Due to the holiday, the Maryland Lottery office and Claim Centers will be closed Monday, May 25 and will reopen Tuesday, May 26.

Retired FedEx Driver Takes Delivery of $50,000 Lottery Prize

December 18th, 2014
Henry Counts - You Win_web

Retired FedEx driver Henry Counts Sr. of Pasadena delivered his own $50,000 surprise on a You Win scratch-off.

Pasadena man wins top prize on You Win scratch-off

Only a few years ago, retiree Henry Counts Sr. of Pasadena would have been busy this time of year helping his FedEx co-workers around the world move holiday packages to happy customers. Instead, the retired driver delivered his own $50,000 surprise!

The 59-year-old scratched a $5 Maryland Lottery You Win instant ticket to reveal the game’s top prize. Henry plays Lottery games regularly, preferring Pick 3, Pick 4 and scratch-offs.

“When I turned 55, I began to win a bit more,” he said. “I won $5,000 twice on Pick 4 and then this!” On the day the big win came his way, the Anne Arundel County resident had bought several $5 scratch-offs from Arundel Liquors in Pasadena. He was watching the news and enjoying his instant tickets when he discovered his holiday surprise.

“I scratched several tickets,” he said. “I had a Get Lucky, a Show Me the Money … it wasn’t until I got to the You Win that I hit.”

He was taken aback when he saw that his winning number matched the number corresponding with the $50,000 prize. “I was just a nervous wreck. I read the ticket 100 times, copied it and put it in the safe,” Henry said. He also ran next door to have his son double-check the ticket.

He plans to use his prize to pay off a few home improvement bills and boost his savings account. “This will give me a bit of breathing room for unforeseen expenses,” he said.

Also a winner is the retailer. For selling the top-prize ticket, Arundel Liquors at 8530 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

Economics Major Paying College Tab with $10,000 Lottery Win

December 18th, 2014

Out-of-state student won scratch-off prize while home

Double Dollar FortuneAn out-of-state college student who treated himself to a Maryland Lottery scratch-off while home visiting family got a welcome pre-Thanksgiving treat – a $10,000 winning ticket!

The 19-year-old Economics major, who only occasionally plays Lottery scratch-offs, bought a $20 Double Dollar Fortune ticket at the Quick Save Mart at 524 Defense Highway in Annapolis. He scratched the ticket in his car and “got very excited,” he said, when he realized he was a $10,000 winner.

The Anne Arundel County resident kept the ticket safe until he returned home again in mid-December and claimed his prize. His selection of a winning ticket gave him a nice chunk of change to help pay his next college tuition bill. The lucky Annapolis man has kept his win a complete secret from everyone except his family.

The Double Dollar Fortune scratch-off has several top-prize tickets awaiting discovery at Lottery retailers. One $1 million prize remains along with one $50,000 winning ticket and two more $10,000 winners.

Top 40 Scratch-offs – December 18, 2014

December 18th, 2014

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TOP 40 SCRATCH-OFFS: Thursday, December 18, 2014
1 You Win 13% 1
2 Winter Cash Tripler 46% 2
3 Black 5% 4
4 Nutcracker Cash Doubler 58% 3
5 Bingo Times 10 31% 7
6 Fabulous 5s Doubler 37% 5
7 Jackpot! 51% 9
8 Ravens Cash Fantasy 68% 6
9 Emerald Riches 41% 8
10 $1,000,000 Fortune 41% 10
11 Twisted Bingo 60% 11
12 Get Lucky! 39% 12
13 Deluxe Cash Crossword 53% 13
14 Hold ‘Em Poker 56% 14
15 5x Cash Club 76% 15
16 Sparkling 7s 92% 18
17 Show Me the Money 60% 16
18 Jolly Reindeer Winnings 43% 19
19 Bingo 34% 17
20 The Walking Dead 67% 22
21 Hit the Jackpot 78% 20
22 Triple Tripler 37% 21
23 Lucky Millionaire 48% 23
24 Holiday Doubler 42% 24
25 Cash Lines 49% 25
26 Metal Money Mania 77% 28
27 Club Casino 88% 26
28 Red Hot Riches 79% 27
29 Bonus Crossword 30% 30
30 Biggest Taxes Paid Ever 81% 32
31 $100,000 Richer 79% 31
32 Super Slots 88% 34
33 White Ice 7s 48% 37
34 Rainbow Blackout Bingo 58% 40
35 Monopoly 99% 29
36 Big Cash Multiplier 76% 33
37 Double Dollar Fortune 78% 39
38 Hit $20,000 40% 35
39 Deuce’s Wild 26% 38
40 Get Rich 92% 36

Powerball Detailed Results – 12/17/14

December 18th, 2014


Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, December 17
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0 0
5 0 2 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 9 $10,000 0 0
4 0 561 $100 11 2
3 1 838 $100 16 2
3 0 28,509 $7 701 93
2 1 15,540 $7 362 54
1 1 99,047 $4 2,289 304
0 1 209,048 $4 4,885 634
TOTAL 353,554 8,264 1,089
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Sat. 12/20/14
Jackpot Amount $90,000,000
Cash Option $58,200,000

Firefighter’s Lucky Number 7 Delivers $7,777 Lottery Win

December 17th, 2014
Steven Sowa - White Ice 7s_webHis red-hot luck with the number 7 brought a $7,777 scratch-off win to retired Baltimore County Fire Department Capt. Steven Sowa of Essex.

Essex retiree received winning scratch-off in birthday wreath

Steven Sowa of Essex and his lucky number 7 go way, way back.

The retired Baltimore County Fire Department captain married his sweetheart in 1972 and started working at the fire department in 1977, where he enjoyed a 32-year career. He worked at Station No. 7, which houses engines 7 and 71. So, when his daughter presented him with a birthday wreath she’d created using Maryland Lottery scratch-offs, Steven thought of his lucky number when he spotted a White Ice 7s scratch-off. He wasn’t disappointed – his lucky number came through again with a $7,777 prize on the $2 ticket.

“I saw 7s all the way down the column,” he said while claiming his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. “Those 7s came around, baby!”

His wife at his side, the grandfather of two happily related the story of his December birthday gift that just keeps on giving. “There were easily a dozen scratch-offs on the wreath,” he said. “I finished them all last night.”

The father of two adult daughters and two granddaughters only had to scratch two of the instant tickets to find his lucky White Ice 7s. “I can’t believe it!” said his wife.

An occasional scratch-off player, the 65-year-old plays instant tickets “when I feel lucky,” he said. He plans to spend his prize on an extended-family summer vacation at Ocean City so his granddaughters can enjoy time at the beach like his daughters did year after year when they were growing up.

Grandma Scores Triple Win on Four Lottery Scratch-offs

December 17th, 2014

Takes home $50,055 in prizes on Deluxe Cash Crossword game

147-Deluxe-Cash-Crossword-ITVM_P1_purpleA Hagerstown grandmother just turned her lucky bingo winnings into a triple Maryland Lottery scratch-off bonanza, taking home $50,055 in prizes on three Deluxe Cash Crossword instant tickets!

The fan of extended play scratch-offs bought four $5 Deluxe Cash Crossword scratch-offs from the Halfway Food Mart located at 11564 Hopewell Road in Hagerstown. The 65-year-old retiree paid for her purchase with her bingo winnings and enjoyed a wonderful holiday surprise.

“I came home and started to play the tickets,” she said. “I won $5, then $50 and the last ticket was the $50,000 win!” Still in a bit of shock, she triple-checked her ticket and all of the words. With the win confirmed and feeling overjoyed, the winner woke up her husband to share the good news. “He was half asleep,” she said, laughing. “He said. ‘That’s nice,’ and went back to sleep.”

Even though the fortunate player was holding a hot ticket, she also had no trouble sleeping. The Washington County resident claimed the game’s top prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. She plans to pay bills with her winnings and may spend some of the prize on the holidays. The Deluxe Cash Crossword scratch-off game has three remaining $50,000 top prizes and 11 second-tier $10,000 prizes.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 12/16/14

December 17th, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, December 16
Megaplier x5
Match Mega Ball Total Winners Prize Amount Number of Winners in MD Total Number of Megaplier Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0 0
5 0 2 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 23 $5,000 0 0
4 0 388 $500 10 0
3 1 1,979 $50 48 4
2 1 27,524 $5 730 54
3 0 44,209 $5 1,287 102
1 1 376,988 $2 10,494 791
0 1 1,105,402 $1 31,622 2,625
TOTAL 1,556,515 44,191 3,576
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri.. 12/19/2014
Jackpot Amount $125,000,000
Cash Option $80,400,000

Maryland Lottery to suspend sales of Monopoly Millionaires’ Club Game

December 16th, 2014

Maryland among 23 states that have suspended sales in the national game

The Maryland Lottery announced today that it will suspend sales of the multi-state MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ game following the Friday, December 26 drawing. Sales for the game have not met the lottery industry’s projections.

“This is a necessary business decision,” said Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino. “Research indicated that players were looking for a game like this. Unfortunately, they have not embraced the concept as anticipated. We believe it is appropriate along with the other states selling the game to step back and assess the game’s future.”

Originally conceived as a multi-tiered drawing-style game, MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ debuted Oct. 19 in 23 states, but sales came in below industry projections, leading the Texas Lottery Commission to suspend sales of the game in that state following the Dec. 12 drawing. Lotteries participating in the game then made the decision Monday to end all sales in its current format later this month.

In the nine drawings since the game’s inception, Maryland had one $1 million Millionaire Club winner and six $20,000 winners, five of whom claimed their prizes from the game. The TV game show portion of MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ will continue along with travel plans for the 12 Maryland Lottery players who won trips to Las Vegas to be part of the show’s taping.

MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ players in Maryland will be able to claim prizes for 182 days following the draw date.

Detailed Multi Match Results – 12/15/2014

December 15th, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, December 15, 2014
5 of 6 ($1,000) 34
4 of 6 ($20) 1,106
3 of 6 ($2) 17,449
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 3
9 of 18 ($500) 20
8 of 18 ($100) 118
7 of 18 ($20) 819
6 of 18 ($7) 4,035
5 of 18 ($2) 13,310
Jackpot Winner  No
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Thurs., Dec 18, 2014
Jackpot Amount $2,650,000
Cash Option $2,050,000

Pick 3: Let It Snow Promotion – Now through January 18

December 15th, 2014
Let It Snow 2014

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Play Pick 3 “Let It Snow” from December 15 through January 18.

Pick 3 players have a chance to win $5, $10, or $20  instantly when playing $1 or more, just look for the snowflakes at the top of the voucher receipt!


Snowflakes Instant Win
* $5
** $10
*** $20


With over $2,000,000 in prizes, you never know when it’s going to snow at a retailer near you!

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