$100,000 Win on Menu During Lunchtime Lottery Play

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Westminster Man Claims $100,000 Casino Royale Scratch-off Prize

Still in disbelief, a 33-year-old Westminster man arrived at Lottery Headquarters today to claim his $100,000 Casino Royale scratch-off prize. Coincidentally, the Computer A/C Technician was in the same building as Lottery Headquarters working on A/C for a neighboring business, only a week ago. “When I looked online to find out where to claim, I thought, hey, I was just in that building.”

The lucky man was buying lunch on Friday at his regular stomping ground when he decided to purchase his Casino Royale scratch-off after seeing the man in front of him buy one.  “He told me after I saw I’d won the top prize that he’d almost bought two and then decided against it,” said the winner. “My ticket was the next one on the roll.”

The winner immediately called his wife and family to share his good news. Their reactions were much like his own.  “Everyone was silent, in disbelief.”  He then took his ticket home and hid it in his home safe. “Because of the holiday weekend, I had to wait four days to come in and claim my winnings. It didn’t feel real until now.”

The father-of-two intends to pay bills and do a few small home renovations with his winnings, but he is particularly happy that he will be able to give his kids great birthdays this year. “The first thing I’m going to buy is a four-wheeler for my son,” exclaimed the excited dad.  Next on the agenda is a trip to Disney World and he also plans to put money toward his children’s college educations. The winning scratch-off was purchased at the Shady Grove Deli at 15904 Shady Grove Rd. in Gaithersburg.

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  • Kay

    Congrats to the winner but there’s never a winner in the balto city…….

    • mdlottery

      Kay: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      In fact, a $50,000 Gimme 5 winner was just sold in Baltimore. You can read her story here.

  • Stephanie

    Congratulations. I’m happy for you.

  • Mia

    Wow, I often go there during my lunch hour to play Racetrax and Keno. I am happy that you won there. The owners (especially the lady) are nice people. I won $1700 playing Keno there too. A lucky spot

  • James Page

    Congradulations!! I’m next 🙂

  • Steve

    AMAZING! Someone from Montgomery County won for once!!!