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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN TELEVISION WRITER | September 7, 2000
The Maryland State Lottery has decided to back WJZ (Channel 13) for a new, five-year contract to broadcast its nightly drawings, the state agency yesterday informed the three Baltimore stations that contended for the multimillion-dollar deal. Details have not been released, as terms of the contract are being kept private in anticipation of review by the state Board of Public Works later this fall. Both WBAL-TV (Channel 11) and WMAR (Channel 2) also sought the contract. "We've just informed the proposers of the recommendation," said Buddy Roogow, director of the state lottery.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Amusement game operators and distributors are fighting the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission's proposed regulations on arcade games, but the agency already has new authority that could affect the side of the game business that operators don't like to talk about: illegal slot machines. The operators say that the new regulations are confusing, impose new fees they cannot afford, require paperwork they do not have time to do, and could drive some of them out of business.
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December 13, 1990
Beginning Dec. 26, players in the Maryland State Lottery will have to switch stations to learn whether they won or lost. The state Board of Public Works yesterday granted a five-year contract for telecasting the nightly drawings to WNUV-Channel 54.The drawings, which have been seen for some years on WJZ-Channel 13, will air live at 7:58 p.m.Joseph Koff, WNUV's general manager, said the independent station sought the drawing show as a ratings builder....
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
James J. Cadden, a retired Baltimore police homicide detective and highly decorated World War II veteran, died Monday of a swallowing disorder at his Cockeysville home. He was 88. The son of a construction owner and a homemaker, James Joseph Cadden was born and raised in the former 10th Ward in Baltimore. He attended the old St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church parochial school on Valley Street and then attended city public schools. He left school in the ninth grade and later earned his General Education Development diploma.
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By Jacqueline Seaberg and Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 20, 2004
Maryland State Lottery officials today announced the winners of the $109 million, multistate Mega Millions lottery jackpot, the second-largest award ever in Maryland. Wheaton residents Miguel and Maria Bonilla, who won the April 9 drawing, have elected to receive the winnings as a lump sum of $62,163,496.64. After state and federal taxes, the Bonillas will get nearly $42 million. Miguel Bonilla, a construction worker, purchased the lottery ticket at the Kensington Market at 10251 Kensington Parkway, where he stops nearly every day to buy coffee and a sandwich.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | May 28, 1992
Starting next month, something new and different is coming to the posh club level at the new Camden Yards ballpark: the average fan.The Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority announced yesterday a plan to distribute about 300 of the most desirable tickets to fans who haven't been able to sit in or even see one of the ballpark's most exclusive sections.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke already has begun turning over seats in his 10-seat luxury suite to community groups and to local charities with ties to Baltimore.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | May 28, 1992
Starting next month, something new and different is coming to the posh club level at the new Camden Yards ballpark: the average fan.The Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority announced yesterday a plan to distribute about 300 of the most desirable tickets to fans who haven't been able to sit in or even see one of the ballpark's most exclusive sections.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke already has begun turning over seats in his 10-seat luxury suite to community groups and to local charities with ties to Baltimore.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2002
Eisner Communications Inc. will hold onto the Maryland State Lottery business - potentially worth $90 million over the next six years - based on a recommendation made yesterday by lottery officials. Subject to final approval by the Board of Public Works in May, the contract is worth about $15 million a year for the next four years, with an option to renew for an additional two years. "The lottery really is a cherished account," said Steven C. Eisner, president and chief executive of Eisner Communications.
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By Scott Waldman and Bill McCauley and Scott Waldman and Bill McCauley,SPECIAL TO BALTIMORESUN.COM | July 1, 2004
The MegaMillions $290 million lottery drawing is tomorrow night and the winner could walk away with a lump-sum cash payment of $163 million, after taxes. "I'd be happy to have half that," said Jimmy White, director of communications for the Maryland State Lottery. Maryland and Michigan, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Texas and Washington state participate in the MegaMillions lottery. Lottery directors today announced the jackpot has risen to $290 million.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | April 18, 1991
An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly attributed to the governor a statement by Marcel Helou, vice president of the Control Data Corp. Mr. Helou said of the Maryland State Lottery computer system proposed by GTech Corp., "We're looking here at an unproven, untested, undemonstrated system."ANNAPOLIS -- Despite a last-minute plea from the losing bidder, the Board of Public Works awarded a $64 million lottery computer contract yesterday to GTech Corp. of Providence, R.I.The five-year contract covers all the hardware, software, services and maintenance for the Maryland State Lottery Agency's machines.
