Crownsville Man Wins $250,000 Mega Millions Prize
An Anne Arundel County man is happy he returned to the same store where he purchased Lottery tickets earlier this week. When he walked in, the 60-year-old was told by a store employee that his store sold a winning $250,000 Mega Millions ticket from Tuesday night’s drawing. The clerk told him that he should check his tickets.
The winner went home and immediately told his wife the news. His wife replied, “I bought some things at the store and I hope you won enough to pay for the items I bought.” Then, they went to the Lottery’s website at mdlottery.com to look up the winning numbers. The couple, who have been married for over 30 years, realized they won but still didn’t know how much. They checked out the prize table online and realized the ticket was worth $250,000. “I thought it was much lower,” the winner said. “It was a big surprise.”
The winner, who doesn’t have any plans for his prize right now, said he has no intention of telling anyone. The winning ticket was sold at Bay Bridge Liquor Mart, located at 1598-G Whitehall Road in Annapolis. To win the second-tier prize, players must match all five white balls, only missing the Mega Ball. There was no jackpot winner Tuesday, making Friday night’s drawing worth $75 million.
$50,000 Pick 3 Bonus Prize Claimed
A cross-country phone call brought a Crownsville woman to the Lottery’s claim center yesterday to pick-up a prize that Lottery officials were beginning to fear would go unclaimed. Gloria Cunningham of Crownsville, doing the legwork for her husband in Seattle on a business trip, erased those concerns with a small slip of paper – a Pick 3 bonus coupon – good for $50,000.
Gloria’s husband plays Lottery games frequently, she explained, and wins frequently. In fact, he plays so often that a Lottery retailer with whom he’s formed a friendship called him to alert him that his shop had sold a big winner three weeks earlier that had not yet been claimed. That thoughtful gesture spurred the call home. According to Gloria, “My husband calls me all the time when he’s away. It’s usually unimportant, everyday things – nothing like this.”
He asked that she go through his accumulated bonus coupons to check for a match. It wasn’t long before Gloria found it. There was yelling on both ends of the line, 3,000 miles apart. There will be another celebration when the family is reunited and you can bet they’ll include the folks from Luckys Suprette, 1101 Odenton Rd. in Odenton.
From May 17th though June 20th, players who purchased Pick 3 tickets randomly received bonus coupons. If the coupon’s last two digits match the last two digits of that evening’s Pick 3, the player won $100. If they didn’t match, the coupon number was automatically entered into a weekly drawing. For the first four weeks of the promotion, weekly prizes ranged from $10,000 to $50,000. During the final week of the promotion, prizes ranged from $50,000 to $250,000.
Prizes remain unclaimed from this promotion. Winning coupon numbers can be found by clicking here. Winners have 60 days from the draw date on the coupon to claim their prizes. Players must present their coupons at the time of claiming.
$4.45 Million Multi-Match Jackpot Win
Recently retired and winding down, John Obradovic was ready to start the next chapter of his life. Last Friday, at the Lottery Claim Center, his plans for that next chapter suddenly changed when he handed in a $4.45 million winning Multi-Match ticket.
The Severna Park resident matched all of Thursday night’s Multi-Match numbers to become Maryland’s newest millionaire. The winner, who sold automotive equipment for 45 years, was watching TV Friday morning when the winning numbers were shown. He quickly wrote the numbers down and continued on with his everyday routine. At some point after breakfast, he compared his tickets to his scribbled numbers. First line – nothing. Second line – nothing. Third line – wait a minute.
“I ran to the computer to check the winning numbers online to be sure,” John told officials. “Everything matched. I sat there not knowing what to do.” With a calmness that surprised even him, he stuck to the schedule he had for the day, betraying not the slightest hint of excitement to anyone he encountered. It wasn’t until he was leaving Lottery Headquarters that his reserve slipped — the smile got wider and the happiness began breaking through. “Dreaming of winning big money had always been just that, until now,” said John. “I now have that extra ‘cushion’ we all hope for in our retirement years.”
Multi-Match luck struck John at Waterbury Liquors at 1021 Generals Hwy. in Crownsville.
Anne Arundel County Retailer Sells $4.45 Million Winning Ticket
There was one top-tier winning ticket sold from last night’s Multi-Match drawing, ending the months-long jackpot-roll that grew to the second-largest in Multi-Match history. The jackpot reached $4.45 million dollars, with a cash option of $2.8 million. The winner, yet to be identified, purchased the ticket at Waterbury Liquors, located at 1021 Generals Hwy in Crownsville.
As suggested by its name, there are multiple ways to win with Multi-Match. Players may win by matching 3, 4 or 5 numbers on any one line, or by matching 5 to 18 numbers on all three lines combined. To win the jackpot, players must match all six numbers on one line. The Multi-Match jackpot starts at $500,000 and rises every time the large prize isn’t won.
Back in September 2009, two Dundalk co-workers claimed a $4.8 million Multi-Match jackpot, the largest since the game’s inception. Multi-Match drawings can be seen on WBAL-TV Channel 11 on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:22 pm.