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Silver Spring Man Wins $50,000 Taxes-Paid Bonus Match 5 Prize

Bonus Match 5A $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize is certainly something to get excited about. A $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize with all state and federal states paid is something to get really excited about. That was the reaction of the 50-year-old Silver Spring man who arrived at Lottery headquarters to claim his taxes-paid prize. The happy winner who was accompanied by his girlfriend was overwhelmed by his newfound fortune.

The “bonus” win was a result of the Lottery’s current Bonus Match 5 Doubler promotion which runs through November 21st.  During the promotion, not only will Bonus Match 5 winnings be doubled if the word DOUBLER appears on the winning ticket, but the Lottery will also pay the estimated state and federal taxes on all of the top-tier $50,000 and $100,000 prizes.

“On November 4th, I saw the new taxes-paid promotion and so I was tempted to play,” said the winner, who originally hails from Vietnam. He followed his instincts and purchased $6 worth of Bonus Match 5 tickets with Quick Pick numbers. The following day he went back into the store to purchase more tickets and also to check his ticket from the previous evening’s drawing.  “All I remember is the cashier telling me to go to Lottery headquarters,” said the father-of-two. “I instantly knew that I hit big.”

The store cashier plans to use his winnings to pay on his mortgage and car.  He also intends to give some money to his family. The winning ticket was purchased at Barnabas Liquors located at 4620 St. Barnabas Rd. in Temple Hills.

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.

Friendly Purchase Results in $50,000 Windfall

Wins $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Top Prize

Carlos Aguilar - Bonus Match 5Carlos Aguilar was nearly 5,000 miles away when he discovered that he was $50,000 richer. His friend of 22 years, Orlando, purchased a  Bonus Match 5 ticket for him while he was in  Hawaii where he was taking one of his sons to college.

Orlando bought the Bonus Match 5 ticket for Carlos the day he left town.  Orlando also was the one to check the ticket and discover his friend’s good fortune. “I was so excited, I immediately called him in Hawaii,” said Orlando, who accompanied Carlos to claim his prize.

“He called me at 10:30 PM our time, which is 5:30 AM in Hawaii,” said the 40-year-old winner.

“I was asleep. When he told me I’d won the Lottery, I sure was surprised. If it was somebody else he would have cashed it,” added Carlos with a chuckle.

Aguilar’s faithful friend Orlando kept the winning ticket in his wallet until Carlos returned home this past Wednesday.  “I would have been here Tuesday, but I missed my flight. I’m still tired. I’m still trying to get use to the time difference,” Carlos confessed.  However, Carlos doesn’t have a problem getting use to being $50,000 richer and having a real friend he can count on.

The Montgomery County resident said this is the first time he has won anything.  When asked what his plans were for his newfound riches, the father-of-two-college students said that he intends to pay for school for both his sons and, of course, give something to Orlando. The winning ticket was purchased at the Silver News at 8661 Colesville Rd in Silver Spring.

Silver Spring Man Wins $50,000 On Lucky Times 20 Scratch-Off

Lucky Times 20“I felt hot,” said the 48-year-old public relations professional, who came to Lottery Headquarters today to claim his big win. Chatting amiably, he said that he was heading home from visiting his dad who is in an assisted living facility, and on the heels of this good deed, he figured that his luck was high. So, when he stopped to get gas, he purchased one Lucky Times 20 scratch-off. That ticket yielded a $20 win, so he decided to reinvest his prize and bought one more Lucky Times 20, which happened to be the last one of its kind on the shelf..

”I hated to leave the last one,” said the single-Silver Spring man. He scratched it right there in the store to reveal his big prize. “I saw I’d won $10,000 and was pleased with that. Then I scratched the multiplier and there was that beautiful five. It was like blam!”  Nevertheless, the lucky winner checked his ticket again and again and then asked the clerk to check it as well. Confirming his good fortune, the clerk was rewarded with $100 on the spot. “He couldn’t stop smiling,” said the winner referring to the sales person.

With his newfound wealth, the happy winner intends to buy a stove for his mom and a flat screen television for himself. “Then I have to get serious and think about retirement and bills.” Laughing he then added, “I may have to spend a little on a vacation somewhere warm this winter.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Silver Spring Metro Exxon, located at 8384 Colesville Rd. in Silver Spring.

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.

Silver Spring Man wins $250,000 Using Siblings Ages

Claims Second-Tier Mega Millions Prize

Mega MillionsA Silver Spring man is thanking his family members for his recent $250,000 Mega Millions win. “If it wasn’t for my family, I wouldn’t have picked those numbers,” said the 32-year-old cardiology specialist.  All of the winning numbers for March 9th’s drawing came from his siblings’ ages who are 14-16-18-19 and 29.

The man, who was accompanied by his father to Lottery Headquarters, kept the ticket in his pocket for a week, unaware it was a winner. “I never win anything,” he said. “So, I figured there was no reason to check it right away.” It was the following Tuesday that he decided to have the ticket scanned at a Lottery retailer.  The clerk told him that the win was over $1,000.

But, it was his father who actually told him the amount of his prize. “I gave it to my father to keep. He found out how much I won and called me with the good news.” Once the winner found out that he was $250,000 richer, the son and dad duo planned their trip to Lottery Headquarters.

The happy winner plans to share his windfall with his family, pay bills, buy his dad a brand new Lexus and save the rest.  “Right now he is driving an Avalon that I had to jump-start yesterday,” the winner said with a smile.

The winning ticket was sold at the Excel Oil gas station, located at13455 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring.

$250K Mega Millions Winners

Mega MillionsOn Tuesday, March 9 two lucky Maryland Lottery player became a 2nd tier Mega Millions winner. The winning tickets were bought at:

BP Gas Station
1760 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD

Excel Oil Co.
13455 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904

If you were in either of these areas, check your tickets to see if you were the big winner.