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Family Visit Brings a $10,004 Powerball Prize to Cumberland Man

Greg Smith - PowerballGreg Smith of Cumberland now has 10,004 reasons to spend more time with his family; a leisurely trip from his home in Cumberland to visit his brother in Frederick resulted in a third-tier Powerball win.

Smith, who works in commercial insurance, hadn’t had the chance to visit his brother in Frederick since he moved there and decided to make the trip on Wednesday, October 6th.  An avid Powerball player, he realized only after arriving in Frederick that he hadn’t bought his ticket for that evening’s drawing.  When he stopped for gas, Smith decided to buy his tickets right then and there – and purchased tickets for the next four drawings.  This was a break in his normal routine as he usually buys his tickets in Cumberland and has since Powerball came to Maryland this past January.

As usual, Smith checked his numbers online and is still in disbelief that he won.  “My mother-in-law won $15,000 from a scratch-off in West Virginia and that was the only big Lottery win our family has ever had,” he said with a huge grin.  “The next win is going to be the big one.”

Smith, who is married with three children, hasn’t figured out how he’s going to spend the money yet.  He just wanted to “see the check in person” before making any plans.

The winning ticket was purchased at Riverside Market Place at 1991 Monocacy Boulevard in Frederick.

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25 Win Private Meet and Greet and Autograph Session with Jonathan Ogden

25 All-Pro and Hall-of-Fame Ravens Cash Fantasy players* won two VIP passes to attend a private meet and greet and autograph session with former Ravens All-Pro tackle Jonathan Ogden at Padonia Station on Monday, October 25th.

Ravens Cash FantasyWINNERS
Kenny Beall from Lothian
Lisa Casey from Pasadena
Lisa Cotton from Baltimore
Charles Ensor from Baltimore
Tammy Gholston from Catonsville
Dianne Guy from Baltimore
Adam Harvey from Parkville
Dave Hodge from Frederick
Glory Hunter from Upper Marlboro
Diane Jablonski from Ocean Pines
Bobby Maddox from Baltimore
Tom McFadden from Mt. Airy
Darlene McNeal from Rising Sun
Rex Miller from Pasadena
Betty Moore from Arnold
Lynda Neser from Ellicott City
Rony Pressard from Silver Spring
Ray Robertson from Parkville
Harold Shover from Hampstead
Rick Stielper from Fallston
Gina Stratakes from Cockeysville
Elnora Taylor from Waldorf
Jodi Williams from Randallstown
Phyliss Wilson from Centreville
Pamela Zavala from Cockeysville

If you aren’t a winner don’t forget that we’re giving away $2,000 cash (four $500 prizes), tickets to a future Ravens home game and more at the Ravens Cash Fantasy party from 6-8 PM. Plus, there will be an interactive question and answer session with Ogden that all attendees can participate in.

*Extra Yards totals as of Sunday, October 17 at 11AM.

One Week, Three Big Frederick Winners

Monrovia Woman Wins $10,003 Playing Powerball

Powerball with Power PlayWinonna Sue McFarland buys two Powerball tickets every Tuesday. The tickets are Quick Picks and she always purchases them at the same Lottery retailer. Last week, her weekly ritual paid off to the tune of $10,003, producing the third big win in Frederick in just a week’s time.

The soft-spoken Monrovia resident arrived at Lottery Headquarters this morning with her daughter Cheryl in tow to claim her third-tier prize from last Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. “Every Tuesday before Bingo I buy two tickets,” said Winonna. “I check my numbers on TV on the Thursday morning news.”

Winonna realized that she had won after viewing the numbers, but was skeptical nonetheless. “I checked three times. I didn’t think it was right.” Once convinced, Winonna headed to her daughter’s house to share the news. “Then, I was like ‘woo-hoo,” said Winonna. When her other two children learned of her good fortune they said, “You’re kidding mom, we won’t believe you until we see the ticket.”

Their doubts will soon be put to rest as the grandmother-of-five and great-grandmother-of-five, intends to share her windfall with her family. When asked if she planned on doing anything for herself, the winner’s daughter interjected, “We told her she should head straight to Las Vegas.” Though Winonna doesn’t intend to play in Vegas, she will continue playing the Maryland Lottery. In fact, in parting the 69-year-old said, “Hope to see you soon.” The winning ticket was purchased at Browns Discount Liquors, located at 908 E. Patrick St. in Frederick.

