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Cruising Couple ‘Weigh Anchor’ on $100,000 Keno Doubler Prize

Owings Mills Woman turns $5 Wager into $100,000

KENOAn Owings Mills couple had been making last minute preparations for an upcoming trip when they reeled in a whale of a jackpot. A few days before taking a cruise to celebrate her husband’s birthday, a registered nurse and her husband were enjoying dinner and a few games of Keno at a local restaurant when they won $100,000 on an 8-spot game.
“We don’t play that often, but we like to play when we go out somewhere that has the game,” said the 60-year-old. Since they were celebrating a birthday, the couple tried a combination or their birthdates, years and ages on the ticket. Later as the couple ate, they looked up to see some of their numbers on the screen.
“I saw three of the numbers and they just kept coming – they kept jumping,” said her husband. When all the numbers had appeared they were surprised to see how much they had won. Combined with the Doubler bonus printed on the ticket, their $50,000 prize grew to be $100,000. “We were excited then, but you don’t really feel all of the win until you come in to claim the prize,” he said.
When news of the win circulated through the restaurant, the couple became instant celebrities for the rest of the night. “Everyone was congratulating us and comparing their own Keno strategies,” said the woman. They even had a security escort to their car at the end of the evening.
If you ask the lucky couple, the hardest part of winning the jackpot has been waiting to claim their prize money. The couple left their lucky ticket in the care of their daughters while on their cruise. “We just made ourselves so nervous with all of the possibilities of losing the ticket while on the trip,” said the winners.
The couple say they may use the winnings for renovations and travel but plan to share a portion with immediate family and their church. The winning ticket was purchased at Greene Turtle, located in Owings Mills.


I’m living the fantasy and will be for the entire 2010 season!
Thank you, Maryland Lottery!

Karen KleinfeldI found out I won on New Year’s Eve and I couldn’t imagine a better way for this Raven’s fan to ring in the new year than to win season tickets!   My celebration consisted of letting my brother-in-law, Mark Staines, know that we were going to enjoy the 2010 football season, not sitting at home, but tailgating, getting dressed up in our Raven’s gear and cheering our team to victory with our closest 70,000 friends at M&T Bank Stadium!

So, on New Years Eve, I donned my Raven’s attire with bird caller in hand and marched into his house exclaiming, “We won, we won, we won season tickets!”. It took some convincing that this was not a joke, but after listening to the voicemail from the lottery office, he was a believer and the New Years Eve festivus had begun!

And what makes this even better is to go to your first preseason game and find out that the person sitting right next to you won their season tickets too!  Hey, Larry and Dave….see you next game!

Living the Fantasy in 2010,

Karen Kleinfeld
Owings Mills, MD

Karen won 2010 season tickets as part of Ravens Cash Fantasy in 2009.

Bonus Match 5 Win Brings Back Memories

Owings Mills Woman Takes $50,000 Top Prize

Bonus Match 5Eight years ago Nancy Swierk, who normally plays Keno, decided to purchase a  Bonus Match 5 ticket and won the game’s $50,000 top prize. Last week, on a whim she decided to play that game again, and once again matched all five numbers for the top prize.

The physical therapist was playing Keno with her coworkers after work last Thursday, as she regularly does. Before leaving, she decided to buy a Bonus Match 5 ticket. After watching the drawing on TV and seeing her numbers, Nancy excitedly called the winning numbers line and checked the internet just to make sure she was a winner. Once Nancy confirmed that she was $50,000 richer, she called the owner of the store to tell him the good news.

The 52-year-old plans to repair her dishwasher and car, pay some bills, and spoil her two “soon-to-be-fat” cats. The winning ticket was sold at Lakeside Liquors, located at 9229 Lakeside Blvd in Owings Mills.

