Prize of $1,000 a week for life coming to lucky winner
The Best Day Ever is here for a lucky Maryland Lottery player who won $1,000 a week for life, courtesy of the multistate Cash4Life game.
The player bought the winning ticket for the Jan. 17 drawing from High’s #2 at 4525 Norrisville Road in White Hall.
The winner can choose from a $1,000 a week for life annuity paid in annual installments of $52,000 a year or a $1 million cash option (before taxes). Check your ticket for the winning numbers of 1, 22, 23, 29 and 52; the Cash Ball was 2. The winner matched all five balls but did not match the Cash Ball.
In August 2017, William Brown of Pikesville won the $1,000 a day Cash4Life top prize and selected the annuity. He won $1,000 a day for life paid in annual installments of $365,000 before taxes. In May 2016, a Frederick County Public Schools employee claimed a $1,000 a day Cash4Life prize, choosing the $7 million cash option (before taxes).
The winner has 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Lottery officials strongly encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and keep it in a safe location until claiming the prize. This lucky player wasn’t the only happy Cash4Life player in the Jan. 17 drawing, which saw a total of 7,528 Maryland winners of prizes of $2 and up.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming began offering the Cash4Life game in January 2016. Nine states participate: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee. Since the game began in June 2014, Cash4Life has had 29 top-prize winners and 64 second-tier winners. Other prize levels range from $2 to $2,500. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 8.
In Maryland, tickets are available at Lottery retailers and cost $2 for each line of six numbers. Drawings take place Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. The cutoff time for purchasing tickets on drawing nights is 8:45 p.m. For selling the second-tier ticket, High’s will receive a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery.