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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | June 29, 1993
HILLSDALE, Mich. -- People in this rural southern Michigan town are asking themselves an $18-million question: Where is that winning Michigan Lotto ticket?Residents have scoured every place they can think of, from pockets of old clothes to dresser drawers and boxes. Still, no one has come up with the ticket bearing the winning numbers: 9-13-17-18-30-38.And with just two days left to claim the lottery drawing from July 1, 1992, most people have concluded that the ticket must have left town with the person who bought it.When word came last month that the only winning ticket for the $18 million jackpot had been sold at a local 7-Eleven, it created a wave of excitement in Hillsdale, a town of about 8,000 people near the Michigan-Ohio border.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 10, 2000
Douglas Ordway of Charlotte, N.C., had the winning ticket last night in the Howard County Democratic Party's handgun trigger-lock raffle. Ordway's ticket was plucked from among 1,000 $1 tickets that were sold as part of a partisan effort to draw a contrast to Carroll County Republicans, who raffled a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun in February. The raffle for the safety device came after three hours of schmoozing and speeches at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, an annual fund-raising event for the Democratic Party.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
If you played the Mega Millions lottery at the Magothy Inn recently, double-check your ticket. The Pasadena pub, located at 546 Center Street, sold a second-tier winning $1 million ticket. Paul Paesch, owner of Magothy Inn, said Wednesday he had "no clue" who purchased the winning ticket. "We didn't really sell that many," he said. Paesch said the eatery would be awarded between $500 and $2,500 for the sale. The million-dollar win was the second announced this week by lottery officials.
NEWS
October 10, 1991
Brooklyn Park soldier has won last night's $6 million Maryland Lotto drawing.Lottery spokesman Carroll H. Hynson Jr. said Sgt. Frances K. Rogers, 38, who serves with a recruitment unit at Fort Meade, purchased the winning ticket. She said she will share her winnings with a close friend, Sharon Taylor, 41, of Severn, a Desert Storm veteran now working in Rogers' unit as a civilian marketing representative.They'll collect 20 annual payments of about $290,000 each, before taxes.The winning numbers drawn last night were 10, 13, 14, 24, 26 and 27.There were 34 tickets sold matching five of the six winning numbers.
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By New York Times | 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.Lottery officials said that the International Lotto Fund, based in Melbourne, Australia, bought 5 million of the 7 million possible numerical combinations in the Feb. 15 game.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 15, 1997
John and Julie Nicholson, both 61, are still playing to win, even after learning they will collect a $1.6 million Lotto jackpot over the next 20 years.John Nicholson, a retired Naval officer, said he has already bought another $2 Quik Pik Lotto ticket from Odenton Liquors on Annapolis Road, the place he bought the winning ticket Thursday."Not that I'm greedy, but my wife said to," the self-described "house husband" said. Buying two $2 tickets a week has been a habit for 14 years, said Mr. Nicholson, who asked that his address not be published.
NEWS
By Deborah Overton and Deborah Overton,Staff Writer | March 27, 1993
Playing the Lotto is a family affair for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fawley and their two daughters. And because it is, the parents and children will share equally the $10 million that Mr. Fawley won in Wednesday's Maryland State Lottery drawing.Mr. Fawley will split the prize with his daughters, Deborah Fawley Wise and Sharon Fawley Folden.The rule in the family is: "If the winning ticket was between any of us, we would split it three ways," said Mrs. Wise.The Fawleys and their children live in Myersville, Frederick County.
NEWS
June 24, 1994
For Daniel and Albina Thoma, a weekly 20-mile drive from their home in Townsend, Del., to Elkton proved to be a trip worth $8.3 million.Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. Thoma accepted a facsimile check for $8.3 million from the State Lottery Agency a week and a day after they bought a winning Lotto ticket.They didn't even realize they had won until a week after the drawing and were so nervous about driving to Baltimore yesterday -- on Mr. Thoma's 61st birthday -- that they rented a limousine for the trip.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | July 10, 2003
IF YOU wanted a great Baltimore story, there was Bernadette Gietka last week, lighting up a news conference with a smile that wouldn't quit and hugging everyone including the guy setting up the folding chairs, which tends to happen when you've just won a $183 million lottery. Gietka is 54 and juggled four jobs before hitting it big. But now she had her eyes on a new Corvette and a big house with a bowling alley in the basement, and you had the feeling the only job she'd have now would be helping the Brinks trucks back down her driveway.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
A group of 14 McDonald's employees from the Baltimore area are still convinced they were winners in the massive $656 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this year - despite being told otherwise by lottery officials - and are claiming that a co-worker defrauded the Maryland Lottery to avoid sharing a payout with them. On Sept. 19, the group filed a civil lawsuit against their co-worker, Mirlande Wilson, a Westport woman who briefly gained celebrity status and international media attention in April after claiming to be the holder of a winning ticket purchased in Baltimore County.
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