Rockville Woman Wins $50,000 on Lucky Times 20 Scratch-Off
Friday afternoon, finished with her shopping and leaving the store laden with grocery bags, the Rockville woman decided to stop at the Lottery’s instant ticket vending machine and purchase one Lucky Times 20 scratch-off. That little deviation from her departure resulted in a $50,000 win for the happy 50-year-old.
The woman, who works for the federal government, began scratching her ticket even as she continued her exit. “I saw the 10X bonus first,” said the woman. She then proceeded to scratch the rest and quickly realized that she had won 50 grand. “I did the math and knew something was pretty good. I was sort of numb,” she said.
The occasional Lottery player quickly phoned her fiancée with the good news and he shared in her excitement. The twosome intends to use the winnings to buy a new roof and do some other things which they’ve been putting off. The winning ticket was purchased at Giant #127, located at 17821 Georgia Ave. in Olney. The Lucky Times 20 scratch-off still has two $1 million prizes and three $50,000 prizes available to be won.
Wins $30,000 Rings of Cash Top Prize
Louis Gerrick, a 62-year-old from Rockville, hauled in a big win. The tow truck driver scratched his way to a $30,000 top prize playing a Rings of Cash scratch-off ticket.
“As I was scratching the last numbers on the ticket, I could see that I was close to winning the top prize,” he said. “That’s when I started getting a little nervous.” The happy winner said that even after he realized he had won big, he still found it hard to believe. “I then took the ticket home to my wife for her to double check.”
Gerrick told Lottery officials that the prize money will really come in handy since he currently has one kid in college and one about to start. The lucky winner said he and his wife would also pay a few bills and maybe go to a celebratory dinner. The winning ticket was purchased at the 5-10 Quick Mart on Gude Drive in Rockville.
One. Just one. That’s all the Powerball and Mega Millions tickets that Ronald Chazin ever buys. “I buy just one for every drawing, no matter how big the jackpot,” said Ronald. His tactic paid off to the tune of $10,000 on May 15th when he matched four numbers and the Bonus Ball to win Powerball’s third-tier prize.
Ronald discovered his good fortune when he scanned his ticket at Gude Deli, the retailer where he makes all his Lottery purchases. “My ticket said something it never had before,” said the Project Manager for a mechanical contractor. “It really didn’t click that I was a big winner.”
Ronald then gave the store clerk his ticket to check. He nearly hit the floor when the numbers kept matching. “My friend who was with me was whooping and hollering,” he said. “I was numb. My biggest win in the past was $3.”
The divorced father-of-two boys intends to put a portion of his winnings in the bank and buy some needed things that he had been putting off purchasing. There’s also some fun on the agenda, as he plans to take a nice summer vacation with his sons.
The winning Powerball ticket was purchased at Gude Deli, located at 14809 Southlawn Dr. in Rockville.
Another Multi-Match Jackpot Remains Unclaimed
A Rockville woman will be able to live a little more comfortably thanks to a Quick Pick Multi-Match ticket. The 75-year-old matched all six numbers to win the $500,000 jackpot on April 22nd. The winner chose the $250,000 cash option.
“You see other winners and you think that this could never happen to you,” said the grandmother-of-four and great-grandmother of one. “When I looked at my ticket and saw the matching numbers, I said ‘did this really happen to me?’”
The winner’s son said that when his mother told him about the win, he tried to make it seem like it wasn’t a big deal. “She’s had some heart problems and I didn’t want her to lose her breath,” he said.
The lucky lady, who works part-time, plans to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchild a little more after her win. She’s also planning on doing something special for herself, but she’s keeping that a secret. “She won’t even tell us,” her son told Lottery officials. The winning ticket was purchased at Hungerford Beer & Wine, located at 761 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville.
A $700,000 Multi-Match winning jackpot ticket from the April 19th drawing remains unclaimed. That ticket was purchased at Sterling Liquors, located at 196 German Hill Rd. in Dundalk. Multi-Match drawings can be seen on WBAL-TV Channel 11 on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:22 pm.
Both Prizes Remain Unclaimed
It’s often said that good things usually happen in threes. If that holds true for Multi-Match, Marylanders should rush to the stores to get their tickets for Monday night’s drawing. That’s because the last two Multi-Match drawings produced back-to-back jackpot winners. Last night’s drawing was worth $500,000, with a cash option of $250,000. The winning jackpot ticket, which remains unclaimed, was purchased at Hungerford Beer & Wine in Rockville.
Last Monday, the jackpot was worth $700,000, with a cash option of $450,000 when a single ticket also matched all six numbers. The winner, yet to be identified, purchased the ticket at Sterling Liquors, located at 196 German Hill Rd. in Dundalk.
