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 ...
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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
Baltimore man, 81, loses his home after falling for lottery scam
The first caller told Norman Breidenbaugh he had won $2.5 million in a foreign sweepstakes, but there was a catch: Breidenbaugh needed to send $2,000 in fees before collecting his earnings.
Other calls followed, promising Breidenbaugh millions more even a Mercedes Benz as long as he would wire some money to pay taxes on the prizes. He obliged, sending more than $400,000 over about six years, hoping the promised winnings would cover his wife's medical expenses.
The prizes never came. The pe ...
Mar 7, 2013, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland family claims $26M Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Winner chooses to remain anonymous
At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy, Maryland, man jokingly told his fianc e they were going to wake up as millionaires. One hour later, while they were sound asleep, that premonition became a reality.
When the woman woke up the next morning, she went online to check her tickets and realized they were $26 million richer. Before calling her fianc , she had her daughter check the numbers on the ticket, too.
I am sti ...
Feb 21, 2013, 4:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Apparent Arizona winner captured on video the moment he learned of win
Several store customers and clerk saw winning ticket, verified winning numbers
Apparent winner purchased ticket in Arizona but checked ticket in Maryland
Includes video report
A man, who appeared to be a construction or highway worker, walked into a Prince George's County, Maryland, Exxon Thursday afternoon and according to witnesses walked out a multi-multi-millionaire.
Employees and customers at Marlboro Village Exxon are still buzzing from the remarkable scene they witnessed this ...
Nov 30, 2012, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum
Pool of McDonald's workers claims Mega Millions fraud
14 fast-food employees say co-worker tricked state lotto to avoid sharing winnings
A group of 14 McDonald's employees from the Baltimore, Maryland, area are still convinced they were winners in the massive $656 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this year despite being told otherwise by lottery officials and are claiming that a co-worker defrauded the Maryland Lottery to avoid sharing a payout with them.
On Sept. 19, the group filed a civil lawsuit against their co-worker, Mirla ...
Sep 29, 2012, 11:06 pm - Lottery News forum
$250,000 Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland expires next week
By Todd Northrop
The final claim date is quickly approaching for the owner of a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions ticket purched in Maryland at the end of March.
The ticket must be claimed by Friday, September 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm.
The winning ticket was from the $656 million Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Match 30, 2012, and was purchased at 7-11, located at 9709 Beaver Dam Road in Timonium.
The winning numbers for the March 30 Mega Millions drawing were 2, 4, 23, 38, and 46, with ...
Sep 21, 2012, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland lottery player gets lucky 4 times this summer for $101K
Donald Donnie Cole III thought he was lucky when he survived a brain aneurysm in 1999. But little did he know that his good fortune would continue.
Cole, 52, of Brookeville, Maryland, is convinced he is the luckiest man alive, after recently winning $101,000 playing the Maryland State Lottery.
Cole, who said he buys lottery tickets almost every day from the Shell gas station in Olney, won $50,000 on a $20 Big Money Mega Play scratch-off ticket on June 26.
It was a stunning feeling, he ...
Aug 23, 2012, 9:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Few major lottery jackpot winners get chance to be anonymous
Note to the Kansas and Maryland winners of last month's $656 million lottery jackpot: Count your anonymous blessings.
The states, where ticket holders claimed their $218.6 million portions in anonymity, are two of only six states that allow lottery winners' names to remain secret.
Officials in states other than Kansas, Maryland, Delaware, Michigan, North Dakota and Ohio make public the names of lottery winners, with rare exceptions. Most see the identities of winners as a matter of public ...
Apr 23, 2012, 5:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery Director says online sales coming
Includes audio report
The Maryland Lottery hopes to have its online lottery sales platform up and running by January 1, 2013.
Lottery Director Stephen Martino tells WBAL Radio that the Maryland legislature approved $500-thousand for the lottery to start up the program and hire some additional staff.
Martino says the time has come for Internet lottery sales in Maryland.
We just think this is a way that people are doing business and commerce is moving. You can buy practically anything ...
Apr 20, 2012, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum