Coffee Craving Leads Dundalk Man to Unexpected $50K Keno Jackpot (2024)

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Dundalk, MD – A simple desire for a cup of coffee turned into an extraordinary stroke of luck for a retired police officer from Dundalk, who won an impressive $50,036 playing Keno. The winner, going by the alias “Mark’s Friend,” stumbled upon his windfall at the Rosedale Shell, Express Mart, and Dunkin’ Donuts in Baltimore.

“Mark’s Friend” has been a loyal Maryland Lottery player for over twenty years. He started with scratch-offs before switching to Keno after a significant $5,000 win. Known for his superstitions, he selects numbers based on family birthdays and significant dates related to his wife.

On July 3, during a routine coffee stop, he purchased an 8-spot Keno ticket with the Super Bonus option for 10 drawings. His chosen numbers, imbued with personal significance, hit in the eighth drawing with a 5X Super Bonus, leading to a substantial win.

“I was in disbelief,” he recalled, describing his reaction to the winning numbers. He double-checked his ticket with a store clerk, who confirmed the $50,036 prize. “It’s not every day you win that kind of money,” he said, recounting the moment he rushed home to share the news with his son.

The unexpected windfall will pay off bills, buy Mark’s dream truck, and bolster his savings. “Mark’s Friend” plans to continue playing his lucky numbers, hoping for another big win.

Rosedale Shell, located at 7514 Pulaski Highway in Baltimore, will receive a $500.36 bonus for selling the winning ticket, adding to the excitement of this unexpected jackpot.

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    Fugitive Wanted for June Murder Sought in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a male suspect shown in attached photos. This individual is wanted in connection with the murder of 43-year-old Carlton Brown.

    On Sunday, June 30, 2024, around 3:17 a.m., officers from the 2nd District responded to a report of a "Person with a Gun" at 1400 Kerper Street. Upon arrival, they discovered an unresponsive male on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim was identified as Carlton Brown, a resident of 13XX Knorr Street. Philadelphia Fire Medics #12 pronounced him dead at 3:24 a.m.

    The preliminary investigation revealed that officers patrolling the area of 67XX Castor Avenue were approached by a civilian who reported a body on the highway. The officers were directed to 14XX Kerper Street, where they found the deceased with a gunshot wound to his head.

    The suspect is described as a Black male wearing a black hoodie featuring a picture of Marilyn Monroe in a Philadelphia Football Jersey with the number 11. He was last seen fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or call/text the PPD's tipline at 215-686-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

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    Man Critically Injured in Baltimore Shooting

    BALTIMORE, MD – A severe early morning shooting has left an adult male critically injured in Baltimore's Western District. At approximately 6:35 a.m. on July 5, patrol officers were called to the 900 block of North Rosedale Street following a shooting report.

    Upon arrival, officers found the victim unresponsive with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Immediate CPR by the officers revived the victim until medics arrived and transported him to a nearby hospital for urgent treatment.

    Western District detectives are now leading the investigation and urge anyone with information about the incident to come forward. Witnesses can contact the detectives at 410-396-2477 or provide anonymous tips through Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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    WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ — On Friday, July 5, at approximately 5:31 p.m., the Wall Township Police Department responded to a call regarding a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 34 and Hurley Pond Road.

    The investigation revealed that a 25-year-old woman from Farmingdale was driving a 2017 Honda CRV northbound on State Highway 34 when she veered off the roadway, crossed the grass median, and entered the southbound lanes. Her vehicle collided with a 2014 Nissan Rogue occupied by a 60-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man, both from Hazlet, who were traveling southbound on State Highway 34.

    The 25-year-old driver of the Honda CRV, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was found trapped inside her vehicle on the passenger floor. She was extricated by the Glendola Fire Department. The 60-year-old woman in the Nissan Rogue also required extrication from her vehicle. All involved parties were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune by Wall Township Police Emergency Medical Services and Belmar Emergency Medical Services with moderate injuries.

    The roadway was closed for approximately an hour and a half while officers investigated the collision. Officers at the scene detected an odor of alcoholic beverages from the 25-year-old Farmingdale woman. The collision is still under investigation, and charges are pending the results of a toxicology report.

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