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August 28, 1991
The $3.5 million Maryland Lotto jackpot in Saturday's drawing has been won by a customer of a Baltimore County newsstand, lottery officials say.But the location of the newsstand was not revealed, and the winner did not immediately step forward to claim the prize.When the ticket is turned in, it will buy a lottery annuity paying $182,000 a year for the next 19 years, after an initial payment of $184,535, all before taxes.The winner will be the state's 454th Lotto jackpot winner, and the 50th in Baltimore County since the Lotto game was launched in 1983.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1998
An immigrant from South Korea who is an air-conditioning mechanic and has been a U.S. citizen for a year has hit an $11.5 million Maryland Lotto jackpot, officials announced yesterday.Ikjae Ahn, a 39-year-old father of two, said he realized his ticket had the winning numbers -- 10-14-25-37-43-46 -- when he checked it Thursday night against numbers posted at the 7-Eleven store in the Montgomery County community of Derwood, where he bought the ticket about a week earlier.The winning number had been drawn June 6.Ahn, who lives in a townhouse in the Montgomery County community of Germantown, said last night, "I just didn't believe it."
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NEWS
October 8, 1990
The jackpot on this week's Maryland Lotto game has climbed to an estimated $8 million after Saturday night's drawing failed, for the third week in a row, to produce a winner.The winning numbers drawn Saturday night were 2, 27, 29, 32, 43, 49.Lottery spokeswoman Elyn Garrett said 11 people correctly matched five of the six winning numbers; they are to collect $77 each.Another ,727 bettors matched four of the six numbers drawn Saturday night. Their tickets are each worth $9.
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September 4, 1997
FREDERICK -- A Frederick couple are $17 million richer today after winning the state lottery's largest Lotto jackpot in more than a year.The pair, who don't want to be identified, bought their ticket at Village Way Liquors in Walkersville. They claimed the prize Tuesday after discovering they had won Sunday. The winning numbers were 8-12-13-38-40-42.According to the lottery agency, the couple plan to spend the money on their two children, buy a house and contribute to charity.Pub Date: 9/04/97
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | December 28, 1993
Tens of thousands of Marylanders are dreaming of a belated Christmas present -- and a very Happy New Year.The stuff of which their dreams are made? Tickets to tomorrow's $21 million Maryland Lotto jackpot, which matches the largest payoff in state lottery history.Regular players are increasing the number of tickets they buy to improve their chances of winning and occasional players are moving to get in on the action.Lottery outlets braced yesterday for a repeat of last week's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day rush, when customers lined up for bread, milk -- and Lotto tickets.
NEWS
September 4, 1997
FREDERICK -- A Frederick couple are $17 million richer today after winning the state lottery's largest Lotto jackpot in more than a year.The pair, who don't want to be identified, bought their ticket at Village Way Liquors in Walkersville. They claimed the prize Tuesday after discovering they had won Sunday. The winning numbers were 8-12-13-38-40-42.According to the lottery agency, the couple plan to spend the money on their two children, buy a house and contribute to charity.Pub Date: 9/04/97
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By Sandy Banisky | August 13, 1991
Television lights glared. Cameras flashed. Reporters called out exceedingly personal questions.At the center of it all was a pleasantly dazed David K. Moreland -- 33, single, of Lothian, a senior contract specialist at Martin Marietta who describes his income as "middle-class, just average" -- enduring his first public appearance as the winner of Saturday's $21 million Lotto jackpot. He is the largest single winner in the eight-year history of the Maryland game.No, Mr. Moreland said, he hasn't decided what to do with the money -- except that he intends to share it with his family.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | August 8, 1991
Get in line and dream.That's what lottery players did today throughout Maryland as the Lotto jackpot for Saturday's drawing climbed to about $20 million -- the highest in the game's eight-year history.Carroll Hynson, spokesman for the Maryland Lottery Agency, said queues began forming at 6 a.m. after no one won last night's $14 million Lotto prize."It's going to be a very interesting couple of days," said Hynson. "And if we don't get a winner Saturday, the jackpot for next Wednesday could go up to $25 million to $30 million."
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | May 27, 1992
Maybe you could buy yourself an island where the sun always shines. Lots of people are thinking of what they would do with $15 million. That's what one winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot would take home -- before taxes, payable over 20 years.And the jackpot could swell to a record amount if no one matches the six numbers drawn tonight, lottery officials say."There's a great possibility of it exceeding that record of $21 million," said Carroll H. Hynson Jr., spokesman for the Maryland Lottery Agency.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | October 7, 1994
Charles Carmen Gamatoria Sr. and his son Stephen have played Maryland lottery games since they began in 1976. Last week, the Havre de Grace residents hit the Lotto jackpot for $9 million.There have been no wild flings to the Caribbean or shopping sprees, Stephen Gamatoria said. And they waited until yesterday to turn in their winning ticket at the Lottery Agency. They will collect their first winners' check of $450,000 next week, the agency said."None of us reacted the way we thought we would," Stephen Gamatoria said of his family.
