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$1 Million Mega Millions Win in Annapolis Unclaimed

September 25th, 2013

Megaplier turns $250,000 win into $1 million prize

A Maryland Lottery player is exceedingly happy, or soon will be – depending on whether or not the lucky person has checked Tuesday night’s Mega Millions results. That player is holding a $1 million ticket that correctly matched five of six winning numbers and earned the game’s second-tier prize.

What’s that you say? The second-tier prize for Mega Millions is $250,000, not $1 million? That’s correct (sort of). Last night’s lucky Maryland winner not only matched those five numbers but also spent an extra $1 to add the Megaplier – an optional prize multiplier that automatically turns the second-tier prize to $1 million.

If you bought a Mega Millions ticket for the Sept. 24 drawing at the Broadneck Exxon gas station at 317 Frontage Road in Annapolis, check your numbers to see if you are the state’s newest millionaire. The winning numbers are 04-11-32-39-40 with Gold Mega Ball 33. Our lucky player isn’t the only winner; thanks to the megaplier, the retailer gets a $2,500 commission for the sale.

If your ticket won, you have 182 days to claim the prize. You must come in person to Maryland Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 09/24/2013

September 25th, 2013
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Tuesday, September 24
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
5 0 6 $250,000 1 1
4 1 29 $10,000 0 0
4 0 1,814 $150 55 5
3 1 2,020 $150 59 2
2 1 34,471 $10 943 56
3 0 94,457 $7 2,563 182
1 1 209,631 $3 5,826 404
0 1 387,862 $2 10,801 752
TOTAL 730,290 20,248 1,402
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Fri. 09/27/2013
Jackpot Amount $173,000,000
Cash Option $119,300,000

New Lottery Ticket Brings Luck to Capitol Heights Woman

September 24th, 2013
Christine Robinson - Funky 5s

Christine Robinson smiles for the camera as she collects her $55,555 prize.

Wins $55,555 playing Funky 5s scratch-off game

Hitting a top prize on the new Funky 5s Maryland Lottery scratch-off ticket put Christine Robinson of Capitol Heights in shock.

A Washington, D.C. school bus driver now on disability, Christine is caring for two elderly family members and the $55,555 scratch-off prize is truly cause for celebration. The loyal Maryland Lottery player picks up a few scratch-off tickets several times a week for fun and enjoys her small wins immensely. She thinks winning the top prize on a scratch-off is 10 times as much fun!

Her change in fortune is tied to a gas station stop.

“My husband pulled in for gas yesterday and while we were there I saw a brand new ticket, one I hadn’t seen before,” Christine said. “I played the Funky 5s games as he was driving and when I started telling him all of the matches I was seeing, his hands started shaking on the wheel. He recommended that I stop until we got home.”

Once off the road, the Prince George’s County couple sat in the car with almost no reaction at first. “I soon started praying, sending up thanks,” Christine said. “We were well and truly stunned.”

The pair plans to rid themselves of debt with their winnings and then consider their family’s needs. “We have five kids, 23 grandkids and four great-grandchildren, plus other family members in need. There’s a lot we can do now to help.”

Our winner encountered her lottery luck at the Triangle Shell station at 6510 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway in Hyattsville. There are still four Funky 5s top-prize winning tickets on sale in Maryland stores.

Detailed Multi-Match Results – 09/23/2013

September 23rd, 2013
Multi-Match Detailed Results
Monday, September 23, 2013
5 of 6 ($1,000) 14
4 of 6 ($20) 603
3 of 6 ($2) 9,685
Number of Winners Matching on Multiple Lines
10+ of 18 ($2,000) 0
9 of 18 ($500) 8
8 of 18 ($100) 82
7 of 18 ($20) 449
6 of 18 ($7) 2,162
5 of 18 ($2) 7,586
Jackpot Winner No
Amount Won N/A
Cash Option N/A
Next Drawing Thursday, 9/26/2013
Jackpot Amount $650,000
Cash Option $400,000

Education Retirees Surprised with Mega Millions Win

September 23rd, 2013

Claimed Maryland’s only second-tier $250,000 prize

School is still out forever for two education field retirees but now they can afford to kick back and enjoy their everlasting summer in style. The Owings Mills couple won $250,000 playing Mega Millions on Friday.

Although they have a Mega Millions subscription, the husband bought four additional Mega Millions tickets the day of the drawing. He put them away and didn’t even think about checking the tickets until Monday. “I didn’t know I won,” he said.

“I don’t usually check the tickets right away, I keep them for a week or so.”

On Monday morning, the grandfather of one had dropped off his vehicle at a car dealership to get some work done. He decided to walk to a nearby store to buy his midday Pick 3 / Pick 4 numbers and then remembered the Mega Millions tickets.

When they ran through the machine, he happily discovered one was a winner. Yet, he couldn’t tell how much the ticket was worth. The machine directed him to go to Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to cash the ticket.

As soon as he arrived home, the father of one went online to check the numbers and saw he held a $250,000 winner! After celebrating, the couple decided not to risk keeping the ticket even one more day and came to headquarters.

