The first 40 Rubies second chance drawing took place on Wednesday, May 1st. The winners are:
Thomas Humphries from Parkville
Sharon Lafferty from Halethorpe
Danny Loudermilk from Dundalk
Carol Mitchell from Catonsville
Winners are guaranteed to take home at least $4,000, but one lucky person will walk away with $40,000! Prizes will be revealed on Saturday, May 18 at Wine in the Woods in Columbia, MD. All winners and a guest are invited to join the Maryland Lottery for the evening, where they can join in the fun and find out just how much they’ve won!
Check back here after May 20 to see the results of the drawing!
A 68-year-old Dundalk man followed his regular routine this past Sunday morning, heading to the local Giant store to purchase his Lottery tickets for the upcoming week. While there, he checked his tickets from last week, including a Powerball ticket from Saturday night’s drawing. While scanning that ticket, a message came across the screen that the ticket needed to be claimed at Lottery headquarters.
“I immediately asked the cashier what that meant,” the retiree told Lottery officials. “She told me that she didn’t know how much I won, but it was probably pretty big.”
He then called his friend and asked her to find out how much his ticket was worth. He was in shock when he found out it was a $1 million win. The lucky winner, who plays the same numbers for every drawing, says he will continue playing. As of now, the new millionaire plans to put the money in the bank.
The winning ticket was purchased at Giant #363, located at 1400 Merritt Blvd. in Dundalk. Another second-tier $1 million ticket from that same drawing remains unclaimed. The unclaimed ticket was purchased at Thunderhead Bowl and Grill in Taneytown. That winner has 182 to days to claim the prize.
Jackpot rolls to $260 million with $161.1 million cash option
Two $1 Million Second-tier Powerball Tickets Sold in Maryland
Jackpot rolls to $260 million with $161.1 million cash option
(Baltimore – March 18, 2013) – Check those tickets Marylanders — there were more nearly 26,000 winners in the state, including two $1 million winners courtesy of Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. The second-tier tickets were sold at Giant in Dundalk and at the Thunderhead Bowl and Grill in Taneytown. The retailers will each receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the tickets.
The lucky second-tier winners matched all five white balls, missing only the Power Ball number. The winning numbers from Saturday’s, March 16th’s drawing were 03, 07, 21, 44, 53 and Power Ball 16. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, making Wednesday’s drawing worth $260 million.
Powerball drawings can be seen on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The drawings are later rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television. The multi-state game is sold in 44 states and jurisdictions.
Beth Bunch and Marl Reynolds show off their big
Ravens Cash Fantasy second-chance prizes.
Two additional $25,000 drawings remain
No one would know the football season was over judging by the cheering, clapping and purple Ravens gear sported at Lottery headquarters today. The Maryland Lottery welcomed Mark Reynolds of Eldersburg and Beth Bunch of Dundalk as they claimed their ultimate Ravens Cash Fantasy prizes this morning. Both winners had been selected during the second-chance drawings held earlier in the month for $1 million and “Season Ticket for Life.”
Reynolds, who took home the $1 million prize, had been purchasing the $5 Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off tickets throughout the football season, but never thought he would be the person to walk away with one of the second-chance drawing prizes. “As soon as I found out I had won, I went out and bought $125 worth of Ravens gear! I still can’t believe it,” he said. He and wife Kathy told Lottery officials that they plan to use their winnings for their daughter’s college tuition and will put the rest away for retirement.
Bunch, who won the “Season Tickets for Life” prize, had only three entries in the drawing and was selected out of 136,816 entries. She said that while she has many friends who would like to go to games with her, she promised her promised her father Larry that they would go to the season opener this together.
More than 100 Lottery players have won a variety of second-chance prizes through this year’s Ravens Cash Fantasy contest including Ravens season tickets, trips with the team, gameday packages, cash prizes and more. For a complete list of winners, visit mdlottery.com/ravens.
There two additional $25,000 drawings that will take place on Thursday, February 28 and Thursday, March 28, 2013. The $5 scratch-off ticket still has two $250,000 instant top-prizes remaining and is available at the more than 4,300 Maryland Lottery retail locations across the state.
Congratulations to the world champion Baltimore Ravens and to our new Ravens Cash Fantasy second-chance winners, Mark Reynolds from Eldersburg who won the $1 million prize and Beth Bunch from Dundalk, who won Season Tickets for Life. For a complete list of winners, click here.
To keep the celebration going, the Lottery will be announcing a new Ravens Cash Fantasy prize. Check back for details and hold on to any RCF extra yards you haven’t entered yet!
Woman wins $30,000 top prize on Lucky Lines scratch-off
A Dundalk woman and her mom came into Lottery headquarters last week, excited to have finally won a top prize on a scratch-off. Originally the woman bought her Lucky Lines scratch-off due to the “extended play” feature, but found her win quickly on the second line. A strawberry, star and banana were quickly revealed along with a $30,000 Lucky Lines scratch-off.
