“Fortune” Smiles on Beltsville ManMonday, September 27th, 2010
Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Fortune of 50’s Scratch-Off
A Beltsville man hit it big with the Maryland Lottery’s Fortune of 50’s scratch-off which hit store shelves just four days ago. The 43-year-old father-of-three purchased four scratch-offs yesterday when he stopped at the 7-ll with one of his daughters. “I scratched the ticket right there on the spot,” said the winner. “I was in shock. I was expecting maybe $50, not $50,000.”
Describing his winning moment, the independent contractor said that he remained calm when discovering how much he had won. “There were a lot of people around. I didn’t want everyone to know.” His daughter, however, realized their good fortune and ran to tell her mom who was waiting in the car. Her response was not as subdued as her husband’s.
The delighted winner is a fan of Lottery games, particularly scratch-offs. “I like the instant gratification,” he said. He intends to use his winnings to open a small beauty supply business with his wife, who is a beautician. Admiring the photos of past winners as he exited the Lottery’s Winners Lounge, the winner declared, “I hope I keep coming back here.” The winning Fortune of 50’s scratch-off was purchased at 7-11, located at 4410 Powder Mill Rd. in Beltsville. There are still three top-prizes remaining to be won on the ticket.