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World's biggest lottery jackpot won by three tickets
Winning Mega Millions lottery tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland Final jackpot total of $656 million will be split three ways How would you react if you won? By Todd Northrop The largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Friday night by three tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland. Since early Wednesday morning, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot was raised three times in as many days, and by the time all the sales were totalled at draw time, the
Mar 31, 2012, 8:56 am - Lottery News

Pa. couple claims $128 million Powerball jackpot
Ticket purchased in Maryland; state's 2nd-largest jackpot By Todd Northrop, sourced from press release An excited Pennsylvania couple arrived at Maryland Lottery Headquarters Friday, accompanied by legal counsel, to claim their $128.8 million Powerball prize. The elated twosome, who chose to remain anonymous, had the only winning ticket for the Christmas Eve Powerball drawing. The couple's Quick Pick ticket containing the numbers 14, 16, 30, 51, 52, with Powerball number 19, matched all
Jan 7, 2012, 8:24 am - Lottery News

Maryland woman's winning lottery ticket mistake
Includes video report Many of us have had the dream. We've imagined what it would be like to have a winning lottery ticket in hand. A Maryland woman thought she was getting just a little taste of that dream. But it turned out it was all a mistake. You see, Donna Allen loves to play the lottery. She checks the numbers right after the drawing. Saturday night, just like any other night, I checked at ten after 8pm and it said 4157, says Allen. It appeared she had a winning ticket for
Sep 21, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News

Unidentified Maryland couple claims $108.8M Powerball jackpot
Winners haven't decided if they will go public An Abingdon, Maryland, couple has stepped forward to claim the first Powerball jackpot sold in Maryland, a state lottery spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. The lucky winners of the $108.8 million jackpot have not been publicly identified, however. The Sept. 7 drawing showed that the winning ticket, with numbers of 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and Powerball number 13, was sold at the Abingdon Wine World, at 406-A Constant Friendship Blvd, making it the fir
Sep 13, 2011, 7:00 pm - Lottery News

Maryland has its first Powerball lottery jackpot winner
Update (10:37 am): Retailer location and commission. By Todd Northrop For the first time since Powerball lottery tickets went on sale in Maryland in Jan. 2010, a ticket sold in the state of Maryland won the Powerball jackpot. The winning ticket, sold at Wine World on Constant Friendship Boulevard in the town of Abingdon, in Harford County, is worth $108.8 million, or $65 million as a lump-sum cash payout. The winner also faces withholdings of 25% for federal taxes and 9.25% for Maryland
Sep 8, 2011, 8:45 am - Lottery News

Lucky Md. lottery player wins again
Typically wins $50K per year, but this time he won $1 million By Todd Northrop Joe Vaeth, Jr. is no stranger to Lottery wins. The 55-year-old has won $50,000 three years in a row playing Pick 4. He's picked up many additional Lottery prizes along the way and told Lottery officials that friends often want to rub his head and shoulders for good luck. Sporting a t-shirt emblazoned with a Corvette emblem, Joe also recounted the '65 Corvette that he won in a raffle 15 years ago. And, in a
May 20, 2011, 10:47 am - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery used to launder drug money, federal authorities say
Federal prosecutors have accused a man they say is one of Baltimore's most notorious drug dealers of laundering the profits of his heroin-selling operation through the Maryland State Lottery, Las Vegas casinos and a local used-car dealership. The allegations against Steven Blackwell, laid out in a revised indictment Wednesday, are the most detailed glimpse yet into Blackwell's dealings, which police believe led to a spate of deadly violence in the city throughout 2008 and 2009. Blackwell i
Apr 28, 2011, 7:36 am - Lottery News

Winning lottery ticket worth $30,000 found in church collection plate
A struggling Baltimore parish received a surprising donation two Sundays ago, when a Maryland Lottery Cash Craze Crossword scratch-off ticket worth $30,000 arrived in the collection plate. The ticket, which was already scratched revealing the win, was discovered by the church's pastor when tallying the day's contributions. I'm not too familiar with these tickets, said the pastor. I asked somebody if it was a winner. The response was It looks like it's a winner to me. With this affirmation
Mar 29, 2011, 12:12 pm - Lottery News

Maryland liquor store owner charged in lottery scam
The owner of a liquor store in North Point, Maryland, was arrested and charged with grand theft, petty theft, and fraud after she was caught stealing an undercover agent's winning lottery ticket worth $10,000. Ross Liquors, located in the Merritt North Shopping Center, had its Maryland Lottery license revoked following the undercover operation. The theft occured on last week, on March 8th. Ross Liquors store owner, Melissa Ann Stone, 39, of the 3900 block of Goose Harbor Road in Middle Riv
Mar 16, 2011, 8:22 am - Lottery News

Maryland Lottery Pick 4 drawing generates huge payout
2,800 Maryland lottery players hit 4-4-4-4 combination by Todd Northrop Players of the Maryland Lottery's Pick 4 game hit a grand slam of sorts this weekend, and a payout record was tied in the process. Lottery officials said Saturday's 4-4-4-4 drawing in the Pick 4 game paid out $7 million, which was the state's record for daily games. The drawing took in about $458,000 in sales. Officials said 2,800 players had the winning numbers. While players fare well when Pick 4 drawings r
Feb 28, 2011, 8:51 pm - Lottery News