Due to the holiday, the Maryland Lottery office and claim centers will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. They will reopen on Monday, November 30.

Concrete Laborer Rocked by $50,000 Nutcracker Cash Doubler Prize Windfall

October 31st, 2014

Montgomery County couple claims second top prize on $5 scratch-off

175-Nutcracker-Cash-Doubler-ITVMA laborer for a concrete company and his wife were still absorbing the reality of their recent scratch-off win this week. The 65 year-old man and his wife, who are regular players, won $50,000 on a $5 Nutcracker Cash Doubler scratch-off, while playing a few games of Keno.

The couple purchased the holiday-themed ticket, and while waiting for the next Keno game he scratched it, revealing three ‘pinecone’ emblems next to a $50,000 top-prize. After revealing the prize the lucky couple could not believe their luck. After all their lottery play, they had never won a large prize until this week.

When asked how finding such a large prize felt, the couple was overcome with emotions. “We are very happy, but also very emotional,” said the lucky lady. “Sometimes you have days when you feel very lucky – This was ours,” she explained.

The couple explained the source of their emotions stems from leaving their homeland of El Salvador many years ago. When they emigrated they left family behind, including the four children that they have not seen for nearly 14 years. They say they plan to use the prize to take the long awaited trip and reunite with their family.

Village Beer and Wine at 19710 Fisher Avenue in Poolesville is the lucky retailer location that sold the winning ticket.

Mechanic to Jump Start Home Repairs with Lottery Win

October 31st, 2014

Claims $50,000 prize on Lucky Millionaire scratch-off

Lucky MillionaireA Hagerstown auto mechanic can jump start a much-needed home repair project after winning $50,000 playing the Maryland Lottery’s Lucky Millionaire scratch-off.

The 37-year-old plays one instant ticket per day and wins “often enough to keep it fun, to make each ticket exciting.” The winning scratch-off he purchased when he stopped for gas at a Smithburg High’s store will fuel that excitement for many games to come.

Lottery luck came to the married father of two when he noticed the store’s Lottery vending machine and took action.

“I really like the $20 tickets and the first one I saw was Lucky Millionaire, so I got it.” The ticket went home with him that night and to work the next day, unscratched. “I played it on a break and just sat there, staring. $50,000! It was just unbelievable.”

The Washington County resident called home with the news and finished his day at the shop. The winnings will go toward home repairs and into savings. “This came at a very good time for us,” the happy winner said. “Just when the need came up at home, the means to handle it fell into my hands.”

The Lucky Millionaire game still has plenty to offer scratch-off players. One of its $1 million top prizes remains as well as two $50,000 second-tier winning tickets. To visit the mechanic’s lucky store, stop at High’s #5 is located at 22550 Jefferson Boulevard in Smithburg.

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 10/30/2014

October 30th, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5 of 6 ($1,000)  17
4 of 6 ($20) 786
3 of 6 ($2) 12,770
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000)  1
9 of 18 ($500) 11
8 of 18 ($100) 86
7 of 18 ($20)  613
6 of 18 ($7) 2,817
5 of 18 ($2) 9,875
Jackpot Winner  No
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Mon., Nov 3, 2014
Jackpot Amount $1,650,000
Cash Option $1,250,000

Flintstone Restroom Stop Leads to $20,000 Lottery Win

October 30th, 2014

Frederick County man claims top prize on Hit $20,000 scratch-off

Hit $20,000A restroom break and scratch-off purchase at Billie’s Gas & Grub in Western Maryland gave a Frederick County family a $20,000 Maryland Lottery win.

The winner’s son-in-law had a hand in their good fortune because he bought two Hit $20,000 scratch-off tickets while the men waited for the winner’s daughter.

“We were outside and my son-in-law asked me to choose which one I wanted and I said I wanted the green ticket,” said the 59-year-old winner, chuckling. “I began to scratch the top line off and immediately noticed that it had said I won $5,000. That’s when I got nervous and decided to scratch the rest at home.”

Later, in the privacy of his Emmitsburg home, the father pulled out the $2 instant ticket. “I continued to scratch the rest and it said I had won $20,000,” he said. “Initially, I thought my family was playing a trick on me with fake Lottery tickets.”

The dubious winner confirmed his prize by taking the Hit $20,000 scratch-off to scan on a ticket checker at a local store. The general laborer said this is his lucky year with the Maryland Lottery because he won more than $2,000 in March playing Keno.

“I really don’t know what I’m going to do with the money yet but I’ll probably give my son-in-law a few bucks just for giving me the winning ticket,” he said. The Lottery is also sharing the wealth by giving a bonus of $200 to the retailer for selling the top-prize ticket. Billie’s Gas & Grub is located at 21514 National Pike in Flintstone.

Top 40 Scratch-offs – October 30, 2014

October 30th, 2014

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TOP 40 SCRATCH-OFFS: Thursday, October 30, 2014
1 Winter Cash Tripler 7% 9
2 Monopoly (New) 76% 2
3 Nutcracker Cash Doubler 9% 21
4 Fabulous 5s Doubler 18% 1
5 Ravens Cash Fantasy 48% 3
6 Emerald Riches 26% 4
7 Bingo Times 10 20% 6
8 Jackpot! 36% 5
9 $1,000,000 Fortune 30% 8
10 Get Lucky! 25% 7
11 Twisted Bingo 47% 11
12 Hold ‘Em Poker 45% 10
13 Deluxe Cash Crossword 44% 13
14 Sparkling 7s 82% 12
15 The Walking Dead 37% 14
16 5x Cash Club 68% 15
17 Lucky Millionaire 43% 17
18 Triple Tripler 15% 16
19 Show Me the Money 51% 19
20 Hit the Jackpot 73% 20
21 Cash Lines 34% 23
22 Orioles 96% 18
23 Metal Money Mania 71% 22
24 Club Casino 83% 25
25 Quick Cash 24% 24
26 Red Hot Riches 74% 26
27 Bonus Crossword 24% 27
28 Hit $20,000 29% 29
29 $100,000 Richer 75% 28
30 21 57% 31
31 Biggest Taxes Paid Ever 77% 30
32 White Ice 7s 38% 34
33 Super Slots 85% 32
34 Rainbow Blackout Bingo 54% 36
35 Big Cash Multiplier 73% 33
36 Double Dollar Fortune 75% 35
37 Money Vault 43% 37
38 Get Rich 90% 38
39 Super 7s 78% 39
40 Deuce’s Wild 5% 40

Powerball Detailed Results – 10/29/2014

October 30th, 2014


Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, October 29
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 2 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 30 $10,000 0 0
4 0 753 $100 7 0
3 1 1,148 $100 21 0
3 0 40,096 $7 892 86
2 1 20,767 $7 438 50
1 1 138,318 $4 3,092 361
0 1 294,535 $4 6,382 709
TOTAL 495,649 10,832 1,206
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Sat. 11/01/2014
Jackpot Amount $159,000,000
Cash Option $99,900,000

A Ride on Orioles’ Bandwagon Gives Lottery Win to Dundalk Man

October 29th, 2014

Fred Darby - Orioles_webFred Darby of Dundalk (right), hoped the Orioles’ winning streak would carry over to the Orioles scratch-off – and it did! He and his dad, Fred Darby Sr., are poised to celebrate the $60,000 top-prize win on the game.

Claims $60,000 top prize on Orioles scratch-off

A Dundalk man who jumped on the Orioles’ season-winning bandwagon is singing a happy tune after winning $60,000 on the Maryland Lottery’s Orioles scratch-off.

Lucky Fred Darby hit a home run with his purchase of the popular baseball-themed ticket. “I stopped by a store on my way home and was in the mood to play,” Fred told Lottery officials. The construction worker wound up at Geresbeck’s Food Market at 3409 Dundalk Avenue in Baltimore.

“I was deciding which game to play when I thought of the fun I had following the O’s this season,” he said. “I figured that their luck might keep going for me.”

Home later with his father, Fred scratched his top prize ticket. “I noticed right away that I had a match, but when I saw the prize beneath it, I just went blank,” the 45-year-old said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

His father couldn’t believe it either, but for a different reason. Fred confessed that he had pretended to win Lottery prizes in the past. Convincing his dad that he really had won big on the $5 ticket was difficult. The two sat and talked for a long while, amazed by Fred’s luck and making plans for the prize.

Asked how the $60,000 would fit into his life, Fred replied the money would first go toward “bills, of course. The rest will go into savings for my two children.”

For selling the top-prize scratch-off, the retailer will receive a $600 bonus from the Lottery. While all top prizes on the ticket are claimed, the game still has more than 48,000 prize-winning scratch-offs of $5 to $5,000 available for purchase from Lottery retailers.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 10/28/2014

October 29th, 2014
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, October 28
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
5 0 1 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 60 $5,000 1 0
4 0 862 $500 16 0
3 1 4,265 $50 118 7
2 1 57,856 $5 1,614 111
3 0 95,536 $5 2,663 173
1 1 849,824 $2 23,209 1,497
0 1 2,329,467 $1 63,938 4,371
TOTAL 3,337,871 91,559 6,159
Jackpot Winner  NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 10/31/2013
Jackpot Amount $284,000,000
Cash Option $172,000,000

Lawn Care Businessman Rakes in $50,000 Lottery Win

October 28th, 2014

Upper Marlboro man claims top prize on Get Lucky scratch-off

An Upper Marlboro man was feeling downright lucky. The lawn care business owner was so confident about raking in a big Maryland Lottery win that he predicted it at the retail location that did, days later, sell him a $50,000 winning Get Lucky scratch-off.

“I definitely saw this coming,” the winner said. “I told the manager of a Lottery store near one of my work sites that I’d be next to hit it big.”

Days later, the 49-year-old stopped in again at the Bowie Exxon for a scratch-off and bought a $5 Get Lucky ticket. He scratched the ticket off in his car while he waited to pick up a carryout order.

“I saw that I’d matched two symbols and, before I scratched the prize symbol, said a little prayer,” the married man said. When he revealed the $50,000 prize, the Prince George’s County resident was overjoyed. He kept his win a secret until he could return to the store at 1500 North Crain Highway to have the manager confirm the win. Only then did he share the news with his family.

The man and his wife plan to pay bills with the $50,000 prize and set some money aside for a down payment on a future home. He is the first to win the top prize on the $5 scratch-off, which launched in August. Five more $50,000 top-tier tickets and nine $5,000 second-tier tickets are waiting for buyers at Maryland retailers. For selling this winning ticket, the Bowie Exxon in Prince George’s County receives a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

Will our winner keep playing Lottery games? Absolutely!

“This is a blessing, one that I somehow knew was on the way,” he said. “If I get that feeling again, you can bet that I’ll be picking up a ticket.”

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 10/27/2014

October 27th, 2014
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, October 27, 2014
5 of 6 ($1,000)  19
4 of 6 ($20) 816
3 of 6 ($2) 13,420
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 10
8 of 18 ($100) 101
7 of 18 ($20) 665
6 of 18 ($7) 3,036
5 of 18 ($2) 10,263
Jackpot Winner  No
Amount Won n/a
Cash Option n/a
Next Drawing Thurs., Oct. 30, 2014
Jackpot Amount $1,600,000
Cash Option $1,200,000