Frederick Man Wins $30,000 Top Prize on American Classics Scratch-Off

Friday, July 10th, 2009

American ClassicsSidwisbert Bango came to Maryland Lottery Headquarters on Friday with a big smile on his face.  The 29-year-old from Frederick hit the $30,000 top prize on the $3 American Classics scratch-off.

Sidwisbert, who works evenings at 7-Eleven, plays scratch-offs every Friday after he gets his pay check.  Sidwisbert usually plays $5 and $10 tickets, since they have larger jackpots, but this week, he used some spare change to buy the $3 American Classic. “I was so surprised that I won,” he said.  Sidwisbert plans to use his winnings to pay his student loans.  A civil engineering student at Howard University, Sidwisbert left his home in Central African Republic in 2004 to earn his degree.  He hopes to one day open his own engineering company.

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven located on 8900 Fingerboard Road in Frederick.  There are two $30,000 top prizes remaining on the Maryland Lottery’s $3 American Classics scratch-off.

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