Mechanicsville Couple Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

May 29th, 2013

Lucky husband and wife team take home second-tier prize

Late last Wednesday evening, a Mechanicsville couple had the shock of a lifetime when they realized they were Maryland’s newest millionaires. The husband had checked the numbers on the Maryland Lottery’s website soon after the Powerball drawing aired and was stunned to see his ticket’s numbers glaring back at him. He knew immediately that his ticket, which matched all five white balls and lacked only the Powerball number, was worth $1 million.

The 54-year-old quickly woke up his wife to tell her the fantastic news. “I didn’t even have to check the ticket twice,” the wife said, smiling. They kept the ticket in a safe at their home after realizing how much it was worth. The happy couple later told their daughter and son about the win, opting to keep the good news within the immediate family.

The two self-employed winners plan to invest half of the money, pay off their bills and buy a new car. Despite the wonderful windfall, they plan to continue trying their Lottery luck.

“We spend a few dollars a day on tickets,” the man said. “With an exciting win like this, I can’t imagine we would stop playing now!”

The lucky Powerball ticket was purchased at Ken Mar Liquors at 1525 Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick.

Painter’s Stroke of Luck Leads to Two Big Lottery Wins in One Day

May 29th, 2013

Hyattsville man has luck with Racetrax and the popular 40 Rubies ticket

A Hyattsville painter is enjoying his brush with good fortune after winning two big Lottery prizes totaling more than $105,000 in one day.

The 47-year-old man, while on his way to work, stopped at a local 7-Eleven to play Racetrax. He scanned his ticket after the race and discovered he’d won $5,424. “It was a great start to my day, I was so happy!” the man said.

At home after work, while basking in his earlier Lottery win, he remembered an unscratched 40 Rubies ticket purchased days earlier. The man grabbed the ticket and began scratching it, hoping his stroke of luck from earlier would rub off. Just as he approached the end of the ticket, the man scratched off a “win” symbol in the very last row. He continued to scratch below the symbol and saw $100,000 printed on the ticket.

“I couldn’t believe I had won that much money, especially after winning more than $5,000 from Racetrax earlier,” he said. “I felt so lucky!”

The man plans to spend his winnings to pay off bills, enjoy a vacation to visit family and finance the down payment on a condo. The 7-Eleven at 7951 Riggs Road in Hyattsville sold the 40 Rubies ticket that carried the $100,000 top prize. Still in the stores are 40 Rubies scratch-off tickets with prizes of up to $10,000. Players also can enter their non-winning tickets through Aug. 15 in a 40 Rubies second-chance promotion to win prizes of $40,000 and $4,000. Upcoming second-chance prize drawings take place in July and August.

$1 Million Powerball Win “Lights Up” Electrician

May 29th, 2013

Virginia Man Thrilled, Still Shocked by Second-Tier Prize

He’s a Powerball veteran with tickets for just about every drawing and who knows almost everything about the game, but when his eyes told him that his ticket correctly matched five of the six winning numbers recently, his mind when blank. The Northern Virginia player simply could not believe that he’d won a $1 million prize.

“It wasn’t until I got here and talked to the people at the Lottery office that I really believed I had won,” the 36-year-old electrician told officials. “I knew it was real after looking at the winning numbers a week or so ago, but somehow I just didn’t accept it.”

The Powerball drawing that produced the win occurred back on May 4. When officials asked why the winner had waited three weeks to claim his $1 million, he said, “I wanted to talk to some people before I came in, to get some advice about the process.”

The Powerball fan plans to take a vacation in the near future to get some quiet time to ponder just what he’ll do with is winnings. “I have some ideas, but I want to make sure I do it the right way.” While he doesn’t plan to stop working and may go back to school, he wants to focus considerable attention on programs that create opportunities for the less fortunate to improve their lives.

Powerball luck found this winner at East Liquors, 6367 Livingston Road in Oxon Hill. As he left Lottery headquarters, he still seemed to not grasp his good fortune. “How can this be happening to me? How can I be this blessed?”

$150,000 Diamond Dazzler Bingo Scratch-off Win Delights Young Couple

May 29th, 2013
Mia'lree Mays - Diamond Dazzler Bingo

Happy couple Mia’lree Mays and Jamie Price of Rising Sun show off their big win.

Cecil County players capture top prize

Great gifts really do come in small packages. A Cecil County stay-at-home mom remains dazed, dazzled and $150,000 richer because her longtime, live-in boyfriend added a Maryland Lottery scratch-off ticket to a small bag of goodies to cheer her up.

Jamie Price of Rising Sun stopped at a local gas station Saturday afternoon to buy a soda, bag of chips and a Maryland Lottery Diamond Dazzler Bingo scratch-off ticket for a very weary Mia’lree Mays. The couple had finished a long day of chores and Mia’lree, whose baby is due in July, was resting and watching “Shrek” with their 2-year-old son Jasion. She plays the Diamond Dazzler regularly but has only won $75 in the past.

Jamie began hovering when she saw she had won at least $75. By the time Mia’lree finished scratching off the ticket, she saw that she’d won the $150,000 top prize for the popular scratch-off ticket. Two $10,000 winning tickets are still in the stores, along with three $1,000 tickets. She remembers staring at the ticket, dazed and uncomprehending.

“He realized it first and he started shaking,” she said, smiling.

“I haven’t been able to stop shaking since Saturday night,” Jamie said. “This couldn’t have come at a better time.”

The couple kept the ticket hidden all weekend until Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore opened on Tuesday. They told their families, but no one else.

