Luck Comes to Man Who Thought Himself Unlucky

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Wins $50,000 Playing the Multi-Prize Bingo Scratch-off

Terence CallahanAs a retired Special Police Officer for the State of Maryland, Terence Callahan has come through many tough situations. The 53-year-old winner survived a near fatal shooting in the 90’s trying to apprehend a robber and was in the hospital for months undergoing numerous operations.

He came out okay, but had to retire in 1996 as a result. So, he considered himself unlucky. All of that changed when Terence won $50,000 playing the Multi-Prize Bingo Scratch-off. “I suffered a lot of pain,” he said.  “I thought winning this kind of money would never happen to me.”

Recently facing financial struggles as a result of helping a family member in need, Terence decided to buy a lottery ticket. “I asked God for some good fortune and bought just the one ticket,” said Terence. He took the ticket home to scratch and was in disbelief at what he saw. “I just kept looking at it, like something is not right,” said the winner. Terence woke his wife up to share the news, but it really did not sink in until after he went back to the store to check the ticket and after calling the Lottery two times.

The father-of-four says family is very important to him. He intends to use some of his winnings for tuition for his two youngest children. The rest he plans to use towards home repairs.  The winning ticket was purchased at Forest Hill Exxon, located at 2019 Rock Spring Rd. in Forest Hill.

  • Fam

    Dad sharing your winnings with us equally is the smartest decision you can make, otherwise you know we will never leave you alone. You are one sharp tool.
    xoxo$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Yes!

  • BrittBritt

    :) DAD:)

  • BrittBritt

    :) :) :) :)<3<3<3:-p:-p:-p

  • BrittBritt

    5o,ooo $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$GR8 JOB!

  • CJ

    I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR US! I JUST HEARD THAT YOU DECIDED TO SHARE YOUR $50,000.00 WITH THOSE WHO ASK OF YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. WE WILL GET TOGETHER WITH YOU AND GO OVER OUR MONETARY NEEDS.
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
    EVERYONE WINS!

  • Traci Brushmiller

    WOW.. UNCLE TERRY THAT IS AWSOME!!!! I bet you couldn’t believe it!!!! Thats so great, I am really happy for you!!

  • Richard O’Hara

    Aloha from Hawaii!! Congrats Mr. Callahan!! you diserve it! hope things get better for ya!
    -Rich-

  • ekim jack

    you lucky son of a god! god bless you, you lovely, gentle, gorgeous man. i also agree with jim, i need good fortune too and i have not had your incredible, miraculous, unbeleivable golden horseshoe of luck. oh well i guess i will hang in there too. by the way terence callahan where did you get that millionaires tan? and by the way are you the person who was on a telethon in the 8O’s all decked out in a 3 piece suit? gods speed mr. callahan. luck of the irish. doh!

  • Rach

    Way to go Unc!!! I’m so happy for you!! Don’t forget to do something nice for yourself (and aunt Teresa)..lol
    Love ya

  • http://www.numbersnotinvited.com Bridget Forney

    AYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! So happy for you papa bear!!!
    ; – P

  • Jim

    You say, I asked God for some good fortune and bought just the one ticket,” I do this almost daily, ask God for the good fortune; but have not had your same good fortune yet. I do keep the Faith. I will hang in there, I am a big part in keeping the Maryland State Lottery going, with my daily contributions.



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