Cruise For Cash: The Gift That Keeps on GivingWednesday, March 30th, 2011
Ellen and Don Browning, from Baltimore, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on December 31, 2011. They will be celebrating in style, with a seven-night cruise vacation, thanks to their long-time friends. Last night at dinner, their good friends gave Ellen a Cruise for Cash scratch-off ticket. “They know that my husband and I love to play Lottery games,” Ellen said.
As soon as they got home, 52-year-old Ellen scratched the ticket. “I get too overwhelmed when I play, so I always give my tickets to my husband to check.” After looking at the ticket, Don simply told his wife, “You may want to sit down because you just won a cruise.” They haven’t had a chance to tell their friends yet that the won. “This was our first stop,” Don told officials at Lottery Headquarters. The winning ticket was purchased at Bi-Rite Liquors, located at 1540-42 Country Ridge Lane in Baltimore.
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. For more information on Cruise for Cash visit, mdlottery.com/cruise.