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Maryland resident wins lottery twice in one day

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BALTIMORE, Md. — A Cecil County resident won back-to-back Maryland Lottery scratch-offs Thursday, according to officials with the Maryland State Lottery Agency.

The anonymous winner won $11,000 after purchasing two $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-offs from the Stop-N-Go in North East, officials reported.

Unlike other states, under Maryland's lottery regulations, the winner does not have to publicly identify themselves. Lottery officials reported the winner is a 67-year-old Elkton resident.

Lottery officials said she bought two $10 scratch-offs and when she returned home, she scratched the first ticket, revealing a 20x symbol above a $500 prize — amounting to a $10,000 payout. The second scratch-off revealed she won $1,000, officials said.

On Monday, Erica Palmisano, lottery spokesperson, said the winner claimed the prizes late Thursday afternoon and chose to receive two lump sum payment checks.

The winner plans to pay a few bills, treat herself and save the rest with her winnings, according to officials.

Palmisano said these lottery wins are "special," because in the seven years she's worked at the agency, she does not recall anyone winning back-to-back tickets, although it is not unheard of.

"I'm so happy someone won something in the county and town," said Mukesh Manekporia, co-owner of the Stop And Go store, on Tuesday.

He said it's the first time someone has "won big" at his store.

"It's the first time, I'm just excited," he added.

On Tuesday, Manekporia said the winner came into the store to claim the prizes, but he advised the winner to go to the lottery agency.

While stores are authorized to give winners lottery prizes up to $500, anyone with a winning ticket of a larger amount are instructed to go the lottery agency headquarters in Baltimore for the money.

Manekporia said he has not seen an increase in volume of people coming to the store to buy lottery tickets, at the moment.

Cecil Whig, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: June 7, 2016, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

Don't bother going to that store to buy more.   All the winners in that batch have been sold.  Dead

Never give up.  Banana

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    Posted: June 7, 2016, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

    Some people just walk into money, while most scratch their heads wondering why they can't even win a free QP. Unhappy

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      Posted: June 7, 2016, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

      Some people just walk into money, while most scratch their heads wondering why they can't even win a free QP. Unhappy

      I Agree!

      Amber, among the destiny minded, it's said that chance is the fool's word for fate ?

       

      Fortes Forftuna & Harmonia Juvat

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        Posted: June 7, 2016, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to the winner. Enjoy.  Smile

        Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

        “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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          Posted: June 7, 2016, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

          Some people just walk into money, while most scratch their heads wondering why they can't even win a free QP. Unhappy

          I found $5 on the ground as I was walking into my house today.

          Nothing in comparison to scratching back-to-back winners for $11,000.

          Congrats on the win!

          The Meatman

          “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

          Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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            Posted: June 7, 2016, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

            I found $5 on the ground as I was walking into my house today.

            Nothing in comparison to scratching back-to-back winners for $11,000.

            Congrats on the win!

            You found five BUCKS on the ground?  You're just horsing around...Right?

            Never give up.  Banana

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              Posted: June 7, 2016, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

              You found five BUCKS on the ground?  You're just horsing around...Right?

              I didn't say that I found five BUCKS. 

              I found five dollars! US American currency.

              So, the $5 mega millions ticket I purchased the other day is now free.

              I can see the headline now...$5 find turns into $260 million fortune!

              The Meatman

              “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

              Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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                Posted: June 7, 2016, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                You found five BUCKS on the ground?  You're just horsing around...Right?

                I once found $40 on the ground, inside a mall parking garage.
                Folded up together.  It caught my attention from about 60+ fee away.

                There were no cars around, and no people nearby walking around either.
                That's positively, absolutely the "luckiest" I've ever been, outside of lotto.
                (and my state's lottery has yet to pay me anything significant)

                The sad thing is, that I remember it was around Christmas time, and so it meant
                somebody was rushing to a store, minus $40 they'd intended to spend. I truly hope they've
                since found a way, to make up for it since then.

                So, ALL folks, should KEEP THEIR EYES OPEN.  You never know what you may find. ANOTHER time, it was my cycling buddy's turn. We were riding the bike path, and he noticed it first. it was like $30 or so right in the middle of the path.

                At the same time, ALL persons need to keep an eye on the their money, and if you're like me, and pull money and all those crumpled Walmart receipts out of your pockets, you need to watch if anything drops.
                I'm sure I've lost change like that.

                • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                          (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                  Posted: June 7, 2016, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Nice hit for that person!

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                    Posted: June 8, 2016, 12:45 am - IP Logged

                    Nice hit for that person!

                    Yes indeed. I sure could have used that 'little' chunk of change.

                    But, I don't know what MD would have taken out in taxes.

                    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                      Posted: June 8, 2016, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                       Congratulations. She must have a nice smile now. Happy Days are here again.LOL

                       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

                       Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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                        Posted: June 8, 2016, 3:19 am - IP Logged

                        Some people just walk into money, while most scratch their heads wondering why they can't even win a free QP. Unhappy

                        Yes, and I believe I would be of the latter category.

                        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                  (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                          Posted: June 8, 2016, 8:13 am - IP Logged

                          A twofer, congrats to the luck winner.

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

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                            Posted: June 12, 2016, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                            That person is very lucky.

                            I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!