Win a TV by playing the Maryland Lottery at Essex BP
- By Devin Crum -
The owner of the BP gas station at the corner of Eastern Boulevard and Berkshire Road in Essex is working hard to let you know that there is no better place to play the Maryland Lottery.
Jamal Khawaja, owner of the station for close to two decades, prides himself and his establishment on his customer service. But he also has stepped up his lottery game, giving you additional chances to win - even with a losing ticket.
The Essex BP runs a second-chance draw for Maryland Lottery tickets, according to Khawaja, through which customers have a chance to win one of two new televisions every month.
“You can win a 32-inch TV whenever you have a non-winning ticket,” Khawaja said. “You can just drop [the ticket] off in the box and you have a chance at the end of the month to win a TV.”
Khawaja started the promotion back in September and said it has so far been successful.
“I’m hoping to keep it going,” he said, adding that he will continue it as long as it continues to grow and be successful.
On top of that, the Essex BP has been approved to pay out up to $5,000 in cash for winning lottery tickets while most retailers are capped at $600.
And if that weren’t enough, the station offers 20 cents off each gallon of gasoline when you buy a car wash.
With spring (maybe) approaching, you’re going to want to wash off all of that dirt, grime and road salt from the winter anyway. You might as well benefit when you fill up your tank.
Khawaja said customer service sets his business apart from other gas stations. Because he has served the community for nearly 17 years now, he knows his customers personally, he explained.
“They come every day to get their needs,” he said.
And the station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So show up anytime to get whatever you need.
The Essex BP is located at 220 Eastern Blvd. in Essex. They can be reached by calling 410-686-3244.