Bag of Chips Leads Pair to $10,000 Lottery Prize

March 28th, 2016

Couple wins with Million Dollar Spectacular scratch-off

222-Million-Dollar-Spectacular-ITVMA Howard County couple’s decision to stop at Normandy Crown Gas in Ellicott City to buy a bag of chips wound up putting $10,000 into their pockets. While checking out, on a whim, the husband added a $20 Million Dollar Spectacular scratch-off to his purchase because it looked enticing. That impulse buy led to a $10,000 Maryland Lottery win!

“I was putting away groceries and making dinner when he called for me to come in the other room,” said his 24-year-old wife. “I thought something was wrong so I ran right in.”

That’s when her husband showed her the instant ticket. All 30 numbers in the play area matched the winning numbers. Each prize ranged between $100 and $500, so it was time to put their math skills to the test.

“At first glance, I thought maybe we won a couple thousand dollars,” said the husband. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it was $10,000!”

The happy wife immediately called her parents to share the good news. The lucky Ellicott City residents put the scratch-off in a special spot for safekeeping over the weekend until they could claim their prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. They plan to save their windfall and may take a vacation.

The lucky store, Normandy Crown Gas, is located at 8505 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City. Their $20 game still has plenty of prizes remaining include two $1 million top prizes, four $50,000 prizes and 18 $10,000 prizes.

Lottery Update – April 2016 [VIDEO]

March 28th, 2016

Watch Erica Palmisano of the Lottery talk about our latest products and promotions:

New Scratch-Offs
Home Run Riches/Contestant of the Game
Problem Gambling Awareness

Powerball Detailed Results – 03/26/16

March 27th, 2016


Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, March 26
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot 0
5 0 4 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 14 $50,000 0 0
4 0 428 $100 9 0
3 1 985 $100 21 1
3 0 25,630 $7 507 65
2 1 22,293 $7 479 58
1 1 173,756 $4 3,662 453
0 1 413,716 $4 9,099 1,154
TOTAL 636,826 13,777 1,731
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wed. 03/30/16
Jackpot Amount $116,000,000
Cash Option $75,600,000

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 03/25/2016

March 26th, 2016
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Friday, March 25
Megaplier x2
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 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 26 $5,000 2 0
4 0 373 $500 13 2
3 1 1,770 $50 47 2
2 1 24,835 $5 838 87
3 0 37,499 $5 1,282 134
1 1 275,751 $2 9,127 939
0 1 646,913 $1 20,852 1,959
TOTAL 987,167 32,161 3,123
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing   Tuesday  03/29/16
Jackpot Amount $43,000,000
Cash Option  $27,900,000

$2.1 Million Multi-Match Winning Ticket Sold in Westminster

March 25th, 2016

First hit in 2016 for in-state jackpot game

A lucky Maryland Lottery player woke up this morning with a little extra pep. A Multi-Match ticket from last night’s drawing matched all six numbers, making it worth $2.1 million. The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway store, located at 444 WMC Drive in Westminster.

The lucky numbers were 8, 10, 21, 28, 42 and 43. The winner can choose between the $2.1 million annuity or an estimated $1.7 million cash option. He or she has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until he or she is able to claim.

The lucky ticketholder isn’t the only winner. For selling the winning jackpot ticket, Safeway will receive a $2,100 bonus.

This is the first Multi-Match jackpot win of 2016. The jackpot was last hit on Nov. 9, 2015 when an anonymous winner who purchased his tickets via subscription took home a $2.6 million jackpot. The largest Multi-Match jackpot ever was $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009, claimed by two anonymous Dundalk residents.

Multi-Match is a $2 game. The Lottery draws six numbers from 1 to 43 every Monday and Thursday night. Players match between three and five numbers on any one line to win up to $1,000. Match between five and 18 numbers total on all three lines combined to win up to $2,000 more. To win the jackpot, players match all six numbers on any one line.

Watch the drawings at 11:22 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays on WBAL-TV. Results also are available online at and on your smart phone. Simply download the free MD Lottery app in the Apple and Android app stores.

Multi-Match Detailed Results Thursday, March 24th, 2016

March 24th, 2016
  Multi-Match Detailed Results
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
 5 of 6 ($1,000) 11
4 of 6 ($20) 854
3 of 6 ($2) 13,899
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 1
9 of 18 ($500) 10
8 of 18 ($100) 116
7 of 18 ($20) 667
6 of 18 ($7) 3,049
5 of 18 ($2) 10,838
Jackpot Winner Yes
Amount Won 2,100,000
Cash Option 1,700,000
Next Drawing Monday, March 28st, 2016
Jackpot Amount $500,000
Cash Option $250,000

Cash4Life Detailed Results – 03/24/16

March 24th, 2016


Cash4Life Detailed Results
Thursday, March 24
17-24-30-45-48 / 03
Match CashBall Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD
5 1 0 $1,000 a day for life 0
5 0 0 $1,000 a week for life 0
4 1 13 $2,500 1
4 0 34 $500 3
3 1 717 $100 90
3 0 1,964 $25 267
2 1 13,737 $10 1,684
2 0 37,907 $4 4,839
1 1 92,087 $2 11,606
TOTAL 146,459 18,490
Top Prize Winner NO
Next Drawing Monday 03/28/16

Baltimore Resident Gets ‘Fantasy’ Fulfilled

March 24th, 2016

Becomes first $50,000 winner on Fantasy 5s scratch-off

A Baltimore woman who had a hunch about a lucky Lottery retailer bought a bunch of scratch-off tickets and ended up a big winner.

