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HOT FIVE – October 2010 [VIDEO]

All prizes remaining as of Saturday, September 25.
For up to date prizes remaining information visit our
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Hot Five Scratch-Offs
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Gold Bar Bonus ($20) – 61% sold
Top Prize – $1,000,000; 1 remains
4 $50,000 prizes remain
Over 20 $1,000 prizes remain

Gold Bar Bonus



The Winning Hand Promotion
Click to learn how you can enter to win a Luxury Poker table and $1,000. Just send $10 worth of any combination of the following HOT FIVE tickets by October 8th.

High Roller ($10) – 69% sold
Top Prize – $250,000; 2 remain

Blackjack Blowout ($5) – 70% sold
Top Prize – $50,000; 1 remains

Blackjack Blowout
Trump Card ($5) – 75% sold
Top Prize – $50,000; 1 remains



Reese’s Scratch-Off ($2) – 75% sold
Top Prize – $20,000; 1 remains
Over 200,000 prizes remain between $2 and $1,000

Reese's Scratch-off


$50,000 Scratch Win for Calvert County Woman

Blackjack BlowoutFor Dittgard Sturgess, of Huntingtown, the luck started the moment she walked in the door.  The instant ticket purchase that brought her to Lottery Headquarters on Tuesday almost didn’t happen.  She was definitely getting a scratch-off when she stopped to get gas and she even knew which game she’d be playing but, at the last moment, she added one more – Blackjack Blowout.  That ticket turned out to be a $50,000 winner.

“The Blackjack game didn’t really interest me since I felt like it had been out for a long time,” Dittgard told officials. “I almost always play the newer games.”  Lottery records list Blackjack Blowout as having been removed from in-store inventory earlier this year but then re-issued recently as part of the Winning Hand poker-themed promotion.  “I picked my games and then asked the owner to include one Blackjack Blowout ticket.  I’m not sure why, it was just a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing.”

A quick scratch in the car, and a second or two to make sure her eyes were working correctly, was followed by a return to the store for confirmation.  The owner was very excited, the retired Verizon employee told us, “He told me he’d take me to the Claim Center right then!”  The $50,000 will go into savings and Dittgard will continue going to Sherman’s Sunoco – 2270 Solomon’s Island Road in Huntingtown – for gas and Lottery tickets.

Winning Hand 2nd Chance Promotion [VIDEO]

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2nd Chance Promotion
June 28 through October 8

Ante up by sending in $10 worth of non-winning Trump Card, Blackjack Blowout or High Roller scratch-offs for a chance to win a variety of poker related merchandise.  14 weekly prizes throughout the promotion will be given away beginning on Wednesday, July 7 through Wednesday, October 6.  Plus, a grand prize and 2nd tier prize will be awarded in a final drawing on Wednesday, October 13.

Weekly Prizes
Aluminum Chip case with 500 Chips
– Estimated value $130

2nd Tier Prize
Poker Table and Chairs
Aluminum Chip Case with Chips
Card Shuffler
– Estimated value $1,545

Grand Prize
Luxury 2-in-1 Poker Table and Chairs
Poker-Style Lamp
Card Shuffler
Mahogany Chip Case with 750 Chips
$1,000 Cash
– Estimated value $5,200

Send your entries to:

Winning Hand
Maryland State Lottery Agency
P.O. Box 6479
Baltimore, MD 21230-0479

Remember, all Winning Hand entries must follow the Official Rules.

Prize Winners

Weekly Prize Winner #1 (July 7) – Crissy Shull from Abingdon
Weekly Prize Winner #2 (July 14) – Evan Werner from Severn
Weekly Prize Winner #3 (July 21) – Olga Perez from Columbia
Weekly Prize Winner #4 (July 28) – Joseph Groszkowski from Fallston
Weekly Prize Winner #5 (August 4) – Tanya Waltrick from Pasadena
Weekly Prize Winner #6 (August 11) – Gerald Coleman from Baltimore
Weekly Prize Winner #7 (August 18) – Timothy Matthews from Temple Hills
Weekly Prize Winner #8 (August 25) – Luther Johnson from Edgewood
Weekly Prize Winner #9 (Sept. 1) – Henry Johnson from Taneytown
Weekly Prize Winner #10 (Sept. 8 ) – Lamont Roberts from Charlestown, WV
Weekly Prize Winner #11 (Sept. 15) – James Jones from Pasadena
Weekly Prize Winner #12 (Sept. 22) – Armond Whitlock from Severn
Weekly Prize Winner #13 (Sept. 29) – Evelyn McKenny from Baldwin
Weekly Prize Winner #14 (Oct. 6) – Olga Perez from Columbia

2nd Tier Prize Winner

Sheila Turner from Baltimore


Donald Warnick from Salisbury

Sweet Treat Turns into a Sweet Win

St. Mary’s County Man Wins $50,000 Playing Blackjack Blowout Scratch-off

James Miesowitz - BlackJack Blowout Little did James Miesowitz suspect that a family outing to the Donut Connection for ice cream would turn into $50,000. While he and his girlfriend waited for their children to finish their treats, James decided to buy Mega Millions tickets and scratch-offs.

He didn’t win on the Golden Ticket scratch-off he purchased, so he asked his girlfriend, Samantha, to pick some tickets for him. Samantha told James to try the Blackjack Blowout ticket. About a month ago, Samantha won $500 playing two scratch-offs. “When her luck is going I trust her judgment,” said James.

James scratched his first Blackjack Blowout ticket to reveal a non-winner. However, on his second Blackjack Blowout scratch-off, the 27-year-old cab driver discovered a $50,000 top-prize win. “I didn’t believe it. I had Samantha look at it to tell me I’m not dreaming,” James said. “I couldn’t believe it either,” Samantha added

With the prize money, James plans to take their children to Disneyland, buy a car and put the rest in the bank. “We just went to eat some ice cream we weren’t expecting this,” he said with a smile. “It’s still hard to believe. I’m completely shocked,” added Samantha. “You need to pick my Mega Millions tickets too,” James exclaimed.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Donut Connection, located on N. Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park.