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Essex man wins $50,000 with Md. Lottery scratch-off

ESSEX, MD—Filling up vending machines with snacks is his day job, Eldon Ritchie told Maryland Lottery officials. Playing scratch-offs is something he does for fun almost every day after work. Those two pursuits connected last week, delivering a $50,000 scratch-off prize to the husband and father. “I was working on a machine in a check-cashing place and there was this …


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Edgewood retiree wins $100K on Maryland Lottery scratch-off

EDGEWOOD, MD—Every morning, Edgewood retiree “Jim Smith” starts his day by playing Maryland Lottery games with friends at different local retailers. As a player for more than 20 years, he isn’t choosy about which game he selects. “I play all of the games but I only play them when I’m feeling lucky,” said “Jim,” while smiling about his $100,000 top-prize …


Rosedale retiree wins $30,000 with Maryland Lottery scratch-off

ROSEDALE, MD – A Rosedale man told Maryland Lottery officials that he buys a scratch-off or two just about every day as part of his routine since retirement. While he stuck to that routine last Friday, the 74-year-old reports that the results of his purchase were far from routine. He wound up winning a $30,000 top prize on a Dominoes …

Scottish lord wins $50K with Powerball ticket purchased in Essex

ESSEX, MD – It’s not every day someone with a royal title wins big with the Maryland Lottery, but that’s just what happened to a Baltimore man in the June 29 Powerball drawing. “Lord Stephen” didn’t realize his good fortune until nearly two months after the drawing. A creature of habit, the Scottish lord – who is known to don …

Essex man wins $1 million on Md. Lottery scratch-off

ESSEX, MD – An Essex auto mechanic won big on a Maryland Lottery Gold Rush X100 scratch-off. The 44-year-old found the game’s second $1 million top prize! The winner told Maryland Lottery officials he has worked as a mechanic, keeping folks on the road, for nearly 20 years. The Baltimore County man bought the $1 million winning scratch-off about a …

Maryland Lottery, casinos establish new records in 2019

BALTIMORE, MD – The continued growth of the Maryland Lottery and the state’s six casinos combined to contribute a record-breaking total of $1.311 billion to the state in Fiscal Year 2019. Together, the Maryland Lottery and casinos support a wide variety of causes, including education, public health and safety, the environment, veterans’ organizations, and the state’s horse racing industry. The …

Hillendale shop sells winning $50K Md. Lottery scratch-off

PARKVILLE, MD – A Baltimore City couple is still trying to adjust to the reality that they just won $50,000 playing a popular Maryland Lottery scratch-off game. A Gold Rush x50 instant ticket delivered the big win. Last Friday, the 63-year-old wife and 72-year-old husband decided to play a few games at their favorite Maryland Lottery retailer, E-Z Convenience on …

Middle River car enthusiast dreams up winning Md. Lottery Racetrax numbers

MIDDLE RIVER, MD – A Honda enthusiast from Middle River had quite a dream last week. The numbers 10, 11, and 12 appeared to him and, because past dreams involving numbers led to Maryland Lottery wins, the loyal player took action. He won $15,616.50 playing his three dream digits in a Racetrax Trifecta box bet. The 25-year-old placed a 20-draw …