Two Lottery Winners Sold in Middle River & Dundalk

The Maryland Lottery announced three tickets worth $100,000 or more delivered the biggest prizes were sold throughout Maryland, including Middle River. There was also a winner from Dundalk area.

All winners from eastern Baltimore County are listed below:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed July 25-31:
$10,000 Prizes

· $500,000 Crossword, Soda Pop Store, 7715 Westfield Road, Dundalk

FAST PLAY and Draw Game Tickets Sold for Drawings July 25-31:


· $133,638 Home Run Riches Bases Loaded ticket sold July 31 at Martin Exxon, 2333 Eastern Boulevard, Middle River (unclaimed as of Aug. 1)

Winners of prizes larger than $25,000 must redeem their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center in Baltimore, which is open by appointment only. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be claimed at any of more than 400 Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) locations. All Maryland Lottery retailers are authorized to redeem tickets up to and including $600. More information is available on the How To Claim page of

Dundalk Woman Wins $200,000 from Lottery

Article & photo courtesy of Maryland Lottery

Have you ever woken up and just knew you would win the Maryland Lottery?

Well, that’s what happened to our winner, “Trini Girl.” Just a year after the dream, the Dundalk resident purchased a $10 FAST PLAY ticket and became $201,693 richer!

“I told my fiancé that I would win the Lottery,” said the winner, who selected the nickname “Trini Girl” because she was born in Trinidad and Tobago.

She immigrated to the United States at age 11. “He didn’t believe me at the time, but I’m here now!”

“Trini Girl” found her winning FAST PLAY Lucky Numbers ticket while visiting 7-Eleven #25756 in Baltimore.

The 26-year-old purchased multiple FAST PLAY tickets and then walked around the store to get food before scanning her tickets. Very quickly, the Baltimore County resident became upset at the message she saw on the screen about the jackpot for the Lucky Numbers game.

“I saw that the progressive jackpot dropped from over $200,000 to just $100,000 and I immediately felt a sinking in my stomach as I scanned my tickets,” said “Trini Girl.”

“And then, I realized the reason the progressive prize fell – I won!”

The winner said she would use the money to pay down debt, save for future purchases and take her two daughters to Disney World.

The $10 Lucky Numbers game joined the Lottery’s lineup of FAST PLAY games in February 2020. The game still has 21 unclaimed progressive jackpot prizes and 30 unclaimed $50,000 prizes. Progressive jackpots start at $100,000 and grow with each Lucky Numbers ticket purchased until a player buys a progressive jackpot-winning ticket.

Her retailer, 7-Eleven #25756 located at 7501 Dunmanway in Dundalk, will also benefit from selling one of 40 progressive jackpot prizes.

The Baltimore County store will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning FAST PLAY ticket of $100,000 or more.

Dundalk Resident Wins $500K in VaxCash 2.0 Promotion

The first of 12 prizes in the VaxCash 2.0 Promotion has been awarded to a 71-year-old Dundalk resident who visited Lottery Headquarters in Baltimore on Feb. 23 to claim the prize.

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous and use the nickname “Mi Familia,” received a call from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Feb. 15 informing her of the win. She was in disbelief until she walked into the Lottery Winner’s Circle, where she enthusiastically danced around the room with Lottery staff.

“I didn’t believe it was real, until today,” the excited winner told Lottery officials. When asked why she chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster, she said that she wanted protection from the virus.

“My mom convinced many of our family members to get the vaccine, too,” the winner’s daughter said. “She believes it is so important.”

The VaxCash 2.0 Promotion, which was announced by Governor Larry Hogan on Feb. 8, will award $2 million in cash prizes in weekly drawings from Feb. 15 to May 3. VaxCash 2.0 aims to incentivize Marylanders to get the COVID-19 booster. All Maryland residents 18 and older who have received an initial shot(s) and a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at eligible facilities in Maryland at any time are eligible to win. No registration or entry is needed.

In addition to the $500,000 prize awarded to the Dundalk winner, 10 weekly drawings from Feb. 23 through April 26 will award $50,000 prizes. And the promotion will end on May 3 with a drawing to award a grand prize of $1 million.

The mother-of-three plans to use her winnings to buy her dream house.

“My mother is superwoman,” the winner’s daughter said. “She spent her life raising my siblings and me. This is her much-deserved compensation.”

