Five Maryland Lottery players claimed prizes of $10,000 at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore in the last two weeks.
A 40-year-old man from Annapolis scored a $10,000 payday in the $20 scratch-off game Cash Explosion, claiming his winnings on Oct. 16. He bought his winning ticket at Wawa #569-E at 321 Busch Frontage Road in Annapolis. Four of seven $1 million top prizes remain in the game, as do thousands of others ranging from $20 to $50,000.
A 39-year-old player from Bel Air picked up a Diamond 10s ticket that was worth $10,000 and rounded up the winnings on Oct. 12 at Lottery HQ. The lucky ticket was bought at Tobacco Depot (J&K Tobacco), 1320 Eastern Boulevard in Essex. The $10 scratch-off game has four of nine top prizes of $100,000 that are unclaimed, along with many thousands of unclaimed tickets worth anywhere from $10 to $10,000.
A 70-year-old woman from Milford Mill won $10,000 playing the $10 scratch-off game $200,000 Jackpot and picked up her windfall on Oct. 22. She made her lucky purchase at the Rolling Road Exxon gas station and Tiger Mart at 7415 Windsor Mill Road. Two of five top tier $200,000 prizes remain unclaimed along with several thousand tickets worth from $10 to $20,000.
A 72-year-old player from Parkville was dealt a lucky hand in 5 Card Cash that turned out to be worth $10,000. The player claimed the prize on Oct. 19 for an instant win on a Royal Flush. For selling a lucky ticket in the game of $10,000 or more, Triple A Tobacco at 7954 Belair Road in Nottingham receives a bonus equal to 1 percent of the prize, or $100 in this case.
On Oct. 5, a Silver Spring resident scored a $10,000 Mega Millions hit. The 55-year-old woman bought the quick-pick ticket for that Friday night drawing at Shore Stop #242 at 201 Romancoke Road in Stevensville.