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Woodbine Man Collects $250,000 Medal Madness Prize

Wins Second-Chance Contest Grand Prize

John Taggart - Medal MadnessWhen John Taggart walked into his house yesterday, his son Randy was yelling and screaming at him, saying, “The Maryland Lottery called for you!  Call them back!”  At that point, John had no idea what to expect when he returned the Lottery official’s call.  “When I was told I’d won $250,000, I nearly passed out.”

John mailed in five entries for the Maryland Lottery’s Medal Madness promotion and was selected out of just over 75,000 entries.  With his winnings, the 52-year-old plans to pay bills and take a trip out west to visit family.

“At first I thought someone was playing a joke on me,” said John.  “But, now that it’s real, this is definitely life-changing.”  The win came as an early anniversary gift for John and his wife Linda who will be celebrating 22 years of marriage next month.

The Medal Madness promotion ran from January 25th through February 28th.  Players randomly received the words Gold, Silver, or Bronze on their tickets and after collecting all three words, they were mailed in to the Lottery. A total of 103 winners were selected to receive prizes ranging from $1,000 up to $250,000.  Other winners besides John include Melissa Johnson from California, MD who won $50,000, Theresa Gasker from Sparrows Point who won $25,000 and 100 Lottery players who won $1,000 each.



Medal Madness Winners

Congratulations to our Medal Madness Top Tier Prize Winners.

$250,000 Winner
John Taggart from Woodbine, MD

$50,000 Winner
Melissa Johnson from California, MD

$25,000 Winner
Theresa Gasker from Sparrows Point, MD

$1,000 Winners
All winners will be notified via telephone or mail with claiming instructions. Final validation will take place at the time of claiming. Please feel free to contact the Lottery directly at 410-230-8800 for claiming instructions.

Dorothy Davis from Baltimore
Beverly Keys from Indian Head
Asima Njomo from Lanham
Robert Neukum from Bel Air
Richard Stine from Frederick
Jefferie Wells from Baltimore
Margaret Harmon from Bel Air
Earl Harris from Baltimore
Shirre Tull from Salisbury
Ethel Burks from Washington, DC
Don Savage from Rosedale
Jerome Montgomery, Sr. from Indian Head
Zelda Brown from Baltimore
Gladys Davis from Silver Spring
Lois Epps from Silver Spring
Kirk Wilson from Frederick
Nancy Saffron from Baltimore
Marye Maalouf from Rosedale
Sherry Randolph from Washington, DC
Charles Herron from Glen Burnie
Craig Stanley from Baltimore
Thomas Hines from North Beach
Jacqueline Fortune from Baltimore
Sarah Harrod from Baltimore
Deborah Lockard-Shelley from North East
Agnes Holtzner from Baltimore
Felicitacion Agustin from Nottingham
William Ryans III from Centreville
Barbara Brooks from Baltimore
Youn Ho Yang from Nottingham
Jason Villegas from Bethesda
Joseph Bell from Suitland
Haskell Littlejohn from Westminster
John Parker from Fulton
Joyce Proctor from Charlotte Hall
Martha Humphries from Temple Hills
Ralph Webb from Baltimore
Arthur Kowalski from Cheltenham
Elva Fowlkes from Catonsville
Maurice Lawson from Takoma Park
Connie Curtis from Baltimore
Edward Knights from Baltimore
Janie Galman from Lanham
Ethel Evans from Baltimore
Kenneth Hadfield from Dundalk
Dorsey Scofield from Capitol Heights
Kenneth Fenderson from Upper Marlboro
Cheryl White from Baltimore
Joyce Johnson from Gwynn Oak
Alvin Pye from Baltimore
Yang Yu from Silver Spring
Joseph Butler from Hyattsville
Ronald Thomas from Baltimore
Gwendolyn Beale from Baltimore
Andre Johnson from Dundalk
Norman Wilson from Queenstown
Ray Parker, Jr. from Parkville
Mabel Butts from Sparrows Point
Hazel Barnes from Laurel
William Gilliam from Baltimore
Mary DePasquale from Baltimore
Lyna Martin from Baltimore
Joseph Brown from Brandywine
Barbara R. Smith from Baltimore
Kelly Harmon from Forest Hill
Janette Harris from Baltimore
Laurel Whyte from Beltsville
Krista McClease from Forestville
Dante Todaro from Rockville
Marshella Riddick from Baltimore
Raymond Moore from Baltimore
Mertis Stallings from Silver Spring
Henrietta Wright from Clinton
Towanda Chew from Fort Washington
Harry Axler from Olney
Chris Smith from Churchville
Gary English from Baltimore
Vernadette Harris from Baltimore
Becky Hopkins from Salisbury
Vada Jones from Belcamp
Robert Reed from Baltimore
William Lomax from Baltimore
Mark Menzel from Darnestown
Heath Roy from Grasonville
Pat Hipsley from Baltimore
George King from Essex
James B. Wilson from Upper Marlboro
Eric J. Anderson from Olney
Clarence Cornish from Baltimore
Sheila Rishel from Hollywood
Theresa Metts from Baltimore
Kenneth Holmes from Landover
Randolph Turpin from Owings Mills
Lamont Green from Baltimore
Terry Hall from Baltimore
Elijah Fields, Jr. from Baltimore
Betty Edwards from Annapolis
Margaret Holly from Bowie
George Manigo from Baltimore
Mary Borges from Beltsville

Medal Madness Drawing Is March 8th

Update: 3/8 at 7:00 pm
Top tier winners announced. Click here.

Update: 3/8 at 4:40 pm
Winner information will be announced once we have been in contact with the top-prize winners. As soon as they have been reached, we will publish the list of winners. We apologize for the wait and thank you for your patience.

Update: 3/8 at 2:30 pm
The drawing has concluded. We are in the process of validating all winner tickets, as well as contacting the three top tier prize winners.

Update: 3/8 at Noon
The first winner selected and validated is the $250,000 winner. The second is the $50,000 and the third is the $25,000. The next 100 people selected and validated will win $1,000. All winners will be notified by the Lottery – the top three winners will be notified today. We will use the contact information provided (address, e-mail address, phone, return address) with the entry to contact each winner. We will also be publishing the winners names with a new blog entry so those that aren’t contacted today will have the opportunity to look for their name. We are aiming to get this information published by 5 pm this evening.

Update: 3/5
The Medal Madness entry deadline has passed.

All entries received by March 5th at 10AM will be included in the drawing. All envelopes will be placed into a drawing device. The winners will be  randomly selected. Once an envelope is selected as a winner, the envelope will be opened and the tickets inside will be validated. We will publish a new blog entry with all winners names after the drawing has been conducted as soon as possible.

Medal Madness ends today, Sunday, February 28th.

To participate in the cash prize drawings, for a chance to win up to $250,000, mail in your GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE medal collections with your name, address, phone number and e-mail to:

Medal Madness
Maryland Lottery
PO Box 29944
Baltimore, MD 21230-0944

Entry Deadline: Friday, March 5th at 10AM
Drawing Date: Monday, March 8 at 10AM


Medal Madness Ends This Sunday

Medal Madness - Promotion ends 2/28

Medal Madness – Jan. 25 – Feb. 28

Visit www.mdlottery.com/madness for details and to see our new Medal Madness commercial before it airs on TV.  Also, get a glimpse into our day on set with a hilarious set of outtakes in “Brooks Velour – Making of a Champion”.

Medal Madness