U.S. Army Veteran Wins $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Top Prize

Nakia Grant - Bonus Match 5Last Friday, Nakia Grant was in the right place at the right time.  Her boss asked her to go to the store to pick up some supplies, and while she was there she decided to purchase a couple of Bonus Match 5 tickets.  “I have only played one other time, but I figured why not,” said the 32-year-old U.S. Army veteran.  Later that evening, before going to bed, she checked her tickets online.  She looked at the computer and then her ticket.  She then looked at the computer and ticket again, in a “back and forth” motion.   “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing…my first reaction was WHOA!”  She told her partner, who had the same shocked reaction.  Nakia couldn’t sleep that night, and the next morning decided to check the ticket one last time.

The winner kept the ticket in her wallet until that Monday when she visited Lottery headquarters to cash it.  Her plans include paying bills, saving, sharing with family, taking trips to Disney and maybe Las Vegas, and going back to college.  The winning ticket was purchased at 1 Convenience Store on 10201 Reisterstown Rd. in Owings Mills.

Lottery Hits a Home Run with “Hit It Here” Orioles Promotion [VIDEO]

Update: Wednesday, October 6
Congratulations goes out to Lillie May Campbell of Baltimore. Lillie was selected from our 58 fans of the game as the winner of the 2011 Orioles Spring Training grand prize as part of the Reese’s scratch-off Hit It Here contest.

Reese's Hit It HereThe Lottery has once again teamed up with the Baltimore Orioles for an exciting second-chance contest.  Lottery players who mail in two non-winning Reese’s™ scratch-off tickets will have the chance to become a Fan of the Game.

Beginning June 4th, a Fan of the Game will be randomly selected for every remaining 2010 Orioles home game and will be announced during the top of the first inning on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), the official television network of the Orioles.  If an Orioles player hits a home run that hits the Maryland Lottery Hit It Here sign in centerfield, the Fan of the Game selected for that game will win $100,000.  If a home run is not hit, or if an Orioles home run that is hit does not hit the Hit It Here sign, the Fan of the Game for that game will win $100 worth of Reese’s™ scratch-off tickets and entry into the Grand-Prize drawing.  At the end of the promotion, a Grand-Prize winner will be selected to win a trip for two to Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota, FL. The drawing will take place on Wednesday, October 6th.

Visit www.mdlottery.com/hitithere for rules and more details.

Hit It Here Fans of the Game

Friday, June 4 – Christopher Scott from Ft. Washington
Saturday, June 5 – Richard Farver from Taneytown
Sunday, June 6 – Barbara Binkley from Halethorpe
Tuesday, June 8 – William O’Connor from Owings Mills
Wednesday, June 9 – Mark McClelland from Cockeysville
Thursday, June 10 – Rose Myers from Nottingham
Friday, June 11 – Niazi Al-Aswadi from Potomac
Saturday, June 12 – Daniel LeBrun from Baltimore
Sunday, June 13 – Elaine Biernat from Baltimore
Tuesday, June 22 – Latoya Kenion from District Heights
Wednesday, June 23 – Tina Jacobs from Hurlock
Thursday, June 24 – Kelly May Baggerly from Nottingham
Friday, June 25 – Cynthia Prize from Clinton
Saturday, June 26 – Frederick Donovan from Baltimore
Sunday, June 27 – Tameka Brown from Silver Spring
Tuesday, June 29 – Lillie May Campbell from Baltimore
Wednesday, June 30 – J.R. Massey from Baltimore
Thursday, July 1 – Eric Snyder from Ocean City
Friday, July 16 – Angela Lane from Easton
Saturday, July 17 – Robert Wehland from Stevensville
Sunday, July 18 – Ashley Baker from Baltimore
Monday, July 19 – David Lotts from Roanoke, VA
Tuesday, July 20 – Inez Blement from Baltimore
Wednesday, July 21 – Gregory DeGross from Baltimore
Thursday, July 22 – Denise Clarkson from Rising Sun
Friday, July 23 – Brandon Bazemore from Windsor Mill
Saturday, July 24 – Tomas Sutjiaro from Silver Spring
Sunday, July 25 – Dana Becker from Baltimore
Tuesday, August 3 – Russell Meyer II from Burke, VA
Wednesday, August 4 – Gerald Dunn from Westminster
Thursday, August 5 – Valerie Allen from Leonardtown
Friday, August 6 – Yolanda Jackson from Mt. Airy
Saturday, August 7 – Mark Widman from Catonsville
Sunday, August 8 – Chereese Barrett from Baltimore
Monday, August 9 – Tanya Cooper from Annapolis
Monday, August 16 – Sylvia Taylor from Westminster
Tuesday, August 17 – Barb White from Baltimore
Wednesday, August 18 – Carolyn M. Williams from Baltimore
Thursday, August 19 – Trula Hein from Fallston
Friday, August 20 – Michael Pederson from Baltimore
Saturday, August 21 – Gerri Purkey-Oho from Kingsville
Sunday, August 22 – Sondra Krebs from Finsburg
Tuesday, August 31 – Cheryl Cole from Brookeville
Wednesday, September 1 – Dorothy Jenkins from Brooklyn
Thursday, September 2 – Nancy Burke from Parkville
Friday, September 3 – Lori Lasser from Machanicsville
Saturday, September 4 – Megan Bjorklund from Baltimore
Sunday, September 5 – Chris Moran from Frostburg
Monday, September 13 – Ray Callaway from Crisfield
Tuesday, September 14 – Keisha Sawyer from Baltimore
Wednesday, September 15 – Donna Morris from Westminster
Friday, September 17 – Naomi Bennett from Baltimore
Saturday, September 18 – Charles Clauss from Glen Burnie
Sunday, September 19 – Linda Montgomery from Joppa
Thursday, September30 – Kathy Mitcham from Ft. Washington
Friday, October 1 – JoAnn Hammonds from Laurel, DE
Saturday, October 2 – Kenneth Saunders from Baltimore
Sunday, October 3 – Earl Harris from Baltimore

