Baltimore Man Credits Late Uncle for Lottery WinThursday, October 25th, 2012
Wins $100,000 on A Wreath of Franklins Scratch-off
A Baltimore man visited Lottery headquarters yesterday with tears in his eyes. He had played one of the Lottery’s newest scratch-off games, A Wreath of Franklins, that morning with his late uncle in mind. As if someone upstairs was looking out for him, the ticket turned out to be a $100,000 winner.
The man’s uncle had loved playing scratch-offs before he passed unexpectedly last week. “I promised to play every day for a week for him,” the winner said, with obvious emotion. He bought the winning ticket when he stopped for gas on his way to work. “I didn’t believe it was real,” he said. “I saw the match, but couldn’t believe it, so I called the Lottery to check. When they told me my ticket was a winner I started crying.”
The winner, who moved here with his uncle twenty years ago, will accompany his uncle’s body out of the country to lay him to rest among his family, a trip he likely could not have taken without his big win. The winning ticket was purchased at the Shell station on 8695 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena.