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

D.C. Metro Worker Wins $1 Million on Lottery Scratch-off

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Laurel Lakes Liquors - Lucky Millionaire_webSabhash Khatri, store manager of Laurel Lakes Liquors in Laurel, accompanied his happy customer to Lottery headquarters as the man claimed a $1 million win on a Lucky Millionaire scratch-off. This is the largest winning ticket sold by his store.

Laurel man claims first of three top-prizes on Lucky Millionaire instant ticket

Father’s Day weekend is a great time to eat pizza with the family, fly a kite in the park, remember your blessings and win $1 million on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off! A 49-year-old Laurel man did just that on his memorable weekend.

Good fortune followed the Washington, D.C. metro worker on Saturday, June 14, to Laurel Lakes Liquors at 14132 Baltimore Ave. in Laurel. The happy dad discovered his lucky numbers on a $20 Lucky Millionaire scratch-off. After checking the ticket three times, he handed it over to Sabhash Khatri, the store manager who has known the winner for over 15 years.

“His hands were shaking and I congratulated him on the win, which was the biggest in our store’s history,” said Sabhash. He accompanied the winner to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the first of the ticket’s three $1 million top prizes.

The new millionaire kept the win a secret from his family, saying that he is planning to reveal the news at a big family dinner with his in-laws. “They were always good to me and supported me when I was down and out, so I’d like to share this joy with them,” the winner said.

Keeping the secret hasn’t been easy, the winner confessed. Also difficult was waiting all weekend to claim his prize. Although he locked the ticket away, the nervous dad said he couldn’t sleep for two days.

“I told my wife I just had a headache,” said the winner. He also tried to enjoy Father’s Day as normally as possible despite the exciting secret he was waiting to share.

He plans to use his winnings to purchase a house and to send his daughter to private school.

  • mdlottery

    We have had several winners from that area. Search “Cumberland” and “Allegany County” on our homepage and you will see a number of stories from winners in those areas. Good luck!

  • jdmichael

    sounds like someone is a sore loser. I have been playing lottery since the beginning along with casinos and never win. Its just not our time if ever, get over it or quit playing.

  • mdlottery

    We can assure you all of the winners stories are 100% real. Once the winner comes into claim, we interview them and get their story. It’s all the luck of the draw! Good luck.

  • mdlottery

    We can assure you that your posts are not being deleted. This is a moderated forum and once you submit your comment, they are not posted until we have approved and/or responded to your comment. Your question was answered under your other post.

  • Derp

    I want to know why the MD lottery BLATANTLY lies about the odds on scratch-off tickets. For example: I have 7 (in a row) losers of the $20 Lucky Seven books. The odds say the average is about 1 in 3. Care to explain why I have 7 losers in a row?

    • mdlottery

      Winning tickets are distributed randomly throughout an entire game. 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.

  • Charlie Riely

    Only get $500,000 its not a million dollars not after greedy maryland get there’s hahahahah

    • Mark

      Charlie, You sound so ungrateful, it’s a shame people like you win!

  • vicki frampton

    Of course PG county as always congrats