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Eastern Shore Man Takes Home Two $10,000 Mega Millions Prizes

Mega MillionsA mild mannered 51-year-old Chestertown player smiled as if he swallowed a canary as he entered the Lottery’s Claim Center. His joy was due to some very good fortune and luck. He won a total of $20,000 on two $10,000 Mega Millions tickets.

The maintenance worker has a regular routine he sticks to when playing Mega Millions. He has some play slips already filled out that he chooses from every Tuesday and Friday. On this particular Friday, the lucky player chose three play slips and played that morning. He repeated the ritual that evening, purchasing three more Mega Millions tickets. As luck would have it, the ticket he played twice matched four numbers plus the Mega Ball, winning him $10,000 for each winning ticket. “The numbers are all family birthdays,” he told Lottery officials.

It took a couple of weeks for the winner to check his tickets. After scanning the first ticket, the message said to go to the Lottery. After scanning a few more, the same message came up again. “I like to scan the tickets to see the congratulations message,” he said. “But, the ‘Go to the Lottery’ message was a first,” he continued. Still skeptical about the win, he had the cashier print out the winning numbers. Indeed, it was a twin win for $10,000.

A little laid back about his win, the player had a silly thought. “I thought the win was based on the amount of people that play,” he said. “I thought I would get a couple hundred dollars after splitting it.” He later found out, that was not the case. He said he plans to use the winnings to pay bills, buy a car and donate to church. The winning ticket was purchased at Lewes Dairy, located at 840 Street in Chestertown.

Eastern Shore Man Claims First Pick 3 Promotion Prize

Wins $10,000 Prize

Thomas Harden Jr - Pick 3 Triple PlayThomas Harden Jr. walked into a Lottery retailer last week and walked out $10,000 richer. The Chestertown resident purchased a Pick 3 ticket the day before and with it he received a bonus coupon.

When Thomas stopped in the same retail location to purchase some more Lottery tickets, the clerk told him that there was a $10,000 bonus coupon that came from his store.  “When I saw the last two numbers of the winning coupon, I knew I had a coupon at home with those same numbers,” the lucky winner told officials.  “I called my girlfriend at the house to have her look for the ticket.”

Thomas works for a heating and air conditioning company.  On the side, he makes cheesecake. With his winnings, he’d like to buy chickens and start a chicken coop.  “The cost of eggs has gotten so expensive; I’d like to produce my own,” said Thomas, who will also pay bills with his winnings. The winning coupon was produced at Lewes Liquors in Chestertown.

Now through June 20th, players have additional chances to win with Pick 3. This promotion will randomly produce bonus coupons with 8-digit codes for players.  If the coupon’s last two digits match the last two digits of that evening’s Pick 3, the player will win $100.  If the last two digits do not match that evening’s Pick 3 drawing, the coupon number will be automatically entered into a weekly drawing.  For the first four weeks of the promotion, three coupon numbers will be drawn to win prizes ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.  During the final week of the promotion, prizes will include a grand prize of $250,000. Players must save their coupons to present at the time of claiming.

Pick 3 Triple Play Promotion [VIDEO]

UPDATE: July 9
A lot of players have been asking, what happens to prizes if they go unclaimed?  If prizes go unclaimed, the funds will go back into the unclaimed prize fund. All unclaimed prizes, by law, are required to be returned to the players in some fashion.  In order to do so, we develop numerous promotions during the course of the year using the unclaimed prize money as a way of returning the money to the players.  For instance, unclaimed prizes are used for promotions such as Keno Sprinkler, Racetrax Doubler and Hit It Here.

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Three Ways To Win With $1 Plays


From May 17th through June 20th, players will have additional chances to win on the Lottery’s classic numbers game, Pick 3!  This Pick 3-only promotion will randomly produce bonus coupons with 8-digit codes for players.  If the coupon’s last two digits match the last two digits of that evening’s Pick 3, the player will win $100.  We’re giving away over 2,500 $100 winners each week.  Click here to see if you won.

If the last two digits do not match that evening’s Pick 3 drawing, players should save the coupon for that week’s Weekly Prize Drawing, which draws an entire 8-digit coupon number for a chance to win up to $250,000.

Let Yourself Play

Please remember to keep your bonus coupons. Bonus coupons must be presented and match exactly in order to claim your prize.
Official Rules


Wednesday, May 26

Coupon # Winner Retail Location City
$50,000 00284859 Unclaimed Sunrise Market & Deli Beltsville
$25,000 00145256 Unclaimed Mary Mervis Deli Baltimore
$10,000 00354241 Thomas Harden Lewes Liquors Chestertown

Wednesday, June 2

Coupon # Winner Retail Location City
$50,000 00400665 Unclaimed U-5 Foods Easton
$25,000 00506722 Verine Colbert MDBEP #27 at NIH Bethesda
$10,000 00489451 David Ross Food City Express Baltimore

Wednesday, June 9

Coupon # Winner Retail Location City
$50,000 00782234 Unclaimed 7-11 #11716 Hyattsville
$25,000 00805494 Unclaimed Fairhill Liquors Elkton
$10,000 00679112 Unclaimed Everest Greenish Grocery Baltimore

Wednesday, June 16

Coupon # Winner Retail Location City
$50,000 00924154 Unclaimed Friendship Gourmet Market Chevy Chase
$25,000 01121265 Unclaimed Sheldon Lounge Baltimore
$10,000 00993759 Mary Washington Charlotte’s Baltimore

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING – Wednesday, June 23

Coupon # Winner Retail Location City
$250,000 01125747 Unclaimed 7-11 #32271 Bel-Air
$100,000 01262708 Unclaimed Ridgeway Liquors Baltimore
$50,000 01130388 Gloria Cunningham Lucky’s Superette Odenton