April 3rd, 2015
Tenth top-tier ticket sold in 2015
Happy Friday, Bonus Match 5 players! We’ve got a winner and it could be you! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player holding a $50,000 winning ticket from the Thursday, April 2 drawing. The winning ticket was sold by Waterbury Liquors at 1021 Generals Highway in Crownsville.
This is the 10th top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in 2015 and matches the five numbers of 1, 4, 16, 24, 26; the Bonus Ball was 2. The winner will walk away with the entire $50,000 due to a taxes-paid promotion underway now through April 16. In addition, the Lottery has a doubler promotion in progress. The winner could have a $100,000 prize coming if the ticket carries a “Doubler!” message on the top.
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 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!
April 2nd, 2015
City resident claims top prize on Instant Millionaire game
The Maryland Lottery’s Instant Millionaire scratch-off has turned a Baltimore city man into Maryland’s newest millionaire!
The lucky restaurant employee received a standing ovation in the Lottery Winner’s Lounge as a crowd of Lottery employees helped celebrate his win. The loyal player, who enjoys all of the Lottery’s games, favors scratch-offs and claimed the first top prize on the $20 Instant Millionaire game.
The happy winner and a friend found his Lottery luck when they stopped at the Shoppers #2338 located at 2371 Solomons Island Road in Annapolis. The 46-year-old purchased three Instant Millionaire tickets and scratched them at home before going to work. The last one revealed a win!
At work, the lucky man could not concentrate. “I knew I won, but wasn’t sure how much,” he said. After anxiously going through the evening at work, he checked the ticket at the same Shoppers. The retailer told the player he had won a whopping $1 million!
“I could not stop smiling,” he said.
Our winner took a day to relax and decide what to do with his prize. The El Salvador native has decided he will help family and friends and treat himself to something nice.
His Lottery luck also helps the retailer, who receives a $1,000 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket. There are two more $1 million prizes remaining on this popular game, which has already brought two $50,000 winners and three $10,000 winners to Lottery headquarters.
April 2nd, 2015
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April 2nd, 2015
Prince George’s County woman wins top prize on $10 ticket
A lucky Clinton woman who detoured to the Pinefield Sunoco in Waldorf to play the Maryland Lottery’s Pick 3 and Pick 4 games wound up leaving with a $10 Monopoly scratch-off, too.
When the 56-year-old scratched off the ticket at home, she enjoyed a surprise.
“That baby was a hot one,” the winner said after she matched a digit from the “your numbers” section on the scratch-off to one of the “Monopoly numbers.” Then, she revealed the ticket’s top $100,000 prize. “Oh my goodness, this is the big one!”
The 35-year customer service representative told Lottery officials that she remained remarkably calm compared to her husband of 23 years. She had to calm him down after she woke him up to share her great news.
The mother of three and grandmother of eight said she always knew that she would one day win a large prize from the Lottery. She won $5,000 about five years ago but waited for a prize with a few more zeroes.
She and her husband hope to retire soon; this newfound fortune could speed up their timetable. They plan to deposit most of the prize in the bank and use a portion to pay off debts.
Now is the time to purchase your Monopoly scratch-offs and try to win one of the four $100,000 top prizes remaining. Want to visit our winner’s lucky Charles County retailer? Pinefield Sunoco is located at 2030 Crain Highway in Waldorf. The Lottery will give the retailer a $1,000 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket.
April 2nd, 2015
Claims first top prize on Harley-Davidson® scratch-off
A 47-year-old Silver Spring man got his ticket to the open road with a $50,000 win on the Maryland Lottery’s new Harley-Davidson® scratch-off ticket.
The lucky player nabbed the game’s very first top prize when he bought his ticket at 7-Eleven #23706 in Kensington. What made him pick the new $5 ticket, which offers a second-chance contest to win one of two 2015 Harley-Davidson® Breakout® bikes, a $100 Harley-Davidson® gift card and Harley-Davidson® prize pack?
“It was different from the other games,” he said. “It caught my eye.”
The maintenance employee scratched the ticket in the 7-Eleven, which is located at 3507 University Boulevard West. He knew the ticket was a winner when he scratched the matching number. “I was just really happy to see how much,” he said.
The Montgomery County resident said he plans to use his prize toward a new home for his family and hopes Lady Luck will strike again one day. His luck also benefits the retailer, which will receive a $500 bonus for selling a top-prize ticket.
There are four $50,000 top prizes remaining on the scratch-off, which went on sale March 23 at Maryland Lottery retailers. Enter the second-chance contest through My Lottery Rewards. Each non-winning Harley-Davidson® scratch-off entered through your My Lottery Rewards player loyalty account equals one entry into the drawing. The first drawing deadline is June 28.
April 1st, 2015
Big Play Crossword scratch-off pays off for lucky player
A Waldorf homemaker was nearly out of words when she finally puzzled her way to a $10,000 win on a Maryland Lottery Big Play Crossword scratch-off.
The 52-year-old was relaxing one evening with a couple of the $10 instant tickets she had picked up at the Hughesville Sunoco at 8144 Leonardtown Road in Hughesville. Suddenly, she began to match several of the words on her ticket’s crossword board. “When I got to seven words, that’s when I knew I had something,” she said.
The Charles County woman eventually discovered nine complete words for the win. Filled with excitement, the happy homemaker was quick to share the good news with her family. “I called my niece and then my brothers,” she said. Proud of her simple life, the winner plans to put all of her prize into her savings account.
There are still five $100,000 top prizes and 14 $10,000 prizes remaining on the scratch-off, which went on sale in December.
March 31st, 2015
Claims $50,000 top prize from weekend drawing
A Rockville retiree routinely starts his day at his local Giant, where he buys multiple newspapers and Maryland Lottery scratch-offs to enjoy at home during breakfast. On March 28, he made a bonus purchase – a couple of quick-pick Bonus Match 5 tickets – and headed home.
The Montgomery County resident and his wife of 37 years enjoyed an uneventful Saturday that ended with dinner and TV. He didn’t stop to watch the televised Bonus Match 5 drawing. “Before I go to bed I always check my numbers,” he said. That’s when the grandfather of one discovered he owned a $50,000 winning Bonus Match 5 ticket!
“I was kind of speechless,” he said. His wife was already in bed so he quietly hid the ticket and tried to sleep. He admits, “I didn’t sleep well.”
Sunday came and went with nothing said to either his wife or his adult daughter about his win. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employee, who retired in 1990 after more than 35 years of service, arrived at Lottery headquarters Monday morning to claim his prize. The happy 80-something winner planned to go straight home and share the good news with his family.
He’s still thinking about how he wants to spend the prize and knows he will keep playing Lottery games. This is his second big win already this year; he claimed a $5,000 prize on the $5 Orioles scratch-off in January.
His ticket, bought at Giant #319 at 625 Hungerford Drive in Rockville, is the ninth $50,000 winning Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in 2015. Giant will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the ticket.