Montgomery County Man Brings in the Luck with $1 Million PrizeMonday, May 10th, 2010
Wins Top Prize on Lucky Times 20 Scratch-Off
A typical Saturday for most people is catching up on rest, spending time with family and running errands. But for one Silver Spring man, this past Saturday was anything but typical. After a trip to the local Costco with his three sons, he purchased a few Lucky Times 20 scratch-offs at a 7-11. “I purchased three tickets. The first ticket wasn’t a winner, the second wasn’t a winner…”
After matching the number 50, he scratched off prize amount, revealing the top prize of $1 million. After looking at the ticket for a while, the lucky winner took it home to share the good fortune with his wife. Neither one of them could believe their luck; they were still in shock today at Lottery headquarters.
“This is my 529 plan (college fund) for the kids,” said the winner, who is a government worker. “My oldest son will be heading off to college soon.” He chose the annuity option, which will provide the winner with a check for the next 20 years.
The avid Lottery player enjoys scratch-offs, and occasionally plays Multi-Match, especially when the jackpots are at $1 million. That seems to be his lucky jackpot number. “I always knew he was going to eventually win something big,” said his wife.
The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-11, located at 10550 Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville.