February 23rd, 2013
Compare all of the March 2013 Hot Five scratch-offs side-by-side including prizes remaining and more by clicking here.
Lots of Loot ($1)
- 73% sold
- Top Prize $1,000; nine remaining
- Plus, 63 $500 prizes remaining
Bonus 3s ($3)
- 58% sold
- Top Prize $30,000; two remaining
- Over 200,000 prizes remaining between $3 and $1,000
- 5% sold
- Top Prize $30,000; all five remaining
- This new game features four lucky scenes: clover, horseshoe, pot of gold and rainbow
Cash Up Doubler ($5)
- 61% sold
- Top Prize $50,000; three remaining
- Two $10,000 prizes remaining
- Reveal a “$$” symbol to double your prize
Lucky 7s Game Book ($20)
- 50% sold
- Top Prize $1,000,000; four remaining
- Features six $5 scratch-off for $20
- No prize is less than $20
- Two $50,000 prizes remaining
February 22nd, 2013
Brandy Moser poses with her big ‘Payout’
College student Bowled-over by $100,000 win on 10X Payday Payout scratch-off
During a night out last Saturday at White Oak Duckpin Lanes, 19-year-old Brandy Moser only set out to beat her boyfriend Paul’s bowling score, but wound up winning a whole lot more. Along with an awesome average, Brandy also scratched-off a winning 10X Payday Payout scratch-off, scoring a $100,000 top-prize.
Getting a lane was taking longer than usual, so to pass the time, Brandy purchased a scratch-off. Although she usually buys less expensive tickets, the Montgomery College student decided to splurge on a $10 scratch-off. Just as she started scratching the ticket Brandy uncovered a matching number, along with the prize amount of $100,000. The couple scanned the ticket several times and then checked it again with the cashier, before rushing home to put their valuable discovery somewhere safe. “I was nervous letting go of the ticket for the cashier to confirm the win,” said Brandy’s boyfriend.
When Brandy returned home, she surprised her parents with the win. “We were shocked. It’s really been a special week with the Lottery win, a Ravens Championship and the upcoming Chinese new year,” said her father, Jonathan. Once secure in a safe, she and Paul rolled on to high scoring games back at the bowling alley.
The winner plans to put her winnings into savings. She hopes that the funds will help with college tuition and other future expenses. The winning ticket was purchased at White Oak Duckpin Lanes on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.
February 22nd, 2013
Laura Thomas and her son pose with their ‘Lucky Streak’
Wins $50,000 Lucky Streak Scratch-off Top Prize
When Laura Thomas of Westminster purchased scratch-offs back in December, she was faced with the difficult decision of which ticket to pick. After looking at all of the scratch-offs in the machine, she made the life-changing decision of purchasing three Lucky Streak tickets, knowing they were her son Robert’s favorite. The 59-year-old woman could barely believe her luck when she uncovered the $50,000 top prize.
The woman, who works for a tax service company, knew something was strange on her ticket after she uncovered the first $5,000. “I was so flustered as soon as I finished checking the ticket,” Thomas said. “I immediately took some pictures, mailed them to my brother in Ohio and got a safe deposit box to keep it in. It was the best $30 I’ve ever spent.”
Her good fortune came a week after a friend won $30,000 playing a scratch-off. “I’m so happy for this win, but I really wish my son could’ve won,” she said. “He’s the one that always plays this ticket; I really wish this could’ve happened to him.”
For now Thomas plans to trade-in her old car which has over 270,000 miles on it for a new Honda CR-V. “I almost feel guilty getting rid of my old car because it still works fine, but a new car will give me good peace of mind,” she told Lottery officials. The winning ticket was purchased at College Square Liquors at 444 WMC Drive in Westminster Boton Hill Food Center at 111 Park Avenue in Baltimore City.
February 22nd, 2013
Wins $50,000 on Triple Green Crossword
Getting a cup of coffee has never been so profitable. Last week, a Mt. Airy woman won $50,000 just by stopping for a cup of coffee. While getting coffee, she decided to purchase a Maryland Lottery Triple Green Crossword scratch-off .
“I was paying for my coffee when I saw the crossword ticket. Crossword games were always my mom’s favorite,” she told officials. She played the game later with her husband, and couldn’t believe the results.
“We each saw the $50,000, but all we could say was, ‘No way!’” A quick trip back to the store confirmed their good fortune. “I went from being able to say nothing but, ‘No way’ to nothing but, ‘Oh my goodness.’”
The money will go towards a college fund for the kids, home repairs and summer vacation plans, the 30-year-old cashier told officials. Her Maryland Lottery luck found her at the 7-11 at 4213 Ridge Road in Westminster.