She remembered that a friend of her family won a significant amount of money from Lottery tickets that were purchased at a Citgo gas station in Glen Burnie. She was in that area and feeling lucky, so she stopped there and decided to try a handful of the recently launched Fantasy 5s ticket. After scratching just three of the $5 tickets, she had her fortune: She won the first of the game’s seven $50,000 top prizes.

It was a great surprise to the 24-year-old, although she’s no stranger to Lottery games. Her parents, who are avid scratch-off ticket players, periodically buy tickets for her.

“I started screaming,” the happy winner said, adding that she was so frantic when she called her father to tell him the news that he thought something bad happened to her. After sharing the news with her father, she called her grandmother who then told other family members. Everyone thought it was a joke at first, until she showed them her winning ticket.

The lucky woman has worked as a server at a local restaurant for five years and is also in the process of completing a massage therapist certificate program. Part of her winnings will help to pay off her student loans. She also plans to give money to family members and take a cruise in November.

Ritchie Highway Citgo, located at 7237 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, is also a winner. For selling the top-prize-winning scratch-off ticket, the retailer will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery. The Fantasy 5s ticket launched on Feb. 22, and six of its $50,000 top prizes are still waiting to be found, along with thousands of other prize-winning tickets ranging from $5 to $5,000.

$50,000 Lottery Prize Puts Lucky Gal in Driver’s Seat

March 24th, 2016

Found scratch-off win playing Million Dollar Spectacular game

222-Million-Dollar-Spectacular-ITVMBuying a new set of wheels tops the list of things a lucky Annapolis woman plans to do with the $50,000 prize she won playing the Maryland Lottery’s Million Dollar Spectacular game.

The 31-year-old mother of two was driving with her dad when they stopped at Annapolis Exxon and found Lottery luck waiting. Her father brought the $20 scratch-off back to the car for her and the pair couldn’t believe their good fortune.

“He said, ‘Look at this!’ and I said, ‘Oh my goodness,’” she said. The next day, the two drove to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the prize.

Paying bills is also on her list of ways to spend her big prize, said the winner, who cleans homes for a living. Her father is a big scratch-off player, she said, but she plans to increase her purchases in hopes of winning again.

“Maybe one day we will win $1 million!” she said.

The Million Dollar Spectacular game still has two $1 million top prizes remaining, along with five more $50,000 prizes, 20 $10,000 prizes and thousands of other prizes ranging from $20 to $5,000. To visit our winner’s lucky store, stop by the Annapolis Exxon at 1926 West Street in Annapolis.

Lottery Luck Showers Owings Mills Man with Green

March 24th, 2016

Claims $11,248 Racetrax prize

The Lottery luck that has hovered over a Baltimore County grandfather for years shows no sign of dissipating! A spur-of-the-moment Racetrax Superfecta bet on 20 races showered the 74-year-old with green. His prize totaled $11,248!

“The Lottery has been great to me,” said the retired restaurant owner.

The husband, father of two and grandfather of three stopped by Anna’s Deli Plus in Germantown on the way home from visiting family. He bought a 20-draw Racetrax ticket, betting on the 1, 6, 9 and 10 horses because those numbers are tied to family birthdays. The Owings Mills man stuck the ticket in his wallet and planned to use the Maryland Lottery App on his smartphone later to check the results.

“I was getting gas a few hours later and remembered to look up my race,” he said. “I was ecstatic when I saw that my numbers came in – just blown away to win more than $11,000.”

After celebrating silently at the pumps, the loyal Lottery player immediately called his wife. No answer. “I decided to go to the Lottery and then surprise her with the money,” he said.

The only downside, he said, is that news of his latest win won’t be much of a shock to her. “I’ve won $10,000 three times and $2,500 four times. She’s used to me bringing her home Lottery money.”

The prize will go toward the couple’s plans to travel to the West Coast to be part of their nephew’s college graduation. “We’ll be going out to eat a few more times than I’d planned, and at fancier restaurants,” he predicted.

For selling a winning Racetrax ticket over $10,000, the lucky retailer receives a Lottery bonus. Anna’s Deli Plus located at 11512 Middlebrook Road will receive a $112.48 bonus.