Berlin Angler Reels in the Big OneMonday, March 22nd, 2010
Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Multi Prize Bingo Scratch-Off
The boating and fishing enthusiast didn’t realize that he’d hooked the $50,000 scratch-off prize until visiting his third Lottery retailer. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was relaxing at home when his wife reminded him that he had not played some of his recently purchased scratch-offs. He had bought the tickets with winnings from other scratch-offs that he’d received for his birthday.
Heeding his wife’s suggestion, the Berlin native proceeded to reveal what he thought was a big win…but he wasn’t quite sure. First, the couple went to the Shore Stop to cash the ticket. The cashier checked the scratch-off which indicated to claim at Lottery Headquarters, but she wasn’t sure what he’d won. In fact, it wasn’t until visiting the third Lottery retailer that he was told he was $50,000 richer and needed to go to the Lottery to claim his prize.
His wife, who loves to play Lottery Bingo games, said skeptically, “Are you kidding me?” The very excited winner and his spouse then drove to his sister’s house to share the news with family. Intending to invest his winnings, the financial advisor said, “We’ll definitely put it to good use.”
The winning ticket was sold at the Shore Stop located at 11121 Racetrack Rd.in Berlin.