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Maryland Lottery interim director named
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's office has named Gina Smith as the Maryland State Lottery's Interim Director after the departure of Director Buddy Roogow on November 30th. Roogow, who served as Maryland Lottery Director for 13 years, announced his resignation in early November after accepting the position of Director of the Washington, D.C. Lottery. Ms. Smith, who has 20 years of State service, has been with the Maryland Lottery for nine years as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to her L
Dec 9, 2009, 4:09 pm - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery director hired by D.C. Lottery
Roogow has been Md. director for 12 years WBAL Radio has learned that Buddy Roogow is leaving the Maryland Lottery. He has accepted the post of Executive Director of the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games. David Umanski in the office of the CFO for the D.C. Lottery tells WBAL Radio that after a nationwide search, Roogow was the superior candidate for the post. Roogow will remain as Director of the Maryland Lottery through the end of November and begin his new job in D.C. in early Decembe
Oct 27, 2009, 9:20 pm - Lottery News

Powerball coming to Maryland, Massachusetts
According to local media reports, Powerball lottery tickets will soon be sold in Maryland and Massachusetts. Other Mega Millions states are sure to follow. Maryland Lottery Director Buddy Roogow expects the sales to begin in the next four or five months. The decision is a result of lots of negotiations between officials in the states that operate Mega Millions and Powerball over the last seveal months. Roogow says an official announcement is likely to come in the next few days. He says sal
Oct 12, 2009, 6:36 am - Lottery News

Record Maryland Lottery Multi-Match jackpot won
There was one big winner in Saturday night's Multi-Match drawing from the Maryland Lottery, ending the months-long jackpot-roll that grew to a record-breaking $4.8 million top prize. The winner, yet to be identified, purchased the ticket at Pop's Tavern in Sparrows Point during a busy Friday sales day. The player utilized the Quick-Pick option, which automatically generates randomly-chosen numbers. Debbie Hurd, part-owner of Pop's Tavern, was working when the winning ticket was purchased.
Sep 22, 2009, 7:34 pm - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery's Green Ball promotion adds bonus drawings
The Maryland Lottery's Green Ball Double Draw promotion was triggered three times this past weekend, paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra prize money to players of the Pick 3 game. The green ball appeared during Saturday's midday drawing and during both the midday and evening drawing on Sunday, paying out an additional $310,595 in winnings for Pick 3 players. Since the promotion's start on July 20, seven green balls have been drawn, resulting in $730,800 in additional Pick
Aug 4, 2009, 4:14 pm - Lottery News

Maryland lottery winner: 'My hands are still shaking'
Includes video report William Morris, Jr. walked into the Fruitland Exxon one July morning with just $10 in his pocket. He walked out with a $50,000 winning scratch-off. I hesitated to buy the ticket. It was the funniest feeling going in with all I had. The 54-year-old from Salisbury said he plays scratch-offs every chance he gets. He came to Lottery Headquarters Monday afternoon, still shaking. I am still jittery, he said. I've worked for many years and have never seen a check like that!
Jul 31, 2009, 10:12 am - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery to tackle budget constraints with social media
The Maryland Lottery will rely more on social media and less on D.C.'s massive media market to tout its games as the state slashes its advertising budget. The state agency said it will look at Twitter, Facebook and other online networking sites to save money after statewide budget cuts slashed its ad spending by $5.5 million. And instead of buying pricey ads on local television stations that reach the entire D.C. market, it may buy Comcast cable ads that target certain neighborhoods, lottery
Jul 31, 2009, 8:37 am - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery teams up with Ravens
Officials hope scratch-off will boost sales Maryland Lottery officials are gambling that Ravens football fever will bolster ticket sales when a new scratch-off is unveiled later this year, marking one of the first partnerships of its kind in the country. Under the $810,000 deal with the Ravens approved by the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday, the team's logo will appear on $5 purple scratch-off tickets starting during the preseason in August. Prizes include lifetime season tickets
Jun 18, 2009, 9:54 pm - Lottery News

Ravens considering licensing deal with Md. Lottery
After NFL policy change, team in talks to put logo on scratch-off tickets The Ravens are huddling with Maryland Lottery officials over placing the team's logo for the first time on scratch-off tickets. We are in discussions, Ravens spokesman Chad Steele confirmed Friday, just 48 hours after the National Football League decided to allow clubs to strike such licensing deals with state-sponsored lotteries. Thursday, the New England Patriots reached an agreement with the Massachusetts Stat
May 23, 2009, 7:44 am - Lottery News

Delaware legalizes sports betting
Table games are next; Maryland lawmakers worried Standing in front a screen displaying lines for the NFL, NBA and MLB, Gov. Jack Markell Thursday signed a sports betting bill into law at a ceremony inside the VIP room at Delaware Park racetrack and casino. After signing the legislation Markell said his administration looks forward to working with the state's three racinos to make the Delaware sports lottery as successful as possible. There is tremendous interest in the sports lottery t
May 15, 2009, 8:45 am - Lottery News

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