Author Archives: Donna Williams

North Carolina Keno Fan Returning Home $40,000 Richer

Finds big win with 10-spot quick-pick ticket Visiting Maryland to care for her father put a Keno player from Charlotte, N.C., in the right store at the right time for a $40,000 prize. The lucky mother of two and grandmother of two says she always plays Keno when she visits Maryland. She favors retailers that […]

The Week in Winners: $100,000 Scratch-off and Four $50,000 Tickets Are Week’s Top Lottery Prizes

Prizes totaling nearly $34 million won or claimed during the week ending Aug. 29 A scratch-off ticket sold in Suitland turned out to be worth $100,000 and another four Maryland Lottery tickets worth $50,000 each were sold or cashed in the past week in Baltimore, Bowie, Pasadena and Salisbury. In all, 22 Maryland Lottery players [...]

$79,767 Birthday Gift for New York State Man

Finds big win on the FAST PLAY Payday progressive jackpot game in Waldorf A lucky New York State man visiting family in Maryland for his birthday gets a huge birthday gift from the Maryland State Lottery. The 77-year-old man won $79,767 playing the FAST PLAY Payday progressive jackpot game. The big winner says he plays […]

Carroll County Woman Wins $50,000 Prize on Double Your Money Game

Player claims top prize on $5 scratch-off A Hampstead mom did far better than double her $5 investment in the Double Your Money instant ticket. The lucky Lottery player just claimed one of the instant ticket’s $50,000 top prizes at Maryland Lottery headquarters. The game, which joined the Lottery lineup on Feb. 22, has prizes […]

Two $40,000 VaxCash Prizes Claimed Today

Three drawings remain including $400,000 grand prize on July 4 A Bowie woman and a Baltimore City man are the latest winners to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion.  The Bowie winner was selected in the June 23 drawing. She was shocked when she received the phone call from the Maryland […]

Two More $40,000 VaxCash Winners Claim Prizes

Twenty-nine $40,000 prizes and one $400,000 prize still to be awarded The $40,000 winners in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion continue to eagerly claim their prizes. On June 4, the Baltimore City resident who was the winner in the May 26 drawing, and the June 3 winner from Clarksburg (Montgomery County) visited Lottery Headquarters to […]

Retirement is Red Hot for $100,000 Red Hot Riche$ Scratch-off Winner

Lottery player known as ‘Shore-Betcha’ nabs game’s top prize An Ocean City retiree turned up the heat in her Lottery play, using a $50 prize on an instant ticket to purchase a $100,000 winning Red Hot Riche$ scratch-off. The University System of Maryland retiree and part-time Fager’s Island employee said that winning one of the […]

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Encourages Responsible Play

Agency participates in Problem Gambling Awareness Month Maryland Lottery and Gaming works every day to encourage players to enjoy Lottery and casino games responsibly, and March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month – a time to highlight these year-round efforts. Lottery and casino games are meant to be fun and entertaining, and a few simple practices […]

New Family Home in the Cards for Newly Minted Annapolis Multimillionaire

Scratching $2,000,000 Richer instant ticket reveals top prize A 43-year-old Maryland Lottery player is the state’s newest multimillionaire after buying a $2,000,000 Richer scratch-off at the 7-Eleven near his Annapolis home. His preference for high-dollar, high-prize instant tickets paid off. Typically, the Anne Arundel County resident will buy one such scratch-off once or twice a […]