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By DAN RODRICKS | January 8, 1997
Sagging lottery revenues? Governor grim? Legislators worried? Yeah, well, Charlie Alsruhe, a TJI reader in Parkville, has been contemplating the problems, too. He's been thinking about the Maryland lottery a lot lately, wondering why it doesn't do better among we, the people. He did some math."I was sitting here dreaming of winning the Lotto jackpot," Charlie says, "and going to Hawaii and watching half-naked girls do the hula, grass skirts, beautiful beaches. . . . I read that the odds were about 7 million-to-1 for winning.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Rafael Alvarez contributed to this article | November 17, 1995
Robert and Ann Roth, a retired couple from Frederick, have four daughters and six grandchildren scattered across the United States. Sometimes their phone bill gets hefty, and Robert gets angry.Not anymore.The Roths discovered yesterday morning over breakfast that they had one of the three winning tickets for Wednesday's $15 million lotto jackpot -- a ticket Robert, 67, had purchased for his wife of 43 years on their anniversary, which was Wednesday.The couple, and two other winners, will each get $5 million -- or $250,000 a year for the next 20 years.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | October 7, 1994
Charles Carmen Gamatoria Sr. and his son Stephen have played Maryland lottery games since they began in 1976. Last week, the Havre de Grace residents hit the Lotto jackpot for $9 million.There have been no wild flings to the Caribbean or shopping sprees, Stephen Gamatoria said. And they waited until yesterday to turn in their winning ticket at the Lottery Agency. They will collect their first winners' check of $450,000 next week, the agency said."None of us reacted the way we thought we would," Stephen Gamatoria said of his family.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | May 12, 1994
Oh, for the gift of prophecy yesterday, to be able to close your eyes and have these numbers come to mind: 11, 26, 30, 32, 41, 48.Instead, thousands of Marylanders had to rely on hunches, birthday combinations or in most cases the numbers randomly chosen by the Maryland Lottery's computer system as they hoped to win an $18 million Lotto jackpot -- third largest in the game's 11-year history.The big prize -- actually an annuity that would provide a single winner a before-tax payment of $900,000 a year for the next 20 years -- has been growing since March 19, when the Lotto game last had a ticket matching all six numbers.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | January 7, 1994
Maryland's newest lottery millionaires picked up their first checks yesterday at Owen Brown Liquor Store in Columbia, where they bought their winning $21 million ticket.Columbia residents Catherine Helowicz and Timothy Udicious each received a check for $338,624 -- the amount left from an annual award of slightly over $1 million after state and federal taxes were taken out. They will receive checks for the next 19 years.The couple held the only winning ticket in last month's $21 million Lotto jackpot, the largest since four years ago, when David Moreland of Lothian won the same amount.
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By Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | December 30, 1993
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- OK, get ready to raise those arms in righteous indignation.In the "there is no justice" category, a man who retired to Boca Raton, Fla., in 1987, after claiming $3 million in Ohio's Super Lotto, is back at the winner's trough.Yesterday, Joseph Patrick Crowley was in Tallahassee, Fla., to claim his $20 million prize as the sole winner of Saturday's Florida Lotto drawing."I needed to win this," Mr. Crowley, 66, jokingly told lottery officials after renting a Lear jet to fly to the state capital to turn in his winning ticket.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 15, 1990
MIAMI -- Prospective millionaires jammed convenience stores, supermarkets and gas stations from Pensacola to Key West yesterday in the waning hours of a weeklong buying frenzy that has produced a record Florida Lotto jackpot that may yet grow into the richest in history.The estimated payoff: $100 million plus.The odds of winning: 1 in 13,983,816.The number of players who don't believe they'll win: 0."Everyone thinks they're going to win," said Dave Sweezy, director of the Miami regional lottery office.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | January 7, 1994
Maryland's newest lottery millionaires picked up their first checks yesterday at Owen Brown Liquor Store in Columbia, where they bought their winning $21 million ticket.Columbia residents Catherine Helowicz and Timothy Udicious each received a check for $338,624 -- the amount left from an annual award of slightly over $1 million after state and federal taxes were taken out. They will receive checks for the next 19 years.The couple held the only winning ticket in last month's $21 million Lotto jackpot, the largest since four years ago, when David Moreland of Lothian won the same amount.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Staff Writer | December 28, 1993
Tens of thousands of Marylanders are dreaming of a belated Christmas present -- and a very Happy New Year.The stuff of which their dreams are made? Tickets to tomorrow's $21 million Maryland Lotto jackpot, which matches the largest payoff in state lottery history.Regular players are increasing the number of tickets they buy to improve their chances of winning and occasional players are moving to get in on the action.Lottery outlets braced yesterday for a repeat of last week's Christmas Eve and Christmas Day rush, when customers lined up for bread, milk -- and Lotto tickets.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Staff Writer | November 28, 1992
The Fat One made a lot of Marylanders' wallets a little thinne yesterday.El Gordo, the lottery's latest gimmick for patching the state's budget by dangling the prospect of easy millions before its citizenry, got off to a brisk beginning. More than 190,000 of the 5 million, $5 tickets offered in the new game were sold by early evening on el Gordo's first day."I'll take a crack at it," said Jack Zimmerman, 62, plunking down his money at the Hollinsworth Shoe Center, a combination footwear store, check-cashing service and lottery outlet on West Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore.
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