Bowie Man Wins $50,000 Taxes-Paid PrizeTuesday, April 24th, 2012
Claims Tax Free $50,000 Scratch-off
Nervous, elated and still in shock, the Bowie resident sat down in the Lottery’s Winners Lounge and attempted to pull himself together. “Give God the glory that’s all I can say,” said the lucky winner.
On Saturday, the 35-year-old had finished a 10-hour shift at McDonalds and was picked up from work by his girlfriend, who also accompanied him to Lottery Headquarters. Wanting to relax after his long work stint, he stopped to enjoy one of his favorite pastimes – playing Lottery games. He purchased a $5 Tax Free $50,000 scratch-off and a $3 Bingo-themed ticket but was so tired he handed both tickets to his girlfriend and had her do the honors.
Upon scratching the Tax Free $50,000 ticket, she began to laugh. “Guess what, you won,” she said. “What? $500? $5,000?” he asked. “You won $50,000,” she said still laughing. The happy player continued his winning streak with a $10 win on the second ticket.
After signing the back of his “big” winner, the man put his Tax Free $50,000 scratch-off in a home safe until coming to claim his prize. “I was so excited and exhausted, I just passed when I got home,” he said.
The winner plans to give 10% to church and said he will leave it up to God to help him decide what to do with the rest of his winnings. The winning ticket was purchased at Rips Restaurant, located at 3809 N. Crain Hwy. in Bowie.