Maryland Seniors Win $175,000 Mega Millions Lottery Prize
The retirement nest eggs for eight Maryland seniors just got a little richer.The Maryland Lottery announced Tuesday afternoon that a lively group of senior citizens collected their $175,000 prize from last Friday's Mega Millions game. Six women and two men comprise the group of seniors, who call themselves The Crazy 8s Club. The seniors matched the first five numbers drawn -- 10, 19, 32, 26 and 46 -- but they missed the Mega Ball, 06. Had they matched the Mega Ball on their ticket, they would ...
May 20, 2004, 7:34 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery Adds Sunday Drawings
The Maryland lottery is adding Sunday afternoon drawings for the first time in its 31-year history.The added drawings, which begin this weekend, are expected to generate an additional $5 million to $8 million a year. Lottery drawings are currently held twice a day every day except Sunday.Lottery director Buddy Roogow said the reason for a single nighttime drawing on Sunday is unclear. Probably there was concern - 20-some-odd years ago - about Sunday being a religious day, Roogow said.The after ...
May 20, 2004, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum
$109 Million Mega Millions Lottery Winner Comes Forward
Maryland State Lottery officials said Friday that the winners of a $109 million Mega Millions jackpot have come forward.State Lottery spokesman Jimmy White wouldn't identify the winners, except to say they are from Montgomery County. The winning ticket, drawn April 9, was sold at a Kensington store.Lottery officials validated the winning ticket Friday. White said the winners will likely reveal themselves at a news conference next week.
Apr 16, 2004, 4:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Founding Official of Maryland State Lottery Dies
Robert J. Laird, a founding official of the Maryland State Lottery who created some of the early games and directed its marketing and advertising, died of cancer Friday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 75 and lived in the Wiltondale section of Towson.Born in Baltimore and raised in Govans and Rodgers Forge, he was a 1946 graduate of Loyola High School. After service in the Marine Corps, he earned a business degree from the Johns Hopkins University - where he was long active in alumni ...
Feb 13, 2004, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Md. Lottery Pays Out $7M In Prizes On Single Drawing
Players To Receive $5,000 Per $1-Ticket WagerPlayers in Maryland's Pick Four game were the winners and the state lottery agency was the loser when the numbers came up 1111.The lottery said it will pay out just over $7 million in prizes on Sunday night's drawing. Lottery Director Buddy Roogow said players who picked the winning number with a $1 straight wager will receive $5,000 for each ticket they bought.Initial reports indicate Pick Four players wagered a total of nearly $348,000. The lottery ...
Jan 27, 2004, 6:19 am - Lottery News forum
AT&T fixes problem that stalled lottery
The AT T phone problem that affected Maryland Lottery machines and some long-distance customers on Monday was resolved around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, AT T spokesman Dave Johnson said.The problem, which shut down 329 lottery machines in Washington County for most of Monday, was caused when snow melted and froze on an AT T microwave tower outside Hagerstown, Johnson said.Callers experiencing problems encountered a fast busy signal or a recording saying all circuits were busy and to try later, Johnson s ...
Dec 10, 2003, 7:16 am - Lottery News forum
Phone trouble halts MD lottery sales for 6 hours
On Monday, lottery players were having a hard time getting clerks to take their money.That's because 329 lottery machines were down in Washington County for about six hours because of a problem with AT T phone lines, according to Maryland Lottery spokesman Brian Johnson and AT T spokesman Dave Johnson.Snow that melted and froze on an AT T microwave tower outside Hagerstown probably was the culprit that caused the lottery machines to go down, a problem that also affected some long-distance caller ...
Dec 9, 2003, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum
Former police chief wins millions in lottery
After 20 years of buying lottery tickets with the same pre-selected numbers, Glenn Phenicie's casual decision on Friday to buy a Maryland Lotto ticket with computer-generated random numbers netted him a $3.4 million payoff.Phenicie, a retired Waynesboro, Pennsylvania police chief, opted to take his winnings in an annuity, which will pay out $95,200 annually after taxes over the next 25 years. He estimates he'll get about $80,000 a year after taxes.Phenicie and his wife, Valerie, claimed their Lo ...
Nov 12, 2003, 4:16 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Evening Pick 3 Number-777 Pays Out $2.2 Million
Hundreds of players are arriving at Lottery retail locations across Maryland to claim cash prizes they won in Wednesday's Pick 3 game.Initial reports indicate that players wagered $491,000 on the lucky number 777-which paid out $2.2 million in prizes or approximately 462 percent over the games ticket sales last night. The Lotterys total losses are nearly $1.8 million.Lucky players that wagered $1.00 straight on the last evenings Pick 3 game won $500.00 each.
Oct 31, 2003, 5:18 am - Lottery News forum
No Tolls Tonight at Bay Bridge Tonight, Lottery Office Will Pay Bill
If you put off your trip to the Eastern Shore until after 7 p.m. tonight, you can cross the Bay Bridge without paying a toll.The Maryland Lottery is picking up the cost of the tolls until midnight. The Maryland Transportation Authority is hoping the toll-free ride will induce some drivers to avoid the typical afternoon crush at the bridge.The Lottery office also sponsored on two other Fridays this summer. On August 15th, the Ocean Conservancy became the first private entity to participate in the ...
Aug 29, 2003, 11:18 am - Lottery News forum