Perry Hall gas station sells winning, $50K Md. Lottery scratch-off

MD LotteryA Bel Air man described to Maryland Lottery officials two encounters with good fortune he experienced on Monday morning.

First, he discovered a conveniently located restroom at a lottery retailer followed by a $50,000 win on a $2,000,000 Fortune scratch-off.

The Harford County salesman was halfway to work when he decided a pit stop was in order.

“One too many cups of coffee, I guess,” he said.

The Perry Hall BP gas station appeared at just the right moment. The 49-year-old father of three spotted the instant ticket vending machine as he headed back to his car.

“I play scratch-offs every once in a while, and all of my recent tickets have been the $2,000,000 Fortune game,” he said. Picking out two of the $30 tickets, Monday’s winner was shocked when he discovered his $50,000 prize.

“When the cashier confirmed the prize for me he gave me a high-five. It was a great moment.”

The $50,000 win wasn’t the end of his luck. In all of the excitement, he almost forgot to play his second instant ticket.

“The $50,000 blew me away,” he said. “But when the other ticket gave me $100 more, it was just astounding.”

Making Christmas extra special for his kids and then super-sizing an already-planned family vacation next year is where the lucky winner will direct his $50,000 prize. His lucky station, Perry Hall BP, is located at 8809 Belair Road.

Overlea retailer sells winning, $30K Md. Lottery scratch-off

MD LotteryA long-standing tradition for a Baltimore husband and wife turned an ordinary day of Maryland Lottery scratch-off fun into an extraordinary one.

Every week, when the husband stops at Nikki’s Discount Liquors, located at 7542 Belair Road, the loyal player purchases three scratch-offs for his wife of more than 50 years. Occasionally, she’ll win a few dollars, but nothing prepared them for last week’s Bingo X3 big win.

“Once she told me she won $30,000, I had to keep checking the ticket over and over again,” said the excited husband. “Then, my wife called my daughter and asked her to guess how much she won. I could hear my daughter on the other end of the phone getting louder and louder as the guesses got larger and larger.”

With the win, the grandparents of seven say they plan to make repairs to the house they have lived in for decades.

This is the first $30,000 top prize claimed on the Bingo X3 scratch-off, which launched in September.

2017 Parkville Tree Lighting to be held on December 2

Parkville Tree Lighting 2017It’s the most…wonderful time…of the year.

The 7th annual Parkville Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Parkville Shopping Center.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature a tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Parkville Shopping Center is located at 7601 Harford Road in Parkville.

White Marsh Dave & Buster’s reveals tentative opening date

Dave-and-BustersA new entertainment spot in White Marsh will likely be opening its doors before the end of the year.

The new Dave & Buster’s at White Marsh Mall has announced that it tentatively plans to open on Monday, December 4, 2017.

In preparation for the big day, the national franchise is hiring over people to work at the new White Marsh location, including servers, cooks, bartenders, game technicians, and more.

The arcade and sports bar will open in the former Sports Authority location that shut its doors last year after filing for bankruptcy.

The White Marsh Mall location will be the 105th Dave & Buster’s nationwide.

Interested applicants can view available positions here.