Unclaimed Winning $1M Maryland Lottery Ticket Mystery Solved Months Later Unclaimed Winning $1M Maryland Lottery Ticket Mystery Solved Months Later
Unclaimed Winning $1M Maryland Lottery Ticket Mystery Solved Months Later Maryland Lottery officials have cracked the curious case of an unclaimed $1 million Powerball prize that wasn't collected for months because the player forgot she purchased it.  A Worcester County woman is among the state's newest millionaires, but not before she sat on a ticket worth seven figures that hadn't been touched since the Sept. 27 drawing last year. According to the Eastern Shore woman, she purchased the quick-pick ticket at the Duck In II in Snow Hill, hoping to take a stab at the then $835 million Powerball jackpot, but forgot all about it until recently. She was one of f…
'Occasional Drag Queen' From MD Squares Off Against VA Attorney On 'Jeopardy!' 'Occasional Drag Queen' From MD Squares Off Against VA Attorney On 'Jeopardy!'
'Occasional Drag Queen' From MD Squares Off Against VA Attorney On 'Jeopardy!' Who is the smartest person in the DMV? A battle of the brains between a Maryland trail planner and Virginia attorney is set for Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the latest Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. Arlington attorney Luigi de Guzman will join Silver Spring resident Kevin Belle - also known as Whiskey Ginger - on stage with Canadian psychiatrist Juveria Zaheer as they compete for a $250,000 grand prize. Canada’s sweetheart meets America’s sweetheart #jeopardy pic.twitter.com/J2u01gcvIb — Whiskey Ginger aka Kevin Belle (@whiskeygingdrag) February 23, 2024 During his time …
These Maryland Cities Among Most Culturally Diverse In The US, New Study States These Maryland Cities Among Most Culturally Diverse In The US, New Study States
These Maryland Cities Among Most Culturally Diverse In The US, New Study States Several Maryland cities were ranked among the US’s most culturally diverse in a new study by personal finance company WalletHub. The study breaks down the cultural diversity of more than 500 cities using key indicators like ethnoracial diversity, linguistic diversity, and birthplace diversity, according to 2024 US Census Bureau data. WalletHub ranked the top five ethnically diverse cities as: 1. Gaithersburg, MD 2. Jersey City, NJ 3. Germantown, MD 4. Silver Spring, MD 5. Kent, WA Rockville, MD ranked at no. 8 on the list, as well. According to the study, Gaithersburg was chosen la…
Two Winning Million-Dollar Lottery Tickets Sold In Same Maryland City In One Week Two Winning Million-Dollar Lottery Tickets Sold In Same Maryland City In One Week
Two Winning Million-Dollar Lottery Tickets Sold In Same Maryland City In One Week Two tickets worth $1 million each were sold in the same Maryland city less than a week apart, officials confirmed. The first was sold when a Prince George’s County man pulled over to make a phone call in the parking lot of 24/7 Convenience in Laurel, deciding on a whim to purchase a 100X The Cash ticket for $20. The second winner bought his $20 ticket for $1 Million Royale at Giant on Fairlawn Street in Laurel and scratched it right at the store. He scratched a “diamond” underneath his number, meaning he was guaranteed the $1 million prize without having to match i…
'Bout Time:' Longtime Maryland Lottery Player To 'Bless Sisters, Brothers' With $100K Prize 'Bout Time:' Longtime Maryland Lottery Player To 'Bless Sisters, Brothers' With $100K Prize
'Bout Time:' Longtime Maryland Lottery Player To 'Bless Sisters, Brothers' With $100K Prize Well, it's about time, at least in the mind of one Charles County woman. A longtime Maryland Lottery player plans to pay it forward after turning a $10 scratcher into a $100,000 windfall that she intends to share with friends and family. The Waldorf woman's first reaction when she realized her six-figure prize? "'bout time" she mused. “I don’t play the numbers, I just like to play scratch-offs,” she said, adding that her favorite games are bingo- and crossword-style tickets. Sure enough, the Charles County native's big win came when she was playing "$100,000 Crossword," which went on sale…
Forgotten Phone Call Leads To $1M Lottery Scratcher Win In Maryland Forgotten Phone Call Leads To $1M Lottery Scratcher Win In Maryland