The Reese’s scratch-off launches today, Monday, May 17. It is a $2.00 ticket with a top prize of $20,000. Look for it at a Maryland Lottery retailer near you.

98 Rock Cinema Cash Weekend Giveaway Winners

98 Rock

Twenty lucky listeners won a Maryland Lottery-98 Rock prize pack presented by Cinema Cash including:

One (1) $40 Cinema Cash visa gift card
Two (2) passes to the premier of MGM’s Hot Tub Time Machine

Three (3) Cinema Cash scratch-off tickets

The winners are:

Chuck Perdue
Northeast, MD

Thomas Mohler
Port Republic, MD

Ron Fortney
Baltimore, MD

Donna Bullick
Baltimore, MD

Clinton May
Charlestown, MD

Tim Gallagher
Reisterstown, MD

Patty Roberts
Baltimore, MD

John Bardoll
Keadesville, MD

Ronald Marvin
Baltimore, MD

Jason Simmons
Towson, MD

Brendan Rydell
Bel Air, MD

Arden Shaw
Baltimore, MD

Mark Gordon
Owings Mills, MD

Wendy Atkinson
Halethorpe, MD

Heather Seilonen
Phoenix, MD

Keith Vibert
Baltimore, MD

Roy Baldwin
Elkton, MD

Jay Perkins
Reisterstown, MD

Aaron Lovegrove
Elkridge, MD

Cathy Magowan
Baltimore, MD

Let’s All Play Cinema Cash video contest – FINAL STANDINGS

Cinema Cash - video contest winner

Let’s Play Cinema Caaaash! Let’s Play Cinema Caaaash! Let’s Play Cinema Caaaash and have ourselves some fun!

We’ve had a lot of fun bringing you our first social media video contest.  There were a lot of very creative entries and determining the grand prize winner came down to the final hour with only one vote separating first and second place.

So without further a due…drum roll please…the winner is CHAD WILLIAMS!

Chad’s (Baltimore) variation of glasses, colorful t-shirts, sweet blue jumpsuit and “Jay-Z” like rapping skills won the audience over.  During the two week voting period Chad’s submission earned 409 total votes, good for first place and becoming the winner of the $500 visa gift card grand prize.