VaxCash 2.0 follows last year’s successful collaboration between the Lottery and MDH for the VaxCash Promotion that ran from May 25 through July 4, 2021, awarding $2 million in prizes to vaccinated Marylanders. For complete details about VaxCash 2.0, including the official rules and a list of frequently asked questions and answers, visit the VaxCash 2.0 page.

Sparrows Point Man Wins $100K From Lottery

A Sparrows Point father of two made a decision worth $100,000 when he opted against waiting in line to claim a prize on a winning Lottery ticket.

“I was at the grocery getting dinner for the family,” he said, “and I had a winner I wanted to cash.” However, by the time the busy dad finished shopping and made his way to the Lottery vending machine, another player was using it.

“I decided to go next door,” he said.

The Sparrows Point resident cashed in his winning ticket at Edgemere Convenience Store in Baltimore, and while he was there he decided to buy two scratch-offs. The construction worker played both games in the store. The first ticket was not a winner, but then he revealed a “10” symbol on his Power 10s scratch-off. The $10 game’s instructions say, “Reveal a ‘10’ symbol, win that PRIZE automatically.” Our top-secret winner discovered that the prize to go along with his “10” symbol was $100,000! And then the shock set in.

“I about fell over!” he said.

The 40-year-old quietly checked the scratch-off using the store’s ticket scanner to confirm his big win before heading home with the groceries to share the great news with his wife. The lucky winner says the $100,000 windfall will go into a savings account.

The Power 10s scratch-off launched in November and has plenty of prizes remaining. There are seven more $100,000 top prizes, 16 $10,000 prizes and 41 $1,000 prizes.

Also a winner is Edgemere Convenience Store located at 7308 North Point Road. The Baltimore County retailer earns a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

Parkville Retiree Wins $50,000 from Lottery

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A 67-year-old Parkville retiree from Johns Hopkins Hospital is now $50,000 richer from the Maryland Lottery.

“Midnight,” which is the nickname the anonymous winner selected for publicity, says she’s “living the dream.” She retired in February and then, on Nov. 5, found out she won $50,000 playing Bonus Match 5 for the first time.

On Nov. 5, “Midnight” was doing what she normally does since retiring. She was out, enjoying the day, stress free with no worries. On a whim, she stopped in Cork & Bottle located at 4305 Ridge Road in Mt. Airy and purchased a $6 quick-pick Bonus Match 5 ticket.

“I’ve played Pick 3 in the past, but I’ve never played Bonus Match 5,” she said. “I just had a hunch that I should try it.”

The mother of three sons purchased her ticket and went on about her lovely day. Later, she gave the ticket to one of her sons for safe keeping while she went out of town for the weekend. Her son, who accompanied her to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters, said he scanned the ticket on the Lottery App on his phone after the evening drawing and was blown away at what he saw.

He had to scan the ticket five or six times just to make sure he wasn’t seeing things.

“I texted her the picture of the message on my phone and called her,” said the son. “I said, ‘Ma, you have a winning ticket, look at your phone!’”

“Midnight” said she looked at her phone that night in shock. “It’s funny, I was just telling my son we were going to win.”

The lucky player stayed calm and enjoyed her weekend. She came home on Sunday and stopped at her son’s house to retrieve her lucky ticket. “Midnight” told Lottery officials that she is engaged and will use some of the winnings toward a small, intimate wedding. She also plans to take a vacation and will save the rest of her windfall.

The store that sold her the lucky ticket, Cork & Bottle, earned a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize winning ticket in the game. The Lottery has sold 40 top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 tickets so far in 2021.

$100,000 Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Rosedale & Middle River

There were five $100,000 Scratch-off Prizes throughout the state, including two in eastern Baltimore County last week.

In all, 26 players across the state won or claimed prizes of $10,000 or more, and the Lottery paid more than $27.5 million in prizes in the seven days ending Oct. 24.

