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By HEATHER KEELS | February 19, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Don't be surprised if the line at the gas station is a little longer than usual today. With no jackpot winner since Jan. 1, the top prize in the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions has inched its way up to $220 million for tonight's drawing, and local businesses are expecting a last-minute rush. "We'll be slammed here tomorrow," Sue Wiles, co-manager of the Liquor Locker on Dual Highway, said Monday. Wiles said she notices a difference as soon as the jackpot reaches about $120 million.
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By ERIN JULIUS | February 7, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - A Washington County Circuit Court jury awarded ownership of a $1 million lottery ticket to Brian S. and Mary Lee Kendle Wednesday night following a yearlong court battle between the Fairplay couple and one of their neighbors, Frederick S. Cade III. Cade sued the Kendles on Jan. 25, 2007, claiming that he and Brian Kendle, 38, bought a "Countdown to Millions" lottery ticket at McNamee's Tavern on Dec. 15, 2006, with the agreement that...
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By HEATHER KEELS | August 30, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing came and went without a jackpot winner, bringing the multistate lottery's Friday jackpot to $325 million, its second-highest level ever. The highest Mega Millions jackpot awarded was $390 million in March. The news means liquor and convenience stores are expecting higher-than-average sales for the game to continue tonight and Friday as occasional lottery players remain caught up in the excitement, said Mudassir Bhutto, manager of Nadia Convenience Store on West Franklin Street.
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By HEATHER KEELS | August 25, 2007
TRI-STATE - "Mega Millions" were the words on nearly everyone's lips Friday afternoon as they approached the cashier at Central City Liquors on Dual Highway, and with jackpots in two multistate lotteries approaching record levels, that's exactly what they were hoping to receive. Friday night's jackpot for Mega Millions, a lottery that spans 12 states including Maryland and Virginia, was estimated at $206 million. Meanwhile Powerball, a similar game played in 29 states including Pennsylvania and West Virginia, plus Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands, was estimating tonight's jackpot at $300 million.
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By HEATHER KEELS | August 24, 2007
"Mega Millions" were the words on nearly everyone's lips Friday afternoon as they approached the cashier at Central City Liquors on Dual Highway, and with jackpots in two multistate lotteries approaching record levels, that's exactly what they were hoping to receive. Friday night's jackpot for Mega Millions, a lottery that spans 12 states including Maryland and Virginia, was estimated at $206 million. Meanwhile Powerball, a similar game played in 29 states including Pennsylvania and West Virginia, plus Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands, was estimating tonight's jackpot at $300 million.
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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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April 2, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. Two weeks after a Hot Lotto ticket worth $8.47 million was sold at an Eastern Panhandle store, no one has claimed the prize. The ticket was sold at the State Line Market in Bunker Hill, W.Va., for the March 18 drawing. "Someone should have shown up," said store cashier MaryAnn Cupano, who sold the winning ticket. "It's like, where did they go?" The winning numbers in the March 18 drawing were 1, 8, 10, 23 and 33, and the hotball was 11. Hot Lotto winners have 180 days to claim their prize money, West Virginia Lottery spokeswoman Libby White said.
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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 CANDICE BOSELY | October 22, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. Three of 19 stylists at Hair Cuttery in Charles Town had to be begged to contribute money to buy 360 Powerball tickets earlier this week, but it's likely none are complaining now - after taxes, each will take home more than $30,000 in winnings. One of the 360 tickets matched the first five numbers of Wednesday's Powerball drawing - 7, 21, 43, 44 and 49. The Powerball number on the ticket was 34, but the winning number was 29, according to a press release from the West Virginia Lottery Commission.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 30, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The owners of Charles Town Races & Slots are asking the state Lottery Commission for permission to add another 1,500 slot machines to the track. Thousands of people stream into the thoroughbred oval to play slot machines every day, but many potential customers are not being reached, a track official said Thursday. Patrons at times have to wait for a particular slot machine they want to play, said John Finamore, senior vice president of regional operations for Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns the track.
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