|Mega Millions Detailed Results|
|Friday, July 8|
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|Jackpot Winner||YES – IN|
|Next Drawing||Tuesday 07/12/16|
|Cash4Life Detailed Results|
|Thursday, July 7|
|04-08-26-41-55 / 03|
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|5||1||0||$1,000 a day for life||0|
|5||0||1||$1,000 a week for life||0|
|Top Prize Winner||NO|
|Next Drawing||Monday 07/11/16|
Wins $30,000 top prize on recently launched scratch-off
A College Park resident got the last laugh on a few self-proclaimed Maryland Lottery experts recently when she won a $30,000 top prize on the Loteria scratch-off.
In late June, she visited the 7-Eleven located at 10550 Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville and was trying to pick scratch-offs to buy when other Lottery players in the store advised her against the $3 Loteria ticket.
“They were well-versed in the Lottery and they said that it wasn’t the ticket to get,” she said. “So, I decided I was going to do the opposite and try it.”
The lucky winner, who works in the health care field, said she is accustomed to playing instant tickets that reveal prize amounts when the ticket is scratched. Loteria is a bit different, as players reveal symbols and then match them against a field of winning symbols to determine the amount of their prize.
She scratched the ticket in the store, and at first wasn’t sure whether she had won. But then, she scanned the Prize Check code at the Lottery ticket checker and received the message that every player hopes to see: “Cash at Lottery.” That meant the prize was far too large for her to cash the ticket at the 7-Eleven. Her win left the other Lottery players at the store in shock.
“There were a few choice words,” the lucky woman said with a smile. “I was quite excited and happy and surprised. I couldn’t believe it was real.”
The Prince George’s County resident said she plans to take her time deciding what to do with her prize money, although she is thinking about using some of it to buy a new car. She also plans to help a few important people in her life and donate to a few charities.
“I just want to calm down and think about it,” she said. “And I hope to come back again and win something big.”
The 7-Eleven store in Beltsville will receive a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize-winning ticket in the game. Loteria launched in May, and four of its $30,000 top prizes are still waiting to be found at Lottery retailers across the state. There are also thousands of additional prizes ranging from $3 to $600.
|A “Winning Dad” from Temple Hills claimed a prize of $18,520 after a successful Racetrax Trifecta Box bet.|
Loyal Lottery player uses list of favorite numbers to win $18,250
A Temple Hills resident who said he wins “so often the Maryland Lottery feels like family” is planning to treat his two children to a trip to Disney World after winning $18,250 playing Racetrax, the computer-animated horse-racing game.
The winner, nicknamed “Winning Dad,” said he attributes his good fortune more to God than luck after claiming his big Racetrax prize. But he also has a system which, for him, has proven to be quite lucky.
“I have a list of numbers that I play, where I use the bigger numbers and play Trifecta Boxes,” he said.
In Racetrax, the horses are numbered 1 through 12 and results are weighted. When the higher-numbered horses finish in the top four, the prizes to players who bet on those horses are larger.
On May 25, the Prince George’s County resident visited his favorite Lottery retailer, Best One Food Mart at 6306 Addison Road in Capitol Heights. Among the list of numbers he played was a 9-10-12 Trifecta. When the horses finished in that order, he won $18,520.
“I’ve won $5,000 before, $3,000, $2,100, but never won as big as this,” he said. “I was surprised.”
Aside from a Disney vacation, the lucky winner doesn’t have any other special plans for spending his prize. He enjoys playing different Lottery games and plans to keep playing in hopes of one day landing a jackpot prize.
Best One Food Mart is a winner as well. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket worth at least $10,000, the store will receive a bonus of $185.20 from the Maryland Lottery – equal to 1 percent of the prize value.
Gwynn Oak resident wins with $100,000 Gold Rush game
A 36-year-old lucky Maryland Lottery player returned to the Winner’s Circle this week to celebrate his third win in two years! The Gwynn Oak resident just won $10,000 on the $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off game one year after being chosen “Contestant of the Game” in a second-chance promotion, which netted him a $2,000 prize. Two years ago, he won $100,000 on another scratch-off game.
His latest lucky win came when his wife decided to order carryout pizza for dinner. When the Baltimore city resident arrived at the restaurant, the pizza was still cooking. He decided to cross the street to the Rolling Road BP located at 2202 N. Rolling Road in Woodlawn to kill some time playing scratch-offs.
The father of two first bought a $5 $50,000 Gold Rush scratch-off and was about to head out when something told him to try the $10 $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off, too!
“I knew something was up when I scratched the first line and saw three $10 wins and then the $1,000,” he said. “I stopped there, folded my ticket and went to finish the game in my car.”
The $1,000 amount popped up eight times among $10, $100 and $500 prizes. “I quickly added them up to $10,000,” he said.
By this time, his pizza was ready. The lucky player picked it up and raced home to share news of his Lottery win with his wife. “I always say I’m just going to surprise her by depositing the check and telling her to check the balance,” he said, smiling. “But, I can never keep the news to myself.”
The winner, who works in education, plans to spend his prize on a new car and new tires for his wife’s car. The three-time winner bought her car with his $100,000 prize back in 2014.
There are still plenty of unclaimed top prizes remaining on his lucky scratch-off game. The $100,000 Gold Rush instant ticket has three unclaimed $100,000 top prizes, one $20,000 prize and five $10,000 prizes. The Gold Rush family of scratch-off games also has a $1 and $2 ticket.
