Lucky Glance at Sign Leads to $100,000 Maryland Lottery Win

August 21st, 2013

Baltimore resident claims top 40 Rubies scratch-off prize

40 RubiesTalk about a gem of a ticket! A Baltimore woman was shocked when her 40 Rubies scratch-off ticket revealed that she won the last unclaimed $100,000 top prize. The lucky winner plays the Maryland Lottery about three times a month and has won smaller prizes, but never anything this large.

Her journey to good fortune began a few days before her win. She saw a sign at a Maryland Lottery retailer that listed how many top prizes remained for various scratch-offs. As she scanned the list, the state employee noticed that only one top prize remained for 40 Rubies. She thought about purchasing a 40 Rubies scratch-off, but decided the timing didn’t feel right.

The 45-year-old felt luckier a few days later while out with her mother. When her mom stopped to buy scratch-offs, our winner recalled the sign she saw earlier in the week and she told her mom to buy her a 40 Rubies ticket.

Later that night, the lucky woman decided to scratch her 40 Rubies ticket one number at a time without revealing the prizes. As she matched one of her numbers to the winning numbers, her excitement grew. She then scratched underneath the corresponding number to reveal $100,000. The winner stood in shock and started to shake. She nervously called her mother and brothers to tell them what she thought she saw on her ticket.

The group immediately met at her brother’s house to double-check the ticket. When they realized she won the top prize, her family members laughed with joy. The woman is so happy she noticed the “prizes remaining” sign because she believes it helped lead her to this win.

Our winner plans to use her prize to pay off her bills and will then kindly share the remainder with her family. She bought the winning ticket at the Shell Mini Market at 4598 Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore.

Salisbury Bus Driver Follows Directions to Big Scratch-off Win

August 21st, 2013
William Messick - Platinum Crossword

William Messick of Salisbury won $50,000 playing the
Platinum Crossword scratch-off ticket.

Credits $50,000 Lottery Win To ‘Inner Voice’

“It” happens once or twice a month, according to William Messick, a bus driver from Salisbury. His intuition advises him to play a Maryland Lottery game, he follows directions and buys a scratch-off ticket and winds up a winner.

“It” happened again this week in a big way! The 56-year-old bought a Platinum Crossword scratch-off ticket that paid off so much moola he had to come to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim his winnings. “The voice is usually good for a $20 win, maybe $100,” William said. “This $50,000 win is unbelievable.”

William drives patients from their homes to treatment centers all over Maryland’s Eastern Shore every day. He enjoys playing Lottery games, but rarely remembers to pick up a ticket unless he’s reminded by his inner voice.

On a break between patient transports, William found himself across the street from a Lottery retailer. The married father of one picked the Platinum Crossword scratch-off because he had luck with it previously.

“I scratched it there in my empty bus and couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he said. “I sat there hollering for a good five minutes before calling my wife.”

The Messicks plan to pay bills, put together a down payment for a house and upgrade an already-planned vacation with their winnings.

William’s “intuition” led to his purchase of the lucky ticket at the Goose Creek Food Store, 30293 Mt. Vernon Road in Princess Anne.

Intuition Leads Odenton Man to $77,700 Lottery Win

August 21st, 2013

Anne Arundel County resident played 7x the Money scratch-off

7x the MoneyA loyal Maryland Lottery scratch-off player won $77,700 by following his intuition and buying a 7x the Money scratch-off. He plays two or three times a week and on Friday, he felt compelled to pick that scratch-off ticket even though he hadn’t been as lucky in the past with the ticket.

“When the feeling hits, I play the scratch-off,” said the Odenton resident. He bought his ticket at the Tobacco N Gift Emporium in Glen Burnie, brought the ticket home and scratched it off at his desk.

“I’m so used to not seeing anything as far as winning,” the 67-year-old said, “but this time, it looked like I won. I took another look and I looked again.” He called out his wife’s name and she hurried to his side, thinking something was wrong.

“He was trembling a bit,” she recalled. “He said, ‘Let me be sure and asked me to check the ticket.’ ” Dubious that he’d really won $77,700, she suggested they take the ticket back to the store to have a clerk check it.

“The man scanned it and he looked up at me and his eyes got real big,” our lucky winner said. “He jumped up and down a little and he shook my hand.”

The couple hid the ticket all weekend in their library. The Anne Arundel County residents are keeping their good fortune a secret – for now – from everyone, including their two adult children, a son-in-law and three grandchildren. They also have not yet decided how to spend their winnings.

Want to try to catch our winner’s luck? He found his winning ticket at Tobacco N Gift Emporium at 7387 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 08/20/13

August 21st, 2013
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, August 20
Megaplier x3
Match Mega Ball Total Winners Prize Amount Number of Winners in MD Total Number of Megaplier Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot  0 0
5 0 5 $250,000 0  0
4 1 25 $10,000 0 0
4 0 1,086 $150 34 2
3 1 1,110 $150 43 4
2 1 18,365 $10 612 28
3 0 50,795 $7 1,709 114
1 1 112,626 $3 3,635 257
0 1 218,420 $2 7,116 495
TOTAL 402,432 13,149 900
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 8/23/13
Jackpot Amount $60,000,000
Cash Option $40,600,000

2013 Ravens Walk Slideshow [EVENT]

August 20th, 2013

Football season is back and no one is happier than us! Make sure to stop by our tent on Ravens Walk during all of the home games this year. We’ll have all of your favorite Maryland Lottery games in addition to lots of great prizes up for grabs!

Say “cheese” if you see one of our Lottery photographers and check back throughout the season to see photos from each game – we’ll be updating the slideshow with some of our favorites! Don’t forget… #Letyourselfplay!

Pasadena Man Wins Two Keno with J.O. Prizes

August 20th, 2013
Daniel Tilghman - Keno with J.O.