Forgotten Phone Call Leads To $1M Lottery Scratcher Win In Maryland A man who pulled over to make a phone call he’d forgotten about ended up winning $1 million on a Maryland scratcher — what luck! The sales account manager from Laurel was heading to work and had to pull into a nearby parking lot to make a phone call he’d previously forgotten; that’s when he saw it. “I looked up and saw a Maryland Lottery sign right in front of me,” he tells officials. He decided to walk into the store — 24/7 Convenience in Laurel — and pick out three 100X The Cash tickets for $20 a pop. While the first two were losses, the third ticket turned out to be a lucky $1 million …
Not Seeing Things: Maryland School Teacher Stunned By $50K Lottery Win Not Seeing Things: Maryland School Teacher Stunned By $50K Lottery Win
Not Seeing Things: Maryland School Teacher Stunned By $50K Lottery Win A Maryland school teacher was stunned when his weekly $20 lottery budget paid off to the tune of $50,000. The New Carrollton man went for a $50,000 Cash ticket at the Landover Hills Exxon at 6579 Annapolis Road in Prince George’s County. The ticket provides 30 chances to win if a player matches one of five numbers at the top of the ticket. After scratching off the first 29 without a match, he got to the 30th number and found a $50,000 amount under a No. 7, which was one of the ticket’s five winning numbers, at the lower right corner of the ticket. “I got to the very bottom and saw that I …
Keno Camaraderie Lands Maryland Man $100K Scratch-Off Lottery Win Keno Camaraderie Lands Maryland Man $100K Scratch-Off Lottery Win
Keno Camaraderie Lands Maryland Man $100K Scratch-Off Lottery Win A Cecil County man who says he likes to play Keno for its camaraderie is feeling lucky after winning a six-figure prize on a Maryland Lottery scratcher. The Elkton resident had been playing Keno recently at Xtreme Gas on North Bridge Street, and just before he left, he decided to pick up a pair of scratch-off tickets.  It was a $100,000 decision. He says that he doesn't play many such games, but decided to take a shot. The first $100,000 CA$H ticket came up blank, but the second provided what was described as "an eye-popping surprise."  "I saw all these zeroes," he mused. "…
'Cigarettes And A Ticket' Land Maryland Man $1,000-A-Week-For-Life Lottery Prize 'Cigarettes And A Ticket' Land Maryland Man $1,000-A-Week-For-Life Lottery Prize
'Cigarettes And A Ticket' Land Maryland Man $1,000-a-week-For-Life Lottery Prize A Maryland man who stopped at a local Giant store to pick up a lottery ticket and pack of cigarettes ended up winning the second-tier prize on a Cash4Life drawing earlier this month. The Silver Spring man, an IT worker, made a quick stop at Giant on International Drive in Silver Spring and grabbed the ticket for the Thursday, Feb. 8 drawing. He didn’t check the ticket until four days later, however, and continued to keep it hidden in the pocket of a pair of short in the bottom of a dresser drawer. He later stopped at lottery headquarters in Baltimore to cash in his winnings alongside …
Maryland Man Wakes Up From Midday Nap $50K Richer After Big Lottery Win Maryland Man Wakes Up From Midday Nap $50K Richer After Big Lottery Win
Maryland Man Wakes Up From Midday Nap $50K Richer After Big Lottery Win A Maryland man awoke from an afternoon nap to find that he’d won $50,000 in the Pick 5 midday drawing on Thursday, Feb. 15. George Butcher of Baltimore won the top $50,000 prize after placing a $1 straight bet on the Feb. 14 evening drawing and Feb. 15 midday drawing with the numbers 95636. He placed his lucky wager at Royal Farms on West Padonia Road in Timonium. “NO WAY! What? No way!” George tells lottery officials he yelled from his bed after waking from his nap and realizing he’d won the Feb. 15 midday drawing. He plans to spend his winnings by investing in home repairs, enjoy a fami…
Prize Fit For A King: Crown-Wearing Maryland Man Claims $50K Lottery Prize Prize Fit For A King: Crown-Wearing Maryland Man Claims $50K Lottery Prize
Prize Fit For A King: Crown-Wearing Maryland Man Claims $50K Lottery Prize A professional driver from St. Mary's County came dressed for the occasion when he collected his $50,000 Maryland Lottery prize this week. Sporting a stylish crown, "Anthony" was in Lottery Headquarters this week after claiming a second-tier prize playing the "50X The Cash" scratcher that he bought at a Waldorf liquor store. The winner says he's not a Lottery regular, but he and a friend came up with a system that paid off in a big way. "Neither of us plays too often he said," but when they do, the prosperous pair tends to pick up the same tickets, believing that it could lead to a big win…
