Baltimore Woman Wins First Ever Cruise

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Amanda Biscoe - Cruise for CashLife is full of firsts such as a first tooth, a first job and a first car.  For 20-year-old Amanda Briscoe, she can now add her first cruise to the list.  She became the most recent Maryland Lottery player to win an instant cruise with the Cruise for Cash scratch-off, and she can thank her boyfriend Mark for that.  That’s because 23-year-old Mark was the one who purchased the ticket for Amanda.

The couple mentioned that a wedding could be on the horizon in the near future and they are looking forward to taking their first cruise together.  The winning ticket was purchased at Patterson Park Pharmacy, located at 2245 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore City.

Partnering with Royal Caribbean International, the Maryland Lottery launched Cruise for Cash on January 10, 2011. The $5 scratch-off is the first of its kind for the Maryland Lottery and features seven $50,000 instant top prizes, as well as 31 instant seven-night cruise vacations for two, departing from Florida with a premium ocean view balcony stateroom; first class round-trip airfare- for-two to Florida; deluxe premium hotel accommodations for two for the night prior to cruise departure, $1,000 onboard credit and $500 spending money.

  • David

    Congrats for you two. You will enjoy your cruise I’m sure as we have been on eight ourselves. Take plenty of lotion as the sun is very intense and no matter the temp, you could get sunburned. We would love to win one, especially with RCL as we have only cruised with them once so we have some catching up to do on that line. We were hooked after our first cruise and decided to give up unnecessary items in our lives so that we could do these vacations more often. Have fun & enjoy!

  • Har

    My wife has been telling they are great and I finally went on one. I loved it, I am hooked but haven’t been able to fit it into our budget. Great news for you guys. Hoping we will win so we can go. I really hope to go on my second cruise soon and actually be able to do the excurisions.

  • Bridget Williams

    Conrats, Maybe I will be your neighbor for a week how COOL!

  • wow,it must be nice to get a free cruise 4 2.enjoy it n have fun

  • Teresa

    Congrats to you guys!!!! Maybe a wedding on your Cruise??? Have a great time!!!

  • MaryB

    CONGRATS, Once you cruise, you will be hooked.

  • MaryB

    Once you cruise, you will be hooked. CONGRATS!

  • Martha

    CONGRATS,this is so awesome

  • Madeline Koum

    WOW!! That is wonderful! I hope to be the next big winner.

  • shirley b.

    cruising is soooo very addictive. You will have the time of your life…Congrats to both

  • Maria

    Congrats to them!!!!