Determined Player Captures Top Prize on Get Lucky Scratch-off

December 3rd, 2014

Anne Arundel County resident wins $50,000

164-Get-Lucky-ITVMDo you feel lucky? An Anne Arundel County man who stood in line behind a $1,000 Maryland Lottery winner certainly did.

While waiting to buy his instant tickets at the Herald Harbor Inn and Mini Market in Crownsville, the 64-year-old overheard the $1,000 winner. Our loyal Lottery player had just won $5 on a Get Lucky scratch-off and decided to keep playing until he won big money, too. After three days of visiting the retailer, the Crownsville resident’s persistence paid off with a $50,000 top prize on the Get Lucky scratch-off.

“This was definitely a blessing,” he said. In fact, the win was an even bigger blessing than he initially thought. The construction worker thought he held a $50 winning ticket until a friend took a close look. He shared news of his good fortune with a few friends and family members and then finished off the weekend with his routine of watching Sunday night football on the couch. He hid the winning ticket under his hat for a few days until he arrived at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim his prize.

Asked what he plans to do with the $50,000, the lucky man said, “I don’t know what it is about me, I’ve just always enjoyed helping people.” He plans to share some of his prize with a few friends and buy more gifts this holiday season. For selling the lucky ticket, the retailer at 400 Herald Harbor Road in Crownsville will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.

Black Friday Frustration Leads Aberdeen Man to $20,000 Lottery Prize

December 3rd, 2014

Retiree wins with MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ game

Black Friday crowds, lines and sparse parking can frustrate some shoppers into just giving up and going home. That’s just what happened to an Aberdeen man and his nephew on Black Friday, which put them in the right retailer at the right time to buy Maryland’s only $20,000 winning ticket for the new MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ game.

The 80-year-old man and his nephew had discussed the new $5 Friday night multistate game that launched in October and is on sale at Maryland retailers. When they threw in the towel on Black Friday shopping, the pair made a quick stop at the Aberdeen Shell at 1026 Middleton Road to buy snacks. The Harford County man, on a whim, also bought a MONOPOLY MILLIONARIES’ CLUB ticket for the Nov. 28 evening drawing. His impulse buy certainly paid off because his ticket was one of only two in the country that matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the Monopoly property of St. James Place!

When the lucky federal retiree traveled to Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim his prize, he knew only that he was a winner. His nephew kept him in the dark about the size of his win so he was delighted to hear his ticket was worth $20,000! “Oh, this was pretty good,” he said, smiling.

In retirement, our winner divides his time between fishing and church, with the bulk of his time spent at church. He plans to use his prize to pay off a mortgage and a few other bills.

Maryland has awarded one $1 million prize and three $20,000 prizes since the game’s debut. It features three ways to win $1 million. Players can win the Top Prize that starts at $15 million and rolls incrementally to $25 million. Once a player hits the Top Prize, a separate drawing is conducted to award a minimum of 10 Millionaires’ Club prizes of $1 million each. Each week the Top Prize is not hit, the number of $1 million prizes also increases. The Top Prize for the Dec. 5 drawing is $25 million with a minimum award of 16 $1 million prizes.

The third way to win $1 million is on the national weekly primetime “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” TV game show. It starts airing Feb. 7 on WBAL and on the Game Show Network. The show will feature an audience of players randomly selected through drawings. To enter the drawing, players must first go online to and enter the “Web Code” from their winning and non-winning tickets. They play an online Monopoly game and build property sets. Each completed set qualifies the player for a drawing entry.

Selected players will fly to Las Vegas where the show is taped and receive a five-day, four-night stay for two plus spending money. Billy Gardell, star of “Mike & Molly,” is hosting the show.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 12/02/14

December 3rd, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, December 02
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 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 18 $5,000 1 0
4 0 271 $500 6 0
3 1 1,709 $50 61 6
2 1 23,880 $5 768 68
3 0 39,984 $5 1,194 107
1 1 335,541 $2 10,405 990
0 1 870,913 $1 27,087 2,442
TOTAL 1,272,316 39,522 3,613
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 12/05/14
Jackpot Amount $80,000,000
Cash Option $49,100,000

Maryland Lottery Seeking $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Winner

December 2nd, 2014

Top-prize ticket sold in Brooklyn Park for Dec. 1 drawing

A lucky Maryland Lottery Bonus Match 5 player has 50,000 reasons to smile this morning after winning the $50,000 top prize in the game’s Monday, Dec. 1 drawing.

The player bought the winning ticket at Discount Cigarettes at 5716 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park. Check your ticket for the lucky numbers of 1, 5, 19, 29 and 30 with a Bonus Ball of 7. This marks the first top-prize win since Oct. 1.

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 also benefits from the win and will receive a $500 bonus for selling the 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!

