Bonus Match 5 Supplies Electrifying Jolt for Appliance Salesman

November 6th, 2015

Edgewater man wins $50,000 top prize

An appliance salesman from Edgewater discovered he was wired for winning this week when he claimed $50,000 from a Bonus Match 5 ticket purchased nearly six months ago. The 49-year-old held the ticket for 162 days – just 20 days shy of the maximum time allowed to collect his prize – before heading to Lottery headquarters.

The lucky winner is a frequent player, regularly buying his tickets at a favorite retailer and playing a series of the same digits – his twin daughters’ age and hospital bracelet numbers. But it was a break from these norms that may have contributed to the win.

“I was pressed for time, so I purchased my daily ticket from a gas station on my way, not my regular stop,” he said.

He bought a Bonus Match 5 ticket with his regular numbers on one line and two lines of random Quick Pick numbers at the Shell gas station located at 9280 All Saints Road in Laurel. But he didn’t discover he was a winner until he returned to his usual location. The clerk there knew his regular numbers and asked him if he had won. The numbers from the previous evening were close, but not his regular numbers. But when he glanced at the winning numbers again, he noticed that the numbers on one of his Quick Pick lines matched exactly, winning the game’s top prize.

Since discovering the win, the lucky man has gone about his life, only sharing the news with his wife and a friend. He said he plans to save the prize money in a college fund for his twin daughters. The Shell station on All Saints Road is a winner as well. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Bonus Match 5 drawings are held nightly, with a top prize of $50,000. A promotion running now through Nov. 15 will give players a chance to double the top prize to $100,000 if their ticket carries a randomly printed “Doubler” message. In addition, the Maryland Lottery will pay the taxes on all Bonus Match 5 $50,000 and $100,000 prizes for tickets purchased now through Nov. 15.

Multi-Match Detailed Results 05 Nov 15

November 5th, 2015
  Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
 5 of 6 ($1,000) 28
4 of 6 ($20) 1,023
3 of 6 ($2) 16,014
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 3
9 of 18 ($500) 11
8 of 18 ($100) 101
7 of 18 ($20) 762
6 of 18 ($7) 3,606
5 of 18 ($2) 12,520
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won 0
Cash Option 0
Next Drawing Monday, November 9th, 2015
Jackpot Amount $2,600,000
Cash Option $2,000,000

Tailgater Scores $10,000 Lottery Win as Ravens Break Losing Streak

November 5th, 2015

Baltimore man buys lucky Ravens ticket in parking lot at M&T Bank Stadium

229-Ravens-ITVMNov. 1 was a good day for the Baltimore Ravens, and an even better day for one football fan who won the biggest Lottery prize of his life while tailgating in the parking lot at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Ravens broke a three-game losing streak with a 29-26 victory against the San Diego Chargers. Before the game, a 43-year-old Baltimore resident found Lottery luck when he purchased four $5 Ravens scratch-offs from a Lottery hawker who was selling tickets to tailgaters.

“We were there pretty early, tailgating before the game, and I decided to get four tickets and my girlfriend said, ‘Don’t get four, that’s $20, get two’ ” the lucky winner said. “But I got the four.”

That decision turned out to be worth $10,000.

“On the first two I got nothing,” he said. “And then, the third one, I was scratching and I saw the ‘20X’ with $500 under it. And I was trying to figure out, ‘Am I a winner?’ I thought maybe it’s $500, and people were looking at it telling me it’s 20 times $500. I must have read the instructions on the ticket 800 times.”

After checking the ticket at the Lottery booth, the medical worker confirmed his $10,000 prize.

“I was thrilled, everyone was jealous,” he said.

And there was one person who perhaps was the most jealous of all.

“My girlfriend’s friend bought two tickets right after me, and if I had only bought two instead of four, she would have gotten the $10,000,” he said.

The lucky winner said he plays scratch-offs occasionally and also enjoys Mega Millions and Powerball. But the largest prize he had won prior to this was $75. He said he plans to donate some of his prize money to a favorite charity – either a homeless shelter or pit bull rescue – and is thinking about planning a trip with his girlfriend.

The Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens have partnered to produce an annual scratch-off ticket for seven years. This season’s ticket launched in July and two of its $100,000 top prizes are still waiting to be found. There also are five remaining $10,000 prizes. If your Ravens ticket isn’t a winner, you can enter it into the Ravens second-chance contests for chances to win season tickets for 2016, season tickets for 20 years and cash prizes.

Impulse Buy Turns into a Big Lottery Win for a Frederick Man

November 5th, 2015

Claims $10,000 prize playing Cookies and Cash scratch-off

235-Cookies-and-CashCookies and cash weren’t on a Frederick man’s grocery list but he’s sure glad he picked up a Maryland Lottery scratch-off by that name. He won $10,000!

The 40-year-old had made a quick dash to Weis Markets located at 2 Old Camp Road in Frederick to spend a few bucks on canned veggies and French fries. Before leaving, he bought a $2 Cookies and Cash scratch-off from a vending machine. He selected the newly released holiday-themed instant ticket because it was fresh on the market and he had never seen it before.

“As soon as I got outside, I began to scratch the ticket,” he said. “I kept checking and rechecking the ticket to make sure I was reading it right. Once I realized I was, I was in total shock.”

The happy winner told Lottery officials that he’d won several $100 prizes here and there but nothing this large. “This is by far the most I’ve ever won,” he said. “I still can’t believe it.”

The lucky man, who reads electric meters by trade, said he’d treat himself to an Xbox One® system and a new lawn mower and get a jump on his holiday shopping.

The Cookies and Cash scratch-off still has plenty of top-level prizes. Look for two more $10,000 top-prize tickets, five $5,000 winners and 10 $1,000 winners at your local Maryland Lottery retailer. You also can enter non-winning holiday-themed scratch-offs into the Lottery’s second-chance contest to win a Warehouse Dash® shopping spree or up to $10,000 in cash prizes. Find out more at

College Professor Earns High Marks on ‘Scratch-off Selection 101’

November 5th, 2015

$10,000 win offers a life lesson on taking chances

207-Hit-It-Big-ITVM_P1-goldA college professor took a $10,000 break between classes this week, visiting Maryland Lottery headquarters to collect his biggest prize ever. The frequent player of other Lottery games only recently started his study of scratch-offs and quickly earned high marks with a $20 game!

The Crofton resident’s $10,000 win with the Hit It Big game first caused him to question his vision. The scratch-off prize also reminded him of the joy of those random surprises that life occasionally sends your way.

His winning experience began with a trip to a Hanover grocery store. As he finished his shopping, a scratch-off vending machine in the Safeway at 7643 Arundel Mills Boulevard caught his eye. “I saw that the machine had Hit It Big,” he said. “I’ve played that one a few times and enjoyed it, so that’s what I chose.”

Scratching off his ticket later at home, the 50-year-old husband and father of two uncovered a Double symbol in the play area and knew that it meant something good. “I thought to myself, ‘Did I just win? Is this possible?’ ” A visit to a Lottery retailer confirmed his luck and got him thinking about how to spend his winnings.

“My family is going on a vacation soon,” he said. “This will cover all the costs, and then some.”

The lesson our lucky professor takes from his experience is one that can apply to other situations and opportunities. “Buying that ticket was the key, of course. The odds are always against a big win, but you have to give life the opportunity to work out for you. It’s probably not going to happen, but if you don’t buy a ticket, it definitely isn’t going to happen.”

Hit It Big carries a $1 million top prize, of which two are still available. Two $50,000 winning tickets are still out there as well as 18 more of the $10,000 prizes our professor took home.

Powerball Detailed Results – 11/04/15

November 5th, 2015


Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, November 4
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1  1 Jackpot 0 0
5 0 1 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 19 $50,000 0 0
4 0 577 $100 13 3
3 1 1,417 $100 24 3
3 0 33,607 $7 718 111
2 1 26,156 $7 520 73
1 1 184,421 $4 3,631 458
0 1 414,838 $4 8,282 1,062
TOTAL  661,037 13,188 1,710
Jackpot Winner YES-TN
Jackpot Amount  $144,100,000.00
Cash Option  $89,795,622.27
Next Drawing Sat. 11/07/15
Jackpot Amount $40,000,000
Cash Option $24,900,000

Maryland Lottery Bonus Match 5 Fan Takes Home Top Prize

November 4th, 2015

Bel Air man wins $50,000 with taxes-paid

A 70-year-old electrical engineer made a shocking discovery when he checked his Bonus Match 5 ticket from the Monday, Nov. 2 drawing – his numbers matched!

The surprises continued at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore when he claimed his $50,000 top-prize win the day after the drawing. The Bel Air man took home the entire amount because a special Lottery promotion underway through Nov. 15 pays all taxes on top-prize Bonus Match 5 wins!

“I had no idea,” he said, smiling. “That makes it that much better.”

Lottery luck came to the Harford County resident when he was headed home from work. A regular Bonus Match 5 player, he purchased several tickets for that night’s drawing at the Fork Citgo in Kingsville. He has random numbers that he has played routinely over the years. “I have other numbers that are birthdays and such, but it was my random numbers that won,” he said.

Later that night, after the drawing, the winner looked at a printout of the Bonus Match 5 winning numbers and checked his tickets against it. The lucky player initially thought he had won $400, but when he checked again, he realized that he matched all five numbers drawn.

“I was shocked,” he said. “This is really quite a surprise.”

Even though the winner had a $50,000 winning ticket in his possession, he was rather calm as he tucked it away in his wallet and enjoyed a normal night. The father of four adult children started his day by visiting Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. As he waited for the claim to be processed, a Lottery official informed him about the special taxes-paid promotion that made his win even bigger.

The happy man plans to pay off his car and some other bills with the prize, save the rest and continue to play his favorite game. The win also makes the retailer a winner. The Lottery will give Fork Citgo located at 12601 Harford Road a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket.

Casino Cashier Finds Lottery Luck with Poker Scratch-off

November 4th, 2015

Philadelphia resident claims $10,000 prize on Poker Showdown game

220-Poker-Showdown-ITVMA Philadelphia woman who spends her work hours interacting with casino players brought Lady Luck along with her on a trip to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. While in St. Michaels visiting a friend, the casino cashier of five years decided to quench her thirst at a nearby store.

The 45-year-old entered Acme Markets located at 114 Talbot Street and spotted a kiosk of Maryland Lottery scratch-offs. After considering her options, she decided to play a Poker Showdown scratch-off. The loyal player bought the $10 instant ticket and headed back to her friend’s house, where she scratched the instant ticket. Her $10 shot at Lottery luck had paid off with a $10,000 prize!

“I could not believe what I saw,” she said. The lucky winner was so excited she shared the great news with her friends and family. Unable to make it to Lottery headquarters right away to claim her prize, she hid her winning ticket under her mattress and checked on it every day until she could turn it in to Lottery officials in Baltimore.

The happy woman said she plays lots of Maryland Lottery games, including scratch-offs, Mega Millions and Pick 3/Pick 4 three to four times a week. This is her first big win! The Pennsylvania resident plans to use some of her prize to help out several family members. She also has vacation time coming up and can now book a trip somewhere fun to enjoy her winnings.

Be sure to visit your local retailer to check out the Poker Showdown game, which hit stores this summer. There are still three top prizes of $100,000 remaining along with 15 $10,000 prizes and 48 $1,000 winners.

Retiree Wins Big Playing Racetrax

November 4th, 2015

Pasadena resident takes home $26,272 prize after lucky Superfecta bet

When a 67-year-old retired Pasadena man dropped in at Jimmy T’s Restaurant in Riviera Beach on Nov. 2, his plan was to enjoy a simple leisurely afternoon: Grab a late lunch, hang out with friends and play a few games of Racetrax. But he had no idea that the Maryland Lottery’s computer-animated horse racing game would have him galloping home $26,000 richer.

He won by placing a Superfecta bet of 8-9-4-5. And he didn’t have to wait long to cash in, because 8-9-4-5 was the order of finish in the first of the five races he played with those numbers. The exited winner said he was amazingly calm when he saw that his horses crossed the finish line in the exact order he had chosen. The winning bet paid $26,272.

“I had been betting on four different horses all day but I wasn’t winning so I asked the bartender to change my bet,” he said. “The moment I did that, I won. I then quietly whispered to the bar maid there to let her know I had won big.”

The lucky winner said the only other time he won a large Lottery prize was a few years ago when he placed a six-number bet on Keno and pocketed $4,000.

“We’re certainly pleased that we sold a big winning ticket to someone playing Racetrax,” said Robin Reinke, manager of Jimmy T’s. “We love it when our customers win.”

The Anne Arundel County resident said he plans to use his winnings to pay a few bills and enjoy the rest of his retirement – and maybe play a few more games of Racetrax. Jimmy T’s, located at 8031 Fort Smallwood Road, gets to celebrate as well. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket with a prize worth more than $10,000, the retailer will receive a $262.72 bonus from the Maryland Lottery – equal to 1 percent of the prize value.

District Heights Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

November 4th, 2015

35th top-tier ticket sold in 2015

Happy Winner Wednesday, Bonus Match 5 players! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player holding a $50,000 winning ticket from the Tuesday, Nov. 2 drawing. Black Ribeye at 611 Marlboro Pike in District Heights sold the winning ticket, which is the second top-prize ticket sold this week.

Check your ticket to see if it matches the lucky numbers of 4, 6, 12, 27 and 35; the Bonus Ball was 1. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The lucky player 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 top-prize ticket.

Here’s another bit of luck – this win occurred during the Lottery’s Bonus Match 5 Doubler and Taxes Paid promotions running through Nov. 15. Winning tickets with “Doubler” printed on them pay $100,000 rather than $50,000. And, taxes are paid on all winning tickets worth $50,000 or $100,000!

Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 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!