Deadlines are July 8 and July 13 for Powerball, Mega Millions prizes
Where are our two missing Maryland Lottery millionaires? Time is running out for the players holding $1 million winning Mega Millions and Powerball prizes to claim their prizes at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore!
The Royal Farms located at 7701 German Hill Road in Dundalk sold the winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket from the Jan. 8 drawing. The ticket matches all five of the white balls – 11, 39, 51, 57 and 75 – but did not match the Mega Ball, which was 2. The claiming deadline is 4:30 p.m. July 8.
The 7-Eleven located at 4907 Annapolis Road in Bladensburg sold the $1 million winning Powerball ticket in the Jan. 13 drawing. The ticket matches all five of the white balls – 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 – but did not match the Power Ball, which was 10. The claiming deadline is 4:30 p.m. July 13.
Winners of all Maryland Lottery games have 182 days to claim their prizes at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore. The Customer Resource Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the winners may arrive at any time during those hours.
If the winners do not come forward to claim their prizes in time, the Lottery will deposit the prize into its Unclaimed Prize Fund, which helps to pay for the second-chance contests and promotions to benefit players.
If you are the winner and have questions about the claiming process, information is available on the Lottery’s website (click here) or call headquarters at 410-230-8800.
Takes home Bonus Match 5 top prize
Although he didn’t know about his Lottery luck until the next day, an avid Bonus Match 5 player had a lot to celebrate on the Fourth of July. The painter matched all five Bonus Match 5 numbers on a ticket purchased at a Royal Farms store to win the game’s $50,000 top prize.
The morning of July 5, the Baltimore resident took his quick-pick ticket to a Lottery retailer and asked the clerk to print out the winning Bonus Match 5 numbers. After comparing those numbers to the numbers on his ticket, the 77-year-old realized he was a winner.
“He came home and woke me up,” said his wife of 48 years. “I thought something was wrong.”
She soon learned that they had a lot to celebrate. The husband and wife have no immediate plans for spending the prize, except to pay off some bills.
Royal Farms #61 located at 3333 E. Fayette St. in Baltimore will receive a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket in the game. Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 to 39. To win the $50,000 top prize, players must match all five numbers.
Rosemary and Nolan Robinson of Baltimore happily collect their $7,777 Black Pearl 7s scratch-off prize.
Baltimore woman claims $7,777 prize on Black Pearl 7s scratch-off
Passing time while waiting for a neighbor to finish her grocery shopping, Rosemary Robinson of Baltimore noticed a Maryland Lottery self-service vending machine in the Giant grocery store.
As she drew closer, she saw an instant ticket with lots of 7’s in its top prize. The Black Pearl 7s instant ticket is a $2 player favorite. “When I saw the 7’s, I knew I had to get one or two,” she said. “The number seven has always been lucky for me.”
The 62-year-old wife and mother was at Giant #303 located at 601 East 33rd Street in Baltimore because her friend needed a ride. That act of kindness put her in the right place at the right time to win big.
“Every number in the WIN column was a seven, every one of them,” she said. “I thought it was some kind of winner, but wasn’t sure how big.” After consulting her husband, the couple quickly determined that Rosemary won the game’s $7,777 top prize.
“I was suddenly very happy and very nervous, for some reason,” said the retired nurse.
“She actually fell to the floor when we figured out how much the ticket was worth,” her husband said. “I had to help her get back up.”
The couple plans to put the prize in the bank for now. “We have a family member or two going through tough times,” Rosemary said. “It will be nice to be able to help them if the need arises.”
The Black Pearl 7s scratch-off game debuted in December and, at last count, has four more $7,777 top prizes available.
|Powerball Detailed Results|
|Wednesday, July 6|
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|Next Drawing||Saturday 07/09/16|
Baltimore man wins with Diamond Spectacular game
A northwest Baltimore man who bought himself two Maryland Lottery scratch-offs in honor of his July 4 birthday enjoyed a firecracker of a surprise the next day. Because he had company visiting to celebrate his birthday and to watch the July 4 fireworks, the stepfather of a dozen children had no time to play his birthday games until 11 p.m.
The 58-year-old won $25 on one of the instant tickets. The second scratch-off, a $20 Diamond Spectacular game, came from his lucky Lottery retailer – the Giant grocery store at 6780 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore. “There’s something lucky, for me, about that machine in there,” he said. The Maryland Department of Social Services employee scratched off enough of the Diamond Spectacular ticket to reveal a $500 prize and left the rest of the game to enjoy playing later.
“That brightened the whole night up,” he said. His guests gave him plenty of ideas on how to spend his $500 birthday prize before they left and he went to bed. The next morning, however, even before he had coffee, the loyal player scratched off the rest of the instant ticket and discovered his actual birthday surprise – a $10,000 win!
The winner said this game has been an extremely lucky one for him. None of his other wins on the game compare to this big prize, however. He plans to spend the money to make a down payment on a house and will keep playing the Diamond Spectacular game in hopes of winning one of the scratch-off’s bigger prizes.
The Diamond Spectacular game still has plenty of unclaimed prizes awaiting discovery at Lottery retailers. There are three unclaimed $1 million top prizes, five $50,000 prizes and 19 more $10,000 prizes.