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 12/01/2014

December 1st, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, December 1, 2014
5 of 6 ($1,000)  24
4 of 6 ($20)  954
3 of 6 ($2)  16,101
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000)  2
9 of 18 ($500)  15
8 of 18 ($100)  119
7 of 18 ($20)  745
6 of 18 ($7)  3,580
5 of 18 ($2)  12,346
Jackpot Winner  No
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Thurs., Dec 4, 2014
Jackpot Amount $2,350,000
Cash Option $1,825,000

Lottery Update – December 2014 [VIDEO]

December 1st, 2014

Watch Roslyn Lane of the Lottery talk about our latest Lottery promotions:

December Scratch-Offs
Ravens Cash Fantasy Deadline: December 15th
Merry Moolah 2nd-Chance Contest

Winter Cash Tripler Scratch-off Delivers Cool $100,000 Prize

December 1st, 2014

Charles County woman wins top prize on holiday ticket

177-Winter-Cash-Tripler-ITVMThe Maryland Lottery opened its doors after the Thanksgiving holiday to welcome a Port Tobacco scratch-off player who won a cool $100,000.

The 82-year-old Charles County resident won the top prize on a $10 Winter Cash Tripler scratch-off bought at Lady’s Liquors in La Plata. On March 18, that lucky store at 6474 Crain Highway sold one of two Mega Millions jackpot-winning tickets. The winners in Maryland and Florida split the $414 million jackpot. For selling this top-prize scratch-off, Lady’s Liquors will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

The Winter Cash Tripler scratch-off still has one remaining $100,000 top-prize ticket awaiting discovery at a Maryland retailer. Another 18 $3,000 second-tier winners are also in stores. And, remember, even if you don’t instantly win a prize, you can still win! Enter this scratch-off and or a $10 combination of the Lottery’s other holiday tickets into the Merry Moolah second-chance contest through My Lottery Rewards. Win prizes of $10,000 and $50,000. The deadline to enter the final two drawings are Dec. 21 and Jan. 22.

Give Responsibly: Lottery Games are Adult-Only Gifts

December 1st, 2014

Maryland joins international groups in promoting age-appropriate holiday giving

Giving the gift of Maryland Lottery games to adults ages 18 and up is a fun and creative idea but experts urge you to think twice before stuffing scratch-offs and terminal tickets into childrens’ holiday stockings.

Why? Studies show that youth gambling is linked to other risk-taking and addictive behaviors including alcohol and drug use. Maryland state law also prohibits the sale of Lottery games to minors. For these reasons, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has again joined an international initiative to promote age-appropriate holiday gifts of lottery products.

Participating in the annual holiday campaign are the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems at McGill University, 22 lotteries nationwide and nearly a dozen international lotteries. The groups urge parents and relatives not to buy lottery products for minors.

“There is recent research indicating that youth who received instant lottery tickets as a gift tend to begin gambling earlier in life – a possible risk factor for more severe gambling disorders later,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG executive director. “Researchers also reported a stronger association between age of gambling onset and problem gambling severity among those who received lottery tickets.” A recent study, for example, shows that 19 percent of high school students report receiving one or more lottery tickets or scratch cards as gifts. Of those gifts, 86 percent came from a family member. Another troubling statistic: current problem gamblers report beginning gambling at ages 9-10.

“We know that playing the lottery at a young age is inappropriate and can increase the potential for problem gambling later in life,” said Jeffrey Derevensky, Ph.D., co-director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, year-round, stresses the importance of playing responsibly through Lottery marketing efforts and on promotional materials. “Minors are not allowed on the gaming floor of our state’s casinos and should not play our scratch-offs or other Lottery games,” said Stephen Martino, director. “We encourage parents and relatives to give responsibly when the gift is a Lottery product and keep the recipient’s age in mind.”

Powerball Detailed Results – 11/29/2014

November 30th, 2014


Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, November 29
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 1 Jackpot 0
5 0 4 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 14 $10,000 0 0
4 0 695 $100 20 2
3 1 989 $100 16 0
3 0 34,733 $7 729 112
2 1 17,144 $7 381 53
1 1 112,640 $4 2,450 298
0 1 229,513 $4 5,173 668
TOTAL 395,732 8,769 1,133
Jackpot Winner YES-WA
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wed. 12/03/2014
Jackpot Amount $40,000,000
Cash Option $25,300,000

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 11/28/2014

November 29th, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Friday, November 28
Megaplier x3
Match Mega Ball Total Winners Prize Amount Number of Winners in MD Total Number of Megaplier Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 27 $5,000 1 0
4 0 318 $500 14 0
3 1 1,669 $50 51 5
2 1 23,768 $5 811 76
3 0 37,477 $5 1,258 132
1 1 294,591 $2 9,639 922
0 1 731,319 $1 23,493 2,130
TOTAL 1,089,169 35,267 3,265
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Tue. 12/02/2014
Jackpot Amount $70,000,000
Cash Option $43,200,000