September 20th, 2013
Wins $30,000 Playing Blackout Bingo Scratch Game
Danielle Cole, manager of an Odenton pizza shop, asked a coworker for a favor earlier this week, hoping that he’d be able to cash a scratch-off for her after dropping off an order. Ms. Cole was excited about the $500 she’d won playing the Blackout Bingo instant game and was anxious for her friend to return. When he did, the surprise he “delivered” completely floored her.
“He walked in the shop and said ‘brace yourself,’” Danielle told officials. “I had no idea what was going on. That’s when he told me that the ticket wasn’t worth $500, but $30,000.” A frequent player, she’d picked up her Blackout Bingo game on the way into work hoping to win back what she’d paid. “I thought I was as excited as I could be by the $500 I thought I had coming, it would have been the most I’d ever won. $30,000 has me in complete shock.”
The 27 year-old mom still didn’t believe her luck when she visited Lottery Headquarters several days later to claim her prize. She and her daughter will be shopping for a new car soon. “Not new-new,” she explained. “A nice used car that’ll be ‘new’ to us. I plan to take very good care of this money.” Danielle’s lottery luck was waiting for her at the Odenton Hess station at 1518 Annapolis Road. There’s one more $30,000 Blackout Bingo winner still in stores
September 19th, 2013
First time playing the Maryland Lottery in years
A Severn woman’s spur of the moment decision to buy a few Powerball tickets turned into the decision of a lifetime. On Sept. 10, the grandmother of 30 stopped at a 7-Eleven store to buy the tickets and, today, she is $40,000 richer!
“I hadn’t played the Lottery in years,” the 56-year-old told Lottery officials. “For some reason, I just decided to play that day. Boy, am I glad I did!”
The lucky winner put the tickets away and did not check them for about a week. She brought them back to the store and had the clerk check them. One ticket was such a big winner the clerk couldn’t cash it and sent the lucky lady to Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. The woman had no clue how much the ticket was worth when she arrived at headquarters with a grandchild in tow.
“The Lottery checked my ticket and told me it was $40,000,” she said. “I just couldn’t believe it.”
The happy winner matched four white balls and the Powerball, which is normally a $10,000 win. However, when buying the ticket, she had added the Power Play option and that feature automatically increases prize amounts on winning tickets.
With her winnings, the fortunate woman plans to buy a new car and donate to her church. She found her life-changing lucky ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1250 Crain Hwy in Glen Burnie.
September 19th, 2013
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September 18th, 2013
By Darleen Hall from Nottingham
Ravens Cash Fantasy Winner
Many thanks to the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens for an awesome event.
I was the lucky enough to win a hospitality tent for the first home game this season versus the Cleveland Browns by playing Ravens Cash Fantasy last season. My package included six tickets to the game, six tickets to the hospitality tent, a parking pass and $300 in Ravens bucks!
The food was absolutely delicious, especially the crab cakes. We enjoyed visits from Poe, the Cheerleaders and Conquer the Ravens bird.
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. And just when we thought things couldn’t get better, we were surprised with a bag of Super Bowl hats for everyone!
Again, many thanks again for an outstanding prize that we all enjoyed.
September 18th, 2013
Jerry and Terry O’Neill from Ellicott City purchased a winning Champions scratch-off while tailgating at M&T Bank Stadium prior to the Ravens 9/15 game.
The “bling” prize includes a replica championship ring and necklace! Champions scratch-offs are available at all 2013 Ravens home games.
September 17th, 2013
Baltimore Man Wins $30,000 Playing Twisted Treasures Scratch-Off
When asked what he was going to do with his winnings, much like a Superbowl MVP, a $30,000 scratch-off winner said, “I’m going to Disney World.” The 62-year-old grandfather and great grandfather said he has never been to the amusement park and plans to take some of his grandkids with him.
Smiling nervously, the winner came to Lottery Headquarters today to claim a $30,000 prize he won on the Twisted Treasures scratch-off ticket. A close friend purchased the ticket for him about a week ago, while also getting herself some.
The retired Sam’s Club employee, scratched the ticket that night revealing the $30,000, but was not convinced of the win until after his friend verified it for him. “I was jumping all around the house,” he said “I don’t ever win anything.”
In addition to the Disney trip, the modest winner said he will also give to his church, pay some bills and then treat himself. The winning ticket was purchased at the Tobacco Stop located at 400 W. Lexington Street in Baltimore.