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June 15, 2012
Dan Rodricks and some readers love to knock the casinos as some sort of de-facto tax on the poor ("A casino switch that's moral," June 12). Mr. Rodricks has made his views very clear concerning casinos. However, where was his outrage when the Maryland State Lottery started pulling 3- and 4-digit numbers on Sunday? Or added a second Lotto drawing? Or two weekly Match 5 drawings? Or when the Big Game and Powerball were added? How about the oodles of scratch-off games ranging from $1 to $20?
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
Lottery officials Thursday raised the record-setting Mega Millions jackpot even higher — to $540 million. "It's breaking the record that already broke records," said Carole Everett, communications director for the Maryland State Lottery. Representatives from 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands decided to raise the jackpot from its previous high of $500 million during a conference call this morning, Everett said. "Everybody's excited," she said. "It's all people are talking about.
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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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By Bradley Olson and Laura McCandlish and Bradley Olson and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporters | September 2, 2007
A Wicca devotee and small businessman from Dundalk came forward yesterday with a photocopy of a lottery ticket showing the winning numbers to Friday's Mega Millions drawing and claimed a share of the estimated $330 million jackpot, though lottery officials have yet to verify his assertion. "I kind of screamed, and then I kind of cried," said Elwood "Bunky" Bartlett, 40, retelling the story of how he and his wife, Denise, greeted the news yesterday morning. Maryland State Lottery officials said they had yet to see the ticket and confirm it was a winner, but planned to meet with Bartlett, a bookkeeping service operator and father of two, on Tuesday.
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By Kevin George | May 16, 2007
Recently, the Maryland State Lottery introduced Racetrax, a new video game, at some 1,500 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and other easy-to-find places where gamers can bet on computer-animated horse races. The lottery's Web site claims Racetrax "offers the thrill of being at the track with the payout and prizes similar to live horse betting." Wonderful. Standardbred and thoroughbred owners and trainers are already handicapped because tracks in surrounding states are able to use slot machines.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Stacey Hirsh and Andrea K. Walker and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2004
A local advertising trade association is criticizing the University of Maryland University College for choosing an out-of-state agency to run its $6.5 million marketing account. The Advertising Association of Baltimore argues in a letter to University College President Gerald A. Heeger that the contract should be awarded to a local company because the school is a public institution financed by state taxes. University College, with headquarters in Adelphi, provides undergraduate and graduate degrees to adult part-time students.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | May 28, 1992
Starting next month, something new and different is coming to the posh club level at the new Camden Yards ballpark: the average fan.The Orioles and Maryland Stadium Authority announced yesterday a plan to distribute about 300 of the most desirable tickets to fans who haven't been able to sit in or even see one of the ballpark's most exclusive sections.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke already has begun turning over seats in his 10-seat luxury suite to community groups and to local charities with ties to Baltimore.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | May 22, 1991
An upset Gov. William Donald Schaefer defended how the Maryland State Lottery Agency awarded a $65 million computer contract but said he would appoint an "outside individual" this week to review the bidding process.The governor assailed newspaper reports and an editorial that he said carried misleading "innuendoes" that some subcontractors to the firm that won the lottery contract -- including a man who has said he once ran an illegal numbers operation in Baltimore -- stand to benefit because they are his friends.
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By Scott Waldman and Bill McCauley and Scott Waldman and Bill McCauley,SPECIAL TO BALTIMORESUN.COM | July 1, 2004
The MegaMillions $290 million lottery drawing is tomorrow night and the winner could walk away with a lump-sum cash payment of $163 million, after taxes. "I'd be happy to have half that," said Jimmy White, director of communications for the Maryland State Lottery. Maryland and Michigan, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Texas and Washington state participate in the MegaMillions lottery. Lottery directors today announced the jackpot has risen to $290 million.
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By Jacqueline Seaberg and Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 20, 2004
Maryland State Lottery officials today announced the winners of the $109 million, multistate Mega Millions lottery jackpot, the second-largest award ever in Maryland. Wheaton residents Miguel and Maria Bonilla, who won the April 9 drawing, have elected to receive the winnings as a lump sum of $62,163,496.64. After state and federal taxes, the Bonillas will get nearly $42 million. Miguel Bonilla, a construction worker, purchased the lottery ticket at the Kensington Market at 10251 Kensington Parkway, where he stops nearly every day to buy coffee and a sandwich.
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