Winners of prizes larger than $25,000 must redeem their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Claims Center in Baltimore, which is open by appointment only. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be claimed at any of more than 400 Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) locations. All Maryland Lottery retailers are authorized to cash tickets up to and including $600. More information is available on the How To Claim page of

Here is the weekly roundup of big winners from eastern Baltimore County:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed from Oct. 18-24:

$100,000 Prizes

$100,000 Lucky, Royal Farms #042, 1302 Windlass Drive, Middle River
Ca$h Bonus, Rosedale Shell, 7514 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale

Baltimore Mom Wins $100,000 at Middle River Store

A lucky Baltimore woman experienced an interesting turn of events, thanks to the Maryland Lottery, that nearly brought her to happy tears. After undergoing some very challenging circumstances, the mother of two saw her situation take a rapid turn for the better when she scored a $100,000 top-prize win on a $100,000 Lucky scratch-off!

The 33-year-old found her big win after stopping for gas at a Middle River Royal Farms located at 1302 Windlass Drive.

While there, she decided to buy Lottery games. Her luck began when she purchased a $10 instant ticket and won $20. The scratch-off fan then added another $10 to her $20 prize to purchase a $30 $100,000 Lucky scratch-off.

She scanned her instant ticket while in the store. After seeing the “Take to Lottery” message, the player took the scratch-off to the store clerk to rescan. She quickly learned a $100,000 fortune was coming her way. “It took everything in me to keep myself together,” the happy player said.

Once she left the store, our winner shared the great news with her grandmother and her best friend. The lucky lady currently works in banking and plans to use her winnings to purchase a house, make financial investments and take a vacation.

The $100,000 Lucky scratch-off went on sale in September and still has 60 $100,000 top prizes remaining. Royal Farms #042 will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for its role in selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

Dundalk Walmart Sells $100,000 Scratch-off Ticket

Over the past two years one Baltimore County cook has had lots of luck on his side. After a $10,000 scratch-off win last year and a small $1,000 win earlier this year, the 47-year-old maintains his lucky streak with a $100,000 win on a $100,000 Lucky scratch-off ticket.

The lucky winner visited the Walmart located at 2399 North Pointe Blvd. in Dundalk. He went in to buy water and while there decided to try his luck yet again on one of the lottery’s $30 tickets. After buying the $100,000 Lucky ticket at the lottery kiosk, he immediately scanned it and the machine read, “take to lottery.” Thinking it was just smaller win like his two prior wins, he left the store. But then he had a second mind to actually scratch the ticket. That’s when he revealed that he had a matching number for a $100,000 win.

“I was shocked,” the lucky winner said. He then went home to share the great news with his wife and children and they were just as shocked.

The three-time scratch-off winner has worked as a cook for the past 20 years and even with this win he says he has no plans to stop working. When asked of his plans for his winnings, he says that he’s already a homeowner, so he’ll use these winnings to purchase a rental property.

The Dundalk Walmart will receive a $1,000 bonus for its role in selling a winning scratch-off ticket of $100,000 or more.

Dundalk Man Buys $1 Million Lottery Ticket in Essex

Ticket was sold at Weis Markets in Essex

A 60-year-old Dundalk man, who only plays Lottery jackpot games and Bonus Match 5, can thank a scratch-off for his new millionaire status. On a whim, he played the $20 Money Explosion instant ticket and won $1 million!

The Baltimore County school bus driver was taking care of business through Western Union at Weis Market in Essex when Lottery luck arrived. “While I was waiting for my transaction, I kept gazing at the display of scratch-offs,” he said. “Then, I just got the feeling that I should buy one.”

The fortunate player used change from his transaction to purchase a Money Explosion instant ticket and scratched it off in the store. “I saw the money stack and that $1 million prize,” he said. “I really couldn’t believe it. I had to look at it closer with my bifocals.”

The married father of five grown children and grandfather of eight then handed the instant ticket to the cashier to confirm his amazing prize. The new millionaire immediately called and shared the news with his wife and other family members.

“She didn’t believe me,” he said. “She kept telling me to ‘Stop messing around.’”

The lucky player took the winning instant ticket home and went on the Maryland Lottery’s website to see what to do next. After setting up an appointment, he claimed the $1 million prize and celebrated in the Winner’s Circle. He told Lottery officials that he plans to use some of the winnings to pay off his home mortgage, will share the prize with his wife and give some funds to his children as holiday gifts.

Weis Markets located at 165 Orville Road in Baltimore, also benefits. For selling the top-prize winning scratch-off in the Money Explosion game, the store will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

The big winner found the second $1 million top prize of seven in the game, which went on sale in July. Still unclaimed are six $50,000 prizes, 89 $10,000 prizes plus more than 860,000 others ranging from $20 to $5,000.