The 29-year-old checked her ticket in the convenience store where she purchased it and saw very quickly that she was a winner. “I thought I was crazy, when I looked over my ticket and saw that I had won,” said the woman seriously. Instead of jumping for joy, the woman kept her emotions in check and left quietly to avoid drawing attention. “I stayed very quiet after I saw how much I had won.”
After years of playing, the most money the woman had ever won was five hundred dollars, so the $30,000 win was very welcomed. “We’re both big players,” said her mother. “I’m very happy one of us finally won something big.”
Both women are anxious to continue purchasing scratch-offs stating with a chuckle, “After all, you have to ‘Play to win,’ right?” The woman plans to pay off her debts and save the rest for a rainy day with the winnings. Her luck found her at the Royal Farms #068 at 7701F German Hill Road in Baltimore.
Winning didn’t even cross a Baltimore man’s mind when he sent his daughter to cash in his Mega Millions tickets last week. Dutifully she went to the store to parlay her dad’s tickets, but came back empty handed. When she came home and told her dad they needed to go to Lottery headquarters, he was stunned to realize his ticket was worth $250,000.
The winning numbers actually had significance for the Dundalk-area family; a combination of the numbers his daughter had chosen, including important birth days, birth months and anniversaries resulted in the win. “If we had used our neighbor’s moving date, we would’ve won the jackpot,” said the man laughing.
Despite not taking home the jackpot, the man is more than happy with his win. “I’ve never won this much before,” he said. “Honestly I thought I had won $5,000 when my daughter told me we needed to go down to Baltimore to claim, so $250,000 is more than enough!”
The grandfather-of-four plans to pay off his bills, buy his daughter a car and spoil his grandchildren. His $250,000 Mega Millions ticket was purchased at Budget Liquors, 7000 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore City.
Christina and James Allen are Maryland’s newest millionaires.
“Now it’s official,” said 31-year-old James Allen, Maryland’s newest millionaire. James arrived with his wife, Christina, by his side to claim his $1 million win — the latest in a string of Player’s Club prizes.
“I have won $500 on this ticket four times,” said James. It was this luck and the fact that he noticed on the Lottery’s website that there were top prizes still available that prompted James to buy his lucky Player’s Club scratch-off. The cleaning services contractor bought the winning ticket from the store’s Instant Ticket Vending Machine (ITVM). “I notice people sometimes neglect those machines and go straight to a cashier,” said James. “I had a feeling about that machine.”
After buying the ticket, James and Christina went about their day and didn’t play the scratch-off until later that night. “I couldn’t believe I had $1 million in my back pocket all day and didn’t know it,” said the winner. “Neither one of us got much sleep last night,” said Christina, a day care provider.
The couple, who have an 11-year-old and a 14-month-old, is looking to purchase a home with their winnings. They also plan to take a vacation and to expand both of their businesses. The winning ticket was purchased at the Royal Farms store located at 7701F German Hill Road in Dundalk.
The 48-year-old Dundalk woman is no stranger to Lottery play or wins for that matter. A long-time Lottery fan, she particularly likes Kenoand Pick 4 and has taken home substantial prizes in the past. But, Friday’s Extreme 8s purchase yielded her largest win to date.
The mother-of-one was at one of her favorite Lottery retailers playing some Keno, when she decided to buy five Extreme 8s tickets. After finishing her Keno fun, she headed out to her car. It was there that she scratched her way to her $50,000 prize. “The first one wasn’t a winner,” she said. “The second – no win. I started scratching the third and saw a matching number which gave me an $8,888 prize and I just started smiling.”
The smile would soon get even bigger as her prize continued to grow. “I scratched the whole ticket and everything was a winner.” She quickly called her daughter to share the good news, then took pen and paper and starting calculating how much richer she was. “I just won $50,000,” she said to herself.
The winner said she immediately signed the ticket so ensure no one else could claim it and went home to tell her husband about their good fortune. “He didn’t believe it,” she said. “Once he saw it, he was very excited and gave me a high five.”
She received another enthusiastic high five the next day when she returned to the Lottery retailer and shared her news. Although the winner wants to keep her newfound wealth under her hat, she’s been so excited that she’s told a few other family members. “I just couldn’t keep it in,” she said with a huge grin. Plans for her winnings include a trip with her husband, paying bills, saving and sharing with her daughter. The winning ticket was purchased at North Point Liquors, located at1108 North Point Rd. in Baltimore County.
An 84-year-old Dundalk man created some ‘indoor fireworks’ of his own when he revealed a $50,000 top prize. On Independence Day, the former Bethlehem Steel employee stopped to pick up some milk and also purchased a MONOPOLY™scratch-off. When he returned home, he and his wife scratched the ticket while making dinner. He was double-checking the ticket, examining the game area and saw a MONOPOLY™-themed railroad emblem, meaning that he had won 10 times the $5,000 prize shown – a $50,000 jackpot.
The winner, who has been retired for over 30 years, says he and his wife are on a fixed income and the prize will help to minimize their healthcare costs. Having the extra money for rising costs is a blessing for the couple. “It feels good — it’s a relief,” said the winner. The winning scratch-off ticket was purchased at the Royal Farm convenience store located at 4015 Northpoint Boulevard in Dundalk.