Baltimore Man Scores Cool Cash on Hottest Day of the Year [VIDEO]Monday, July 25th, 2011
Wins $50,000 top prize on Cash Blowout scratch-off
When Baltimore City resident, John King, arrived at Lottery headquarters he was still surprised that he was $50,000 richer. “I’ve won $2,500 playing Pick 4 a couple times, but never anything like this,” said the avid Lottery player. Against his wife’s admonitions, the 70-year-old went out in the record-breaking heat to buy his Lottery tickets. “My wife told me not to go out,” said John. “She’ll be mad I did. But, when she sees the $50,000, she’ll smile.”
John discovered his win after scratching his Cash Blowout ticket in the store. “I asked if it was a winning ticket and the clerk said, ‘Yes, congratulations!’” John immediately got in his truck and headed to Maryland Lottery Headquarters to claim his win.
“I always get the Cash Blowout ticket it’s one of my favorite scratch-offs,” said the happy winner. John hasn’t shared the news with anyone yet, not even his wife. “I don’t want her to have a wreck getting home from work.”
With three careers under his belt, as a bus driver, VA nurse, and owner of a tractor trailer business, the now retired great grandfather enjoys traveling in his RV. John intends to use his newfound fortune to pay bills and will put the remainder in the bank. The winning ticket was purchased at One Stop Shop Liquors, located on 4905 Frankford Ave. in Baltimore City.
John King proudly poses with his oversized Cash Blowout check.