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January 18, 2002
Powerball could come to Maryland By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com A bill that could bring the Powerball lottery game to Maryland won a state Senate committee's approval Thursday. Maryland Lottery Director Buddy W. Roogow has asked the legislature for permission to talk with other states and other countries about joining their large-jackpot lottery games. continued Current law limits Maryland Lottery to one multi-jurisdictional game, which is the Big Game.
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NEWS
August 6, 2005
Keep parks open, safe To the editor: Washington County does have a Lotto! This jackpot works for the Department of Parks and Recreation and has worked for 30 years for Washington County - so he doesn't "have" to do anything. But he works at Black Rock Park - technically doing custodial and security service - and much more. Last week, an intercultural picnic (with language differences, etc. - can you imagine being with people actually not FROM Washington County? Sorry folks, we exist)
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by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | July 12, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Ernest Hospedale Jr. said he knows why he was one of the few people buying Mega Millions tickets Thursday afternoon. "They all know I'm going to win," the 40-year-old Army career counselor from Philadelphia said about the estimated $138 million jackpot. Hospedale was at the Liquor Locker on Dual Highway in Hagerstown buying 10 $1 tickets for the Friday night lottery drawing. He chose the numbers on five of the tickets and let the lottery computer select the numbers for the other five.
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by Ric Dugan | November 8, 2005
Gary Yates, left, buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket Monday from Jeremy Byers at Byers' Stop-N-Go on Burhans Boulevard. Turn to page A1 to find out what equations area residents use to try to calculate the winning numbers.
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by RYAN C. TUCK | July 2, 2004
Due to high ticket sales, projections for today's record-setting Mega Millions jackpot drawing increased by another $10 million Thursday, bringing the estimated total to $290 million, Maryland Lottery communications officer Gail Pelovitz said. The jackpot has a pre-tax cash option of $163 million. Tonight's drawing will have the highest jackpot offering since the game changed from The Big Game in May 2002. Tuesday's $220 million jackpot was the 15th consecutive drawing to fail to produce a jackpot winner.
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by DAVE McMILLION | November 14, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Charles Town Races & Slots recorded its biggest slot machine payout last week when a Washington, D.C., woman won more than $1 million on a "progressive" slot machine that is part of a three-state game. Brenda Jackson was playing a 25-cent machine Nov. 6 when she hit a combination that won her $1,069,594, according to track and state lottery officials. Jackson was sitting at the machine and thinking about what she was going to have for dinner that night when "this funny screen came up" at 12:49 p.m., said Margaret Patterson, the track's advertising manager.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 23, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- For about two hours, Berkeley County Magistrate W. Randy Smith believed he had come close, but that he didn't win Saturday's $79 million Powerball jackpot. On call Sunday morning at the Berkeley County Judicial Center to hold arraignment hearings, Smith asked his assistant, Mary D. Angelo, to look at the ticket that he bought from the ROCS store at 39 Kelly Island Road near Martinsburg. The ticket matched the winning numbers of 7, 10, 12, 22, 27 and the Powerball 26. Smith said the computer picked his numbers.
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By CLYDE FORD and KERRY FRALEY / Staff writers | July 19, 1998
MARLOWE, W.Va. - Jackpot fever was heating up again in the Tri-State area Friday as the potential prize in today's Powerball lottery drawing neared the $100 million mark. Larry Bard of St. Thomas, Pa., drove down Interstate 81 to the 7-Eleven in Marlowe, W.Va., to buy 20 tickets for himself, his wife, and his friends at work at Letterkenny Army Depot near Chambersburg, Pa. "The jackpot's starting to get up there," Bard said. The jackpot for today's drawing was estimated at $95 million on Friday.
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