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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 16, 1999
The Interstate 70 Sunoco Food Market on Sharpsburg Pike looks like many conveniences stores with gasoline pumps out front and drinks and food for sale inside. [cont. from front page ] It's also a hot spot for Maryland lottery games, especially Keno. In the last fiscal year, The Sunoco Food Market was the biggest Keno retailer in the county with $376,000 in sales. Almost $63 million, or $108 per person, was spent on lotteries in the Tri-State area in the last fiscal year, lottery officials said.
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NEWS
July 28, 1997
Hottest ticket in town $60 million spent on lottery games in Tri-State area in fiscal year 1994 By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Hagerstown resident Bob Baker walked up to the counter at Central City Liquors last week, placed his cash on the table and ordered some lottery tickets. Baker, who lives on Avalon Avenue, said he usually plays the Maryland Lottery about twice week. The reason? "The excitement - and I don't have a rich uncle," he said. That chance for a big payoff draws millions of dollars each year to state lottery games in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
NEWS
By CLYDE FORD | May 19, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer see the enlargement Powerball players line up for record jackpot MARLOWE, W.Va. - Powerball lottery sales were reaching a frenzy Tuesday as ticket-buyers lined up for a chance at the world record $175 million jackpot up for grabs tonight. --cont. from front page-- A line formed early Tuesday and continued throughout the day at the Texaco Food Mart in Marlowe, at the northernmost exit off Interstate 81 in West Virginia.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | October 21, 2005
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. charlestown@herald-mail.com They didn't hit the $340 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday, but they were winners just the same. Nineteen people who work together in Charles Town told state Lottery Commission officials they had a winning $853,492 Powerball ticket that was purchased from the Somerset Shell gas station and convenience store in the Somerset Village shopping center along U.S. 340 north of Charles Town. There were 49 tickets on which players hit five of the winning numbers but missed the Powerball number during Wednesday's drawing, West Virginia Lottery spokeswoman Nancy Bulla said.
NEWS
By BRYN MICKLE | June 29, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing has reached $145 million and could climb above $200 million by Saturday if no one picks the winning numbers, according to the West Virginia Lottery. [cont. from news page ] The jackpot came close to dropping back to $10 million last weekend when a lottery ticket sold at a Berkeley County gas station missed the jackpot by one number, state lottery spokeswoman Kari Safford said. A ticket sold at Marlow's Texaco station in Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
The West Virginia Lottery Commission gave permission Wednesday to Charles Town Races & Slots to add another 1,500 slot machines. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | December 27, 2000
Video lottery haul totals $936 million Nearly $62.8 million was spent on traditional lottery games in the Tri-State area last fiscal year, but that paled in comparison with bets made at Charles Town Races, according to lottery officials. continued Gamblers played $936 million in credits at the racetrack for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2000, according to West Virginia Lottery officials. Of that, almost $857 million was given out in prizes, said Tacy Donovan with the lottery.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSLEY | July 2, 2005
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Someone, somewhere is holding a $10 million winning lottery ticket, but that person had not come forward by Friday afternoon, West Virginia Lottery spokeswoman Nancy Bulla said. The winning Powerball ticket was sold at Sheetz in Charles Town, at the intersection of Flowing Springs Road and East Washington Street, on June 26 at 5:37 p.m. The numbers were picked randomly by computer using the lottery's Quick Pick system, Bulla said. Bulla said it is not uncommon for winners to wait before coming forward.
NEWS
January 24, 2002
Charles Town Races looks to add 1,500 video slot machines CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Races wants to add 1,500 video machines to the 2,000 it has now. Jim Buchanan, the track's president and chief executive officer, said the new slots would be phased in - 1,000 this summer and 500 next year. A public hearing on the request is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. At 11 a.m., the West Virginia Lottery Commission is scheduled to meet at Charles Town Races to consider the request and vote on it. The commission's meeting is open to the public.
NEWS
February 4, 2002
Slot machines yielding rich take for local governments By ANDREW SCHOTZ andrews@herald-mail.com Millions of dollars pour from the bellies of slot machines at Charles Town Races into the coffers of local government. Jefferson County and its five municipalities received nearly $4.7 million in slot machine revenue from 1997 to 2001, according to the West Virginia Lottery. Jefferson County Commissioner James Ruland expects another $3 million to come in this fiscal year.
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