Think you’re seeing double? Think again! Daniel Tilghman of Pasadena claimed TWO Keno with J.O. bonus coupons.

His winning coupons came from E-Z Quick Food Mart in Pasadena and Hospital Drive Shell in Glen Burnie.

Daniel’s winnings include two $7,500 prizes and two autographed Jonathon Ogden football!

Detailed Multi-Match Results 8/19/2013

August 19th, 2013
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, August 19, 2013
5 of 6 ($1,000) 18
4 of 6 ($20) 703
3 of 6 ($2) 10,724
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 1
9 of 18 ($500) 9
8 of 18 ($100) 92
7 of 18 ($20) 510
6 of 18 ($7) 2,377
5 of 18 ($2) 8,184
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won N/A
Cash Option N/A
Next Drawing Thurs. 8/22/2013
Jackpot Amount $825,000
Cash Option $575,000

Carpenter Nails $50,000 Maryland Lottery Win

August 19th, 2013

Plays Tax Free $50,000 Scratch-off

Tax Free $50,000A Pikesville carpenter who enjoys playing Maryland Lottery scratch-off tickets didn’t think twice when she spotted more than a dozen Tax Free $50,000 scratch-off tickets for sale at an area gas station.

The mother of two felt drawn to the game. Because she trusts her intuition, the 41-year-old bought all 14 tickets. She took her purchase home and tucked the unscratched tickets into her Bible, where she promptly forgot about them. When she later opened her Bible and saw the tickets, the lucky winner scratched away and discovered a $50,000 winner.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said the woman, who has worked as a carpenter for 20 years to support her two sons. She has kept her faith through tough times and good times, she said while at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim her winnings.

She plans to give some of the winnings to her church and pay off her bills, her truck and her youngest son’s tuition.

Our happy winner found her lucky ticket at the Woodlawn Sunoco at 6725 Dogwood Rd. in Baltimore.

Father, Son Claim $250,000 Mega Millions Prize

August 19th, 2013

Maryland enjoys two second-tier winners from Aug. 16 drawing

A father and son on Monday morning claimed the first of Maryland’s two $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions winning tickets from the Friday, Aug. 16 drawing.

The father, a retiree from Baltimore, and the son, a U.S. Postal Service employee who works in Annapolis, often play Powerball and Mega Millions together. The two men were all smiles about their first big win when they claimed their prize at

Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Both have plenty of ideas about how they will spend their share of the winnings.

“I’m going to do some traveling down south, maybe to Texas and Florida,” said the 83-year-old father. The 43-year-old son and his wife, who live in Edgewood, will probably pay off the house and put the winnings in a college fund for their child.

The son enjoys his job and plans to keep working.

No one hit Friday’s $43 million Mega Millions jackpot, which rolled to $51 million for the upcoming drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 20. There were five second-tier winners; Arizona, New Jersey and Virginia each sold one winning ticket while Maryland sold two winning tickets.

The son, a more casual player than his dad, often drops by to give his father money to buy Mega Millions or Powerball tickets for the two of them. His dad bought a $5 ticket Friday night, picking four sets of numbers and letting the machine pick two sets.

At home, the dad stayed up until 11 p.m. for the drawing. “I waited until the numbers came up, and I wrote them down,” he said. “I looked at my ticket and then I looked at my ticket again. I hit five numbers!”

He couldn’t sleep and at 1 a.m. checked the numbers again.

“I wanted to confirm that what I was seeing was true,” he said. His first set of five numbers matched! The father signed the ticket and called his son with the great news, warning him in advance that he probably wouldn’t be able to sleep the rest of the night. Was he ever wrong! His son just went back to bed and slept soundly.

“The news didn’t quite register,” the son said.

His dad, meanwhile, was unable to sleep. He hid the ticket in his china cabinet all weekend. Both men have kept their win a secret from everyone and plan to keep it that way. They also plan to keep playing Powerball and Mega Millions!

They bought the lucky ticket at Dolfield Fresh Food Market at 3521 Dolfield Ave. in Baltimore.

Visit Us At The 2013 Maryland State Fair [EVENT]

August 19th, 2013

2013 Maryland State Fair2013 Maryland State Fair

The Lottery Booth at the Exhibition Hall – Friday, August 23 – Monday, September 2

Open: Monday through Thursday from Noon to 10 PM
Open: Friday through Sunday & Labor Day from 10 AM to 10 PM

It’s that time of year again…it’s the 11 best days of summer with the Maryland State Fair in Timonium.  Stop by the Lottery booth to sign up for My Lottery Rewards and to play your favorite games, including the new Champions Baltimore Ravens scratch-off.

Enter daily drawings for your chance to win exciting Lottery prize packs!  Plus, give the Lottery prize wheel a spin to win other cool giveaways.

While you’re there, don’t miss the new sand sculpture, featuring 100 tons of sand, in the back of the Exhibition Hall.  See if you can guess what Lottery item is being sculpted. Play the “Guess to Win” contest and you could win prizes like $100 worth of Champions scratch-offs!

Live Lottery Drawing & Stage Event with Special Prize Giveaways

Friday, August 23 from 6 PM to 8 PM

Join us on the Lottery stage, outside of the Exhibition Hall, and take part in the LIVE Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings.  You could walk away with cool prizes, including Champions Baltimore Ravens scratch-off tickets and more.

Maryland Lottery Day

Saturday, August 31 – All Day

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the Lottery at the Fair! Be sure to stop by the Carolina Carport Stage between noon and 2 p.m. for live music featuring The Crawdaddies and Lottery giveaways. Find out which 40 Rubies second-chance finalist walks away with $40,000!  And, stop by the Lottery booth for extra fun on this special day!