Bike Advocates Calling For New Precautions After Fatal Strikes In Baltimore Bike Advocates Calling For New Precautions After Fatal Strikes In Baltimore
Bike Advocates Calling For New Precautions After Fatal Strikes In Baltimore A group of cyclists are advocating for increased precautions following a series of deadly strikes in Baltimore. Bikemore is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a more bike-friendly city through infrastructural and policy-driven support. Its Executive Director, Jed Weeks, told WBAL that the organization has long term goals of installing separate infrastructure for cyclists in hopes on reducing injuries and fatalities. “We do not do enough to keep our roads safe for all road users,” Weeks told the outlet following a deadly hit-and-run crash at West Franklin and North Payson streets o…
DC Woman Rallying Support For Former MTV Road Rules/The Challenge Player Battling Breast Cancer DC Woman Rallying Support For Former MTV Road Rules/The Challenge Player Battling Breast Cancer
DC Woman Rallying Support For Former MTV Road Rules/The Challenge Player Battling Breast Cancer Ayanna Mackins Free caught the country's eyes as a contestant on MTV's "Road Rules" and "The Challenge" shows years ago. Now, she's facing a different, and much more difficult challenge as she goes through a battle with breast cancer and can use the country's support. A District woman has set up a fundraising effort on the reality star's behalf as the single mother of four embarks on what could be a lengthy journey after being diagnosed with metastatic invasive ductal carcinoma while also contending with a rare mutation. "I was a candidate for genetic testing, where I learned tha…
Small Business Owner Not Ready For Retirement After Winning $5M On Maryland Lottery Scratcher Small Business Owner Not Ready For Retirement After Winning $5M On Maryland Lottery Scratcher
Small Business Owner Not Ready For Retirement After Winning $5M On Maryland Lottery Scratcher The dedicated owner of a fire protection company says he’s still not quite ready to retire — even after winning a whopping $5 million on a Maryland lottery scratcher. Troy Deneau of Dorchester County won the second of three $5 million top prizes on the 50 Years! scratch-off game. The ticket was purchased at 7201 Main Street on Willards in Worcester County last Thursday. “We are very grateful for this win,” said the Eastern Shore man as he stopped by lottery headquarters alongside his wife, Rachel. “I am now set for retirement.” Troy says the $50 scratch-off is the only lottery game …
Maryland Man Crosses Over State Lines To Claim $150K Powerball Win In Virginia Maryland Man Crosses Over State Lines To Claim $150K Powerball Win In Virginia
Maryland Man Crosses Over State Lines To Claim $150K Powerball Win In Virginia A Maryland man who tried his luck picking up a Powerball ticket in Virginia is feeling lucky after cashing in on a six-figure prize. Teerawat Akkarach says he only plays Lottery games about once a month, but he couldn't resist purchasing a Powerball ticket last month as the jackpot was swelling.  The Rockville resident crossed over state lines into Virginia, where he headed to Sheetz on Yardley Ridge Road in Sterling to buy some Powerball tickets for the drawing on Monday, Jan. 8, though he took his time checking his numbers.  Akkarach said that he scanned a few tickets on the Vi…
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success “No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success Diabetes doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion. OwnaHealth is here to change the narrative. With an impressive 93% success rate in beating diabetes, our medical coaching program is redefining diabetes management. Our approach is not just about managing symptoms; it’s about turning the tide on diabetes. At OwnaHealth, we believe that effective diabetes care extends beyond medication. It’s about a holistic approach, combining medical expertise with personalized coaching. This is where our team of top medical professionals comes in, offering tailored strategies and support that resonate with…
Family Rallying Behind Grandfather Who Lost Boat, Home In Maryland Marina Fire Family Rallying Behind Grandfather Who Lost Boat, Home In Maryland Marina Fire
