Maryland lottery players winning big with Pick 4
Gamblers in Maryland are getting lucky, and that's bad news for the state lottery.
The Maryland Lottery is losing more money than it expected to on its Pick 4 game, said Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The lottery's revenue is down through the first month of this fiscal year largely because of winnings it's paying out to Pick 4 players. Pick 4 sales are up and players are winning more often than usual.
Our Pick 4 is killing us, Martino said at ...
Aug 17, 2014, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Mega Millions jackpot winner claims prize
Winner chose to remain anonymous
Lucky retailer earned $100,000 bonus
The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot prize in Maryland history was quietly claimed late last week.
The lucky Marylander bought one of the two winning tickets in the March 18 drawing for the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot. A Florida couple last week claimed the second ticket, which was sold in their state. (See Florida couple, nearly penniless, claim half of $414M lottery jackpot, Lottery Post, May 1, 2014.)
May 6, 2014, 11:15 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland $189M Mega Millions winner claims prize
Chooses to remain anonymous
The winner of Maryland's $189 million Mega Millions jackpot is no longer a mystery, although their identity remains so.
The Maryland Lottery announced Friday that the winner has come forward and has chosen to remain anonymous. He hid his ticket in an unplugged lamp for over a week until driving through pouring rain Friday to claim his prize at Lottery headquarters on Friday.
The Anne Arundel County man won the second largest jackpot in Maryland's history, off ...
Oct 11, 2013, 2:05 pm - Lottery News forum
$189 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Maryland
Second Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Maryland this year
Maryland is certainly having a mega streak of luck this year thanks to Mega Millions.
One Mega Millions ticket worth $189 million with a cash option of $129.7 million matched all six numbers including the Mega Ball.
The winning numbers were 7, 10, 30, 37, and 53, with Mega Ball number 1.
This is the second Maryland Mega Millions jackpot win this year, following the $26 million jackpot claimed by a Mt. Airy woman in late F ...
Oct 2, 2013, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Former MD Lottery employee pleads guilty of stealing tickets, cashing winners
The office of the Maryland Attorney General said Tuesday a former Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency employee pleaded guilty to theft after stealing thousands of lottery tickets and cashing in winners for $67,000.
Mark Barron Hantske, 59, of Lothian, pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to two counts of felony theft over $10,000.
Prosecutors say between June 2008 and February 2012, while employed as a lottery sales representative, Hantske stole more than 7,500 scratc ...
Aug 22, 2013, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Powerball winner laughing all the way to the bank
Includes video report
An elated Maryland Powerball winner even has the cameraman laughing with her as she celebrated her win from behind her giant $1 million check.
The joyful winner hit it big on the July 3 Powerball drawing but didn't even know she was Maryland's newest millionaire until a few days ago. The July 4 holiday came, life got busy and she simply forgot to check her numbers.
Just back from a long weekend family visit, the woman said she suddenly remembered having bou ...
Jul 25, 2013, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery's 40th anniversary exhibit has couple recounting fond memories
Historical exhibit open to public through September
Includes video report
In 1973, a loaf of bread cost 27 cents, a postage stamp would set you back 8 cents and a gallon of gas sold for 45 cents. No wonder, then, that jaws dropped at reports of the new Maryland Lottery's plans to host a Millionaire Party on Jan. 31.
Lucky Lottery players Charles Buck and Pat Hofferbert of Rosedale joined 100 other hopeful players at that party 40 years ago and they still have the photos to prove it. The ...
Jul 2, 2013, 5:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery teams up with Super Bowl champs
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) and the Baltimore Ravens have joined forces for the fifth year in a row. The Board of Public Works yesterday approved the contract, which will include the Ravens Champions $2 scratch-off ticket. The contract gives the Lottery the rights to use the Ravens logo, marks and experiential prizes.
As in previous years, Lottery players will have the chance to win cash and experiential Ravens' prizes through the scratch-off and other Ravens-themed ...
May 30, 2013, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland lets problem gamblers exclude themselves from lottery
Individuals on voluntary list must forfeit winnings
Maryland has become the third state to offer a voluntary system to restrict the ability to play the lottery, officials announced Tuesday.
The program is an expansion of the casino exclusion program launched in 2011, several months after Maryland's first casino opened. People on that list agree to be cited for trespassing if found in one of the state's casinos.
Once signed up for the lottery exclusion list, a person is required to forfe ...
May 22, 2013, 7:17 am - Lottery News forum
Former MD Lottery employee charged with theft of lottery tickets
Claimed $67,000 in winnings before he was caught
A former Maryland Lottery official has been indicted for stealing tickets and collecting tens of thousands of dollars from the winnings, officials said on Thursday.
Mark Barron Hantski, 59, of Lothian, a former Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency employee, collected $67,000 in winnings after stealing tickets from the Maryland Lottery, officials said in a news release.
Officials say that the Grand Jury for Anne Arundel County formal ...
Apr 19, 2013, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum