Due to the holiday, The Maryland Lottery offices and Claim Centers will be closed on Monday, February 20th and will reopen Tuesday, February 21st.

Best Friends Win Cruise Vacation for Two

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Claim instant seven-day cruise vacation for two on Cruise for Cash scratch-off

Denise Maynard - Cruise For CashDenise Maynard, a former resident of Perry Hall, returned to Maryland yesterday to claim her Cruise for Cash win.  Denise, a long-time lottery player has been scratching lottery tickets with her best friend, Judy West, for more than 20 years.  Denise and Judy have been inseparable since the first grade. They lived and went to school in Perry Hall, and now both reside in the Carolina’s.

In March, Denise was in Maryland visiting her mother.  She purchased several scratch-off tickets for her and Judy to scratch when she returned to her new hometown in North Carolina.  During Denise’s visit with Judy, they played the tickets over dinner, taking turns scratching.   Screams of joy filled the room as they realized simultaneously that they were winners of a seven-night Royal Caribbean cruise for two. The two BFF’s will take the cruise together sometime this summer.  The winning ticket was purchased at the Giant #131 located at 8665 Philadelphia Rd in. Baltimore.

Partnering with Royal Caribbean International, the Maryland Lottery launched Cruise for Cash on January 10, 2011. The $5 scratch-off features seven $50,000 instant top prizes, as well as 31 instant cruise vacations and a second-chance contest.  Players may enter the contest by mailing in a non-winning Cruise for Cash scratch-off or by entering online at mdlottery.com/cruise.  The second-chance prize includes a nine-night cruise vacation for two, on any one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships departing from the Port of Baltimore.  The winner will also receive a $1,000 onboard credit. One drawing will take place each month through July.

  • i have all respect for this winner.its just cool that i would win but if i do not im fine thank you

  • Ginny

    Congrats ladies I am still waiting to be
    a winner of anything> I will continue to

  • Patricia

    Congrats BFFs. You both will have a wonderful time on the cruise especially because it is FREE… which always makes it BETTER

  • vera bailey

    Hey Judy it was great seeing you and meeting Denise; have a great time and don’t stop playing.