22-Year-Old Stevensville Man is Maryland’s Newest Ravens Cash Fantasy MillionaireTuesday, October 12th, 2010
Sunday was full of Ravens wins here in Charm City. After our home team trounced the Broncos, Marc LaGrossa scored his own big victory winning one of the Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off’s $1 million instant top prizes.
The Eastern Shore man and his girlfriend were on their way home that same day when he stopped to pick up some beverages for his brother. While in the store, he decided to buy a Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off. With his girlfriend in the driver’s seat, they continued home and Marc proceeded to scratch his ticket. “I looked at it and told her ‘I think I just won $1 million,’” said Marc. The soft-spoken winner said that his girlfriend didn’t believe him until they reached their destination and he showed her the ticket. Then her reaction was much like his — cool, calm and collected. “I don’t show much emotion,” said the father-of-one. His dad, Charles, who accompanied Marc to Lottery headquarters to claim his prize, summed up the winner’s demeanor saying, “If he was any more laidback, he’d fall back.”
Marc, who works fixing pallets and is also a member of the Marine Reserves, intends to use his winnings wisely. “I’ll keep doing what I’m doing,” he said. “I’ll pay bills, put some away and hopefully buy a house.” Reflecting on his son’s newfound fortune, Charles said of his youngest son, “I’m happy for him. This is a good start.” The winning ticket was purchased at Jinx’s Liquors Inc., located at 1225 Shopping Center Rd. in Stevensville.
Like last year’s scratch-off, each Ravens Cash Fantasy ticket features a perforated portion with a special “EXTRA YARDS” code that players can enter online at mdlottery.com/ravens to win premium prizes that include season tickets for life, an away-trip with the team, the chance to be a team photographer for a game, and numerous other experiential prizes. There is still a $1 million instant prize also available to be won.