Second Frederick County Player Claims Mega Millions Prize This Week

Middletown Woman who ‘Never Plays’ Takes Home $10,003 Prize

Sharon Corse - Mega Millions“Sure, I’ll take one…but I don’t ever play,” is what Sharon Corse said to longtime boyfriend Mike Sexton when he purchased her a $5 Mega Millions ticket.  The Middletown mother accepted the Quick Pick ticket he so kindly offered and didn’t think about it again.

The ticket didn’t disappear from her thoughts for too long though; Sexton was casually checking tickets at a local Lottery retailer when Corse’s ticket produced a “see attendant” message.  I couldn’t believe it,” Sexton said. “I called Sharon immediately and told her to check the winning numbers online.”  The duo quickly found out that the ticket was a $10,003 winner and were “stunned.”

Corse, who runs the books for Sexton’s construction business, said that they will go on a long-awaited vacation with some of their winnings.  First, though, they will enjoy a nice dinner, hang out at the Frederick County Fair this weekend and let the news sink in.

This is the second large Mega Millions winner in Frederick County this week – Thurmont resident Frankie Favorite claimed a $250,000 prize on Tuesday.  Coincidentally, both tickets were purchased at Sheetz convenience stores.  Corse’s winning ticket was purchased at Sheetz at 1300 East Patrick Street in Frederick.

Picture Perfect Win for Frederick County Man

Claims $10,000 Powerball Prize

PowerballA broken camera led to a third-tier Powerball win for an Ijamsville man.  The sixty-two-year-old Lottery player went to get a passport picture taken, but the camera was broken. That’s when he decided to go next door and purchase a few Lottery tickets. Among the tickets he bought was a winning Powerball ticket for $10,000.

The retired Sally Mae employee typically plays the same numbers, but hardly ever matches. So when he looked up the Powerball winning numbers for last Saturday he was pleasantly surprised. “I thought, ‘how did the Lottery know my numbers’,” he said laughing. “Then it sunk in that four of my numbers and the Powerball actually matched.” He looked up the amount that he’d won and shared the good news with his wife, who accompanied him to Lottery Headquarters today to claim his $10,000 prize.

The couple plans to use some of the winnings towards their daughter’s upcoming wedding. The winning ticket was purchased at Mt. Airy Liquors located at 413 E. Ridgeville Blvd. in Mt. Airy.

$700,000 Multi-Match Winner Claims Prize

Game’s Fifth Jackpot Win This Year

Multi-MatchA Frederick woman has claimed last night’s $700,000 Multi-Match jackpot.  The lucky winner checked her ticket this morning by calling the Lottery’s winning numbers line.  After realizing she was the big winner, she immediately called her children.  The 68-year-old and her son came to Lottery Headquarters this morning.

The winner chose the $450,000 cash option, taking home close to $300,000 after taxes.  At this time, she’s unsure of what she’s going to do with her new windfall.  The winning ticket was purchased at Weis Market, located at 6093 Spring Ridge Pkwy. in Frederick. The Lottery retailer will receive $1,000 just for selling the winning ticket.

This is the fifth time this year that a Multi-Match jackpot has been hit. The first Multi-Match win of the year came in March when John Obradovic from Severna Park won $4.45.  That win was the second-largest in Multi-Match history. Back in September 2009, two co-workers claimed a $4.8 million Multi-Match jackpot, the largest since the game’s inception.

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. Multi-Match drawings can be seen on WBAL-TV Channel 11 on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:22 pm.

$700,000 Multi-Match Winning Ticket Sold in Frederick

Game’s Fifth Jackpot Win This Year

Multi-MatchFor the fifth time this year, the Maryland Lottery’s Multi-Match game has produced a jackpot winner.  Last night’s drawing was worth $700,000, with a cash option of $450,000.  The winning ticket was purchased at Weis Market, located at 6093 Spring Ridge Pkwy. in Frederick. The Lottery urges the lucky winner to sign the back of their ticket.  The prize must be claimed within 182 days.

The first Multi-Match win of the year came in March when John Obradovic from Severna Park won $4.45.  That win was the second-largest in Multi-Match history. Back in September 2009, two co-workers claimed a $4.8 million Multi-Match jackpot, the largest since the game’s inception.

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. Multi-Match drawings can be seen on WBAL-TV Channel 11 on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:22 pm.