$731.1 million Powerball lottery jackpot won by single ticket sold in Maryland
Updated with retailer that sold winning ticket
By Todd Northrop
One Powerball lottery ticket sold in Maryland won the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history on Wednesday night.
The lucky numbers for the $731.1 million jackpot were 40, 53, 60, 68, and 69, with Powerball number 22. The Power Play multiplier was 3. The top prize was adjusted upwards from the initial estimate of $730 million after all proceeds were counted Wednesday night.
The lump sum payout for the single winning ...
Jan 21, 2021, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
24 Bonus Match 5 lottery tickets sold at one Maryland store win top prize
Could there possibly be a downside to such a huge and improbable win?
By Kate Northrop
Someone must have had a really good feeling that five particular numbers were going to be drawn in the Maryland Lottery's Bonus Match 5 game, because they won the top prize on 24 separate tickets purchased from one store.
We don't know yet if it those tickets were purchased by one person or multiple people, but we do know that on Friday, June 12, a total of 24 Bonus Match 5 tickets purchased in one st ...
Jun 19, 2020, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery launches new Fast Play instant games
Includes video report
Starting Monday, Maryland Lottery players will be able to play a new category of instant game that doesn't require any scratching.
Fast Play games are instant tickets that you don't have to scratch. They are printed by Lottery terminals and self-service vending machines, just like draw game tickets. But you find out instantly if you've won no scratching and no drawings.
Five different Fast Play games will go on sale at all Maryland Lottery retailers on Feb. 10.
Feb 9, 2020, 9:47 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland man collects second big lottery prize in two years
A Maryland Lottery player followed up a big win two years ago with a $50,000 jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.
The 52-year-old Glen Burnie man told Maryland Lottery officials he was at the Wawa convenience store in Glen Burnie on Saturday when he decided to buy some $500,000 Crossword scratch-off tickets.
The man said his first two tickets were losers, so when he got to the third ticket he decided to just scratch off the prize check area and scan it with his phone.
The ticket was a $50 ...
Nov 15, 2019, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland grandfather claims third major lottery prize
A longtime Maryland Lottery player made a trip to Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore on Sept. 13 to collect his third five-figure prize in two decades.
This time, he brought his wife and friends to experience the round of applause and royal treatment that big winners get when they enter the Winner's Circle at Lottery headquarters.
The happy grandfather found his latest top-prize win with a Super Bonus Bucks scratch-off. The 67-year-old visited one of his favorite Lottery retailers, ...
Sep 19, 2019, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Fortune cookie's advice leads man to $100,000 jackpot
A Maryland man said a piece of advice from a fortune cookie turned out to be prescient when he won a $100,000 lottery jackpot.
Diego Caceres, 25, of Riverdale, told Maryland Lottery officials he was eating lunch at a Chinese buffet with his brother, Domingo, when a fortune cookie informed him that it was his lucky day.
The brothers went to a 7-Eleven store in Riverdale a short time later and Diego, remembering the fortune cookie's message, borrowed some money from his brother to buy a $10 ...
Feb 26, 2019, 8:40 am - Lottery News forum
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 forum
$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 forum
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 forum
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 forum