Police are investigating two robberies and a burglary that were reported this month.
At just after 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, three individuals pried open the door of the J Convenience store, located in the 8700-block of Satyr Hill Road in Carney (21234) and then pried open the ATM machine to steal. The suspects then fled the scene.
At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, two individuals met with a third individual in the IKEA parking lot in the 8300-block of Honeygo Boulevard (21236) in order to buy clothing items. During the exchange, one of the suspects produced a handgun at which time the other suspect grabbed the clothing items, the victim’s cell phone and the victim’s keys from the vehicle. The suspects then fled in a vehicle.
At just after 3:15 p.m. on Friday, September 7, a juvenile was walking in the 3000-block of Woodside Avenue (21234) when he was approached by two individuals who asked to use his phone. When he agreed, one of the suspects assaulted him. The suspects then asked for money. The victim gave the suspects his cash and the suspects fled on foot.
The only Maryland Lottery scratch-off game she ever played just rewarded a still-stunned Baltimore woman with its $50,000 top prize.
The secretary, who is a recent convert to playing instant tickets, said her big Father’s Day win helps pave the way to early retirement.
The unnamed winner describes the $50,000 Bonus Cash game as being very good to her even before her win. The 56-year-old remembers her lucky day as if it happened yesterday.
“I was picking out tickets as a gift for my son-in-law,” she explained. Before completing her purchase at J Convenience in Carney, she noticed her favorite game was among the retailer’s selection. Her husband introduced her to the fun of playing scratch-offs in December.
“The first ticket I bought was $50,000 Bonus Cash and I won,” she said. “I’ve been getting them ever since.”
Even a recent $500 win on her favorite game didn’t prepare her for the lucky scratch-off waiting at J Convenience. “I sat there in the car for 20 minutes,” she said. “My legs just wouldn’t work.”
Eventually regaining her composure, she hurried home to find her husband a bit worried about what he heard in her voice. “I was sure something was wrong with her when she called me over,” he said. “Then, she showed me the ticket and I was sure something was wrong with me!”
The win has eased the worry surrounding the couple’s pending retirements. “We keep trying to get everything in order so that we could leave and then something else would delay us. No more delays now!”
Also celebrating their big win is the lucky Lottery retailer. The store located at 8765 Satyr Hill Road earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize scratch-off in the $5 game.
Playing her lucky numbers twice on two separate Bonus Match 5 tickets doubled a Baltimore County woman’s winnings in the March 9 drawing to $100,030.
“I have been playing these same numbers since January and I finally won!” said the loyal player, who bought two identical tickets in the drawing. “I carefully and thoughtfully pick out the numbers I play. I plan the numbers to play and what game to play with them. Each number I choose has meaning or is one of my lucky numbers.”
A daily Bonus Match 5 player, the woman bought her winning tickets at J Convenience in Parkville. The lucky tickets each have one line matching five of her favorite numbers of 7, 11, 16, 21, and 29. Those were the winning numbers in the drawing. A separate line matched the three winning numbers of 11, 16 and 29, giving her an additional $15 prize on each ticket.
The happy player, who is celebrating “My Lucky Picks,” could not believe it when the ticket checker said to see officials at Maryland Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.
“Oh my God, I have finally won!” she said to herself. “I quickly signed the back of both tickets and put them in a safe place.”
The lucky lady plans to spend part of her prize on a new car.
The Baltimore County retailer who sold the top-prize winning tickets also has reason to celebrate. J Convenience, located at 8765 Satyr Hill Road in Parkville, will earn a double bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling the top-prize tickets in the drawing. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.
UPDATE: The lucky winner has claimed her prize – details here.
Original story below…
Maryland Lottery officials may be looking for you.
If you purchased a Bonus Match 5 ticket in Parkville for the drawing on Friday, March 9, you may be $100,000 richer.
The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a ticket that has two lines matching all five of the winning numbers in Friday’s drawing.
The ticket, worth $100,000 – $50,000 for each line – was sold at J Convenience, located at 8765 Satyr Hill Road in Parkville (21234).
The lucky ticket has two lines matching the five numbers of 7, 11, 16, 21 and 29. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it safe. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
The Baltimore County retailer is also a winner. The Lottery will give the store a bonus of $1,000 for selling the lucky ticket.
Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 to 39. A Bonus Ball drawn from the remaining 34 numbers provides extra chances to win. Your ticket is a $50,000 winner if you match all five of the winning numbers on a single line.
There are also prizes for matching four or three of the original five winning numbers on a single line. If you match the Bonus Ball number, you only need to match four, three or two of the original numbers to win.
Police are investigating three burglaries and three robberies that were reported over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 23, and 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 26, an individual gained entry into an apartment on Highhaven Place (21236). Once inside, the suspect(s) stole clothing, electronics, and jewelry.
At 6:15 p.m. on Friday, November 24, a Papa John’s delivery driver was robbed by an individual in the 1100 block of Tace Drive in Essex (21221). The suspect then fled the scene.
At just before 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, three juveniles assaulted a Jilliano’s delivery driver in the 300 block of Grovethorn Road in Middle River (21220) and stole his cash and food items. One of the juveniles was arrested.
At about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, an individual entered a residence in the 8300 block of Poplar Mill Road (21236) via a broken window. While inside, the suspect stole the victims’ property. The suspect then returned to the scene to return the stolen property and was subsequently arrested.
At 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, two victims were assaulted and robbed by three armed individuals as they were entering their apartment building in the 2300 block of Salem Village Road in Parkville (21234). The suspects then fled the scene.
At about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, an individual used a rock to break the bottom half of the glass front door of the J. Convenience store, located in the 8700 block of Satyr Hill Road in Parkville (21234), to gain entry. Once inside, the suspect stole cartons of cigarettes and cash from the register.