Monday, December 3, 2012
A man in a Maryland gas station was caught on tape celebrating after examining a Powerball ticket.
UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. - NBC4 is reporting the man may be from Chillum, MD. In a strange local connection, a man in Maryland might be the owner of the winning Powerball ticket sold in Arizona. According to a CBS report, footage recorded inside an Upper Marlboro gas station may have caught the winner checking his Powerball ticket for the first time, discovering it's a winner and then showing it off to co-workers and store employees. In the video, the man, dressed in a neon-yellow jumpsuit, walks into the gas station examines the ticket and becomes visibly surprised and excited. CBS News caught up with some of the people in the store that day who looked at the ticket and they told the news organization that the man did in fact have the winning …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Lottery officials made the announcement early Wednesday afternoon.
This is not a repeat from yesterday. I know it wasn't so long ago that we reported to you that an already record-setting Powerball jackpot had been increased from $450 million to $500 million, but Wednesday morning lottery officials announced the jackpot had increased again. A jackpot winner in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing will pull down a $550 million prize with a $360.2 million dollar cash option. Since Maryland began participating in the multi-state lottery game back in January 2010, two Powerball jackpot winner have been sold in the state. In Dec. 2011, an anonymous Pennsylvania couple bought a $128 million winning ticket in Elkton; back in Sept. 2011 an anonymous couple scored a $108 million winner in Abingdon. Here are a few …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Maryland Lottery officials announced the increase Tuesday morning for the drawing.
The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing was already the largest in the game's history at $425 million but lottery officials announced that the prize pool had increased on Tuesday morning. Wednesday's drawing will now be for a $500 million jackpot with a $327 million cash option, according to an email from Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Erica Palmisano. The news comes after 15 straight Powerball drawings without a winner. Here are a few locations in Glen Burnie where people can buy Powerball tickets and retrieve most winning tickets: Lottery officials said there have been two Powerball winners in our state since Maryland started to participate in January 2010: The last huge jackpot and previous record-holder—a $365 million prize—…
Friday, November 16, 2012
The next drawing is set for Saturday night.
The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has climbed to $214 million after Wednesday's drawing failed to produce a winner, lottery officials report. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was almost a year ago that a Maryland resident last won a Powerball jackpot. On Christmas Eve 2011, a Cecil County couple's winning ticket brought them a $128.8 million dollar prize. More recently, one of three winning tickets in March's $640 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill. The largest Powerball jackpot ever—$365 million—came in February of 2006. The lone winning ticket was purchased by eight employees of a Congra…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Michael Dronet, of Glen Burnie, said he was tricked into believing he had one of the three winners tickets for last week's Mega Millions drawing, according to The Baltimore Sun.
A Glen Burnie man said he was tricked into believing that he was one of three winners of last week's Mega Millions drawing, according to The Baltimore Sun. After his mother told a Mississippi TV station her son was one of the winners of the $656 million jackpot, Michael Dronet said his friend tricked him with a fake ticket. Maryland State Lottery announced early Saturday the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold at a Baltimore County retailer. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in the 8000 block of Liberty Road in Milford Mill.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Looking to get rich quick? Here's a list of places in Glen Burnie where you can buy your Mega Millions lottery ticket.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is now at a projected $640 million, the largest jackpot ever recorded. The Maryland Lottery is part of the multi-state game and the drawing is Friday. If you plan to buy a ticket, it's worth knowing that the odds of winning are 176 million to 1, according to CBS News. There are tons of places in the Glen Burnie area to pick up a lottery ticket. Here is a sampling of a few places in our business directory that sell tickets: Docs F & B Liquors—7067 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Soda Pop Shop Mart—337 Hospital Dr. 7-Eleven—7179 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Chesapeake Liquors—6720 Ritchie Highway Xpress Mart—7760 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Did you spot a short line to buy a last-minute ticket? Tell us where in the …