Powerball Drawing Creates Three Maryland Millionaires

January 14th, 2016

Drawing creates one $100,000 Maryland winner and two dozen $50,000 winners

Calling all Powerball players! Check your tickets closely because even though no one in Maryland hit the world-record jackpot in the Wednesday, Jan. 13 drawing, we had three $1 million winners, one $100,000 winner, 24 $50,000 winners and more than 560,000 winners statewide.

Congrats to all of our winners! The winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27 and 34; the Power Ball was 10 and the Power Play multiplier was 2.

Lucky players in three states will share the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot or can share the cash option of $983.5 million. The three winning jackpot tickets were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Here in Maryland, we’re looking for the lucky players who bought second-tier $1 million winning tickets at three locations: the 7-Eleven #36480 at 4907 Annapolis Road in Bladensburg, the Walker Mill Amoco at 6701 Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights and Wawa #8505 at 5440 Urbana Pike in Frederick. These three Maryland tickets were among 81 tickets from around the country that matched five of the winning numbers in the drawing to capture the $1 million second-tier prize.

Nationally, more than 26 million Powerball tickets were winners. Maryland saw 561,297 players win prizes ranging from the $1 million second-tier win down to $4. Marylanders who paid an extra $1 to add Power Play to the 33,598 tickets saw their prize doubled.

For selling these three tickets, the retailers will receive a $2,500 bonus. Winners have 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Lottery officials encourage winners to sign the back of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location until the players can claim their prizes.

Watch televised Powerball drawings at 11:22 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays on WBAL-TV. Winning numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone by downloading the free MD Lottery app. Powerball is offered in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.

Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 292 million to 1. Overall odds of winning any prize are about 25 to 1.

Powerball Detailed Results – 01/13/16

January 14th, 2016


Powerball Detailed Results
Wednesday, January 13
Match PB Winners Prize Amounts Number of Winners in MD Power Play Winners In MD
5 1 3 Jackpot 0 0
5 0 81 $1,000,000 3 0
4 1 934 $50,000 25 1
4 0 23,378 $100 488 44
3 1 54,282 $100 1,195 79
3 0 1,3216,76 $7 27,379 1,841
2 1 1,015,792 $7 21,806 1,402
1 1 7,184,218 $4 154,963 9,321
0 1 16,510,282 $4 355,808 20,910
TOTAL 26,110,643 561,297 33,598
Jackpot Winner YES-


Jackpot Amount  $1,586,400,000
Cash Option  $983,505,233
Next Drawing Fri. 01/16/16
Jackpot Amount $40,000,000
Cash Option $24,800,000

‘Terrific Ten’ Celebrate $150,000 Powerball Win

January 13th, 2016
Terrific Ten - Powerball_webMembers of “The Terrific Ten,” including a few who decided to hide behind the Powerball sign, celebrated their $150,000 Powerball win at Maryland Lottery headquarters.

Group of Baltimore County co-workers played Powerball together for 15 years

A fun-loving group of 10 Baltimore County employees threw a celebration at Maryland Lottery headquarters on Jan. 13 as they arrived to claim their $150,000 prize in the Jan. 9 world-record Powerball jackpot drawing.

The happy co-workers from the Baltimore County Office of Permits, Approvals and Inspections have pooled their money to buy tickets for jackpot games for 15 years.

“We’ve had a few that have come and gone, but it’s mostly the same people,” said the leader of the group, which dubbed itself “The Terrific Ten.”

One of the group’s $2 tickets matched four numbers plus the red Power Ball, giving them a $50,000 prize in the drawing. That amount tripled to $150,000 because they paid an additional $1 to add the Power Play option to the ticket. After taxes, each member of the group will receive $9,937.50.

“When I first looked at the ticket, I saw three numbers,” said The Terrific Ten’s leader. “I had to get my glasses, and my daughter was asking me if we won, and I said, ‘I don’t know!’ ”

She figured it out not long after the 11 p.m. drawing on Jan. 9 and started making phone calls to the rest of the group.

“She called me at 12:30, and my phone was in the kitchen so I didn’t hear it,” said another member of the group. “In the morning, I looked at my phone and saw the missed call and I knew – that’s the Lottery. My adrenaline was pumping for about half an hour.”

It’s by far the largest amount The Terrific Ten has ever won. The group’s previous top prize was $150. Members of the group said they intend to use the money to pay bills and go on vacations. One Powerball player said he wanted to give money to his grandson and buy a new couch for his son, who recently moved into a new home.

The players hail from many different Maryland towns – Baldwin, Baltimore, Fallston, Finksburg, Kingsville, Reisterstown and Westminster. One player lives in Delaware.

