$40,000 Win Kick Starts Business DreamWednesday, May 15th, 2013
Baltimore Man to Start New Business with Lottery Winnings
A West Baltimore man will be able to fulfill a long-time dream of owning his own landscaping business thanks to a lucky Prize Line Bingo scratch-off. The man, who had been laid-off from a flooring company, is now looking forward to acquiring the final few pieces of heavy equipment needed for his business venture thanks to his $40,000 win.
“I was heading home on Sunday for Mother’s Day when I decided to get a ticket,” he told Lottery officials. The winner, a big fan of Maryland Lottery scratch-offs, had stopped by this particular store the previous day and noted that they had only a few Prize Line Bingo tickets left.
“I remembered that the store’s stock was low and figured he might have opened a new book of tickets,” he explained. After double checking with the clerk, the lucky man decided to pick up a couple of the tickets and left.
The future business owner scratched his ticket later at home, surrounded by family. “I was shocked, my heart was racing,” he shared. “We were all shouting, dancing and crying.” The winning ticket was purchased from the LG Wireless store at 2824 Edmondson Ave. in Baltimore. Prize Line Bingo still has two $40,000 winners in stores.