Friday, May 17, 2013
Washington Business Journal: Gaithersburg CEO promises family, employees up to $1 million if he wins.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has been raised to become the largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history. Due to strong sales, the jackpot for Saturday was raised from $550 million to $600 million, with a $376.9 million cash option. No ticket has had the winning numbers for the past 13 drawings—since early April, according to a Maryland Lottery news release. One Gaithersburg CEO will share the wealth if he's lucky enough to win the grand prize. Dennis Kane, CEO of Gaithersburg's Kane Construction Inc., promised his family members and employees he would pay off their mortgages, up to $1 million each, if he wins, The Washington Business Journal reported. Kane purchased 50 tickets Friday for $100 and then sent an email to his …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is expected to surpass $500 million.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Do you know where to purchase your lucky ticket for Wednesday night's $500 million Powerball jackpot? Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency spokeswoman Erica Palmisano recommended four locations in various parts of Gaithersburg. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game first arrived in the Old Line State in 2010.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The next drawing is set for Wednesday night.
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has climbed to a record $500 million after Saturday's drawing failed to produce a winner. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game first arrived in the Old Line State in 2010. Saturday marked the 15th consecutive Powerball drawing without a winner. The jackpot for Wednesday was initially announced as $425 million, but lottery officials said a surge of ticket purchases over the weekend pushed the total to $500 million. The last time a Maryland ticket brought home a Powerball jackpot was just under a year ago. On Christmas Eve 2011, a couple who played their numbers in Cecil County walked …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Jodi Quinn bought the winning ticket at a Safeway on Darnestown Road
A Gaithersburg woman is $30,000 richer, thanks to a winning Lucky Lines scratch-off ticket she bought at a grocery store near Darnestown, Maryland Lottery officials announced. Jodi Quinn purchased her ticket Oct. 19 at Safeway Supermarket at 12251 Darnestown Road. She said she didn't realize it was a winner until later that evening. “I was in total shock after I checked my ticket,” Quinn told state lottery officials. “I had to ask my in-laws and sons to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. This was the first time I’ve ever won anything this significant.” Quinn and her husband, Chris, said they planned to pay bills and take a family trip to Las Vegas. A YouTube clip of the couple is posted at MdLottery.com.
Friday, October 5, 2012
All casinos in the state pulled in less money than they did in August, including Maryland Live!, which added hundreds of new machines.
Maryland's casino revenue fell as summer turned into fall, even as the state's largest gambling facility added new slot machines in September. The Maryland Lottery reported $42.9 million in casino revenue statewide, down from $44.6 million in August. At the Maryland Live! casino near Arundel Mills, revenues dropped slightly from $32.4 million in August, to $32.0 million in September. The drop comes even after the facility boosted the number of video gaming terminals from 3,710 to 4,750 on Sept. 12. But lottery officials said the figures at Maryland Live! should not be cause for alarm. "They already have a lot of capacity," Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino said. "Adding more [machines] was not necessarily going to add a lot of …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The drawing will take place Wednesday for a chance to win the fourth largest Powerball jackpot since 1992.
Who wants to be a millionaire? The Powerball jackpot bumped up about $20 million today after anticipation built around the jackpot amount, according to a Maryland Lottery official. Spokeswoman Erica Palmisano said as the jackpot exceeded $300 million this morning, people started buying tickets – causing the payout to shoot up to $320 million and making it the fourth largest Powerball jackpot since it began in 1992. “Clearly people are very excited about it,” Palmisano said. “We’re hoping Maryland has a winner.” The odds for winning the pot are about 1 in 175 million, she said, and those odds don't change no matter how many people buy tickets. A 58-year-old Fort Washington man won a $1 million second-tier Powerball prize in May, one of …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Maryland Lottery said the state's three casinos brought in $48 million in July, with about $33 million going to the state. Maryland Live! saw revenue rise by 25 percent in its second month.
Action at the Maryland Live! casino drove record gambling revenues to the state in July, but revenue lagged at one of the other facilities in the state, the Maryland Lottery reported Monday. The three casinos in Maryland brought in $48 million in revenue in July, paced by $35 million from the new Maryland Live! facility at Arundel Mills. The overall casino revenue in the state increased by about $8 million. But revenue dropped at the Hollywood Casino in Perryille, which has seen its income drop by nearly one-third in the last 12 months. In July, Maryland Live! saw revenue grow 25 percent, up from from $28 million in June. (The casino opened on June 6.) Casinos kept about $15.8 million of the revenue in July, with the rest distributed to …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Maryland Lottery reported its 15th consecutive year of sales growth, helped along by interest from the $656 million jackpot in March.
A record-setting Mega Millions jackpot helped pace the Maryland Lottery to a record of its own, with the agency reporting a 4.7 percent increase in sales over the previous fiscal year. The lottery said Monday that figures from fiscal year 2012 showed the 15th consecutive year of sales growth, despite greater competition from casinos and a dearth of new retail outlets. The lottery generated $1.795 billion in sales during fiscal year 2012, up $80.4 million from the year prior. Those sales translated into $556 million into Maryland’s general fund and $1.066 billion in prizes awarded to players. Interest in the Maryland Lottery was high earlier this year, when the jackpot for the national Mega Millions game reached a record $656 million in …