Luck Continues for Cruise for Cash Second-Chance Winner

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
William Merritt - Cruise for Cash

Joppa Man Wins Nine-Night Cruise Vacation

For the second time in less than two months, William Merritt made his way to Lottery Headquarters this morning to claim a prize.  While out of town for work last month, the 45-year-old tunnel superintendant received a phone call from a Lottery official telling him that one of his second-chance Cruise for Cash tickets had been selected as a winner.  Merritt is no stranger to cruises, as he has been on at least five, including trips to Mexico and both the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

A frequent Lottery player, the Joppa man purchased this ticket at his local Royal Farms store.  The store seems to be lucky for William. Just last month, he won $50,000 from a $20 Cash Spectacular scratch-off he purchased at that same store. He used those winnings for a new kitchen in his home. The overjoyed winner says that he and his girlfriend plan to take the cruise next March.

Partnering with Royal Caribbean International, the Maryland Lottery launched Cruise for Cash on January 10, 2011. The $5 scratch-off features seven $50,000 instant top prizes, as well as 31 instant cruise vacations and a second-chance contest.  Players may enter the contest by mailing in a non-winning Cruise for Cash scratch-off or by entering online at mdlottery.com/cruise.  The second-chance prize includes a nine-night cruise vacation for two on any one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships departing from the Port of Baltimore.  The winner will also receive a $1,000 onboard credit. One drawing will take place each month through July.

  • Rhonda

    I am happy for you, hope you have a very good time. To Gloria” though I wish you luck in winning the cruise.” I don’t think the man upstairs is going to help you in your gambling to get the winning ticket. It sounds sarcastic, but I really don’t mean it to sound that way. Just keep scratching, and I hoope you do win one of the ten remaining tickets.
    Rhonda

  • http://Cruise2ndchance Nancy

    Did you arrange your cruise yet? I also won and hoped to relay info with you, if you are interested. Were you directed to Alchemy3? Reply to my win, or tell me how 2 contact.

  • wanda

    woo-hoo the lottery had a winner in the city. that’s a switch.

  • sharon

    Congratulations on your two big wins! Its nice to see someone north of the city winning for a change! ENjoy!!
    sharon from Bel Air

  • http://MDSTATELOTTERY.COM gloria merritt

    I WONDER WHY THE CITY NEVER HITS ITS ALLWAYS IN THE COUNTY. ONE DAY SOON I WILL HIT BIG TO. BECAUSE I HAVE FAITH IN THE MAN UP STAIRS HE WILL MAKE SURE MY FAMILY AND I WILL BLESSED. BUT CONGRATS TO MR. MERRITT AT LEASE WE HAVE THE SAME LAST NAME.



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