The Week’s Top Lottery Winners: $500,000 in Gaithersburg, $100,000 in Hanover

by Patrick Herron

Per the Maryland Lottery:
Players across the state more than $26.7million in the seven days ending Dec. 25
Bingo-style scratch-off tickets were the hot Lottery games as cold winter temperatures descended across Maryland last week. One player in Gaithersburg landed a $500,000 prize on the $20 game Bonus Bingo X20, and another player in Hanover won $100,000 on the $10 game Bingo X10. In all, 22 tickets across Maryland delivered prizes of $10,000 or more during the seven days ending Dec. 25, and the Maryland Lottery paid more than $26.7 million in prizes during that span.

Winners of prizes larger than $25,000 must redeem their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center in Baltimore, which is open by appointment only. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be claimed at any of more than 400 Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) locations. All Maryland Lottery retailers are authorized to redeem tickets up to and including $600. More information is available on the How To Claim page of

Here is the weekly roundup of big winners:

Scratch-off Prizes Redeemed Dec. 19-25:

$500,000 Prize

$100,000 Prize

$50,000 Prize

$30,000 Prize

$10,000 Prizes

FAST PLAY and Draw Game Tickets Sold for Drawings Dec. 19-25:


  • $10,000 BETTY BOOP™ LADY LUCK ticket sold Dec. 25 at Long Reach Exxon, 6000 Foreland Garth, Columbia (claimed)


  • $15,024 ticket sold Dec. 22 at Atlantic Grille, 3531 John Simmons Street, Frederick (claimed)


  • $25,000 ticket sold Dec. 19 at Cross 10 Grocery, 1039-1041 South Charles Street, Baltimore (claimed)
  • $25,000 ticket sold Dec. 21 at Wawa #8511, 4901 Boston Street, Baltimore (unclaimed as of Dec. 27)
  • $25,000 ticket sold Dec. 24 at 7-Eleven #11704, 5740 Columbia Road, Columbia (unclaimed as of Dec. 27)
  • $25,000 ticket sold Dec. 24 at DJ’s One Stop, 28035 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville (unclaimed as of Dec. 27)
  • $25,000 ticket sold Dec. 20 at Dash In # 15521, 15501 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro (unclaimed as of Dec. 27)


  • $19,904 ticket sold Dec. 20 at Grace Grocery, 2435 West Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore (claimed)
  • $19,905 ticket sold Dec. 25 at Sunshine Ethio, 6907 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park (unclaimed as of Dec. 27)
  • $17,884 ticket sold Dec. 22 at Essex Liquors, 904 Eastern Boulevard, Essex (unclaimed as of Dec. 27)
  • $17,884 ticket sold Dec. 22 at Wayside Farm Market, 11790 Cherry Hill Road, Silver Spring (unclaimed as of Dec. 27)
  • $15,456 ticket sold Dec. 23 at Route 40 Sunoco, 5612 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore (claimed)

The Maryland Lottery encourages players to check their tickets by scanning them at any Lottery retailer or with the Lottery’s mobile apps. Draw game winners have 182 days from the date of a drawing to claim their prizes, and scratch-off winners have 182 days from the announced end-of-game date.

Last claim dates for scratch-off tickets are published in the scratch-off section of


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