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Maryland man collects fourth major lottery prize

Jan 12, 2018, 12:09 pm

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A Maryland man who collected a $1 million lottery jackpot is no stranger to lottery headquarters — this was his fourth major win.

The 59-year-old New Market man visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to collect a $1 million prize from a Win Big scratch-off ticket.

Because the man requested anonymity, the Maryland Lottery refers to the claimant as "Lucky Winner".

Back in August, when the lucky winner last visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, his parting words were, "I hope to be back here sometime soon!"  So the big question is, what is his big secret to keep winning big?  The winner replied, "I always say, 'You don't throw out the tickets.' I always check my tickets twice."

The winner said his previous jackpots came out to $10,000, $25,000 and $100,000. He said all of the prizes came from scratch-off tickets.

The happy player bought his lucky Win Big scratch-off at High's #83 in New Market. He included the instant ticket in a batch of scratch-offs he planned to double-check at a Lottery retailer before tossing.

"I went to Weis (Markets) because I needed to go get groceries and I remembered I had a few tickets that I haven't scanned yet," he said. The message he saw on the ticket checker directed him to cash in the Win Big ticket at Lottery headquarters. The experienced winner knew what that message meant.

"I scratched the ticket to see what I won and when I saw a zero and saw the zeros continuing, I said, 'Oh, you got to be kidding me!'"

With excitement and disbelief, "Lucky Winner" called his wife to share his amazing and shocking news. He wanted to rush to Lottery headquarters to claim his prize, but it was the weekend and headquarters was closed. So, "Lucky Winner" got creative to keep the ticket safe until his déjà vu trip to the Winner's Circle could take place.

The loyal Lottery player plans to use the prize to pay bills, do some work on his house and possibly buy gifts. Sharing his celebration is his lucky Lottery retailer. High's #83 located at 11780 Old National Pike in Frederick County earns a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize scratch-off in the $20 game.

The Win Big game went on sale in November at Lottery retailers. There are still six unclaimed $1 million prizes remaining along with 13 unclaimed $50,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $20 to $10,000.

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The More You Play: The More You Win! (No Guarantees!)

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    Congratulations to "Lucky Winner".  May he have more in the near future. Party

    Maryland Lottery is showing the way for Anonymity. Thank You!

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      This is the way to do it - win big bucks, several times, and continue to remain anonymous.

      • 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)
      • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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        This is the way to do it - win big bucks, several times, and continue to remain anonymous.

        I m happy for him.I know my father/mom said analogous to you, when i showed them this man's lucky fortune $$$ ...

        The NC lottery raleigh ctr., lady again goes, we my as well reserve a p3/p4 pkg.space for you because you're winning so much last year and always coming back here now in winter month of LOLjanuary 2018.

        I laughed/smiled and said, thanks." SmileyCongrats to this man. I am very happy for him and his loved ones. God sure is good.

         

        Good luck to all LP players on wins.and what you might win this evening."

        ---Winnings in 2020: $22,000...Let's Go NC !!!Banana Time 2 break the bank, baby!

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          Congrats to the winner. Smile

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            Congratulations to the winner!!!!!

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              I  always tell people the worst thing to do when playing is hoping to win , if you played that's your hope. feelings of hope can only get you frustrated. Play and forget. if you loose you wont be frustrated desperate or angry.i recently won twice , i don't play all the time , but i play frequently, because no one wins all the time. I can write a book about this. You can actually win at will or with luck or both. If you have the knowledge. The fastest way to loose is with the scratches, but if you find the right place and have a feel for it, there are so many factors you need to consider. Anyone who wins big 2,3 or 4 times might not be lucky  it all depends on how much you spend.

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                  B Raymond Buxton did it first in California.

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                  I  always tell people the worst thing to do when playing is hoping to win , if you played that's your hope. feelings of hope can only get you frustrated. Play and forget. if you loose you wont be frustrated desperate or angry.i recently won twice , i don't play all the time , but i play frequently, because no one wins all the time. I can write a book about this. You can actually win at will or with luck or both. If you have the knowledge. The fastest way to loose is with the scratches, but if you find the right place and have a feel for it, there are so many factors you need to consider. Anyone who wins big 2,3 or 4 times might not be lucky  it all depends on how much you spend.

                  I  always tell people the worst thing to do when playing is hoping to win "

                  What are people's reactions when you tell them that? Do they love your honesty, seek out your advice, do you get patted on the back, invitations to parties, is your input on lottery matters so strong, that people give out their cell-phone numbers to you?

                   * Voice of Reason *   

                   

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    I  always tell people the worst thing to do when playing is hoping to win "

                    What are people's reactions when you tell them that? Do they love your honesty, seek out your advice, do you get patted on the back, invitations to parties, is your input on lottery matters so strong, that people give out their cell-phone numbers to you?

                    When I play, I expect to win. Do I win every time I play? Nah, but I never "hope" I win.

                    "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                    The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.