February 22nd, 2013
Joyce Smith cashes in for $30,000 playing Red Line Bingo Tripler.
Claims Red Line Bingo Tripler top prize
Maryland Lottery players are often extremely loyal to particular games. Joyce Smith of Bel Air is a prime example of player dedication. A big fan of the Lottery’s bingo-style instant games, she picked one Red Line Bingo Tripler scratch-off out last week that delivered her a $30,000 prize.
Joyce recently bought a few Red Line Bingo Tripler scratch-offs to play at home. The retired AT&T employee scratched the winning ticket and was thrilled to see that it was a $300 winner. Or, was it?
“My friend and I took a second look and realized it was actually $30,000. I could not believe it.” They had quite a celebration, Joyce said. “I was thrilled, but I didn’t get too crazy because a part of me didn’t think it was real.”
Joyce has no definite plans for her winnings, though she plans to take some of it on a previously-planned trip to Las Vegas. She found her Maryland Lottery luck at the 7-11, located at 5 Bynum Road in Forrest Hill.
February 21st, 2013
First Maryland Mega Millions jackpot win since March 2012
At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy man jokingly told his fiancée they were going to wake up as millionaires. One hour later, while they were sound asleep, that premonition became a reality.
When the woman woke up the next morning, she went online to check her tickets and realized they were $26 million richer. Before calling her fiancé, she had her daughter check the numbers on the ticket, too.
“I am still in denial,” said the grandmother-of-two who chose to remain anonymous. “I even drove by the store the next day to see if it was real. One look at the parking lot with all the news vans and I knew it was true.”
The lucky winner, who babysits her grandchildren, playfully told her daughter that she could no longer watch the kids — unless it was at the beach. That’s because the 48-year-old retiree plans to buy a beach house — or two. “This will be the first time anyone from our family has ever owned a home,” the winner told Lottery officials. “There have been so many winners in Western Maryland lately, we’re glad we were one of them.”
To win the jackpot, the winner matched all five numbers, plus the Mega Ball. After choosing the cash option, they will take home $12.6 million after taxes. The winning ticket was purchased at Mt. Airy Shell, located at 649 Lakeview Dr. in Mt. Airy. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer will receive a $26,000 commission. This is the first Mega Millions jackpot win in Maryland since three public education employees shared the $218.6 million portion of the record-breaking $656 million jackpot from March 2012.
February 21st, 2013
Luck, a $3 game with a top prize of $30,000, made the biggest jump this week, up 14 spots to No. 23. The game launched in January and still has all five top prizes remaining. Also making a big move was Diamond Dazzler Bingo, up ten spots to No. 20.
The Price Is Right remains at No. 1, followed by 40 Rubies (No. 2), Red Line Bingo Tripler (No. 3), Get Rich (No. 4) and Money Talks (No. 5).
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February 20th, 2013
Sixth big Lottery win in Western MD since 2013 began
A Mt. Airy Lottery player woke up this morning as Maryland’s newest multi-millionaire. One Mega Millions ticket worth $26 million matched all six numbers including the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 1, 15, 19, 30, 56 and Mega Ball 28. This is the first Maryland Mega Millions jackpot win since the $218.6 million jackpot claimed by three educators last March.
The Mega Millions ticket was purchased at Mt. Airy Shell, located at 649 Lakeview Dr. in Mt. Airy. For selling the winning ticket, that retailer will receive a $26,000 commission. The winner, who has 182 days to claim the prize, can choose between the $26 million annuity or the $19 million cash option. The prize must be claimed in person at the Baltimore Claims Center, located at 1800 Washington Blvd.
Since the beginning of the year, the Maryland Lottery has congratulated numerous Western Maryland winners, including:
- $26 million Mega Millions jackpot win from 2/18 — unclaimed
- Mt. Airy Shell in Mt. Airy (Frederick County)
- $1 million second-tier Powerball win from 2/9 — claimed by a Middletown man
- Fountaindale Service Center in Middletown (Frederick County)
- $625,000 Multi-Match jackpot win from 2/11 — claimed by a Sharpsburg woman
- Boonsboro Exxon in Boonsboro (Washington County)
- $575,000 Multi-Match jackpot win from 1/21 — claimed by a Hagerstown man
- Roxy Liquors in Hagerstown (Washington County)
- $30,000 Crack the Code scratch-off win from 1/31 — claimed by a Sharpsburg man
- Battleview Market in Sharpsburg (Washington County)
- $25,000 Cash Word scratch-off win from 2/7 – claimed by Dustin Twigg from Cumberland
- Martin’s #003 in Cumberland
The multi-state Mega Millions game is played in 44 states and jurisdictions – including Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Mega Millions drawings can be seen on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11 and at 11:53 p.m. on MPT.