Dystopian novelists — from Orwell to Bradbury to Collins — consistently sound intellectual alarm bells about the future of our democracy unless policies and practices change. A lottery for housing for poor people should do exactly the same. Rather than making it the stuff of popular culture, let's work toward the development of a true comprehensive housing policy — one based on actual human need and not blind luck.
A winning second-tier $1 million ticket for Saturday night's Maryland State Lottery drawing was sold at the Maryland House on I-95 in Aberdeen, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The owner of a $1 million winning Powerball ticket purchased in Westminster has come forward to claim her prize, but she doesn't expect the money to lead to significant changes in her family's life, according to the Maryland Lottery.
Two winning Powerball tickets — one from Baltimore City, one from Calvert County, and each with a second-tier prize of $1 million — were pulled from Wednesday night's drawing, said the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency on Thursday.