Rosedale gas station sells winning, $20K Md. Lottery scratch-off

Mary Ann Slomba LotteryTo win big with a Maryland Lottery scratch-off is lucky.  Winning big three times in 15 years is remarkable. A 78-year-old Baltimore woman who just claimed her third big prize is thrilled.

Mary Ann Slomba, a retired marketing researcher, was eager to share her story with Lottery officials when she and her son came to claim her most recent prize this week.

“You know, I’ve won twice before,” she said, smiling. “I won $10,000 on a scratch-off two years ago and 15 years ago, I won $50,000!”

Mary Ann’s recent $20,000 win comes from a $1,000 Frenzy scratch-off. She revealed that the $1,000 Frenzy game was not even one of her favorites. She prefers playing bingo and crossword instant tickets.

However, she also likes to purchase instant tickets when they are new or when a fresh pack of scratch-offs is opened. For those two reasons, she purchased three $1,000 Frenzy games at the Rosedale Crown and played the $10 scratch-offs while in the Lottery retailer.

“I had the first three tickets in the batch and the third ticket was the winning ticket,” she said. “I knew it was $20,000, but I still checked it on the machine and showed it to the cashier.”

The cashier, who knows Mary Ann well, confirmed the win.

“It’s my favorite place to go to purchase tickets,” said Mary Ann. Her lucky retailer is located at 8350 Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. “They were so excited for me.”

A mother of two adult sons and grandmother of a 2-year-old, Mary Ann had to wait until her son was available to bring her to Lottery headquarters to claim her $20,000 prize. She plans to use some of the winnings to help her family and will save the rest.

Middle River grandmother cashes in winning $50K Md. Lottery scratch-off

Donna Marcano-JavierDonna Marcano-Javier says she loves watching the “Family Feud” game show on TV. When she saw that the Maryland Lottery had its own version of the popular game show in the form of a scratch-off ticket, she decided to buy one.

The 57-year-old grandmother from Middle River had no idea that once she scratched her “Family Feud” instant ticket that the survey would say she needed to head straight to Lottery headquarters to claim her $50,000 top prize.

“At first when I scratched the ticket, I didn’t realize I had won,” she said. “That’s because I like to wait to scratch the dollar amount off last to see how much I won later.”

When Donna finally checked to see the prize amount, she received the surprise of a lifetime.

“I was excited when I saw that I had won on my ticket, but when I went to see how much I had won, I believe I instantly went into shock,” she said. “This is just so amazing. I was not expecting this.”

Donna, who is retired, said her husband will also be retiring soon, and they hope to start some home renovations.

“I would love to get central air in my home and then maybe use another potion towards our annual vacation,” she said.

The retailer is a winner as well. For selling Donna’s top-prize-winning ticket, the Shoppers Food & Pharmacy store at 1200 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.

The $5 Family Feud ticket launched in April, and five of its $50,000 top prizes remain unclaimed along with eight $5,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.

Kingsville 2017 Independence Day Parade [PHOTOS]

WMVFC Color Guard Kingsville Parade 2017
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company Color Guard

It was a hot, humid Tuesday…which is not unexpected for the Fourth of July.

The 2017 Kingsville Independence Day parade was held on July 4 and a good time was had by all.

The parade began at about 11 a.m. near the Kingsville Triangle (the intersection of Jerusalem, Bradshaw, and Belair roads).

This was the 37th installment of the annual parade, which is organized by the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company and Greater Kingsville Civic Association.

View photos from the 2017 Kingsville Independence Day Parade below.

Kingsville Independence Day Parade 2017

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Kingsville Parade 2017 Geelhaar

Kingsville Parade 2017 Joe Norman

Kingsville Parade 2017 Rosedale Engine

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Kingsville Parade 2017 Tammy Larken

Joppa liquor store sells winning, $10K Md. Lottery scratch-off

MD LotteryTwo police officers from Joppa are still celebrating the arrival of a ticket that came with no fines, no points and no warnings. This lucky ticket came from the Maryland Lottery and delivered a $10,000 prize.

The Harford County husband and wife became big winners in an instant playing the 5 Card Cash poker-themed instant and draw game. The instant magic happened for the 42-year-old male half of the Baltimore city police team. He stopped at Island Liquors in Joppa and bought a $2 ticket that printed out with a Royal Flush – an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of diamonds – good for an instant prize of $10,000.

The 5 Card Cash game offers two ways to win – up to $10,000 instantly or during an evening drawing for a top prize of up to $100,000. If a player wins instantly, they can collect their prize and receive a copy of the original ticket in case it also wins in the nightly drawing.

The lucky player quickly confirmed his win with the clerk, and was astonished at the size of his prize. While the odds of winning any instant win prize are one in five, the odds of winning the $10,000 instant-win top-prize are just over 1 in 600,000.

“I called my wife and asked her how much she loved me, and then told her that I had won $10,000,” said the happy winner. Their wedding anniversary is around the corner and they plan to use the prize to celebrate in style with a trip to Las Vegas.

The winning ticket was purchased at Island Liquors at 1018 Joppa Farm Road in Joppa.