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Forestville Man Doubles his Money with No Time to Lose

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Wins $20,000 on Wild Cherries scratch-off on last day of $2 Top Prize Doubler

The clock was ticking and Benjamin Proctor didn’t even know it. The Forestville man arrived at Lottery Headquarters today and described how a series of fortunate events added up to his $20,000 win on the Wild Cherries scratch-off.

Benjamin’s day began pretty typically with the 57-year-old sitting at home watching TV when he decided to go play his Lottery numbers. While at the retailer, he looked in his wallet and discovered an extra $20, so he bought two $5 scratch-offs, two $3 scratch-offs, and two $2 scratch-offs.

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He proceeded to scratch the tickets and had a “Wow!” moment upon revealing what he thought was a $10,000 prize.  Benjamin then called his brother to share the good news, who encouraged him to confirm his win. “Usually I save my tickets, but this time I decided to redeem it,” said Benjamin. But, when he attempted to cash his ticket at a retailer, he was told to go to Lottery Headquarters.

Still thinking he was $10,000 richer, Benjamin received a call from his children’s babysitter. “She told me about the $2 top Prize Doubler promotion and that my ticket was worth double.”  Referring to his propensity for waiting to claim his tickets, he added, I would have only won $10,000 if it wasn’t for her.”  The last day to receive double the money was today — July 31, 2012.

With his winnings, Benjamin plans to contribute to his stepchild’s college education and help fund a cruise for his wife. The winning ticket was purchased at Sandhu, located at 3004 Forestville Rd. in Forestville.

  • 2Play

    Glad to see someone won In the Forestville area. As Gotcha said there are not many winners in PG county,

  • Brenda

    wow wish i wcan be that lucky

  • Gotcha1960

    Great you won something in Prince Georges County cause there are not many winners in this county period!!!!

  • Danielle

    Way 2 Go Congrats!!!!