Santa Paws Cutest Pet Contest Winners

Maryland Lottery Facebook Contest Determines Maryland’s Cutest Pet

Beginning October 17, 2011 with the launch of the Santa Paws Scratch-off, we launched a Facebook promotion looking for the cutest dogs and cats in Maryland. Two grand prize winners will each receive $100 worth of Maryland Lottery Santa Paws Scratch-Off tickets, a pet-themed gift basket valued at $250, and a graphic on featuring their pet. The remaining 18 semi-finalists each receive $20 worth of Maryland Lottery Santa Paws scratch-off tickets.

We had an overwhelming response with more than 1,000 entries. A random selection determined the 20 semi-finalists, followed by a player vote to decide the grand prize winners. So without further ado:


Dog – “Chester Sporting his new winter haircut” by Richard Maldeis of Severna Park
Cat – “Santa Kitty” by Amy Wagner of Bel-Air

 Chester Sporting his new winter haircut.

 Santa Kitty.


“Just Jack!” by Kirk Walton from Finksburg
“Are you kidding me?” by Leslie Walker from Baltimore
“Waylon” by Jamie Humphrey from Silver Spring
“Can’t deny I am the cutest!” by Lynda Hodges from Forest Hill
“Licia” by Jennifer Dorsey from Lexington Park
“I need to keep the sun off my pretty face” by Marsha Hagan from Millersville
“Beans” by Danette Conway from Salisbury
“Evil Sibel Sheppard” by Dave Righter from Lusby
“Snugs” by Brittany Stone from Baltimore

“Charlie” by Kathy Sheridan from Edgewood
“Sophie the pumpkin sitter” by Charlene Rote from Baltimore
“Matthew Henson Blake Perez” by Rosa Perez from Baltimore
“Treshawn Lavell Kardashian III” by Carl Corley from Pikesville
“Cutest Pet” by Alfreida Robinson from Upper Marlboro
“Blizzard” by Lisa Hansel from Baltimore
“Kitten Harley” by Chris Rhodes from Joppa
“Cute Iggy” from Dawayne White from Baltimore
“Ices typing my homework” from Keturah Horton from Baltimore

Santa Paws scratch-offs, from artist Keith Kimberlin, features six different dog and cat themed pulses with a top prize of $10,000.