Baltimore County Tow Truck Driver Hauls Off Lottery PrizeTuesday, November 30th, 2010
Wins $50,000 Prize Playing Super Bonus Crossword Game
Michael Hamilton, of Windsor Mill, got his holiday season started with a bang last week, with a $50,000 win. The 27-year-old truck driver and fan of Maryland Lottery instant games stopped by Lottery Headquarters to pick up the top prize he won playing the Super Bonus Crossword scratch-off game.
Michael picked out the winner on Tuesday night at the 7-11 at 7410 Windsor Mill Road in Baltimore on his way home from work. He chose the ticket after having had luck with it in recent weeks. “I bought two, one for me and one for my wife,” Michael told officials. “We scratched them together and I knew right away that I’d won.” He just wasn’t sure as to how much he’d won, “As I kept seeing more words, we got more and more excited.”
There was lots of celebrating but little sleep in the Hamilton household that night. It took them a while to believe it was true and then to share the news with friends and family. “No one believed us, everyone thought we were joking.” Michael and his wife plan to make this Christmas especially memorable for their family. “We’re going to share this happiness with everyone we love.”