The Terrific Ten’s winning ticket was one of three $150,000-winning tickets sold in Maryland for the Jan. 9 Powerball drawing. There were also seven Marylanders who won $50,000 and one who claimed a $1 million prize. Because no one hit the world-record jackpot, it rolled and climbed to $1.5 billion for the next drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The group purchased its winning ticket at Cranberry Liquors located at 405 North Center Street in Westminster. And, the group already has tickets for the Wednesday, Jan. 13 drawing.

Powerball drawings take place Wednesday and Saturday nights and are broadcast on WBAL-TV in Baltimore.

Stocking Stuffer Gives Harford County Woman a $10,000 Lottery Prize

January 13th, 2016

Claims prize on Hit it Big scratch-off

207-Hit-It-Big-ITVM_P1-goldAn Abingdon woman can always count on getting Maryland Lottery scratch-offs in her Christmas stocking from her husband of 38 years. What the 57-year-old doesn’t count on, however, is that her holiday instant tickets will win big and that’s why the $10,000 prize she revealed on a Hit it Big scratch-off this year gave her the shock of her life.

“He’s been buying me scratch-off tickets for about15 years and we’d normally win enough to go out to dinner with our son,” she said. “I just couldn’t believe that the ticket was saying I won $10,000.”

The lucky Harford County couple told Lottery officials that the win on the $20 scratch-off couldn’t have come at a better time. Their son is getting married and the prize will go toward the wedding.

“I started buying my wife scratch-offs each year because I know it’s something fun for her and our son to do on Christmas morning,” said the winner’s husband. “It’s become sort of a tradition in our household and now that we’ve won big like this, it makes it even more special that the money is going toward our son’s wedding.”

He found the lucky Hit it Big scratch-off at Mans Discount Liquors located at 6900 Holabird Avenue in Baltimore. The popular ticket still has a $1 million top prize remaining along with one $50,000 prize and 13 more $10,000 prizes.

Berlin Man Bags Limes Plus $1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket

January 13th, 2016

Grocery errand leads to state’s first 2nd-tier prize of 2016

A Worcester County man who stopped at his local Food Lion in search of affordable limes also bagged his second Powerball ticket of the day – but this one wound up a $1 million winner!

The father of four had already bought one Powerball ticket in Delaware for the Saturday, Jan. 9 drawing when he decided to run his grocery errand. He needed two limes and had passed up the chance to buy them at a previous store because he thought they were too expensive. While his significant other waited in their vehicle, the Powerball player ran into the Berlin Food Lion to grab the limes and – at the last minute – a $6 Maryland Lottery Powerball Quick-Pick ticket.

That night, the longtime couple watched the football playoffs together until she decided to give up on the late-running game and go to sleep. The 51-year-old finished watching the game and remembered his Powerball tickets.

“I checked my numbers, unfortunately, because I didn’t sleep well,” he said. Instead, he paced through the house thinking about his $1 million prize and the difference it would make in his family’s life.

“I was numb,” he said. As the hours passed, he tried to stay quiet. “I didn’t want to wake her up.”

By 4:30 a.m., however, he could stay quiet no longer. First, he let her know that no one won the world-record Powerball jackpot, which rolled to $1.5 billion on Tuesday, Jan. 12. “We still won a million,” he told her, and then sleep was out of the question for both of them!

He signed the ticket and placed it in a safe until he could claim his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Our winner was one of 28 second-tier Powerball winners across the country in the Jan. 9 drawing. Of those 28 players, two added the Power Play option to increase their prize to $2 million. He was also the only second-tier winner in Maryland.

Three state residents added the Power Play feature to their tickets, tripling their third-tier prizes to $150,000, and seven Marylanders won $50,000 third-tier prizes. In all, 406,168 Marylanders won prizes of $4 and up in the Jan. 9 drawing.

An employee in the HVAC field, our happy winner plans to pay off college loans for his children and the couple’s debts and will then decide how to enjoy whatever is left. He already has his ticket in hand for the next drawing!

Also enjoying the Powerball win is the lucky Food Lion located at 10126 Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin. For selling the second-tier winning ticket, the grocery receives a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery.

Frederick Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

January 13th, 2016

2nd top-tier ticket sold in 2016

Guess what, Bonus Match 5 players – we’ve got a $50,000 top-prize winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player holding the winning ticket from the Tuesday, Jan. 12 drawing. Ballenger Creek Pike Exxon, located at 5870 Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick, sold the winning ticket, which is the second top-prize ticket sold in 2016.

The lucky ticket matches the five numbers of 19, 31, 32, 33, 38; the Bonus Ball was 27. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

The retailer is also a winner; the Lottery will give the store a bonus of $500 for selling the lucky ticket.

Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 to 39. The Bonus Ball drawn from the remaining 34 numbers provides extra chances to win. Your ticket is a winner if you match five, four or three of the original five winning numbers selected in the drawing. If you match the Bonus Ball number, you only need to match four, three or two of your original numbers to win.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 01/12/16

January 13th, 2016
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, January 12
Megaplier x4
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 0 $1,000,000 0 0
4 1 44 $5,000 0 0
4 0 510 $500 17 1
3 1 2,606 $50 83 6
2 1 35,632 $5 1,139 88
3 0 56,360 $5 1,947 160
1 1 443,218 $2 15,488 1,319
0 1 1,112,761 $1 39,485 3,266
TOTAL 1,651,131 58,159 4,840
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount  $
Cash Option $
Next Drawing  Fri. 01/15/16
Jackpot Amount $22,000,000
Cash Option  $13,500,000

Single Dad Starts House Hunting After $50,000 Powerball Win

January 12th, 2016

Bought lucky Quick-Pick ticket for Jan. 9 drawing

A single dad from Crownsville has house hunting on his to-do list after winning $50,000 in the Jan. 9 world record Powerball jackpot drawing.

The father of a 7-year-old bought two $10 tickets for the drawing at the urging of his relatives. “My parents were out of town and my dad said, ‘Go get a ticket, son,’” he recalled. The auto body shop manager followed the suggestion, but had to jump through a few hoops to accomplish his mission. Was it ever worth it!

He often takes his son to work with him so they can feed the goats and herd of sheep that live on a farm near his business. The Anne Arundel County resident was at work with his son on Jan. 9 and got ready to head out to buy Powerball tickets. Then, he realized he had no cash in his wallet!

“I had to go to the ATM,” he said, because the Maryland Lottery retailer he visited did not have a machine in the store. Once he had cash in hand, the 24-year-old then stopped at Benfield Wine & Spirits located at 401 Headquarters Drive in Millersville and bought his Powerball tickets.

Saturday night came and the hours flew by.

“I picked up my parents from the airport and put my son to bed,” he said. The winner and his dad were still awake when he realized it was after 11 p.m. and he could check the winning numbers. He looked online and was stunned when he saw he matched four numbers plus the Power Ball. “I’m like, ‘No way!’”

The lucky winner was one of seven Marylanders to win $50,000 in the Jan. 9 drawing. One Marylander won $1 million and three won $150,000. Because no one hit the world-record jackpot, it rolled and climbed to $1.4 billion as of Jan. 12, with the possibility of another increase before the Wednesday, Jan. 13 drawing.

Our winner put his ticket in a safe until he could claim his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. He plans to use his prize to make a down payment on a house. Both his sister and parents are “on the chase” for the jackpot, the happy dad said, and he may join them one more time, too!

Lucky Number 13 Seals the Deal for a $150,000 Powerball Win

January 12th, 2016

Self-picked numbers bring big prize

A Middle River woman traveling from Pennsylvania with her significant other on Saturday morning made sure to stop in both states to grab Powerball tickets for the Jan. 9 world record jackpot drawing.

They bought several Quick Pick tickets in Pennsylvania and, in Maryland, decided to select their own numbers at Eastern Liquors located at 22 Kingston Road in Middle River.

Those self-selected numbers were extremely lucky! She matched four out of the five numbers and the Power Ball, which was 13. She added the Power Play feature to her ticket, too, so the 3x multiplier kicked in and tripled her win to $150,000!

And, because she matched the Power Ball in four games in addition to her winning game, she won an additional $48. That made her total prize $150,048!

“We picked random numbers with no real meaning to us, except for the 13. The 13 is his birthday,” said the winner, referring to her male companion. The Baltimore County woman and her significant other spent Saturday night watching football playoffs and waited until Sunday morning to check their tickets.

“We first scanned the ticket using the Lottery app,” said the 52-year-old woman. “And then, we checked on the website to confirm it.”

The grateful winner plans to purchase a new car with her winnings and save the rest. The computer software tester also intends to play Powerball again! Saturday night’s drawing produced two other $150,000 prizes, seven $50,000 prizes and a $1 million second-tier win!
The jackpot rolled Saturday night and climbed to $1.4 billion by Tuesday morning with the possibility of it going even higher by the Wednesday, Jan. 13 drawing.

“You’ll be seeing me soon, once I hit the jackpot,” said the happy winner, smiling.

Multi-Match Detailed Results Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11th, 2016
  Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, January 11, 2016
 5 of 6 ($1,000) 28
4 of 6 ($20) 828
3 of 6 ($2) 13,271
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 2
9 of 18 ($500) 20
8 of 18 ($100) 97
7 of 18 ($20) 618
6 of 18 ($7) 2,891
5 of 18 ($2) 9,994
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won 0
Cash Option 0
Next Drawing Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016
Jackpot Amount $850,000
Cash Option $625,000