One lucky lottery player from Upper Marlboro had quite the morning after finding himself the proud recipient of a $100,000 top-prize win on Big Cash Riches scratch-off game! A military retiree found success matching four white ball numbers and Megaball to claim his prize, which he doubled by purchasing the Megaplier option at Village Grocery on E. Tatum Avenue in McColl.
While many players select numbers based on birthdays, significant dates, or other personal connections, selecting numbers based on patterns can reduce your winning chances. Instead, try randomly selecting numbers that do not belong in any consecutive group or end with the same digit – these will more likely than not be chosen by other players and shared prizes may decrease your odds of victory.
Richard Lustig–an experienced lottery player who won seven times in two years–recommends that, to select numbers strategically, you should create a mock ticket and fill in “1” for any repeating numbers that appear twice on it. Pay particular attention to singletons (numbers that only appear once), which Lustig has found usually indicates winning tickets 60%-90% of the time.
IF YOU ARE A WINNER, to claim your prize you must visit a Lottery Customer Service Center with valid government-issued ID, winning ticket, and completed Winner Claim Form in hand. Additionally if the prize exceeds $600 then also present Social Security Card/ Federal Taxpayer ID Certification as proof.
This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia enrolled in the Marlboro Rewards Program who are at least 21 years old at time of entry. It will be governed by these Official Rules as well as Maryland law and any eligible entries received during Promotion Period will be entered into a random drawing for prizes described below – any eligible entry not winning their desired prize will not receive compensations or substitutions in return.