Friday, November 30, 2012
Potential Powerball winner could be from Prince George's County, ABC7 news reports.
A man who recently walked into an Upper Marlboro Exxon may be holding a Powerball ticket bought in Arizona worth close to $200 million, according to a report from WJLA. Employees at the Marlboro Village Exxon told ABC7 reporter Jay Korff about the reaction of the man, captured on security camera video inside the store, who they say had a ticket with all of the winning numbers on it. Scott Peterson, press secretary for County Executive Rushern Baker, told Patch that Baker's official photographer was also in the store at the time the man learned he might be holding a winning powerball ticket and witnessed the scene unfold. But so far, no one knows who the man is. NBC 4 reports that witnesses said the man told them he lives or lived in …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Maryland Lottery officials announced the increase Tuesday morning.
The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing was already the largest in the game's history at $425 million but Tuesday morning, lottery officials announced that the prize pool had increased. Wednesday's drawing will now be for a $500 million jackpot with a $327 million cash option, according to an email from Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Erica Palmisano. The news comes after 15 straight Powerball drawings without a winner. There have been two jackpot winners in our state since Maryland started to participate in January 2010: in Dec. 2011 an anonymous couple in Elkton won a $128 million jackpot and in Sept. 2011, an anonymous Pennsylvania couple bought a ticket in Abingdon, according to an email from lottery officials. The last huge …
Monday, November 26, 2012
On Thanksgiving I found myself most thankful for the freebies that came along with my winning lotto ticket.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
This Thanksgiving Day I'm most thankful for the freebies that came along with my winning lotto ticket.
The biggest lottery on earth is the one I already won the day I was born; and I'm living off the interest with every turn of the globe. On this Thanksgiving Day, I find myself most thankful for the things that came along with that win with no price tag attached. Five Free Deals that Beat out Black Friday What Black Friday special is more valuable than the eyes with which I see the faces of those I love, or that let me watch the blue sky billowing forth, splashing out its constant portrait of motion? When I look up at the infinity of stars dancing across the heavens, my eyes let me know that however great my imagination, it will never reach an end of things to explore and discover. And though no price could be too high that I wouldn't …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The next drawing is set for Saturday night.
The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has climbed to $214 million after Wednesday's drawing failed to produce a winner, lottery officials report. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was almost a year ago that a Maryland resident last won a Powerball jackpot. On Christmas Eve 2011, a Cecil County couple's winning ticket brought them a $128.8 million dollar prize. More recently, one of three winning tickets in March's $640 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill. The largest Powerball jackpot ever—$365 million—came in February of 2006. The lone winning ticket was purchased by eight employees of a Congra…
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Maryland Lottery reported its 15th consecutive year of sales growth, helped along by interest from the $656 million jackpot in March.
A record-setting Mega Millions jackpot helped pace the Maryland Lottery to a record of its own, with the agency reporting a 4.7 percent increase in sales over the previous fiscal year. The lottery said Monday that figures from fiscal year 2012 showed the 15th consecutive year of sales growth, despite greater competition from casinos and a dearth of new retail outlets. The lottery generated $1.795 billion in sales during fiscal year 2012, up $80.4 million from the year prior. Those sales translated into $556 million into Maryland’s general fund and $1.066 billion in prizes awarded to players. Interest in the Maryland Lottery was high earlier this year, when the jackpot for the national Mega Millions game reached a record $656 million in …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The matching numbers were purchased from a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill.
A winning ticket in Friday's $640 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a Maryland retailer, state lottery officials announced Saturday. The matching numbers — 2-4-23-38-46 and Mega Ball 23 — were purchased from a 7-Eleven store at 8014 Liberty Rd. in Baltimore County's Milford Mill community, according to the Baltimore Sun. By 7 a.m., reporters and television news crews had descended on the store. The owner declined to comment. “This is truly remarkable and historic,” Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino said in a statement. “We can’t wait to greet the winner of this world-record setting jackpot.” Two other winning tickets were reportedly sold Illinois and Kansas, likely forcing a three-way split of the jackpot. The total tops …