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Baltimore Man Claims Second Big Scratch-Off Prize in Just Three Months

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Wins $100,000 Diamonds & 7’s Top Prize

Diamonds & 7'sIt was a hot July day when the 56-year-old arrived at Lottery Headquarters to claim his first big scratch-off prize — $50,000 on the Trump Card instant ticket. Now, on a cool, crisp October afternoon, only three months later, he was back in the Lottery’s Winners’ Lounge, accompanied by his wife, to chat about his second and even more impressive win.

Yesterday, the career school teacher bought three Diamonds & 7’s scratch-offs. After revealing that they were non-winners, he bought another Diamond & 7’s. “You know you have to keep playing to win,” said the father-of-one. His persistence paid off to the tune of $100,000 when the ticket revealed it was a top prize winner. When asked what made him buy the fourth Diamond & 7’s scratch-off he simply said, “Faith.”

Later that evening when he returned home he woke his wife to tell her the good news. “I was in awe. I’m still in awe. Lady Luck is with you,” she told her husband.

Since he has won before, the winner had a ready answer when asked what he will do with his second windfall. “Right now I only have plans to spend it wisely,” he said with a smile.  The winning ticket was purchased at Hertsch’s Tavern located at 1902 Gwynn Oak Ave. in Baltimore County.  The Diamonds & 7’s scratch-off still has a $100,000 top prize remaining on the ticket.

  • Karen

    Congratulations! Happy to see someone is winning and happy to hear you are a man of faith!

  • Lady Scorpio

    Best wishes and congrad

  • mr lou

    win or not I belive its worth $1 to DREAM MR LOU parkville maybe some day. soon i hope!!!!

  • iwishicanwin

    This is one lucky guy. Nice to see people win. I pray that one day I will win. I will do a lot of good things if I could win a million dollars. I donate to the community so that people can afford to buy books for school. I will just keep dreaming i guess until then.

  • patricia gray

    congratulations i think its awful when other people play the scratches and the most we get is 5,10,20 when all the big tickets seems to be in and around the baltimore area

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Patricia: The geographic locations of our winners are 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 feel free to take a look at our winners stories from 2009 and 2010. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

    • iwishicanwin

      Well there arent that many big winning tickets to begin with. there are more 5,10,20 tickets than there are 100,000 tickets. So odds are you wont get a big winning ticket.

    • peggy patton

      How right you are Patricia; I live in P.G. County and some scratches(still avail.) are nowhere to be found. Sometimes I call them ‘Ripoffs’.

  • Lucy Lou

    Sorry…. Should Have Looked Up Before Posting … Congrades !! Is What Meant To Type : )

  • Lucy Lou

    Congrdtes….. : ) I Won 10 Thousand Oct 6 th … Was Sooo Happy But Iam Pretty Sure I Have More Than That In The Lottery !! : )



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