“We rolled the ticket up in a pair of pants in the dresser,” Mia’lree said. “He kept waking up and checking it, like it was an infant.”

“I’ve been really nervous, like it wasn’t real,” Jamie said. “I was dead-bolting the door constantly.”

A steel welder and iron worker, Jamie, 24, has worked for Mia’lree’s father at North Bay Industrial Services for six years. He met Mia, 20, through her father. The couple plan to spend their winnings on a four-bedroom house, an evening at a nice hotel and on items for the July addition to their family, Iris’lynn Marie Price.

The lucky ticket was sold at the Sunoco A Plus at 355 Telegraph Road in Rising Sun.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 05/28/13

May 29th, 2013
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, May 28
04-12-25-32-54-36
Megaplier x4
Match
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 3 $250,000 0 0
4 1 26 $10,000 1 0
4 0 984 $150 33 2
3 1 1,110 $150 46 4
2 1 17,959 $10 628 51
3 0 51,666 $7 1,762 124
1 1 105,278 $3 3,470 244
0 1 193,115 $2 6,174 451
TOTAL 370,141 12,114 876
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 05/31/13
Jackpot Amount $30,000,000
Cash Option $21,900,000

ATM Withdrawal Yields Mega Deposit

May 28th, 2013

Bowie man wins second-tier $250,000 Mega Millions prize

Short on cash in hand but longing to play Mega Millions, a Bowie man is $250,000 richer because he decided to stop at a 7-Eleven, withdrew cash from the ATM and bought what became his winning ticket.

The 35-year-old finance manager usually plays Mega Millions at a different location. He always buys tickets on the night of the drawing for big jackpot games like Powerball and Mega Millions. Imagine his surprise after returning to the store the next day to discover he won a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions prize during the recent big Mega Millions drawing.

The father of one scanned the ticket and was shocked to see a message directing him to go to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to redeem it.

“I scanned it a few times to see if I’d won, but I wasn’t 100 percent sure until I came into the office,” the man said.

He plans to use his winnings to take his wife and daughter to visit family in France and will put the rest of the money toward the couple’s mortgage. The lucky winner purchased his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 3570 Crain Highway in Bowie.

Multi-Match Detailed Results -05/27/2013

May 27th, 2013
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, May 27, 2013
29-30-31-35-36-42
5 of 6 ($1,000) 13
4 of 6 ($20)  573
3 of 6 ($2) 8,538
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 1
9 of 18 ($500) 10
8 of 18 ($100) 65
7 of 18 ($20) 386
6 of 18 ($7) 1,888
5 of 18 ($2) 6,418
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won N/A
Cash Option N/A
Next Drawing Thurs. 05/30/2013
Jackpot Amount $750,000
Cash Option $500,000

Powerball Detailed Results – 05/25/13

May 26th, 2013
Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, May 25
02-06-19-21-27-25
Match
Match PB Winners Prize
Amounts
Number of
Winners in MD
Power Play
Prize Amounts
Power Play
Winners In MD
5 1 3 Jackpot 0 n/a 0
5 0 10 $1,000,000 0 $2,000,000 0
4 1 45 $10,000 1 $40,000 0
4 0 1,581 $100 42 $200 6
3 1 1,841 $100 51 $200 5
3 0 61,980 $7 1,636 $14 202
2 1 26,702 $7 703 $14 89
1 1 148,290 $4 3,803 $12 403
0 1 271,884 $4 7,035 $12 690
TOTAL 512,336 13,271 1,395
Jackpot Winner Yes (DE, FL, LA)
Jackpot Amount $50,000,000.00
Cash Option $31,133,250.31
Next Drawing Wed. 05/29/13
Jackpot Amount $40,000,000
Cash Option $24,900,000

Hot Five – June 2013 [VIDEO]

May 25th, 2013

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcYge8RoUcE

Compare all of the June 2013 Hot Five scratch-offs side-by-side including prizes remaining and more by clicking here.

Summer Fun ($1)

  • 6% sold
  • $2,000 top prize: 22 remaining!
  • 34 $1,000 prizes remain.
  • Mail in any four non-winning tickets for a chance to win a week long luxury vacation in Deep Creek Lake or Ocean City, Maryland. See mdlottery.com/summerfun for details!

Sapphire Blue 7s ($2)

  • 83% sold
  • $7,777 top prizes: 2 remain!
  • Blue 7 doubles prize!

Red White & Blue ($2)

  • 34% sold
  • $10,000 top prize: 4 remain!
  • Find a red flag to win your prize automatically!
  • A blue flag triples your prize!

Money Talks ($5)

  • 49% sold
  • $50,000 top prizes: 4 remain!
  • $5,000 prizes:  10 remain!
  • Four different scenes to play featuring fun caricatures of US historical figures that are printed on our currency.

Tax Free $50,000 ($5)

  • 63% sold
  • $50,000 Taxes Paid Top Prize: 4 remain!
  • $5,000 prizes: 5 remain!
  • This ticket also features a bonus area in addition to four remaining taxes paid top prizes of $50,000!

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 05/24/13

May 25th, 2013
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Friday, May 24
04-05-16-18-53-28
Megaplier x4
Match
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 4 $250,000 0 0
4 1 30 $10,000 1 0
4 0 1,177 $150 46 2
3 1 1,538 $150 47 6
2 1 23,306 $10 879 76
3 0 60,892 $7 2,144 168
1 1 130,411 $3 4,715 284
0 1 234,042 $2 8,501 608
TOTAL 451,400 16,333 1,144
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Tue. 05/28/13
Jackpot Amount $23,000,000
Cash Option $16,900,000


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