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Baltimore Man’s Empty Stomach Brings Lottery Luck [VIDEO]

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Wins $50,000 Playing Aces High Instant Game

After 30 years working as an investigator for several State agencies, Robert Bradford has earned his relaxation time. He enjoys playing Lottery games during his down time, buying tickets two or three times a week. Yesterday was one of those times, and the Baltimore man’s timing could not have been better! He can thank his appetite for a $50,000 scratch-off win.

“I was out running errands for my wife and started getting hungry,” Robert said. “I stopped for a snack and grabbed some scratch-off tickets while I was there. I played them in the car as I ate.”

What he saw while scratching the Aces High ticket made the hungry man put down his food. “I saw a $5,000 win almost as soon as I started scratching,” he said. “I was stunned, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

Robert was about to call his wife when he took a closer look at the ticket he was scratching off. He spotted more zeros. “They just kept coming!”

That’s when he made the phone call home. “I told my wife and she thought I was joking. It wasn’t until I got home and showed her the ticket that she believed it,” he said. She sent her husband to Lottery headquarters immediately to claim his prize.

“She was worried that I’d lose the ticket if I hung onto it too long,” he said.

The Bradford’s have not decided how this $50,000 win will fit into their lives, but Robert is sure that his four grandchildren will benefit in some way. His lucky lottery store is the Inner Harbor Exxon station at 1800 Russell Street in Baltimore.

Robert Bradford - Aces High

Robert Bradford of Baltimore found his Lottery luck this week with a
$50,000 win on an Aces High scratch-off ticket.

  • Yolanda Datcher

    so are you telling me in order to win youve got to drive out to baltimore or way out maryland to win? Because we arent winning anything worth talking about in PG County and Lottery is always posting about winners way out in Maryland and Baltimore. I sure cant wait until MY BIG WIN… I have stacks of scracth off losers for the last month my daughters just laugh. Until then, guess I will keep on sratching. LOL

    • mdlottery

      Yolanda: 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.

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