Second place went to Rob Davis’ (Lansdowne) “cinemangel” submission in honor of the 2010 blizzard that dumped several feet of snow all over Maryland. Rob wins a $250 visa gift card. Brittani Rynkowski (Owings Mills) and “Cinema Cash with the Britts” came in third place, winning a $100 visa gift card. Pride Franklin (4th; Edgewood), Jason Toraldo (5th; Baltimore), Kali Lyles (6th; Randallstown) and Michael Phipps (7th; Baltimore) round out our finalists and each win a $40 visa gift card.

To view a playlist featuring all of the contestants submissions visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/mdlottery.

1. Chad Williams – 409 votes
2. Rob Davis – 408 votes
3. Brittani Rynkowski – 239 votes
4. Pride Franklin – 91 votes
5. Jason Toraldo – 55 votes
6. Kali Lyles – 50 votes
7. Michael Phipps – 40 votes

JUST ANNOUNCED: Ravens Cash Fantasy Season Tickets for Life Winner

Ravens Cash FantasySeason Tickets for Life
Kimberly Feather from Pasadena

Season Tickets for 2010
James Roberson from Silver Spring
Adam Carte from Glen Burnie
Stephen Taylor from Westminster
Karen Kaiser from Glen Burnie

2010 Skybox Tickets
Chris Baughan from Baltimore
Orion Flaherty from Baltimore
Jacqueline Brewington from Waldorf
Sandra Fields from Aberdeen
Joseph Parker from Baltimore
Scott Nieman from Lusby
Steven Luber from Mt. Airy
Deborah Valentino from Gaithersburg
Bernard Mills Jr. from Hagerstown
Jane Heill from Cockeysville
Stephanie Hansen from Baltimore
Robert Deener from Brunswick
Steven Thomas from Hagerstown
Joe Fish from Sykesville
Rita Gaither from Pasadena
Stephen Toth from Street
Mark Hasenei from Havre de Grace
Ken Case from Pasadena
Deborah Rayman from Baltimore
Lisa Casey from Pasadena

Autographed Footballs
Karen Simpson from Baltimore
Charlene Dudley from Glen Burnie
Willis West from Baltimore
Dorothy Johnson from Baltimore
Roseanne Kelly from Germantown
Linda Collins from Elkridge
Charles Jones from Baltimore
Laura Jones from Frederick

Game Worn Jerseys
Ron Williamson from Baltimore
Jim Molinelli from Columbia
Artur Demiri from Owings Mills
John Zimmerman from Joppatowne

Autographed Photos
Marvin Arthur from Riverdale
Tracy Beale from White Hall
Monica Beczkowski from Bel Air
John Beever III from Chester
Kimberly Bradds from Edgewood
Bill Bradley from Baltimore
Daniel Burneson from Odenton
John Cinquegrani from Westminster
Richard Cole from Seven Valleys
Michael Council from Landover
Randy Dare from Stevensville
Bradley Duruttya from Brunswick
Michael Evans from Glen Burnie
Joe Evans, Jr. from Baltimore
Natasha Fenwick from Prince Frederick
Jake Freiert from Reisterstown
Donald Gallagher from Severn
Cathy Gentry from Baltimore
Cam Glaws from Charleston, SC
Malynda Goggins from Baltimore
Paula Gore from Ellicott City
Mark Greenwald from Lonaconing
Emily Grove from Reisterstown
Shannon Grove from Bel Air
Sandra Grzybowski from Ocean View, DE
William Hartsock from Dundalk
Jeff Hendershot from Hanover
Jachelle Hill from Lanham
Francis Hissey, Jr. from Glen Burnie
Susan Holthaus from Parkville
Karen Howard from Baltimore
Jay Hufty from Indian Head
Rhonda Jackson from Lusby
Theresa Kinnear-Till from Damascus
Kenneth Kisiner from Pasadena
John Lawler from Mt. Airy
John Leakey, Jr. from Reisterstown
Daria Lovejoy from Silver Spring
Leslie Lowry-Lewis from Sykesville
Frada Lynn from Baltimore
Keith Makin from Dundalk
Rudy Marroquin from Baltimore
Teri Marshall from East New Market
Sarah Martin from Rising Sun
Michael Martin from Dundalk
Barbara Martin from Perry Hall
Brian McCarthy from Rockville
JoAnn McDermitt from Olney
Lee McDorman from Delmar
Robert Noel from Fallston
James Oliver from Baltimore
Mark Pallozzi from Baltimore
Ronald Parker from Baltimore
John Pasterniak from Baltimore
Emmanual Paulo from Germantown
Frederick Pilger from Glen Burnie
Paul Prestianni from Baltimore
Damien Robinson from Bel Air
Carol Rudy from Glen Burnie
Melvin Simpson from Pikesville
Jerry Smith from Baltimore
Henry Smith from Grasonville
Kelly Smith from Severn
Martin Stewart from Jessup
Susan Thompson from Ellicott City
Susan Trabing from Baltimore
Scott Trask from Stevensville
Anna Tzikas from Baltimore
Richard Ullman from Stewartstown, PA
Elizabeth Vernon from Riverdale
Justin Virts from Glen Burnie
Godfrey von Nordeck from Edgewood
Thomas Walters from Perry Hall
Harriet Watkins from Reisterstown
Roger Weaver from Columbia
Matthew Wech from Cockeysville
Corey Weimer from Baltimore
Robert Whittington from Clear Spring
Carol Wieczorkowski from Nottingham
James Wolfe, Jr. from Annapolis

