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$1M Multi-Match ticket sold in Germantown

Plus: Sculptor transforming tree into birds; Federal unemployment benefits to continue until at least mid-August

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$1M Multi-Match ticket sold in Germantown

A Maryland Lottery player bought a Multi-Match ticket worth $1 million in Germantown last week.

The ticket was sold July 5 at Germantown Beer & Wine at 13046 Middlebrook Road and the prize was unclaimed as of July 12. [Maryland Lottery]

Sculptor transforming tree into birds

In one Silver Spring neighborhood, neighbors are doing a different kind of bird watching, flocking to see how one homeowner is still trying to save a massive oak tree — with birds.

The chainsaw buzzed in the heat on Sunday, as artist Jason Swain carved into what was left of the massive tree, using a scaffolding to reach it. [Fox 5]

Federal unemployment benefits to continue until at least mid-August

Federal aid to jobless workers in Maryland will continue until at least mid-August after the state learned that it must provide the U.S. Labor Department 30 days’ notice to withdraw from the enhanced unemployment program.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan had ordered that Maryland end its participation in the program, which provides added benefits to the unemployed. [Washington Post]

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