Time is Right for $50,000 MONOPOLY™ Bonus Drawing Prize [VIDEO]

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

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Shirley Raigns from Parkville has been a bit stressed out of late due to some bills that were piling up. So, when the 55-year-old saw “Maryland Lottery” on her phone’s caller ID, she was pretty excited. “I knew I’d entered the MONOPOLY™ contest,” said Shirley.

With high expectations, she called back and quickly discovered that she had, indeed, won $50,000 in the MONOPOLY™ scratch-off bonus drawing. An avid Lottery fan, Shirley has been playing since she was 18 years of age. “This $50,000 win blew me out of the water,” said the retired government worker. “And now I can swim,” she added with a laugh.

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Shirley, who was accompanied to Lottery Headquarters by her oldest niece, spoke enthusiastically about the MONOPOLY™ scratch-off. “It’s my favorite ticket,” she said. “I love the board game and also like playing the online game.” Shirley entered about ten tickets into the drawing and received several other bonus entries as well. While the former recreation therapist intends use the prize money to pay those accumulating bills, she said she will also spread the joy. “I’ll share with my nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews, oh and church too.”

The MONOPOLY™ scratch-off and Bonus Drawings have proven so popular that six more $50,000 top prizes were added to the ticket, as well as two more Bonus Drawings.  Players can enter the Bonus Drawings by entering non-winning MONOPOLY™ scratch-offs at mdlottery.com/Monopoly.  The next drawing will take place on June 19.

Shirley Raigns - Monopoly

“This $50,000 win blew me out of the water,” said Shirley.

  • Rahjae

    has the winner for the June 19th Monopoly game been chosen yet?

  • Rahjae

    has the winner for the June 19th Monopoly game been chosen yet?

    • Anonymous

      Rahjae: Yes, you can find the winners name here.

    • Anonymous

      Rahjae: Yes, you can find the winners name here.

  • Christie

    Awesome!!..Congrats!!..Thats life changing money for my family!!
    Hope we are next!!..

  • Trvsft

    If you are fortunate enough to win how are you notified?  Does the Maryland Lottery just post your name and then you go to the Headquarters or do they send you and e-mail?

    • Anonymous

      Trvsft: We will notify you utilizing the contact information submitted within your account. Typically it is either by phone or email.

  • Anonymous

    Drondon02: The next bonus drawing winner will be selected from new entries. Entries from previous drawings do not roll over to the next.

  • Anonymous

    Callglorianow: DC residents can and have won in the past. For instance, Washington, DC resident Carl Braxton recently won $100,000 playing Fast Cash.

  • Anonymous

    Callglorianow: DC residents can and have won in the past. For instance, Washington, DC resident Carl Braxton recently won $100,000 playing Fast Cash.

  • Anonymous

    SocialistMaryland: You can view the 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report here, which includes a lot of great information that you are looking for. In particular, check out the data on pages 85-90 that includes percentage of sales by county.

    In addition, you can also view “where the money goes” here. This page includes great information such as in FY2011, we paid out $1,028,020,609 to players (nearly 60% of sales), which is among the highest for Lotteries in the country.

  • Anonymous

    SocialistMaryland: You can view the 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report here, which includes a lot of great information that you are looking for. In particular, check out the data on pages 85-90 that includes percentage of sales by county.

    In addition, you can also view “where the money goes” here. This page includes great information such as in FY2011, we paid out $1,028,020,609 to players (nearly 60% of sales), which is among the highest for Lotteries in the country.

  • Anonymous

    IJ: Yes, that is true. However, the odds of winning are not determined until the drawing deadline date when a final number of entries is determined.

  • Anonymous

    IJ: Yes, that is true. However, the odds of winning are not determined until the drawing deadline date when a final number of entries is determined.

  • Anonymous

    Theresa: Entries are only good for one drawing. In order to submit for the next drawing, please enter in new Monopoly games.

  • Anonymous

    Theresa: Entries are only good for one drawing. In order to submit for the next drawing, please enter in new Monopoly games.

  • Anonymous

    Ringdear63: Entries are only good for one drawing.

  • Anonymous

    Ringdear63: Entries are only good for one drawing.

  • Jody Carr

    Congrats Ms. Shirley, I’m truly happy for you.

  • CynDiva

    Congratulations Ms. Shirley!

  • tanya carter

    Congratulations Shirley Raigns! I can feel it happening for me, soon.   I know im next i can feel it.   Tanya

  • SocialistMaryland

    Parkville is located near Baltimore where most of the big prize payouts in Maryland are consistently won. And where is the Maryland Lottery headquartered? Baltimore. No coincidence there. You can be sure their staff is hired locally too. The money you blew through is just part and parcel of the Marxist transfer of wealth. If you think I’m exaggerating then ask yourself if history shows that PG county or even DC are run ethically.

    • Anonymous

      SocialistMaryland: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

  • SocialistMaryland

    Parkville is located near Baltimore where most of the big prize payouts in Maryland are consistently won. And where is the Maryland Lottery headquartered? Baltimore. No coincidence there. You can be sure their staff is hired locally too. The money you blew through is just part and parcel of the Marxist transfer of wealth. If you think I’m exaggerating then ask yourself if history shows that PG county or even DC are run ethically.



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