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Maryland lottery player wins three $50K prizes on identical tickets
A Maryland man said his adherence to lottery superstitions earned him three top prizes in the same Bonus Match 5 drawing. The Baltimore man won a trio of $50,000 top prizes from the Jan. 22 Bonus Match 5 drawing, as well as a few smaller prizes from other number combinations, bringing his total to $151,415. The man matched all five numbers in the drawing three times: 2, 10, 11, 25, and 31. He told Maryland Lottery officials the numbers represent important birthdays. The winner said he h
Jan 29, 2019, 10:36 am - Lottery News

$1 million Maryland Mega Millions lottery ticket expired Christmas Eve
By Todd Northrop Someone could have had a few extra presents under the tree this year, had they checked their Mega Millions lottery ticket before Christmas. A $1 million prize that was won in a June Mega Millions drawing went unclaimed, the Maryland Lottery confirmed on Monday. The ticket was from the June 26 drawing, and was sold at the Tantallon Exxon located at 10815 Indian Head Highway in Fort Washington, Maryland. The winner needed to claim the prize by 4:15 on Christmas Eve in ord
Dec 26, 2018, 10:21 am - Lottery News

Maryland man wins $50,000 after friend checks discarded lotto ticket
A Maryland man who unknowingly struck gold with a scratch-off also hit the jackpot with his choice of friends, as the lotto player's pal alerted him to the big win after he had discarded the ticket. The 67-year-old Baltimore County man routinely travels up and down Belair Road to purchase instant tickets for games that still have unclaimed top prizes, he told the Maryland lottery. Most recently he bought a Gold scratch-off ticket at Nikki's Discount Liquors in Baltimore, but thought he ha
Jul 9, 2018, 9:04 am - Lottery News

Maryland man collects fourth major lottery prize
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 bac
Jan 12, 2018, 12:09 pm - Lottery News

Maryland postal worker wins $10 million scratch-off lottery jackpot
Woody Simmons sat in his car and screamed. Thankfully, it was for good news the Maryland man had just realized that he won $10 million in a Virginia lottery scratch-off game. A week ago, Simmons, who works for the U.S. Postal Service and lives in Hyattsville, stopped at a Woodbridge convenience store where he often shops. He noticed a sign inside about a new lottery game, Extreme Millions. I thought, 'Well, let me take a chance,' Simmons told lottery officials in Virginia. He bought
Nov 3, 2017, 6:33 pm - Lottery News

Maryland man wins lottery twice at same convenience store
A Silver Spring, Maryland, man won a state lottery game twice at the same convenience store a rare occurrence, lottery officials said. Jorge Matamoras, a 39-year-old who works in construction, won $5,000 in March on a scratch-off game called 20X The Cash. Then a few weeks later, he won again only more. The second time, he won $50,000 in the same game. Both times, officials said, he bought his winning tickets at the 29 Convenience Mart in Silver Spring. Matamoras described winning twi
Apr 12, 2017, 11:08 am - Lottery News

Maryland's love affair with the lottery at an all-time high
If you dream of winning the lottery and want to improve your chances of hitting it big, try your luck at Central City Liquors in Hagerstown, Maryland. The liquor store at 401 W. Washington St., shelled out the most cash to winners in Washington County, this year and last, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. We aren't able to provide the location where the most winners were sold, but the top cashing retailer in Washington County, for both calendar year 2015 and cal
Dec 19, 2016, 9:14 am - Lottery News

Losing bidders protest $262 million Maryland Lottery contract
Two losing contenders for a contract worth as much as $263 million for the computer network that runs the Maryland lottery are protesting a decision to award the business to a rival, charging that a state agency chose the highest bidder after a tainted process. Lanham-based Gaming Innovations LLC and London-based IGT Global Solutions filed the protests with the Maryland State Lottery Gaming Control Agency after the agency awarded the eight-year contract to Scientific Games International of La
Sep 21, 2016, 11:01 am - Lottery News

Thieves target scratch-off lottery tickets in 'snatch-and-grab'
Includes video report Throughout the Baltimore region police are looking for a man and a woman who have teamed up to steal hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth in Maryland Lottery tickets from area convenience stores. It happened again recently at a 7-Eleven on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn. The male theft suspect opens the door for his female accomplice and a customer before going into action action captured by the store's multiple security cameras. Our own system has 16 cameras i
Jun 24, 2016, 9:30 am - Lottery News

Maryland resident wins lottery twice in one day
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
Jun 7, 2016, 4:07 pm - Lottery News