Lottery Winners Return from Pittsburgh with Big Smiles and Heavy Hearts

Ten starstruck Lottery players returned home on Sunday from a whirlwind weekend with the Ravens.  Although the game didn’t turn out quite the way Ravens fans would have wanted, nothing could change the smiling faces of these ten Ravens Cash Fantasy winners.  The lucky Marylanders traveled with the Ravens on the team plane to and from Pittsburgh for the Ravens vs. Steelers game.  They also received a one-night hotel stay at the team hotel; tickets to the game; and $250 spending cash.

“For me the hand shake with the coach and the opportunity to wish him good luck on the day of the game made my entire trip,” said one of the winners, Geri Arnold from Lexington Park.  “I met some wonderful people – the other Lottery winners – and hope to remain friends and reunite at another Ravens game.”

Along with Geri, the other winners included: Kevin Dunnigan from Pasadena, Debbie Divel from Sparrows Point, Michael King from Linthicum, Chris Hess from Abingdon, Jim Woolfrey from Owings Mills, Rose Brooks from Baltimore, Trevette Collins from Sykesville, and Nicole Carter from Middle River.

Ravens Cash Fantasy players are encouraged to keep registering their EXTRA YARDS in the ticket’s Internet promotion.  In addition to the season tickets for life, other prizes remaining include: season tickets for 2010, game-worn jerseys, autographed footballs, and autographed photographs. Go to mdlottery.com/ravens for details on prizes, drawing dates and more.

Pikesville Accountant Has Lots of Zeroes to Count

$1 Million Win with Ultimate Payday Instant Game

Ultimate PaydayOn the night he became the Maryland Lottery’s newest millionaire, a Baltimore County man came very close to walking away from his fortune.  After stopping at his favorite Lottery store for a few scratch-offs, he was surprised to find that he’d not won a thing – he’s usually pretty lucky.  “If I had won $20 on those first tickets I would have gone home right then,” he told Lottery officials.  The events of the next few minutes show that it’s sometimes good to be unlucky, if only for a moment.

Today’s winner decided to try just a couple more tickets before he left, one of which was Ultimate Payday.  As he scratched he started to laugh.  “The farther I got into playing the game, the more I laughed.  It was ridiculously unreal.”

Realizing his good fortune, he told the cashier that he’d won and she asked ‘How much?’  He didn’t say a thing, just stared at her.  She quickly got the message, checked the ticket and then the party began.

The Pikesville man confided that he has had a tough year financially, so this win comes at a very good time.  “This money is going to help with lots of different things in my life.”

The million dollar ticket was sold at the 7-11 convenience store at 3731 Crondall Lane in Owings Mills.