November 1st, 2012
Wins $100,000 Top Prize on Diamonds Scratch-off
On a whim, a Frederick County man purchased a single scratch-off ticket last Friday. After leaving work late, he picked up his mother and drove her to purchase her weekly Lottery tickets. Instead of waiting in the car, the man decided to accompany her into the store and bought a single Diamonds scratch-off. The ticket turned out to be a $100,000 winner.
The lucky winner mentioned that he hadn’t seen the Diamonds scratch-off before and made a quick impulse buy. “The ticket seemed newer and I figured it might be fun to play, so I bought it without really thinking,” he said shrugging.
“I don’t usually play scratch-offs, typically I leave that to my mom,” said the winner. “She plays the Pick 3, Pick 4 and different scratch-offs every week. I just drive her to the store and wait in the car.” His decision to go in with her and purchase a ticket definitely paid off. “This is our win,” the man said in reference to his mother. “If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have gone in and bought a scratch-off.”
The humble winner plans to use his prize winnings to help support his family and treat his mother to a nice dinner. “I promised my mom we would go out for Chinese next week,” he said. “I’ve also promised that we would have our best Thanksgiving ever.” The winning ticket was purchased at Hillcrest Beer, Wine & Spirits on 1090 W. Patrick St. in Frederick. Three top prizes remain on the Diamonds scratch-off.
November 1st, 2012
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission will meet on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Maryland Lottery Headquarters, Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 330, Baltimore MD 21230. For additional information, please contact Marie Torosino at 410-230-8790.
AGENDA – November 15, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
- Election of Commission Chairman and Vice Chairman
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Minutes of September 27, 2012
- Items listed on the consent agenda are a variety of different contracts and items that are routine in nature. If requested by a Commissioner, an item on the consent agenda may be removed from the Consent Agenda and placed under Staff Reports/Commission Action Items for further discussion and consideration
- New Instant Ticket Games:
- VLT Games and Component Testing
- Hollywood Casino Perryville – Bill Hayles
- Ocean Downs Casino – Joe Cavilla
- Maryland Live! Casino – Rob Norton
- Evitts Resorts (Rocky Gap location) – Jeannette Ortiz – Greenwill Consulting Group
- CBAC Gaming (Baltimore location)
STAFF REPORTS AND COMMISSION ACTION ITEMS
Stephen Martino, Director
Gina Smith, Deputy Director/CFO
John Gallagher, Chief Information Officer
Charles LaBoy, Assistant Director for Gaming
John Martin, Assistant Director for Lottery
- Report to Commission
- COMMISSION ACTION ITEM
- The Price Is Right Licensing Contract #2013-06
- Commission Action: Discussion, consideration and possible action
- Staff Recommendation: Staff recommends approval
- Staff memo
- Licensing contract
John Mooney, Assistant Director for Enforcement
Robert Fontaine, Principal Counsel, Assistant Attorney General
Closed Session, if necessary
- Next Commission Meeting: Lottery Offices, December 20, 2012, 10 a.m.
November 1st, 2012
Holiday scratch-offs made the biggest moves this week as Sweet Riches moved up 21 spots to No. 5 on the list, while A Wreath of Franklins moved up ten spots to No. 8.
Scratch some gifts off your list with these great holiday themed scratch-offs.
The top five consists of Lucky 7s Game Book, Ravens Cash Fantasy, Cash Up Doubler, Red Line Bingo Tripler and Sweet Riches.
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October 29th, 2012
Nightly drawing with two ways to win – $100,000 Top Prize
Marylanders have another game to try their “hand” at playing each night. Beginning November 12, the Lottery will offer 5 Card Cash, a poker-style terminal game using a 52-card playing deck. The $2, quick pick-only game offers players two ways to win; up to $10,000 instantly and up to $100,000 every evening.
5 Card Cash players can win instantly if their randomly issued ticket features a traditional poker hand such a three of a kind, a full house or a royal flush. Instant prizes range from a free ticket to $10,000. Players can also win by matching at least two of the randomly selected cards on their ticket to the winning cards drawn nightly. Correctly matching all five delivers the game’s $100,000 top prize.
TRY THE INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL
“We’re very excited to introduce 5 Card Cash to our lineup,” said Lottery Director Stephen Martino. “It brings players a new and unique way to experience the Lottery.”
Ticket sales for 5 Card Cash end daily at 7:30 p.m. Drawings will not be televised, but 5 Card Cash results will appear on screen during the televised evening drawing. Results will also be available here on mdlottery.com and on the Lottery’s winning numbers phone line, 410-230-8830.
October 27th, 2012
November’s Hot Five has a twist. This month we’re showcasing the Hot Five features of the ($5) Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off.
Don’t forget to enter your second chance Yards at mdlottery.com/ravens for a chance to win cash and great Ravens prizes all season long. And this year each Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off has a minimum of 100 second chance Yards so your guaranteed entry into at least one drawing with each purchase.
- RCF is currently 35% sold so there is plenty more chances to win
- The top instant prize is $250,000 with four still remaining
- Plus, there are over 500,000 cash prizes remaining, ranging from $5 to $10,000
- Enter the second chance at mdlottery.com/ravens for the chance to win $1,000,000
- Enter for your chance to win with 300 Extra Yards!
- This is the BEST chance to win $1,000,000
Season Tickets For Life*
- Win a pair of club level season tickets and a parking pass
- That’s club level for two decades…the ultimate Ravens fan fantasy
- Enter for your chance to win with 200 Extra Yards
- Monthly drawings only require 100 Extra Yards to enter
- The next drawing deadlines are November 13th and December 4th
- Great prizes still remains including:
- Fan of the Game. Each Fan of the Game winner receives $5,000 cash, plus an additional $1,000 for each Ravens interception within their designated game
- 2013 Season Tickets
- Skybox Tickets
- Tailgate Party & Game Tickets
- You’ll even have the chance to win tickets to see the Ravens take on the Steelers!
Retailer Giveaways and Events
- Look for second chance entry boxes at select retailers near you for a chance to win an authentic Ravens autographed football
- Plus, check out our Events Calendar for monhly Ravens Cash Fantasy parties at retailers across Maryland where you can win even more prizes
*Season Tickets for Life = 20 years