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by TAMELA BAKER | August 5, 2003
tammyb@herald-mail.com SMITHSBURG - "My daughter Cathy always joked every time I bought a lottery ticket that that was her college tuition," Smithsburg resident Nancy Musser-Skeen said. That investment paid off in a big way Monday when the Maryland Lottery confirmed that Musser-Skeen had won $500,000 in the lottery's Vegas scratch-off game. "It was a blessing," Musser-Skeen said. "We really needed it. " Among other things, she'll use the money to pay tuition not only for daughter Cathy McDonald, who graduated from high school this year, but for her daughter Patricia McDonald, who graduates next year - and for herself.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | November 8, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY pepperb@herald-mail.com Calculating the chances of winning today's $225 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot might be less daunting than figuring out ways to calculate the winning numbers, but some area residents believe they have the equation. Odds of winning today's Mega Millions jackpot are one in more than 175 million, said Gail Pelovitz, public affairs officer for the Maryland Lottery. Tickets for Mega Millions are available in 12 states, including Maryland.
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BY JULIE E. GREENE | May 23, 2002
julieg@herald-mail.com Richard "Butch" McPherson Sr. knew he was going to win the lottery again. It was just a matter of when. After winning $25,000 in a scratch-off game three years ago, McPherson won $30,000 Tuesday in another scratch-off game, Slingo. "I'm going to hit the big one. I'm going to hit the Lotto," McPherson said Wednesday. McPherson, 61, of Spickler Road, said he's not cocky. He's just happy. "I told them I was going to hit another one, and I did," he said.
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November 30, 1999
A $1 million winning Maryland Lottery ticket was sold at McNamee's Tavern in Fairplay. Read the full story in Wednesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
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August 14, 2004
Someone who bought a Pick 3 Lottery ticket at a Hagerstown 7-Eleven won $50,000 in the Bonus Match-up drawing Thursday, Maryland Lottery officials said Friday in a press release. Players purchasing Pick 3 tickets between June 28 and Aug. 8 with a value of $1 or more had a random chance to receive an eight-digit bonus coupon. Valid for that evening's drawing only, coupons with the last two digits matching the last two Pick 3 evening numbers drawn won $250 instantly. All Pick 3 bonus coupon numbers not matching the evening drawing numbers automatically were entered into the grand prize drawing, with prizes of $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 being awarded, lottery officials said.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 4, 2006
HAGERSTOWN The first jackpot winner of Multi-Match, Maryland's new Lotto-style game, bought the winning ticket in Hagerstown. The $2.8 million ticket was sold Saturday at Wooden Keg Liquors on Jefferson Boulevard in Hagerstown, according to Carole Everett, spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery. The prize had not been claimed by late Monday. Multi-Match began Feb. 4 and replaced Classic Lotto, which ran for more than 23 years, Everett said. "(Multi-Match) focuses on a lot more winners, as opposed to the jackpot," Everett said.
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BY JULIE E. GREENE | March 19, 2002
Better check those lottery tickets before you throw them away. One could be worth $50,000. Maryland Lottery officials were still waiting Monday to hear from the person holding the winning Bonus Match 5 ticket from the March 14 drawing. The ticket was purchased at the Martin's Food Market on Dual Highway, Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Gail Pelovitz said. The winning numbers were 1, 12, 19, 22 and 26, Pelovitz said. That ticket is worth approximately $32,750 after taxes, Maryland Lottery officials said.
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by RYAN C. TUCK | June 24, 2004
ryant@herald-mail.com Maryland Lottery officials are waiting to award last month's $9.3 million Lotto jackpot to the winning ticket holder, who still has not come forward. Giant Eagle of Hagerstown, which sold the ticket for the May 29 drawing, will not have to wait for its commission for selling the ticket. Maryland Lottery officials are to present the store with a check for $9,300 today at 11 a.m. Store manager Jackie Gaffey said there is a lot of "buzz" over the ticket.
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May 6, 2006
The $2.8 million Multi-Match winning ticket from the April 1 drawing has been claimed by a Hagerstown couple who have asked to remain anonymous, a Maryland Lottery spokeswoman said Thursday. It was the first jackpot winner for the Lotto-style game that was introduced in February. The winning ticket was purchased at Wooden Keg Liquors in Hagerstown.
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September 23, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer A unemployed Hagerstown man will be rich but not famous thanks to some lucky selections and Maryland Lottery officials' agreement not to release his identity. The man - the only player to match all six numbers selected for Friday's Big Game $5 million jackpot - requested anonymity when he showed up to collect his winnings Monday morning, according to a lottery spokeswoman. It's a rare request but one lottery officials will honor, said Theresa Battaglia, assistant director of public affairs for the Maryland Lottery.
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