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A once-in-a-lifetime experience is about to take place for some extremely lucky Marylanders. Ten winners were selected through the Lottery’s Ravens Cash Fantasy contest to accompany the Baltimore Ravens to their November 21st game vs. the Carolina Panthers. Each winner will receive a trip-for-two which includes: flying to North Carolina on the team plane with the Ravens; a one-night hotel stay at the team hotel; tickets to the Ravens vs. Panthers game; and $500 spending money. The winners, who hail from all over the state, are:
Ravens Cash Fantasy players are encouraged to keep registering their EXTRA YARDS in the ticket’s Internet promotion. Prizes such as season tickets for life, season tickets for 2011, VIP training facility tour, framed autographed jerseys, autographed footballs, and autographed photographs remain to be won. Visit mdlottery.com/ravens for details on prizes, drawing dates and more.
Wins $30,000 Top Prize on Blackout Bingo Scratch-Off
Halloween was definitely a treat for one Severn woman who won $30,000 playing the Blackout Bingo scratch-off. The 51-year-old, who is a big fan of the Maryland Lottery’s instant tickets, was on her way to her mother’s house when she decided to stop for gas and purchase a few scratch-offs.
She bought a total of four tickets which she scratched upon arriving at her destination. The first ticket was a $2 winner. Without any luck on the next two tickets, she scratched the last one, hoping she’d win a little extra. The little extra was a lot more than she expected. “I literary threw all my tickets across the room and ran around the house yelling,” she said. Her family stared at her in confusion as she took off running, “I won $30,000!” she screamed. The lucky woman later treated her entire family to dinner.
The single mother-of-two and grandmother-of-three works as a work therapy coordinator at a mental health facility. She plans to give some of her winnings to her children and invest the rest into her savings. The winning ticket was purchased at Sunflower Shell, located at 8078 Ritchie Hwy. in Pasadena.
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First of Three $1 Million Instant Top Prizes Claimed
Soft-spoken David Brady arrived at Lottery headquarters this afternoon accompanied by his wife, Rachel, and dad, David Brady Sr., to claim his $1 million Ravens Cash Fantasy prize. The 27-year-old was admittedly still in shock at having scored the first big instant win on the football-themed ticket. A salesman for a beverage company, David had stopped to visit his client at the 7-11, located at 500 Donaldson Rd. in Severn. With $5 in his pocket, he decided to buy one Ravens Cash Fantasy ticket.
“I was going to get a couple of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets,” said David. “But, I’d been really lucky with Ravens Cash Fantasy, so I bought that ticket instead.” In fact, every one of the six tickets he’d bought since they went on sale, except for one, was a winner. “I’d been buying the tickets for the EXTRA YARDS. I wanted those Ravens season tickets,” he explained. “I never thought I’d win a million dollars. Even though it’s now official, I still don’t believe it.”
David discovered his millionaire status sitting in his car outside the 7-11 store. He immediately called his wife to share the news, but couldn’t convince her that he was telling the truth. “She made me send a picture of the ticket on my cell phone,” he said. Once persuaded, Rachel sent out a mass message to friends and family. The happy couple, who has three small children, has big plans for their windfall. “We’re going to buy a house,” said David. “A rancher, with a pool and fence,” elaborated Rachel. The twosome, who lost their rental home due to a fire in 2006, never envisioned home ownership in their future. “I teared up thinking about having my own house,” said Rachel.
David intends to keep buying Ravens Cash Fantasy tickets. “I still want those season tickets, plus there are two more big prizes out there,” he said with a chuckle, referring to the two $1 million instant prizes still available. “Yesterday started out rough,” said David. “Then it turned out to be the best day of my life.”
Like last year’s scratch-off, each Ravens Cash Fantasy ticket features a perforated portion with a special “EXTRA YARDS” code that players can enter online at mdlottery.com/ravens to win premium prizes that include season tickets for life, season tickets for 2010 and 2011, an away-trip with the team, the chance to be a team photographer for a game, framed autographed jerseys and numerous other experiential prizes.
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.
Aluminum Chip case with 500 Chips
– Estimated value $130
2nd Tier Prize
Poker Table and Chairs
Aluminum Chip Case with Chips
– Estimated value $1,545
Luxury 2-in-1 Poker Table and Chairs
Mahogany Chip Case with 750 Chips
– Estimated value $5,200
Send your entries to:
Maryland State Lottery Agency
P.O. Box 6479
Baltimore, MD 21230-0479
Remember, all Winning Hand entries must follow the Official Rules.
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
Sheila Turner from Baltimore
Donald Warnick from Salisbury
$50,000 Win for Severn Man
Severn resident David Gavigan and his family were on their way to the eastern shore for a party yesterday when they decided to stop and purchase some scratch-offs. One of the Sizzlin’ Spot Crossword tickets turned out to be a $50,000 top-prize winner.
While at the store, he bought a total of 30 scratch-off tickets, all ranging in different prices. David told Lottery officials that the retailer said, “Get one of those Sizzilin Spot Crossword tickets. They are really hot and we’ve had a lot of winners on that ticket.” He then took the tickets with him, and gave them to his wife to scratch. “You won’t believe this, but I think we won $50,000,” his wife said as she handed him the ticket.
The lucky winner was previously half owner of the furniture store Gavigans. He is currently starting his own truck & fleet repair business. With his winnings, the father-of-four will donate $5,000 to the JEB Children’s Cancer Foundation, in remembrance of a close family friend who passed away from cancer. He plans to use the rest of the money for a family vacation. The winning ticket was purchased at Whitey’s Liquors in Linthicum.
Couple Takes Home $100,000 Playing Diamond & 7’s Scratch-Off
A happy couple was enjoying a nice lunch and playing some Keno on Saturday when Lady Luck appeared. She sprinkled her dust on them as they were playing scratch-offs, resulting in their $100,000 Diamond & 7’s scratch-off win.
The couple initially planned to visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday with family, but because of the weather, they decided to stay closer to home. “Just think, if we had gone to the Harbor, we would have missed out on this win,” said the husband of the winning duo.
They took a short trip up the road to Glen Burnie instead and enjoyed an afternoon of good food, drinks and Lottery. “I bought four tickets and let my wife scratch them,” said the Constellation Energy employee. The very first number to appear was a 7 symbol, so she knew she’d won something. However, she scratched the rest of the ticket before revealing the amount won. “I showed my husband, asking was I seeing it correctly,” said the Department of the Army employee. They doubled checked it at a Lottery retailer and the $100,000 win was confirmed.
The sensible couple said that they will use the winnings towards home improvements and a really nice vacation. The winning ticket was purchased at Sunset Restaurant, located at 625 Greenway Ave. in Glen Burnie.