Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The ticket was a third-tier winner in the $587.5 million Powerball drawing.
A Powerball ticket worth $10,000 was purchased at a convenience store in Germantown and has not yet been claimed, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday. The ticket—the only third-tier winner in Montgomery County—was sold from the 7-Eleven at 19700 Frederick Road, according to a lottery spokesperson. The ticket holder has 182 days from the drawing date to redeem the prize. The drawing was held Thursday. While most Maryland Powerball players were hoping to win the $587.5 million jackpot last week, state lotto officials said 11 tickets sold in Maryland were second and third-tier prize winners—such as a woman from Edgewood who won $2 million. Two other unclaimed third-tier winners were sold at a Baltimore 7-Eleven and Stop 4 All in Ft. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The jackpot for today's Powerball drawing has climbed to a record $500 million. Did you buy a ticket?
Today’s Powerball jackpot has reached a record $500 million, state Lottery officials announced Tuesday. Were you among those willing to spend $2 on a half-billion dollar dream or were those 1 and 175 million odds of winning enough of a deterrent? Let us know in the comments section below.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The next drawing is set for Wednesday night.
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has climbed to a record $500 million after Saturday's drawing failed to produce a winner. Now Multi-State Lottery officials anticipate the lure of a half-billion prize to spark a fresh round of ticket buying despite the 1 and 175 million odds, USA Today reports. Powerball is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game first arrived in the Old Line State in 2010. Saturday’s drawing was the most recent of more than a dozen rounds of winner-less jackpot drawings since October. The jackpot for Wednesday was initially announced as $425 million, but lottery officials said a surge of ticket purchases over the weekend pushed the total to…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Jodi Quinn bought the winning ticket at a Safeway on Darnestown Road
A Gaithersburg woman is $30,000 richer, thanks to a winning Lucky Lines scratch-off ticket she bought at a grocery store near Darnestown, Maryland Lottery officials announced. Jodi Quinn purchased her ticket Oct. 19 at Safeway Supermarket at 12251 Darnestown Road. She said she didn't realize it was a winner until later that evening. “I was in total shock after I checked my ticket,” Quinn told state lottery officials. “I had to ask my in-laws and sons to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. This was the first time I’ve ever won anything this significant.” Quinn and her husband, Chris, said they planned to pay bills and take a family trip to Las Vegas. A YouTube clip of the couple is posted at MdLottery.com.
Friday, October 5, 2012
All casinos in the state pulled in less money than they did in August, including Maryland Live!, which added hundreds of new machines.
Maryland's casino revenue fell as summer turned into fall, even as the state's largest gambling facility added new slot machines in September. The Maryland Lottery reported $42.9 million in casino revenue statewide, down from $44.6 million in August. At the Maryland Live! casino near Arundel Mills, revenues dropped slightly from $32.4 million in August, to $32.0 million in September. The drop comes even after the facility boosted the number of video gaming terminals from 3,710 to 4,750 on Sept. 12. But lottery officials said the figures at Maryland Live! should not be cause for alarm. "They already have a lot of capacity," Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino said. "Adding more [machines] was not necessarily going to add a lot of …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The drawing will take place Wednesday for a chance to win the fourth largest Powerball jackpot since 1992.
Who wants to be a millionaire? The Powerball jackpot bumped up about $20 million today after anticipation built around the jackpot amount, according to a Maryland Lottery official. Spokeswoman Erica Palmisano said as the jackpot exceeded $300 million this morning, people started buying tickets – causing the payout to shoot up to $320 million and making it the fourth largest Powerball jackpot since it began in 1992. “Clearly people are very excited about it,” Palmisano said. “We’re hoping Maryland has a winner.” The odds for winning the pot are about 1 in 175 million, she said, and those odds don't change no matter how many people buy tickets. A 58-year-old Fort Washington man won a $1 million second-tier Powerball prize in May, one of …
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 …