Dundalk Man Takes Roulette Scratch-off for a Spin and Wins $30,000Thursday, July 14th, 2011
A couple of Lottery scratch-offs turned a Dundalk man’s ordinary night shift into a night to remember. The 59-year-old was on his way to his sheet rock job when he stopped at his local Royal Farms to buy two Roulette instant tickets. He proceeded to work and upon his arrival, sat in the parking lot and scratched them.
He than spent the next 20 minutes debating whether he was actually a winner. “I checked that ticket over and over and over and over,” he said. “I was just puzzled, thinking, “Did I or didn’t I.’” He finally had to report to work, still uncertain about his good fortune.
“I told the guys I work with, ‘I believe I just won $30,000.” Their reaction was equally skeptical since the winner had once misread one of his scratch-offs, thinking he had won 50 grand. This time around, everyone would be pleasantly surprised.
“I went out to my car at 4 a.m. to check the ticket again,” said the man. “Then I had someone else check it.” Ultimately, the ticket checked out and the happy winner will put his prize money away for retirement.
The winning Roulette scratch-off was purchased at Royal Farm #206, located at 18 Dundalk Ave. in Dundalk.