Nursing home employee hits the jackpot this past holiday weekend
For two days, a Baltimore County woman had a lucky scratch-off ticket in her purse and didn’t know it. During the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend, she purchased four scratch-off tickets, one of which was the Bingo Times 10 scratch-off. Instead of scratching the entire ticket, she scratched only the barcode portion and checked it at a local retailer. The message advised to visit Lottery headquarters and the experienced player knew it was more than $500. She immediately put the ticket in her purse and forgot about it for a few days. Then while she was getting her car worked on, she scratched the rest of the ticket and discovered that she had won a $50,000 cash prize. “I screamed in silence when I found out how much I won,” she said. After discovering her fortune, she went to Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.
The 37-year-old nursing home worker did not tell anyone at the time but plans on immediately telling her mother of her newfound fortune. She also plans on sharing the news with other family members, do some holiday shopping and pay for some work on her home. The winning ticket was purchased at Woodmoor Shell on 7001 Liberty Road in Baltimore.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience is about to take place for some extremely lucky Marylanders. Ten winners were selected through the Lottery’s Ravens Cash Fantasy contest to accompany the Baltimore Ravens to their November 21st game vs. the Carolina Panthers. Each winner will receive a trip-for-two which includes: flying to North Carolina on the team plane with the Ravens; a one-night hotel stay at the team hotel; tickets to the Ravens vs. Panthers game; and $500 spending money. The winners, who hail from all over the state, are:
- Tracey Jessilonis from Pasadena
- Edward Maddox from Gwynn Oak
- Mike Allaire from Glen Burnie
- Charles Bardo from Severn
- Heather Street from Pylesville
- Denise Riley from Halethorpe
- Felicia Peddicord from Baltimore
- Howard Keyser from Baltimore
- Michele Edelmann from Middle River
- Elizabeth Mauk from Sharpsburg
Ravens Cash Fantasy players are encouraged to keep registering their EXTRA YARDS in the ticket’s Internet promotion. Prizes such as season tickets for life, season tickets for 2011, VIP training facility tour, framed autographed jerseys, autographed footballs, and autographed photographs remain to be won. Visit mdlottery.com/ravens for details on prizes, drawing dates and more.
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Wins $77,000 on Magnificent 7’s scratch-off
Theresa Biel’s hands were shaking as she entered Lottery headquarters today. The shakiness was due to the fact that she was holding a $77,000 winning Magnificent 7’s scratch-off in her hands. It all started last Friday when she made her daily visit to Jack’s Fine Food store.
“I buy tickets everyday…usually more on Friday’s because its payday,” says the 48-year-old winner. But this particular Friday was like no other. During her visit to the store, she had an interesting conversation with a Racetrax player. The “mystery man” chatted with her about winning money and said her lucky day was right around the corner. Theresa then purchased two $10 tickets and won a little money. Afterwards, she bought two $5 tickets, including a Magnificent 7’s scratch-off. She sat down at the table and scratched her way to $77,000. “I couldn’t believe it. I showed it to the gentleman and he was excited. I was shaking like a leaf,” she said.
Theresa, who has been an administrative assistant for 30 years, plans to buy a new car, spend some on family and friends, and save the rest. The winning ticket was purchased at Jack’s Fine Foods, located at 4519 Kenwood Avenue in Baltimore.
Wins $100,000 Top Prize on Jumbo Cash Doubler Scratch-Off
One remaining ten dollar bill led to a jumbo-sized win for the 71-year-old Baltimore woman who arrived at Lottery Headquarters today with her sister in tow. The daily-Lottery player and professed fan of $10 instant tickets stopped at her favorite Lottery retailer on Saturday and bought three Jumbo Cash Doubler scratch-offs. She proceeded to play them there in the store. None of the trio was a winner and she was about to leave when she decided to purchase just one more. That spur-of-the-moment decision resulted in her $100,000 windfall. “I had $10 left and just thought, ‘What the heck,’” said the retired geriatric aide.
A widowed mother-of-four, the winner first revealed a $10,000 win and then quickly scratched the bottom of the ticket to discover that her prize was actually ten times that amount. “I gave my ticket to the clerk to check,” she said. “His reaction was, ‘AHHHHH.’” The clerk immediately told her to sign her ticket and put it in her purse for safe-keeping.
Upon arriving home, the happy winner phoned her sister, son and a girlfriend to share her good news. “My son just laughed and hollered,” she said. “I’ve been amazingly calm except for a little nervousness in my stomach.” She intends to use her winnings to do some home repairs.
The winning ticket was purchased at K N S Food Market, located at 3910 W. Belvedere Ave. in Baltimore City. There are still three $100,000 top prizes remaining on the Jumbo Cash Doubler scratch-off ticket.
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Wins $30,000 Top Prize on Winter Green Scratch-Off
A Baltimore grandmother is already in the holiday spirit. The 74-year-old received three Winter Green scratch-offs from her grandson on Tuesday, one of which happened to be a top-prize winner. The grandson, who accompanied her to Lottery Headquarters to claim her $30,000 prize, said, “I’d won $40 on Pick 3, so I thought I’d get them for her.”
Part of the Lottery’s lineup of special holiday scratch-offs, the $3 ticket has a scratch-n-sniff feature with the winter green scent. “I chose that ticket because it was new,” said the grandson. “I thought maybe there’d be some fresh winners.” He then added, “She’s always taking care of me. It was my turn.”
The winner, who was alone when she discovered her good fortune, quickly called her benefactor with the news. When asked what her reaction was to the win, she simply said, “Unbelievable.” Her grandson was equally skeptical and wasn’t convinced they were $30,000 richer until receiving confirmation at Lottery Headquarters.
The happy twosome intends to save the winnings. “I see people really do win now,” said the grandson. “Maybe she’ll give me at least a dollar,” he added. The winning ticket was purchased at Mel’s Corner, located at 225 E. Eutaw St. in Baltimore City. There are still four $30,000 top prizes remaining on the Winter Green scratch-off ticket.
Wins $100,000 Diamonds & 7’s Top Prize
It was a hot July day when the 56-year-old arrived at Lottery Headquarters to claim his first big scratch-off prize — $50,000 on the Trump Card instant ticket. Now, on a cool, crisp October afternoon, only three months later, he was back in the Lottery’s Winners’ Lounge, accompanied by his wife, to chat about his second and even more impressive win.
Yesterday, the career school teacher bought three Diamonds & 7’s scratch-offs. After revealing that they were non-winners, he bought another Diamond & 7’s. “You know you have to keep playing to win,” said the father-of-one. His persistence paid off to the tune of $100,000 when the ticket revealed it was a top prize winner. When asked what made him buy the fourth Diamond & 7’s scratch-off he simply said, “Faith.”
Later that evening when he returned home he woke his wife to tell her the good news. “I was in awe. I’m still in awe. Lady Luck is with you,” she told her husband.
Since he has won before, the winner had a ready answer when asked what he will do with his second windfall. “Right now I only have plans to spend it wisely,” he said with a smile. The winning ticket was purchased at Hertsch’s Tavern located at 1902 Gwynn Oak Ave. in Baltimore County. The Diamonds & 7’s scratch-off still has a $100,000 top prize remaining on the ticket.