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By New York Times News Service | March 6, 1992
RICHMOND, Va. -- An Australian syndicate that tried to corner a $27 million Virginia Lottery game handed over a pink ticket bearing the winning numbers yesterday. But state officials here said they would not pay the prize until they investigate the ticket's validity.The Lottery Department said last night that it would rule on the matter by the end of next week. Kenneth W. Thorson, the Lottery director, said that if the prize were not paid to the investment group, the money would go toward a future jackpot.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A second-tier, $1 million Powerball lottery ticket was sold at a Cecil County grocery store for the Saturday drawing, lottery officials said. The ticket was purchased at Martin's, located at 24 Rising Sun Towne Center in Rising Sun. Winning numbers for the June 14 drawing were 9-33-42-45-54, and the Powerball was 30. The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, with an estimated jackpot of $50 million. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1996
Worried state legislators told Maryland lottery officials yesterday to develop a backup plan in case their new contractor fails to perform when it takes over lottery operations next month.Legislators said they were alarmed that the contractor, Automated Wagering International, was fired by the Arizona lottery last month for poor performance. AWI is installing a computer system in Maryland that is similar, although larger and more complex, than the one rejected by Arizona."We think you should come up with a contingency plan," said Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell, a Baltimore County Democrat.
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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 Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 9, 1997
Lottery officials are rethinking the fun and games they've brought to nursing homes, games that promote the lottery along with lessons on how to play.The officials maintained that the games are a community service, but said they would re-evaluate the programs because of the response they received after an article in The Sun yesterday about the programs.In addition to the lottery's internal review, the attorney general's office plans to take a close look at the two programs as well.The first of the programs was "Walk-to-Win," which was started in 1992.
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May 29, 1997
MAINTAINING the state lottery's integrity is essential. Questionable political appointments undermine that objective. Lottery officials must have known of controversies surrounding William J. Madonna Jr. -- his failed effort to gain the top city liquor board post through political pull, a probe of liquor board inspectors and the $54,000 he owes three casinos. Instead, the agency simply heeded the wishes of a powerful politician, state Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman.So Mr. Madonna has been hired as a state liaison to schmooze lottery agents -- for $46,000 a year.
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January 22, 1996
Two people have the winning tickets to the third-richest Maryland Lottery jackpot -- $19 million, lottery officials said yesterday.Lottery spokesman Seth J. Katzen said he did not know the names of the winners, who would split almost the entire jackpot. Both played the "Quik Pik" game. One bought a ticket in a Baltimore-area liquor store, the other at a Prince George's County convenience store.The two largest jackpots, in 1991 and 1993, were both $21 million, Mr. Katzen said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A second-tier, $1 million Powerball lottery ticket was sold at a Cecil County grocery store for the Saturday drawing, lottery officials said. The ticket was purchased at Martin's, located at 24 Rising Sun Towne Center in Rising Sun. Winning numbers for the June 14 drawing were 9-33-42-45-54, and the Powerball was 30. The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, with an estimated jackpot of $50 million. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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December 22, 1992
SNOW HILL -- County Circuit Judge Theodore R. Eschenburg Jr. has given the State Lottery Agency until Jan. 22 to respond to a complaint filed by Ocean City officials, who are trying to block the agency's keno numbers game.The judge signed the order after an attorney for Ocean City, Guy R. Ayres III, filed a complaint and a request for an injunction yesterday.A copy of the lawsuit was to be served on lottery officials, with another copy sent to Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., who will have to defend the agency in court.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2001
The odds were never better for players of the Maryland Lotto. Errant balls spilling from the machine just seconds before the live broadcast Saturday night forced two drawings and two sets of winning numbers instead of the usual one. The first set of winning numbers was drawn from a swirling mix of pingpong ball-size spheres that was two balls shy of a full load. But no one picked either winning combination, and the jackpot, estimated to be $3.5 million, will go unclaimed. Still, lottery officials were left with a mystery on their hands.
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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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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2013
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since February so there is a roll over jackpot of $320 million up for grabs. The unofficial winning numbers drawn Saturday night were 17, 29, 31, 52 and 53. The Powerball was 31. Drawing results are pending. Meanwhile a winning ticket for last weekend's draw worth $1 million that was sold at the Thunderhead Bowl and Grill in Taneytown is still floating around. Lottery officials say winners have 182 days to come forward to claim their prize. Another $1 million ticket was sold last week at a Dundalk Giant and has since been turned in. iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
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By Jessica Anderson and Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 29, 2012
Charrlene Cebrianwarned her boss at Steve's Lunch in Cross Street Market on Wednesday that she might not come into work for her next shift. The Powerball player was just one of millions who hoped the 11 p.m. drawing would bring them the $588 million jackpot. Though the odds of winning were astronomical - one in more than 175 million - the money convinced many to join in. The hefty jackpot jumped almost $200 million Wednesday with the increase in sales as more players bought the small sheets of paper bearing what they hoped would be the winning numbers, which turned out to be 05 16 22 23 29 with a Powerball of 06. Winning tickets were purchased in Arizona and Missouri, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
If you're looking to strike it rich, you still have a shot if you buy a ticket for the Mega Millions drawing Friday night. No one matched all six numbers in Tuesday's drawing, so the jackpot for Friday climbed to $290 million, according to the Maryland Lottery. Tuesday night's winning numbers were 1, 4, 6, 11 and 14, and the Mega Ball was 30. One person from Maryland won $250,000 by matching the first five numbers without the Mega Ball, lottery officials said. The Mega Millions top prize has been on the rise since a Georgia woman won a $72 million jackpot in late January.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2011
On Christmas morning, an unidentified man called the restaurant and liquor store Wesley's in Elkton and asked for the winning Powerball numbers. When a clerk read the numbers over the phone, the mystery caller said, "Looks like I am the winner. " So far, that's all the longtime family-run restaurant, lounge and liquor store knows about the person who won the $125 million jackpot. Maryland Lottery officials don't know who the winner is either. Like nearly all state offices, the agency was closed Monday, said spokeswoman Carole Y. Everett.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2011
A lucky person holds the winning ticket for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing — the first jackpot winner sold in Maryland, according to state lottery officials. The ticket was sold at Wine World, in the 400 block of Constant Friendship Blvd. in Abingdon. That business will receive a $25,000 commission for selling the ticket, which had the numbers 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and Power Ball 13. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize, which could be either the $108.8 million annuity — $1.2 million per year for 30 years, after taxes — or a $65 million cash option, which would result in a $43 million lump-sum payment,after taxes.
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June 10, 2011
A Port Deposit woman won a big jackpot in one of the Maryland Lottery scratch-off games last week. According to lottery officials, Barbara Cunningham came into lottery headquarters in Baltimore early on the afternoon of June 3 with a $100,000 winning scratch-off ticket clutched tightly in her hands. Cunningham, 81, said she'd been a "nervous wreck" since confirming her win and was excited to hand the ticket over to a lottery employee. "I can finally calm down," she said with a smile.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2000
The Maryland Lottery Agency sold more tickets than ever last fiscal year and generated record revenues for the state, lottery officials reported yesterday. Lottery sales from July 1, 1999, to June 30, 2000, increased by $93 million from the previous year, to $1.17 billion. That figure broke the previous $1.1 billion ticket sales record set in the mid-1990s. The lottery also paid more than $657 million on winning tickets - up from $580 million the previous year - and produced $401 million in revenues for the state.
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June 10, 2011
A Port Deposit woman won a big jackpot in one of the Maryland Lottery scratch-off games last week. According to lottery officials, Barbara Cunningham came into lottery headquarters in Baltimore early on the afternoon of June 3 with a $100,000 winning scratch-off ticket clutched tightly in her hands. Cunningham, 81, said she'd been a "nervous wreck" since confirming her win and was excited to hand the ticket over to a lottery employee. "I can finally calm down," she said with a smile.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2011
Thursday's bustling lunchtime crowd at Lexington Market included a steady stream of customers at several lottery stands, with some hoping to cash in on a Mega Millions jackpot that has reached $312 million. Stacie Houck, who manages Lexington Liquors, said the big jackpot has helped attract more customers to the shop, which is located in a corner of the market near an exit and receives heavy foot traffic. Over the course of an hour during the afternoon, she sold Mega Millions and other lottery tickets to a dozen or so customers.
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