No one hit the Mega Millions jackpot Friday night. Only five players in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia and Washington hit five numbers and won $250,000 each. Be sure to get your tickets in time for the next drawing at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The jackpot rolled from $145 million to an estimated $160 million with a cash option of $109 million.

The fact that they won is still sinking in and our lucky couple is unsure what they’ll do with their winnings. They do know they will keep the win a secret! They found their Lottery luck at Painters Mill Wine and Spirits at 9932 Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills.

Powerball Detailed Results – 09/21/13

September 22nd, 2013
Powerball Detailed Results
Saturday, September 21
Match PB Winners Prize
Number of
Winners in MD
Power Play
Prize Amounts
Power Play
Winners In MD
5 1 0 Jackpot  0 n/a  0
5 0 5 $1,000,000  0 $2,000,000  0
4 1 21 $10,000  0 $40,000  0
4 0 617 $100  12 $200  1
3 1 1,081 $100  23 $200  2
3 0 32,495 $7  826 $14  95
2 1 19,382 $7  476 $14  67
1 1 133,450 $4  3,291 $12  387
0 1 280,641 $4  6,868 $12  795
TOTAL 467,692  11,496  1,347
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Wed. 9/25/13
Jackpot Amount $50,000,000
Cash Option $28,200,000

Mega Millions Detailed Results – 09/20/13

September 21st, 2013
Mega Millions Detailed Results
Friday, September 20
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  0
5 0 5 $250,000  1  0
4 1 40 $10,000  3  0
4 0 2,065 $150  66  5
3 1 2,000 $150  66  3
2 1 33,572 $10  990  59
3 0 101,933 $7  3,048  184
1 1 202,164 $3  5,780  354
0 1 378,466 $2  11,001  712
TOTAL 720,245  20,955  1,317
Jackpot Winner NO
Jackpot Amount
Cash Option
Next Drawing Tue. 9/24/13
Jackpot Amount $160,000,000
Cash Option $109,400,000

Waitress Turns Tip into $30,000 at Lucky’s Last Chance

September 20th, 2013

Buys Twisted Treasures Maryland Lottery scratch-off game

Twisted TreasuresA Somerset County woman who works as a restaurant manager and waitress capped off a grueling 11-hour shift by treating herself to a simple pleasure that led to treasure.

Before going home, the single mom and her co-worker decided to invest some of the tips they’d earned in Maryland Lottery games at Lucky’s Last Chance Store & Grill. While her friend chose Powerball, our hard-working woman tried her luck at a scratch-off game, Twisted Treasures.

“I rarely play Lottery games,” said the Dames Quarter resident. “To tell the truth, if my friend hadn’t bought a ticket, I probably wouldn’t have either.”

Scratching off her game there in the restaurant, the woman at first wasn’t sure whether or not she’d won anything. “I asked the cashier to check and he said that I had won and he thought that it must be a pretty big prize.”

The lucky lady and her friend studied the Twisted Treasures ticket and quickly realized the scratch-off was a $30,000 winner. “It’s not funny to joke about, but I really think I almost had a heart attack,” she said.

The winner and her fiance have definite plans for the $30,000. Between them, they have seven children so they’ll put the bulk of the winnings in the bank. Her lucky break came at Lucky’s Last Chance Store & Grill at 23724 Deal Island Road in Deal Island.

Twisted Treasures still has one $30,000 winning ticket available in Maryland stores.

Ocean City Bartender Stirred and Shaken after Lottery Jackpot Win

September 20th, 2013
Lauren Buckler - Blackout Bingo

Ocean City bartender Lauren Buckler celebrates her
$30,000 Blackout Bingo scratch-off win.

Claims final $30,000 prize on Blackout Bingo scratch-off

Ocean City resident Lauren Buckler was nearing the finish of her shift as a server and bartender at Kirby’s Red Onion Bar and Grill this week, when a quick break left her shaking with excitement. Lauren dashed across the street for her work-break ritual of purchasing scratch-offs. The break proved to be fortunate, because one of the $2 Blackout Bingo scratch-offs she purchased won the Maryland Lottery game’s final $30,000 top prize.

After scratching her extended-play style bingo scratch-off, Lauren tried to make heads or tails of what she was seeing. She returned to the retailer to scan the ticket, but the register displayed a strange message that made her more curious. When she returned to the bar, she passed the ticket around, counting up the bingo spaces one by one with the bar patrons until one of her bingo cards on the scratch-off was blacked out, revealing that she had won the game’s final top prize. That’s when the excitement started! Lauren began jumping, shouting and celebrating with the patrons.

The 21-year-old was still brimming with excitement when she visited Lottery Headquarters the day after the win. “This is the most awesome-est, awesome thing ever,” she exclaimed. She says she will save the bulk of the prize but plans to celebrate with a bit of shopping and a trip to Disneyworld. Lauren said her life after the win won’t be much different. “I love the beach and Ocean City. I’m still going to do my normal thing, and work six days a week,” she said.

Lauren found her Lottery luck at 7-Eleven at 13900 Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

Anne Arundel County Woman Finally Hits It Big

September 20th, 2013

Wins $30,000 Playing Blackout Bingo Scratch Game

Blackout Bingo (907)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