Baltimore Man Claims Second Big Scratch-Off Prize in Just Three MonthsFriday, October 22nd, 2010
Wins $100,000 Diamonds & 7’s Top Prize
It 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.