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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
Lottery ticket fetched from drawer wins $250,000
A Baltimore, Maryland, man who wanted a break from Sunday's NFL playoff games decided to dig up some old lottery tickets and one of them happened to be worth $250,000.
Maryland Lottery officials said the man bought the lucky Mega Millions ticket in August just before he left for a vacation.
I was watching the playoff game (Sunday) and happened to go into my dresser drawer, said the man, whose name wasn't released by the Lottery. I figured they were expired.
He took the tickets to a ne ...
Jan 26, 2011, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum