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Columbia Woman Wins $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Prize

Bonus Match 5A Howard County woman received a huge bonus while playing the Maryland Lottery.  As usual, the 51-year-old played her daily numbers.  But, this day turned out different when she matched all five of her Bonus Match 5 numbers, bringing home the $50,000 top prize.

“She plays all the time, and our daughter always looks up the winning numbers for her at mdlottery.com,” her husband of almost 30 years said.  On August 9th, when the winner checked the numbers, everything changed.   “She called me at work and was so excited,” her husband continued. “But I had to be calm because I was in a meeting.”  She kept the winning ticket in her purse until arriving at Lottery headquarters to claim her prize

With her winnings, the mother-of-two plans to get her daughter a car, pay for college and pay taxes.  She and her husband have owned their own business since the 1970’s.  The winning ticket was purchased at Box N Save, located at 3409 Dundalk Avenue in Baltimore.

Saving the Best for Last

Columbia Man Wins $50,000 Multi Prize Bingo Top Prize

Multi Prize BingoAlan Murrell usually buys $1 scratch-offs, which he has had success with in the past. However, yesterday he decided to up the ante with a $5 Multi Prize Bingo purchase, and was rewarded with a $50,000 top-prize winner.

The restaurant manager had purchased eight or nine tickets yesterday, the majority of which being his usual $1 tickets. “I was scratching, scratching, scratching, scratching,” said Alan. When he got to the last ticket, he scratched it nonchalantly, expecting it to be a non-winner like the previous seven or eight. After revealing his first line Alan thought he had won $50 and was pleased to have made his money back. However, he soon realized that he had revealed an X, and that he was $50,000 richer.

Having incorrectly assumed he was a big winner with scratch-offs in the past, the 66-year-old skeptically checked the ticket four or five times before finally telling his wife, who had a similar case of disbelief. Still in a state of nervous skepticism, Alan couldn’t sleep, waiting for the morning when he could finally go across the street to a retailer to check his ticket, where his winnings were finally confirmed.

The father-of-four plans to pay some bills and fix up his car. “After that, my wife will probably spend it all,” he joked. The winning ticket was sold at Omid’s Crown, located at 10471 Twin River Rd. in Columbia.  The Multi Prize Bingo ticket still has two $50,000 top-prizes remaining.

Laurel Man Wins “Jumbo” $100,000 Prize

Jumbo Cash Doubler Scratch-Off Top Prize Awarded

Jumbo Cash DoublerA 43-year-old Laurel man is a true believer of playing only the newest scratch-offs. So, the Jumbo Cash Doubler ticket, which went on sale on July 26th, was a natural choice. “I only play new scratch-offs because I have a chance of winning the top prize,” said the man, who originally hails from El Salvador.

The father-of-five stopped at his favorite Lottery retailer on his way to work and bought two Jumbo Cash Doubler tickets. He proceeded to scratch the first one with no winning results. He then decided to wait until he got to work to scratch the other. Sitting in the parking lot, he began to scratch his second Jumbo Cash Doubler. Upon revealing that he had won the top prize of $100,000, he excitedly called his wife and children to tell them his great news. He then hid his ticket in his wallet and finished his work day.

The lucky winner plans to save his prize money for his children’s college educations, but may take a little family vacation to celebrate. The winning ticket was sold at Decanter Fine Wines, located at 6420 Freetown Rd. in Columbia.

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

Maryland’s First Powerball Millionaires Claim Prize

PowerballBy claiming a $1 million Powerball prize won late last month, a Columbia couple has become the first local millionaires produced by the popular multi-state game.  The winners made use of the popular game’s Power Play option to turn what would have been a $200,000 second-tier win into $1 million.

“We’re very happy to have our first Powerball millionaire,” confirmed Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett, “We know it’ll be the first of many.”  Powerball went on sale here in January and Lottery records show that while no local player has hit the jackpot, three Marylanders have won the same $200,000 prize originally won by today’s winners and 27 more have won the third-tier $10,000 wins.

Maryland’s first Powerball $1 million second-tier winning ticket was purchased at Royal Farms #805, located at 8755 Center Park Dr. in Columbia. The Royal Farm received a $2,500 commission for selling the winning ticket.

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.

One Dollar Brings Power–ful Return

Columbia Man Wins $10,000 Third-Tier Powerball Prize

PowerballThe 20-year-old Powerball winner rarely engages in Lottery play. But, when the jackpot grew to $220 million, he said, “It wouldn’t hurt to try.”

“The next thing I knew, I’d won the Lottery,” added the soft-spoken winner. The UMBC economics student bought just one Quick Pick ticket for May 29th’s drawing and matched four numbers and the Bonus Ball to garner his $10,000 prize.

His father, who accompanied him to Lottery Headquarters, was the one who learned of his son’s good fortune. “I was having my tickets scanned,” said his Dad, emphasizing he played  a lot more than his son. “I had his one ticket checked and it said See Lottery.” After being told by the clerk that it meant that the win was more than $600, he went home and checked the numbers on line.

When he informed his son about his newfound wealth, the reaction was disbelief.  “I couldn’t believe one of my first times playing and I was successful,” said the winner.

Although he still intends to play just “once in a blue moon,” the young man expressed his belief that “it takes just a dollar to win.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Columbia Grocery & Deli, located at 10400 Shaker Dr. in Columbia.

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.

$1 Million Second-Tier Powerball Ticket Sold in Columbia

$220 Million Jackpot for Saturday

PowerballWhile last night’s Powerball drawing did not produce a jackpot winner, it did deliver Maryland’s largest Powerball winner to date.   A second-tier winning ticket was purchased in Columbia.  The lucky winner chose the Power Play option, which turned a $200,000 prize into a $1 million win.   The winner has 182 days to claim the prize.

The winning ticket was purchased at Royal Farms #805, located at 8755 Center Park Dr. in Columbia. The Royal Farm store will receive a $2,500 commission for selling the winning ticket.

The winner matched all five white balls, only missing the Powerball.  The winning numbers were 1, 6, 10, 13, 20 and Powerball 32.  There were no jackpot winners, making the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing worth $220 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.