the next morning’s activities.

Upon arriving at the Hinda warehouse on Saturday, participants were greeted in a party atmosphere; pom-poms, cheers, and even a DJ spinning music. Once inside, they were allowed 30 minutes to look through the warehouse and map out a plan.

Each duo was given 90 seconds to race, or “dash,” around the warehouse and throw as many boxes as possible into their carts. Everyone had a different strategy: John Lane wanted to go for a few specific items and figured anything else was a plus; Kayleen Grant and her boyfriend said they would grab as much as they could and just have fun; Zachary Meilhammer and his wife had a specific plan, and stuck to it, collecting a total of 44 prizes!

There was one item that was a clear favorite among most of the participants, and that was the grill, which included steaks and a grill set. Winners will receive all their items in approximately two weeks, shipped directly to their houses. In addition to their prizes, many came back to Maryland with something else — new friendships.

Frederick Retailer Sells State’s 1st Top-Prize Cash4Life Ticket

May 3rd, 2016

Winner will enjoy prize of $1,000 a day for life

Talk about the Best Day Ever! A lucky Maryland Lottery player just made history by becoming the first person in the state to win $1,000 a day for life, courtesy of the Cash4Life game.

The player bought the winning ticket in the May 2 drawing from Weis Market #100 located at 2 Old Camps Road in Frederick. He or she can receive $1,000 a day for life paid in annual installments of $365,000 or choose a one-time cash payment of $7 million. Check your ticket for the winning numbers of 10, 14, 30, 55, 56; the Cash Ball was 1.

“Congratulations to our lucky winner and to Maryland,” said Gordon Medenica, director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. “Our new game just launched in January, and we’re excited to welcome our first top-prize winner at Lottery headquarters.”

The winner has 182 days to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Lottery officials strongly encourage players to sign the back of tickets immediately and keep them in safe locations until claiming their prizes. Our top-prize winner wasn’t the only happy Cash4Life player in the May 2 drawing, which saw a total of 14,375 Maryland winners of prizes of $2 and up.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming began offering the Cash4Life game in January, joining the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee. Since the game began in June 2014, Cash4Life has had 15 top-prize winners and 22 second-tier winners. The second-tier prize offers players the option of $1,000 a week for life, paid in annual installments of $52,000, or a one-time payment of $1 million. Six other prize levels range from $2 to $2,500. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.

In Maryland, tickets are available at nearly 4,600 Lottery retailers and cost $2 for each line of six numbers. Drawings take place Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. and can be viewed live on The cutoff time for purchasing tickets on drawing nights is 8:45 p.m. For selling the top-prize ticket, Weis Market #100 will receive a $7,500 bonus from the Lottery.

Frederick is a lucky hot spot this spring for Lottery players. On May 2, Amber Meadows Liquors sold a $100,000 Gold Hard Cash winning scratch-off and on May 1, Willow Tree Liquors sold a $50,000 Bonus Match 5 winning ticket. On April 21, Ye Old Spirit Shop sold a $100,000 winning Diamond 7s scratch-off and on April 20, Eastside Liquors sold a $250,000 winning $250,000 High Rollers Club scratch-off.

Multi-Match Detailed Results Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2nd, 2016
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, May 2, 2016
5 of 6 ($1,000) 14
4 of 6 ($20) 641
3 of 6 ($2) 9,761
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 2
9 of 18 ($500) 11
8 of 18 ($100) 74
 7 of 18 ($20) 484
6 of 18 ($7) 2,122
5 of 18 ($2) 7,632
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won 0
Cash Option 0
Next Drawing Thursday,  May 05, 2016
Jackpot Amount $800,000
Cash Option $450,000