Busy Bowie Man Looks Forward to Setting Sail

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

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

It’s been three months since the 53-year-old Bowie man revealed his cruise-vacation win. The busy hospital technologist finally found time to claim his trip, and time hadn’t dimmed his enthusiasm for his prize. “Wow! I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise,” said the father-of-three.

His wife, however, never shared his desire to set sail on the open sea. Her perspective has definitely changed since her spouse scored the seven-night cruise vacation for two, which includes a premium ocean view balcony stateroom; first class round-trip airfare to Florida; deluxe premium hotel accommodations for the night prior to cruise departure, $1,000 onboard credit and $500 spending money.

“This has pushed her,” said the winner. “She’s very excited.” The happy couple intends to take their cruise next July to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. “The ship, the sun, the beaches and islands, I’m looking forward to all of them,” said the delighted winner.  The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-11 #11666, located at 900 Merrimac Dr. in Takoma Park.

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.

  • Dee E

    We bought $125 in scratch-offs for our daughter’s wedding. They were used as part of the favors. There were maybe a few small dollar winners. My advise, play for fun, the only way to get rich is through hard work.

  • Deceptive Lottery Victim

    I recently purchased 9 cruise for cash tickets and didnt have one single winner. If odds 0f winning are 3.58 I feel like the lottery are very deceptive. I know all of us cant be winners but the least they could do is have a $5 winner.
    I also recently bought 4 Big Money Megaplay tickets out of the same machine and had not one single winner. How can they say odds of winning are one in 3.08? I think I am done wasting my time & money on the Maryland Lottery.

    • mdlottery

      We’re sorry you feel deceived. Hopefully I can clear a the odds up for your.

      Winning tickets are distributed randomly throughout an entire game. If the average chance of winning a prize is 1:5, this does not mean there is an automatic winner within every five consecutive tickets. There is no pattern as to where winning tickets will occur. Just as the possibility of purchasing a winning ticket exists, it is also possible to buy multiple tickets back-to-back without receiving a winner at all. Like all Lottery games, scratch-off results are purely the luck of the draw and are simply a matter of random chance. In addition, the odds on the back of the ticket are the ‘overall odds,’ which is best described as the ratio of winning tickets to non-winning tickets from all tickets printed for the game.

      Please remember that the Lottery is a game of chance and meant only as a form of entertainment and recreation.

  • soe

    FIX YOUR WINNING # I GUESS YOU WANT US TO TRASH OUR WINNING TIX PICK#4 # FOR 05/11/2011 IS WRONG NOT VERY HAPPY.

    • mdlottery

      soe: Thanks for writing in. The last thing we want to do is deceive anyone. We have taken the steps to correct the results.

  • Cynthia

    LOOKING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL CRUISE BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW. DINNER WITH THE CAPTAIN AND NEW FRIENDS. WOULD LIKE TO BE A WINNER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. IN NEED OF VACATION.



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