Hagerstown Man Becomes Lottery’s Newest Millionaire

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Claims $1 Million “Black” Ticket Top Prize

After purchasing a few scratch-off tickets a couple of days ago, a 62-year-old Hagerstown man went about his normal routine just like it was any other day.  As always, he gave his son a couple to scratch, and kept a few for himself.  It wasn’t until 3:30 this morning that he decided to scratch the tickets he kept for himself.  It was then that he revealed his $1 million win.

“I quickly woke my son to tell him the news,” said the retired winner.  “My son was so excited that he woke up the rest of the house.”  When asked if he was able to sleep that night, the winner said, “I slept fine.  It was everyone else in the house that couldn’t fall asleep.”

The big win came at a great time.  After working for Allegany Electric for 37 years, the winner just retired this year.  Although he isn’t quite sure what he is going to do with all of his winnings, he does plan to remodel his house and take a vacation.  He stated that it wasn’t going to change who he was.  “I’m still going to be me,” he said.  “I’m not going to try to be anything I’m not.”

The winning Black ticket was purchased at Food Lion, located at 18360 College Rd. in Hagerstown. There is still another $1 million top-prize remaining on the ticket, along with many other amounts, including four $50,000 prizes.

  • janice harris

    well me myself don’t really believe in it totlly, i feel that in the city of baltimore, i really don’t hear alot of winners here either, i really think it depends on the area, i really think its about the class u r in. upper, middle, but it just don’t seem to be right, i would like to know how many big winners in baltimore per year or years, sometimes its sad for those poor people really wishing upon on the lottery to get them out of poverty, i’m just saying.

    • mdlottery

      janice: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

  • Herbert Wright

    God bless u in ur winnings sir and bless ur famaily. Althought some people hate do what u do with ur earnings that ur god see fit that u do. Change is good for ur prespective on life u put in ur time to society. Now its ur time thank GOD threw him u can seek a since of direction towards ur future. What some call ur lucky no ur bless and blessing comes from GOD so keep it moving and help somebody. GOD BLESS U AND UR FAMAILY.

  • Kakes

    Why are you people so heartless? Any lottery is a gamble. It’s just a chance–A chance you will win or a chance you will lose. If you are not happy or don’t trust the Lottery, then don’t play. That decision is purely your own choice!!!

  • graylen hawkins

    somerset county and wicomico has never had a big winner, whats up with that.

    • mdlottery

      graylen: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.



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