CHARLES COUNTY — LOTTO DRAWING
Single winner reported for $8 million jackpot
There was just one winning ticket in Saturday night's Lotto drawing for a jackpot of approximately $8 million -- one of the biggest payouts for a single winner in the Maryland Lottery's history.
The ticket was purchased at a Middle River drug store, apparently by a 22-year-old woman who works for the Baltimore County police department.
The woman and her 24-year-old husband, an assistant manager of a pizza shop, brought the ticket to the WJZ-TV studio within hours of the drawing. Their names were not disclosed, but the station said they had been married less than two years and had a 5-month-old son.
Carroll H. Hynson, a lottery spokesman, said the winner had yet to come forward to officially claim the prize. It will be paid out at about $400,000 a year for 20 years -- before taxes.
The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 5, 42, 46 and 49.
Woman killed, 8 hurt when boat strikes barge
One person was killed and eight others were injured on the Potomac River in Charles County before dawn yesterday when a motorboat they were riding in struck an anchored barge, the state Department of Natural Resources police reported.
Cpl. Ralph Parker, a police spokesman, said it was the worst boating accident investigated by the agency this year. Only one occupant -- Michael P. Heine, 36, of Lorton, Va., who was believed to have been the driver of the boat -- escaped serious injury, he said.
Corporal Parker said Stephanie Anne Nobilio, 19, of Alexandria, Va., was killed when the boat struck the barge about 4:50 a.m. No one was aboard the barge, which was anchored in the river.
"They were out there partying, according to one of the injured individuals," said DNR Officer Tom Daywalt.
Ms. Nobilio and Christopher A. Davis, 23, of Fort Myer, Va., were taken by Medevac helicopter to the trauma center at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly. The others -- all from Virginia or the District of Columbia -- were taken by ambulance to Physicians Memorial Hospital in La Plata, police said.
Freedoms Foundation honors blind Md. veteran
A Silver Spring man who founded the Blinded American Veterans Foundation has been awarded this year's George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pa.
John Fales Jr., a 50-year-old Marine Corps veteran who lost his sight in Vietnam, was selected for the individual achievement award from among thousands of nominations sent to the Freedoms Foundation. The foundation annually honors people who by their words or actions exemplify the American way of life.