Glen Burnie Man Receives $1 Million Birthday GiftMonday, November 7th, 2011
Wins $1 million Top Prize on Silver and Gold Scratch-off
A 55-year-old Glen Burnie man went to work on his birthday last week and left $1 million richer. The airport employee, who has worked there for 30 years, decided to treat himself to a few scratch-off tickets for his special day.
“I purchased my Silver and Gold ticket out of the vending machine, and since number three is my lucky number, I chose the a ticket on the third row,” he said.
The lucky winner told Lottery officials that the first ticket was not a winner so he tried again. His second ticket was also not a winner. “I figured the third time would be the charm, so I decided to play one more time.”
“As I was scratching the ticket and revealed the $1 million prize amount, I said, ‘Oh my God.’ I was in shock. I could not believe it. Then, I called my wife to tell her the good news.”
Accompanied to Lottery Headquarters by his wife of over 27 years, the pair said that they would use the prize money to take a cruise to Alaska, pay their daughter’s college tuition, and give to their favorite charity, Happy Helpers for the Homeless.
The Silver and Gold scratch-off still has two $1 million top-prizes remaining on the ticket, as well as numerous other chances to win including six $50,000 prizes.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hudson News at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Anne Arundel County.