| May 21, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Maryland has become the third state to offer a voluntary system to restrict the ability to play the lottery, officials announced Tuesday.
The program is an expansion of the casino exclusion program launched in 2011, several months after Maryland's...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Strong Powerball ticket sales since a Wednesday night drawing with no big winner have further padded an already large jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday afternoon.
It now stands at $600 million, with the cash option moving up to $376.9 million,...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:17 PM
As afternoon light tried to filter through the thick, stained-glass windows of Sharp Street United Methodist Church last weekend, Marco K. Merrick pounded out the bass line of a spiritual on a raw-sounding piano, singing along in a raspy voice: "Great...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Two more bidders emerged Friday to compete against MGM National Harbor for the right to build a casino in Prince George's County.
Penn National Gaming submitted a proposal to the state's gaming control agency for a $700-million Hollywood Casino Resort at...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:31 PM
On March 7, Hollywood Casino Perryville will be the first gambling emporium in Maryland to open its table games – pending approval by the state legislature.
Casino officials announced Tuesday on the Cecil County establishment's Facebook page the...
| May 10, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Two more bidders emerged Friday — one a surprise — to compete against MGM Resorts International for the right to build a casino in Prince George's County, which stands with the state to reap millions of dollars from the project.
| May 6, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Table games at Maryland Live Casino generated $8.4 million in revenue in their first month at the Anne Arundel County facility, on top of $38.2 million from its slot machines, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Monday.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:58 PM
The first caller told Norman Breidenbaugh he had won $2.5 million in a foreign sweepstakes, but there was a catch: Breidenbaugh needed to send $2,000 in fees before collecting his earnings.
Other calls followed, promising Breidenbaugh millions more...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:04 AM
The single winning ticket in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing — for a jackpot of $26 million — was purchased at a gas station in Mount Airy, according to lottery officials.
The top tier ticket was bought at the Mount Airy Shell...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
A Mount Airy woman won a $26 million Mega Millions jackpot this week, state lottery officials announced, and the grandmother of two now plans to buy her first home — a beach house.
Maryland Lottery officials said the 48-year-old woman wished to...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:42 PM
A group representing Baltimore-area food trucks have signed a letter of support for the Food Truck Association of Metropolitan Washington, which is fighting a set of new regulations it fears will hamper and even cripple its business.
Addressed to the...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The round of applause made 10-month-old Tafsir Islam cry in the arms of his aunt, Sanjida Islam, but they could have been tears of joy. Just seconds before, his parents had won the opportunity to purchase a new three-bedroom townhouse at a below market...