Family Rallying Behind Grandfather Who Lost Boat, Home In Maryland Marina Fire The hits keep on coming for a beloved grandfather who lost his wife to a disease two years ago, now his home, in the Baltimore marina fire that destroyed two boats.  On Wednesday afternoon, the Baltimore Fire Department was called into action to battle a fast-moving blaze that torched two 55-foot vessels at the Anchorage Marina in Canton.  Fire crews were able to corral the flames and limit the damage to the two docked boats, but not before one sank and the other suffered extensive damage. Baltimore City Fire Department battled a large fire involving two 55’ vessels at the An…
Rough Morning For Maryland Woman Brightened By $146K Maryland Lottery Jackpot Rough Morning For Maryland Woman Brightened By $146K Maryland Lottery Jackpot
Rough Morning For Maryland Woman Brightened By $146K Maryland Lottery Jackpot A Maryland woman who was up late taking care of her sick husband would describe the start of Sunday, Jan. 14 as a “rough morning.” But everything changed when she walked into Wise Carroll Mart on Wise Avenue in Dundalk and purchased a FAST PLAY $10 Wild Bonus X10 ticket, ultimately winning her more than $146,000. The game has a progressive jackpot that starts at $100,000 and grows with the sale of each ticket until a progressive jackpot winning ticket is sold. The woman looked over her ticket, double-checked it with the Maryland Lottery app, and was startled when the words “See Lotter…
Lucky Color Lands Maryland Man Million-Dollar Lottery Windfall Lucky Color Lands Maryland Man Million-Dollar Lottery Windfall
Lucky Color Lands Maryland Man Million-Dollar Lottery Windfall A Maryland man’s million-dollar lottery windfall came when he selected his ticket based on its yellow hue. The longtime lottery player from Woodlawn purchased the brightly-colored100X the Cash $20 scratch-off at Ingleside Liquors at 5648 Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville along with a six-pack of beer. He scratched the ticket in the store and saw the 100X symbol over the $10,000 prize on the bottom row, revealing his total $1 million win, before hustling home from the busy Baltimore County store. “I’ve played for 20 years,” he told lottery officials. “I never won this big until no…
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Two types of Robitussin cough syrup products sold nationwide are being recalled due to potential microbial contamination, federal authorities announced. This week, New Jersey-based Haleon announced a recall of several lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult that could be contaminated, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled items include:  Four- and eight-ounce Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult with these lot numbers/expiration dates:  T18010 with an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2025; T08730 with an…
Maryland 'Accident So White' Featured On SNL's 'Weekend Update' Maryland 'Accident So White' Featured On SNL's 'Weekend Update'
Maryland 'Accident So White' Featured On SNL's 'Weekend Update' A Montgomery County car crash garnered national attention over the weekend as "Saturday Night Live" comics Colin Jost and Michael Che joked on the show’s "Weekend Update" skit. The Sunday, Jan. 14 crash occurred when a driver slammed through the produce section of Whole Foods on River Road in Bethesda around 12 p.m., Daily Voice reported. The car went through the Whole Foods in Bethesda Montgomery County Fire and Rescue According to NBCWashington, both occupants of the vehicle, as well as a pedestrian, were left with minor injuries. “A Volvo crashed through the front of a Whole Foo…
Lucky License Plate Lands Maryland Lottery Player $50K Windfall Lucky License Plate Lands Maryland Lottery Player $50K Windfall
Lucky License Plate Lands Maryland Lottery Player $50K Windfall A Prince George’s County woman played the numbers in her license plate and ended up landing $50,000 in a Pick 5 game, though she almost threw it all away. Markietta Robertson of Upper Marlboro, who has played the numbers ever since sales began in the state, won the $50,000 top prize on a $1 straight bet as well as an additional $400 prize on a 50-cent box bet. It was a good bet. One that almost didn't fully come to fruition.  “I was home when I checked my tickets and I just hollered when I saw I hit,” Markietta told officials. “I double-checked using the Lottery app and then I jumped …
Taylor Swift In Baltimore: Pop Star To Support BF At Ravens, Chiefs Game? Taylor Swift In Baltimore: Pop Star To Support BF At Ravens, Chiefs Game?
