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Winning Streak in Hagerstown Continues

Friday, May 13th, 2011

$50K Keno Prize Extends Lucky Week

Sharon Linton - KenoIf you’re planning to visit Hagerstown anytime soon, you might want to stop at a Lottery retailer and purchase a ticket.  For the third time in a week, a big winning ticket has been purchased in the Western Maryland town.  Last week, a retired man won a $1 million top prize on the Black scratch-off and Diane Baker claimed a $32,000 Keno prize.  Sharon Linton, the latest Hagerstown winner, claimed a $50,000 winning Keno ticket today.

Still in shock, the 48-year-old says she plays Keno three times a week, using some birthdays to pick the numbers.  On this particular day, she played her numbers at 10 AM and decided to check them on her computer at home around 3 PM.  Sharon, who was smiling from ear-to-ear, told Lottery officials that she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw how her numbers matched up one-by-one.

“I was in shock so I called my niece to check,” says the winner.  Sure enough, her niece confirmed the winning numbers matched, and drove her to the Sheetz location to double check the numbers.  After the win was verified, Sharon began telling other family members.  The winner, who has worked at Walmart for 11 years, plans to share the money with family. She also plans to pay bills, invest and take a trip.

The winning Keno ticket was purchased at Sheetz #074, located at 700 N. Potomac Avenue in Hagerstown.

  • Matt

    When is the Keno Sprinkler coming back??

    • mdlottery

      Matt: We do not have a Keno Sprinkler planned at this time. That’s not to say it won’t come back. Stay tuned to mdlottery.com for details.

  • matthew

    please bring back doublier or triplier.very difficult to win the racetrax

  • PLEASE STOP the Racetrax Promotion Bonus Ticket and bring back the Doublers and Triplers.

  • tilly

    So,let’s see…”IF” I wanna win,I gotta travel DOWN to/WEST of,and SOUTH of Baltimore??????? The Baltimore/Southern/Western Md.lottery,let yourself play! (just as long as you don’t live NORTH of Baltimore!) 😉

  • Ozzie Neff

    I’m moving to Hagerstown.

  • jen miller

    This means that you guys plant tickets and winners in certain areas but I have noticed that in other areas such as Charles county and even PG county there are never big winners. Give me a break, Hagerstown? Do tell. Congrats to the winners.

    • mdlottery

      jen: 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.

      In particular, Keno numbers and results are distributed through separate random number generators and have no relation to other games or results.