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COLUMBIA, MD – Anthony Cassort 2nd, an Army veteran from Columbia, is looking forward to some rest and relaxation with his wife after winning a trip to Marco Island, Florida. Cassort was selected as a winner of the Maryland Lottery’s My Lottery Rewards Marco Island Beach Resort Vacation Points for Drawings® promotion earlier this month.

My Lottery Rewards is the Maryland Lottery’s rewards program where participants can enter non-winning scratch-off tickets, as well as winning and non-winning drawing and FAST PLAY tickets, to earn points. These points can be used to enter promotions and win various prizes, including vacations, technology packages and gift cards.

Cassort, who has entered various promotions over the years, has previously won a laptop and scratch-off tickets, but he was especially excited when he learned he had won the trip to Marco Island. “I had my eye on this prize. I was pretty excited when I got that call,” he said.

The price package includes:

  • A four-day/three-night stay at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida
  • Daily breakfast
  • A round of golf or a 60-minute spa treatment
  • Round trip flights and airport transfers

Cassort is especially excited to bring his wife, who loves the beach. He mentioned that he hasn’t taken a real vacation since before the pandemic and is looking forward to the getaway.

  • Columbia resident wins trip to Marco Island, Florida

    COLUMBIA, MD – Anthony Cassort 2nd, an Army veteran from Columbia, is looking forward to some rest and relaxation with his wife after winning a trip to Marco Island, Florida. Cassort was selected as a winner of the Maryland Lottery’s My Lottery Rewards Marco Island Beach Resort Vacation Points for Drawings® promotion earlier this month.

    My Lottery Rewards is the Maryland Lottery’s rewards program where participants can enter non-winning scratch-off tickets, as well as winning and non-winning drawing and FAST PLAY tickets, to earn points. These points can be used to enter promotions and win various prizes, including vacations, technology packages and gift cards.

    Cassort, who has entered various promotions over the years, has previously won a laptop and scratch-off tickets, but he was especially excited when he learned he had won the trip to Marco Island. “I had my eye on this prize. I was pretty excited when I got that call,” he said.

    The price package includes:

    • A four-day/three-night stay at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida
    • Daily breakfast
    • A round of golf or a 60-minute spa treatment
    • Round trip flights and airport transfers

    Cassort is especially excited to bring his wife, who loves the beach. He mentioned that he hasn’t taken a real vacation since before the pandemic and is looking forward to the getaway.

  • Utility worker electrocuted in Montgomery County

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD – Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – ​​Major Crimes Division are investigating the death of 39-year-old Osmar Daniel Chavarria. The incident occurred on July 9, 2024 in the 200 block of Ashton Road.

    At approximately 11:59 a.m., officers from the 4th Precinct responded to a report of an electrocution. Chavarria, a utility worker from Frederick, was working in a cherry picker when he was electrocuted. The exact cause of the electrocution is currently unknown.

    The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company arrived at the scene and shut off the power. Chavarria was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.

    The investigation is ongoing as authorities attempt to uncover the circumstances of this tragic incident.

  • Man charged after triggering explosion in Atlantic City

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Atlantic City Police Department arrested Stacy Thomas, 38, of Atlantic City, following an explosion on the sidewalk of the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue in the early morning hours of July 10, 2024.

    At 2:03 a.m., Officer Odalys Filippi-Sarmiento witnessed the explosion while patrolling the area. She saw a person fleeing the scene but stopped to see if there were any victims requiring medical attention. Officer Filippi-Sarmiento found no injuries and confirmed no buildings or businesses were damaged. Surveillance footage helped identify the fleeing suspect.

    The police bomb disposal unit, with assistance from the Atlantic County District Attorney’s Office, investigated the scene. Investigators determined that Thomas had placed four butane gas canisters on the sidewalk and lit a fuse that caused the explosion.

    At approximately 4:00 a.m., Officer Cuong arrested Sam Thomas in the 1100 block of Arctic Avenue without incident.