Harford County Man Claims $250,000 Prize Officials Feared LostWednesday, February 29th, 2012
Top-Prize Win Playing Ravens Cash Fantasy Game
By the time a Lottery scratch-off game is 99% sold, usually all of the top prizes have been claimed. Not the case, though, with the Lottery’s Ravens Cash Fantasy game. As of this morning, two $250,000 winners were still at large. As of this afternoon only one remains unclaimed and a Jarrettsville couple is among the happiest in Maryland.
Today’s winner received his lucky ticket as part of an incentive program at work. He and his co-workers scratched their tickets together and while announcements of $5 and $10 wins were met with applause, when he spoke up about the $250,000 the others scoffed. “No one believed me, not even my family when I called to tell them.”
The 70-year-old husband, father of four and grandfather of 11 still can’t believe this has happened to him. “We keep saying to each other ‘Can this be real, can we be this blessed?’” Home repair, a cruise and helping family and friends are in the plans for the winnings. The lucky ticket was purchased from the 7-11 store at 1752 Jarrettsville Pike in Jarrettsville.