Taylor Swift In Baltimore: Pop Star To Support BF At Ravens, Chiefs Game? In case you haven't heard, Taylor Swift is dating KC Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. And she's been supporting him at nearly every game... Which could only mean she'll be in Baltimore for next Sunday's Ravens-Chiefs game. The Chiefs are heading to M&T Bank Stadium with a spot in the Big Game on the line against the top-seeded Ravens.  Swift's latest tour of NFL stadiums nearly came to an abrupt ending on Sunday night, when they eeked out a narrow 27-24 win over the Buffalo Bills after kicker Tyler Bass missed a 44-yard field goal attempt that would have tied things up with under t…
Record-Setting Rock Bass Caught By Maryland Angler Record-Setting Rock Bass Caught By Maryland Angler
Record-Setting Rock Bass Caught By Maryland Angler A Maryland angler has tied the record for the largest rock bass ever caught in the state. Thomas Over Jr. of Darlington caught the 1.0-pound rock bass in the lower Susquehanna River on Saturday, Jan. 6. “I was throwing a tandem perch rig with BPS jig heads and Southern Pro lil Hustler 1.5-inch white/red tube in deep water,” Over told the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “When I felt the ‘thump’ and started cranking, I thought I had a doubleheader of jumbo yellow perch, but to my surprise, it was a new species of fish that I did not recognize.  "I sent a picture to a few…
Tens Of Thousands In DMV Without Power With New Round Of Rain Approaching Tens Of Thousands In DMV Without Power With New Round Of Rain Approaching
Tens Of Thousands In DMV Without Power With New Round Of Rain Approaching Tens of thousands of residents throughout the DMV region are in the dark as whipping winds and heavy rains have knocked out power to some neighborhoods and businesses. With the worst of the storm yet to come, as of 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9 Baltimore Gas and Electric crews were still working to repair 720 active outages impacting 34,513 of the company's 1,348,380. A breakdown, by county, at 7:30 p.m.:  Baltimore: 12,513 customers affected; Anne Arundel: 7,390; Howard: 6,532; Prince George's: 2,762 Baltimore City: 2,537; Harford: 1,511; Carroll: 1,101; Calvert: 111; Montgomery: 27.…
Daddy's Girl Wins $100K Following In Father's Footsteps For Maryland Lottery Win Daddy's Girl Wins $100K Following In Father's Footsteps For Maryland Lottery Win
Daddy's Girl Wins $100K Following In Father's Footsteps For Maryland Lottery Win A Bowie woman followed her father’s footsteps and took home $100,000 during a recent lottery win in Maryland. The woman was with her father, who taught her to play the game, when she cashed in the winning Keno ticket on Friday, Jan. 5, officials said. The ticket was purchased at the Forbes BP gas station at 9701 Annapolis Road in Lanham. “I like to play the Lottery with my dad,” officials were told by the lucky winner, who added the super bonus option to her selections in the six-spot game, going with 02-04-06-07-16-17. The super bonus option added two extra zeroes to what would’ve otherw…
'Critical Condition Nightmare:' Family Friends Seek Community Aid For Father In Maryland Crash 'Critical Condition Nightmare:' Family Friends Seek Community Aid For Father In Maryland Crash