Just last month, John Obradovic from Severna Park won a $4.45 million Multi-Match jackpot. That win was the second-largest in Multi-Match history. Back in September 2009, two co-workers claimed a $4.8 million Multi-Match jackpot, the largest since the game’s inception.
There are multiple ways to win with Multi-Match. Players may win by matching 3, 4 or 5 numbers on any one line, or by matching 5 to 18 numbers on all three lines combined. To win the jackpot, players must match all six numbers on one line. The Multi-Match jackpot starts at $500,000 and rises every time the large prize isn’t won. Multi-Match drawings can be seen on WBAL-TV Channel 11 on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:22 pm.
$200,000 Wins in Elkton and Rockville
While yesterday’s $252 million Powerball jackpot went to a Missouri player, two Maryland players won large cash prizes last night. Big Elk Liquors in Elkton and Belby Discount Beer & Wine in Rockville both sold $200,000 second-tier winning tickets for last night’s drawing. Both tickets are yet to be claimed at Lottery Headquarters.
“Just yesterday we met our then-biggest Powerball winner, an Anne Arundel County man who claimed a $50,000 prize,” reported Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett. “What a difference a day makes.” Last night’s $200,000 wins are now the biggest Maryland has seen since the popular game arrived here earlier this year. “We’re hoping to continue the pattern and get an even bigger Powerball winner soon, maybe even this weekend.” Saturday’s jackpot is $20 million.
The Powerball drawing is held in Orlando, Florida and can be seen locally on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 pm on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The multi-state game is played in 41 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
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$30,000 Instant Win with Cinema Cash Scratch-Off
David Combs of Rockville is a movie-buff, tons of dvd’s on his shelves and posters on the wall. When not hard at work at the cemetery you will often find him at the theater catching the latest Hollywood release. David is also a fan of Maryland Lottery scratch-offs. These two pastimes have come together very nicely for him.
While on lunch break earlier this week David decided to try an instant ticket and, as you might imagine, he chose Cinema Cash, the Lottery’s popular movie-themed ticket. He waited until after work to scratch and, when he did, brought family running to see why he was suddenly laughing so uncontrollably. “I just started laughing,” David told officials, “I think I was in shock.”
He has shared the news with family and friends but still really can’t believe his luck. When asked what his Cinema Cash winnings would be used for, David told officials he planned to put together a down payment on a new house. He also, he admitted, has his eyes on a new camera.
David’s lucky lunch spot is the Apollo Restaurant, located at 12 North Washington Street in Rockville.
$1 Million Scratch Win on the Way to Work
A Rockville man visited a neighborhood grocery store to pick-up breakfast for his co-workers and wound up becoming Maryland’s newest millionaire. A stop for croissants led to the purchase of an Extreme Cash Blast scratch-off, a decision that would change the lives of the winner and his family.
While food for his friends was a purchase he planned to make, the Lottery ticket was a last-minute addition to his shopping. “I wasn’t going to get a ticket but changed my mind as I was leaving. I scratched it and was just amazed, my hands started to shake,” he told officials.
He called his wife with the news and she suggested that he bring the ticket home for safe keeping. “I decided to continue on to work and try to not let my excitement show. It turns out that I didn’t do too well,” he admitted. Several coworkers asked the big winner what was wrong, why he seemed so nervous. He somehow got through the day without divulging his secret.
When he got home, he and his wife shared the story with their daughter and much yelling, screaming and hugging ensued. Her college tuition, several family bills and maybe a vacation will soon be taken care of, thanks to the win.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Bloom Grocery, 845 Rockville Pike. Extreme Cash Blast still has two remaining $1 million top prizes remaining.
Silver Spring Man Wins Second-Tier Mega Millions Prize
While stopping for gas on his way home from work, a 53-year-old Montgomery County man decided to purchase a Mega Millions ticket for the November 20th drawing. Little did he know, he would soon be $250,000 richer.
The lucky winner checked his ticket on the Lottery’s website at mdlottery.com. He saw that he matched all five numbers except for the Mega Ball. He immediately told his wife, who was just as excited and happy as he.
The winner kept his winning ticket in his wallet in his pocket until he came to Lottery Headquarters to claim the prize. He’s keeping news of the win quiet. “My wife is the only person I have told,” he said.
The father-of-two said he doesn’t have any immediate plans for his winnings. “I’m very excited, but everything is pretty much the same,” he said. The winning ticket was purchased at the East Rockville Sunoco on Aspen Hill Rd. in Rockville.