Bingo Brings Big Bucks for Baltimorean

Wins $30,000 on Blackout Bingo Scratch-Off

Blackout BingoThe 32-year-old Baltimore resident has always considered herself to be lucky. She is a dedicated scratch-off player who typically wins a few dollars when she plays.  But on Monday night, her luck rose to a new level.  She won the $30,000 top prize on a Blackout Bingo scratch-off.

The mother-of-three was taking her time scratching off the ticket when she noticed she was a winner. “I had to check it over and over to make sure I got every number. Once I realized I had won, I started screaming and jumping up and down,” she said.

When her boyfriend asked her what was wrong, she told him she had only won five dollars. However, her excitement gave it away. “I knew she won more than five dollars,” explained her boyfriend of two years.

The winner will spend some time traveling, but wishes to stay local and purchase a house in Baltimore.  She will also start a trust fund for her three children. The winning ticket was purchased at Federal Discount Liquors, located at 1619 E. Federal St. in Baltimore.

9 responses to “Bingo Brings Big Bucks for Baltimorean

  1. I hear you Red Headed Carol.
    Good luck in the Lottery.

  2. red headed Carol

    Well another one bites the dust, yeah another contest that I lost…..I think I had 70 of the coupons for this game…..but like they say if it was meant for you, then I would have got it….well maybe next time…..Also where are you hiding my 938 or 612 at…..they haven’t been out in awhile now…..

  3. Danielle I figured that to be true too. There are more winners coming out the Baltimore area so I am deciding to take trips up there and play. The most I won was $1000.00. I pay in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County on regular basis. I don’t think it has anything to do with what county is playing more I believe they send the majority of winning tickets to the Baltimore for a reason. I don’t know why but I have did my research on this matter.

    • Kboy:
      Prizes are distributed randomly throughout the total game and there is no pattern as to where they will occur. We do have parameters and guidelines that are set, depending on the price point, so that non-winning tickets do not exceed a certain number in succession. It is simply the luck of the draw as to which scratch-offs are sent to each retail locations.

      In addition to being a high-population area with a sizable number of players, Baltimore, MD covers 38 zip codes (USPS info). Residents come from localities all over the Baltimore metropolitan area, for example, a winner from 21286 claiming a prize may be listed in a press release as a Baltimore winner, even though residents in this zip code may be from Baltimore, Loch Raven or Towson.

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  5. I cannot find the list of numbers for the triple 3 coupons.

  6. Ok I’m convinced that all the scratch off’s with top prizes are always in the baltimore area maybe a few winners in PG County…..I guess I’ll have to start driving out to Baltimore to get some tickets!!!!

    • danielle: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners list from 2009 and 2010 at mdlottery.com. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.