'Critical Condition Nightmare:' Family Friends Seek Community Aid For Father In Maryland Crash Support is on the rise for a beloved Maryland father who was left with critical injuries after being struck by a car last week. John Patton was hit while walking on Muncaster Road in Rockville on Wednesday night, Jan. 3, according to a GoFundMe launched for his family’s ongoing expenses. Patton is on a ventilator due to the severity of his injuries, which will require multiple surgeries and forthcoming tests. “There will be many tests, an MRI, scans, etc., and we just want to help where we can,” reads the campaign, created by Amanda Moore and Alicia Sullivan. “He is alive, praise God, but …
Frederick Woman Eyes Beach House After $2M Lottery Scratch-Off Win Frederick Woman Eyes Beach House After $2M Lottery Scratch-Off Win
Frederick Woman Eyes Beach House After $2M Lottery Scratch-Off Win Sunny days are ahead for a Frederick woman who took home a $2 million prize playing a new Maryland Lottery instant ticket while waiting for lunch. A Frederick County woman who enjoys her scratchers has big plans for herself after claiming the top prize on a "200X The Cash" ticket that only went on sale last month, Lottery officials say. The first-ever top-prize winning ticket was sold at Sheetz on Rosemont Avenue in Frederick, where the winner says she frequents to get gas and a hot dog-soda combo.  While waiting for her order to come out, the Frederick resident decided to buy Lottery…
Holiday Tradition Lands Thurmont Man, Best Friend $30K Lottery Prize Holiday Tradition Lands Thurmont Man, Best Friend $30K Lottery Prize
Holiday Tradition Lands Thurmont Man, Best Friend $30K Lottery Prize One Maryland man got a heck of a stocking stuffer from his best buddy for Christmas. Frederick County native Grant Johnson is filled with holiday joy after winning $30,000 on an aptly-themed "Peppermint Payout Multiplier" ticket, the longtime Maryland Lottery player said. Johnson explained that exchanging scratchers has become a holiday tradition with his best friend, who have "been buying each other (tickets) as Christmas gifts for years. "We always get a winner or two, but nothing like this."  Each year, Johnson said that he and his friend pick out a handful of instant tickets as s…
US Army Vet Gets $100K Late Christmas Present Playing Maryland Lottery Scratcher US Army Vet Gets $100K Late Christmas Present Playing Maryland Lottery Scratcher
US Army Vet Gets $100K Late Christmas Present Playing Maryland Lottery Scratcher A United States Army veteran got lucky with a lotto win of $100,000 during a late Christmas stop at his local gas station. The Severn resident, a retired US Army veteran, stopped at a local gas station to pick up the instant ticket he’d purchased weekly for years after running an errand for his wife. “We’d been pretty busy in the lead up to Christmas so I hadn’t bought a ticket in maybe a week,” he told Lottery officials. He purchased the winning ticket, 50 Years!, at Telegraph Exxon at 805 Reece Road in Severn. “Something about the ticket caught my eye, so I decided to splurge,” he said.…
DMV Artists Featured In Forbes' '30 Under 30' For 2024 DMV Artists Featured In Forbes' '30 Under 30' For 2024
DMV Artists Featured In Forbes' '30 Under 30' For 2024 Artists with ties to the DMV were well represented on Forbes latest "30 Under 30" list for 2024. The "Arts & Style" section of the prestigious annual ranking is chock full of young artists who once called Maryland or Virginia home. A self-taught shutterbug, 2020 Towson University graduate Jacob Webster, who has become something of a photographer to the stars, was celebrated by Intersect Magazine as "your favorite celebrity photographer in 2023," and now made Forbes' list.  "So honored and humbled to be recognized," he posted on Instagram. "Thank you God for the abundance of opport…