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July 17, 1991
Would you hire a company to undertake a $7 million job that had virtually no employees, no equipment and no experience to handle the task?Of course not, but the Schaefer administration may have other ideas.That's because the company in this instance is WBS Inc., a year-old Baltimore-based firm associated with William L. "Little Willie" Adams, a longtime political ally of the governor. When the lottery giant GTECH Corp. bid and won Maryland's $65 million lottery computer contract, it identified WBS as one of the minority businesses that would receive a sizable chunk of the financial action for printing lottery tickets.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
Daniel "Rocky" Hyde, a former tavern owner and a retired Maryland State Lottery employee, died of heart failure Wednesday at Franklin Square Medical Center. The Rosedale resident was 65. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Leo Hyde, a postal worker, and Vera Sacco Hyde, a homemaker. The family lived in Loch Raven Village. He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School and was a 1966 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he was a standout football offensive and defensive lineman.
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By Barry Rascovar | June 9, 1996
A WHIFF OF scandal, a hint of mystery. It must be lottery time. Depending on which side you believe, Maryland's new contract to run the daily lottery games is either on the verge of becoming a debacle or the losing bidder is trying to stir up trouble.Much is riding on this $43 million contract. Given that Maryland reaps $410 million a year from its lottery activities, a botched transition would cost taxpayers dearly. The new operator, too, stands to suffer mightily if there is a foul-up. Automated Wagering International is now the Avis of the lottery-gaming world, but if its Maryland venture flops, the company may never recover.
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By Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
After winning $100,000 from a scratch-off ticket, a Dundalk woman won $10,000 a week later, also from a scratch-off. Michelle Fowler, 39, said she stopped at the Wise Avenue BP gas station on March 22 to buy her husband Dean, 38, two $20 scratch-off books. She paid with a $50 bill, and because she had $10 left over, bought a "Winner's Luck" ticket for herself. "I'm so tight with money. Dean is the gambler," she said. "If I buy myself a ticket once every three months, it's a lot. " The first amount Fowler scratched off with her husband's lucky quarter was for $10,000.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot was raised to $425 million, Maryland lottery officials said Tuesday, which marks the fourth largest jackpot ever. The jackpot will have a $244.7 million cash option, and is not expected to go up again before the drawing. The pot will grow again if there is not a winner. The total marks the third largest Powerball jackpot, following the $587.5 million Powerball on Nov. 28, 2012. The highest Powerball jackpot was a $590.5 million Powerball in May. According to lottery officials, Maryland has had seven, $1 million Powerball winners in Maryland so far this year.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
A liquor store in La Plata will get $100,000 and Maryland will get more than $10.1 million in tax revenue, but as of Wednesday night the big winner - the person or persons holding a winning ticket in the $414 million Mega Millions lottery - was unknown. Lottery officials said one of two winning tickets in Tuesday's Mega Millions was sold at Lady's Liquors, on Crain Highway in La Plata. The second ticket was sold in Florida, and the two winners will split the prize. The cash option for the Maryland half of the jackpot is estimated at $76.4 million, after taxes.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
Millions of dollars in winning Mega Millions tickets remain unclaimed while a $1 million ticket in Saturday's Powerball drawing was sold in Glen Burnie, a state Lottery spokeswoman said. While no one matched all numbers needed to hit the Powerball, a winning $1 million ticket was sold at JJ's Tavern in the 1000 block of 1st St. in Glen Burnie, Lottery officials announced on Sunday. Four other $1 million tickets were also purchased elsewhere in the country. The winning numbers were 13, 28, 31, 55 and 58. The Powerball was 15. Maryland lottery officials indicated on Twitter on Sunday that the state's winner had not yet come forward.
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October 15, 1995
THE STATE of Maryland held the winning lottery ticket in last Tuesday's big drawing. When officials opened two sealed bids for supplying and maintaining lottery computers for the next five years, they were shocked at the bargain-basement price they got. The low bid was $40 million -- less than half the $95 million the state is currently paying. Now that's a good deal.Automated Wagering International Inc. is the apparent winner. It is no newcomer to the computer lottery business since it provides similar services to the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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By Gil Sandler | November 15, 1994
FOR MOST BALTIMOREANS, memories of Thanksgivings past are of turkey dinners, the whole family gathered around, the parades, the City-Poly football classics. But for Elmer "Bud" Klunk Thanksgiving meant "the lottery."For years, he worked on Thanksgivings as maitre d at one of Baltimore's most popular restaurants of its day -- Miller Brothers, which was located on Fayette Street, near where the Omni Hotel is today.Klunk recalled the Great Miller Brothers' Employee Turkey Dinner Lottery. "On the morning of every Thanksgiving Day," Mr. Klunk recalled, "the 100 or so employees set up a lottery -- $1 got you into the action.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 9, 1997
A 40-year-old Pennsylvania woman who went to Western Maryland to buy flowers came away March 29 with more than just a bouquet -- she won $1,000 a week for life in a new Maryland lottery game.The woman, identified by lottery officials as "S. Fike," bought a "Win for Life" $2 scratch-off ticket at Chestnut Ridge Liquors in Grantsville, Garrett County, the officials said.Pub Date: 4/09/97
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
Millions of dollars in winning Mega Millions tickets remain unclaimed while a $1 million ticket in Saturday's Powerball drawing was sold in Glen Burnie, a state Lottery spokeswoman said. While no one matched all numbers needed to hit the Powerball, a winning $1 million ticket was sold at JJ's Tavern in the 1000 block of 1st St. in Glen Burnie, Lottery officials announced on Sunday. Four other $1 million tickets were also purchased elsewhere in the country. The winning numbers were 13, 28, 31, 55 and 58. The Powerball was 15. Maryland lottery officials indicated on Twitter on Sunday that the state's winner had not yet come forward.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
A liquor store in La Plata will get $100,000 and Maryland will get more than $10.1 million in tax revenue, but as of Wednesday night the big winner - the person or persons holding a winning ticket in the $414 million Mega Millions lottery - was unknown. Lottery officials said one of two winning tickets in Tuesday's Mega Millions was sold at Lady's Liquors, on Crain Highway in La Plata. The second ticket was sold in Florida, and the two winners will split the prize. The cash option for the Maryland half of the jackpot is estimated at $76.4 million, after taxes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
When the national touring production of "The Book of Mormon" hits Baltimore later this month as part of the Broadway Across America series at the Hippodrome, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical will bring a bargain ticket offer with it. There will be a lottery drawing for $25 tickets before each performance during the run, Feb. 25 to March 9. This practice, a popular feature of the show on Broadway (there the lottery tickets are $32), has been adopted on the tour as well, attracting hundreds of participants at some stops.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Some people's lives changed drastically Tuesday night. There was no immediate word about who won, but one winning ticket was bought at Jennifer's Gift Shop on Tully Road in San Jose,  Calif. , according to  Alex Traverso , a California lottery official. A second winning ticket was bought at Gateway Newstands on Lenox Road in Atlanta, a lottery official in Georgia said. A second-tier, $1 million ticket was sold at High's Dairy Store on Old Bottom Road in Annapolis, Maryland Lottery officials said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
If there is no winner in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, the pot will stand at nearly $1 billion — head and shoulders above the existing U.S. record lottery jackpot of $656 million. Tuesday's massive Mega Millions jackpot — just $20 million short of the record — drew a frenzy of ticket-buying as casual, daily and irregular lottery players threw their money into the pool. At one point on Tuesday before the nighttime drawing, Marylanders were handing over cash for the $2 Mega Millions tickets at a rate of almost 101 tickets a second, or 6,041 per minute, said Maryland lottery spokeswoman Erica Palmisano.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Continuing a trend in recent years of massive jackpots, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is nearing a $300 million payout for a drawing this week. Four times this year, the Powerball jackpot has passed the $300 million mark. Mega Millions has not had a jackpot reach more than $300 million yet this year, though the largest jackpot in U.S. history was in a Mega Millions drawing last year. That $656 million prize was split among winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois in March 2012.
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By Nicole Fuller | April 5, 2009
Because of what school officials are calling an overwhelming response, Monarch Academy Public Charter School, will hold a lottery to choose its first students. The Glen Burnie school has received more than 350 applications but has room for about 195 students this fall, when the school will open to kindergarten, first- and fifth-grade students. "We couldn't be more pleased with the community's overwhelming response to Monarch Academy, and we're looking forward to providing our incoming students with a unique and enriched learning experience this fall," said Maurine E. Larkin, Monarch's principal.
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Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
If you played the lottery this weekend, take a closer look at your ticket because you may have won big. The Maryland Lottery is searching for three winners who purchased Powerball and Bonus Match 5 tickets for the Saturday drawing. The $1 million second-tier Powerball ticket was sold at John's Elmwood Tavern in the 4400 block of Kenwood Ave. in Baltimore, according to lottery officials. The winning numbers are 10-29-37-44-59/10. The Bonus Match 5 winners, who purchased their tickets at the 7-Eleven in the 3900 block of Fort Meade Road in Laurel and Donut Connection in the 21800 block of North Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, will receive $50,000 with taxes paid, lottery officials said.
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