Friday, May 17, 2013
Winning numbers in Saturday's drawing could net a $600 million prize.
The jackpot in Saturday's Powerball drawing has been raised to a game-record $600 million, Maryland Lottery officials announced Friday. The increase, fueled by ticket sales, is the second in as many days. The cash option for the new prize is $376.9 million. The prize, if awarded Saturday, would be the second largest jackpot prize in history, behind a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot awarded last year. One of the winning tickets nationwide was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill. The drawing will be aired live locally on WBAL-TV at 11:22 p.m. Saturday. The jackpot has "rolled" (that is, no ticket has had the full winning numbers) 13 times since April, according to lottery officials. Powerball's previous record jackpot was $587 million, won…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The prize is the third largest in American history, according to lottery officials.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has been raised to become what would be the third-largest jackpot prize in American history. Due to strong sales, the jackpot for Saturday was raised from $475 million to $550 million, with a $350.1 million cash option. It is the second largest prize in Powerball's history. No ticket has had the winning numbers for the past 13 drawings—since early April, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. Maryland has had two winning Powerball tickets since the Maryland Lottery joined the game in 2010. One was a Pennsylvania couple who purchased a ticket in Elkton on Christmas Eve in 2011 that won them $128.8 million. That September, an Abingdon couple won $108.8 million, according to the release. …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The winner bought his ticket on Merritt Boulevard.
The Maryland Lottery announced that a Dundalk man claimed $50,000 on Friday after playing Bonus Match 5. In the game, players try to match five numbers, which are drawn nightly. “I compared the winning numbers and was stunned," the man said, in a statement from the Maryland Lottery. "I kept saying to myself, ‘This can’t be happening.’” Lottery officials said the man purchased his ticket for the March 27 drawing at the BP at 800 Merritt Boulevard. The Dundalk man reportedly said the money would help him face financial challenges: “It’s been a very tough couple of months for me," he told lottery officials. "This is really a relief..." Recently, the Dundalk Giant also sold a winning lottery ticket, in a March Powerball drawing that left a …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
No one won the top prize of $260 million in the multi-state game Wednesday night, driving the top prize even higher.
Though two tickets worth $1 million each were sold in Maryland this week for the March 20 Powerball drawing, no one won the top prize of $260 million. A Dundalk man and a Westminster couple each won $1 million as second-tier winners in the March 20 drawing, which means their tickets matched all five white balls but not the gold Powerball number. The Dundalk man, a 68-year-old retiree who has claimed his prize but chooses to remain anonymous, bought his ticket at the Giant grocery store on Merritt Boulevard, according to Maryland Lottery officials. Thanks to the rollover of Wednesday's jackpot, ticket buyers for tonight's drawing can dream about what they would do with $320 million. Tickets can be bought at any retail center offering …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Maryland Lottery reported that a Dundalk retiree was one of two big winners.
A Dundalk man didn't hit the jackpot this week, but he came close. A 68-year-old Dundalk native who matched five of the six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing claimed one of two $1 million Powerball tickets sold in Maryland, according to Maryland Lottery officials. The other winner, a Westminster family, came forward Friday afternoon. The man from Dundalk was a retiree who wished to remain anonymous. On Sunday, as he was picking up his tickets for the week at the Merritt Boulevard Giant, the 68-year-old Dundalk man realized that he was a winner, lottery officials said. "While scanning that ticket, a message came across the screen that the ticket needed to be claimed at lottery headquarters," according to a statement from the Maryland …
Monday, March 18, 2013
A Dundalk grocery store sold one of the $1 million Powerball tickets.
The Dundalk Giant sold one of two Powerball tickets worth $1 million over the weekend, and as a result, it will reap some rewards, according to the Maryland Lottery. In Powerball, players pick six numbers, and drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Since the game spans 44 states, there are large jackpots. Saturday's winning numbers were 03, 07, 21, 44, 53 and Power Ball 16. There was no jackpot winner over the weekend, but two tickets were only off by one number, the Powerball number. Those ticketholders will win $1 million. The Merritt Boulevard grocery store will receive $2,500 for selling one of the two $1 million tickets. the Marlyand Lottery said in a press release. In addition to Dundalk, a $1 million ticket was sold in …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Beth Bunch entered a Maryland Lottery "second chance" drawing and won big.
Sometimes losing sets you up for winning something even bigger. That was exactly the case recently when Dundalk resident Beth Bunch entered three losing $5 Baltimore Ravens scratch-off Maryland Lottery tickets in the agency's second-chance drawing. She entered her losing ticket numbers to bid on the season ticket prize, which proved to be a winning decision when her name was drawn from 136,816 entries in that category, according to a statement from the lottery agency. She told lottery officials that, while she has many friends who would like to go to games with her, she has promised the other season-opener seat to her father. Bunch wasn't the only big winner in a drawing held earlier this month, according to lottery officials. Mark …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It's last call for the lucky holder of a Mega Millions second tier winner who purchased the ticket in Timonium.
The owners of the 7-Eleven franchise on Beaver Dam Road in Timonium have all but given up hope on meeting the winner of a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket that was sold at their store. The ticket was one of five winners sold on March 30—the same day the three Marylanders won a record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions grand prize. Now the deadline to claim the second-tier prize is quickly approaching. The ticket must be claimed by Friday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. Three of the four second-tier winners in Maryland were claimed in Baltimore, Boonsboro and Bel Air, although the ticket purchased in Timonium remains at large. "It's very uncommon," Erica Palmisano, a Maryland Lottery spokeswoman said. Only three big money tickets since 1986 have gone…
Wednesday, July 25, 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 …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Marcelino Vilcarino Sr., 66, won more than $542,000 in a lottery drawing.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Marcelino Vilcarino Sr. thought someone was playing a prank on him last month when he received a call from the Maryland Lottery telling him he won its "Set for Life 2" drawing’s top prize of a $1,000 a week for 20 years. “I told him don’t call back until we can look into this,” said his son, Marcelino Vilcarino Jr. The younger Vilcarino then researched the contest, which included going onto the Maryland Lottery’s website, which is where he saw his father’s name listed among the winners. “His name was right there on the website,” said Vilcarino Jr., of Parkville. “Then about 12:15 in the morning I called him up and said ‘You really won.’” Vilcarino Sr., 66, of Essex, celebrated his win Wednesday at Sabatino’s in Little Italy with family, …