Man accused of cashing stolen lottery tickets
A Baltimore man's alleged attempts to cash lottery tickets stolen in a September armed robbery at a Hampstead gas station may have won him nothing but a trip to jail.
Mark Arthur Perry, 44, of the 1300 block of Ensor Street in Baltimore, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft of more than $500, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in a violent crime.
He was held without bail at a bail review hearing Friday, according to court records.
Perry and two other men allegedly robbed ...
Feb 26, 2009, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
Many states' lottery sales are rising in recession
Even in these tough economic times, many people are feeling lucky.
More than half of all states with lotteries have reported rising sales over the past six months, and some researchers say financial insecurity might be driving people to risk more of their money than usual on $1 and $5 instant scratch-offs and other daily games in hopes of a big payoff.
Someday somebody is going to win and I hope it is me, said Albert Atwood of Nashville, who spends $100 weekly playing the Pick 5 and Lotto ...
Jan 12, 2009, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery sales on the rise
The appeal of a rags to riches story has never been more desirable than now.
With a faltering economy dominating the minds and wallets of many, and stores predicting flat sales during the holiday season, Marylanders are spending less on retail goods. Yet local vendors agree on one thing.
Lottery sales have increased this year.
According to the Maryland Lottery, instant scratch-off sales are up almost $45 million from this time last year. Overall lottery sales are up by almost $10 millio ...
Nov 28, 2008, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Triples drawn again in Maryland Lottery
Triples are on a roll in Maryland.
Sunday night's winning Pick 3 numbers were 5-5-5, making it the second triple drawn in just one week.
That brings the total number of triples drawn since the beginning of the current fiscal year to eight.
Add in a quad in the Pick 4 drawings, and The Maryland Lottery has paid out $17.6 million to players of triples and quads since the first of July.
Triples have been very frequent this year, said Lottery Director Buddy Roogow. It seems like we've h ...
Nov 3, 2008, 5:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Young lottery winner discusses investment challenges
After winning million dollar lottery, Wall Street woes bring troubled times
Includes video report
By Louis Jay
Louis Jay is a sophomore pre-business major at Towson University and the former online editor of The Towerlight.
About a year ago you would have seen me on television promoting the Maryland Lottery, Let Yourself Play. You may have heard the story.
I spilled a Tropicana Coolatta on myself. My grandmother, in her old Jewish wisdom, always said that if you spill something on ...
Oct 22, 2008, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Mega Millions lottery winner claims prize anonymously
A 49-year-old woman and her daughter came to Maryland Lottery headquarters Monday carrying a locked safe. Inside was the $24 million Mega Millions winning ticket from last Tuesday's drawing.
As she sat hugging her oversized check, the winner told Lottery officials her story.
The winner almost didn't purchase the ticket that ultimately made her a multi-millionaire.
I went to the store to play a $5 Quick Pick ticket, she told Lottery officials. After running the $5 playslip through the t ...
Sep 15, 2008, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Maryland
A single ticket has won the grand prize in the Tuesday evening Mega Millions lottery drawing.
Lottery officials say the winning ticket from Tuesday night's drawing worth $24 million was sold in Baltimore, Md.
Maryland Lottery Director Buddy Roogow says the ticket was sold at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll Station, a convenience store. Coincidentally, the store is about four blocks from the lottery headquarters.
The identify of the winning ticket holder is not known. Roogow says the player ...
Sep 10, 2008, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland lottery sales exceed $1.6 billion
The Maryland Lottery said it has achieved its 11th straight year of record sales, topping $1.673 billion and surpassing state estimates for the fiscal year.
The lottery also exceeded its revenue target, raising $529 million in total revenue for the State of Maryland for Fiscal Year 2008. Records were set in every major category, including total sales, prizes paid to players, commissions earned by lottery retailers and revenues returned to the state to help support vital state-funded programs ...
Jul 15, 2008, 8:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Ex-friends square off in trial over $1M lottery ticket
A western Maryland man testified Monday that he gave his neighbor $20 to buy them a state lottery ticket that ended up a $1 million winner.
But the neighbor claims his former hunting buddy is a desperate, dishonest barfly who concocted the story after learning of his friend's good fortune.
A judge has frozen $500,000 of the winnings until a Washington County Circuit Court jury decides this week whether Brian S. Kendle, a 38-year-old Roto-Rooter operator, bought the Countdown to Millions ...
Feb 4, 2008, 11:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega lottery winner to open school for witches (well, not quite)
Believes 'gods' want him to 'take the bull by the horns'
Ellwood Bunky Bartlett Mega Millions lottery winner, Wiccafn high priest, recently retired accountant would like to clear up a few misconceptions about his plans for a witch school.
Yes, he'd like to start a pagan seminary. But no, it's not going to be some sort of Hogwarts-on-the-Patapsco, with precocious adolescents running around in wizard hats and casting spells.
Bartlett instead envisions the place as sort of a yeshiv ...
Nov 5, 2007, 3:16 pm - Lottery News forum