Mt. Airy Couple Wins $50,000 PrizeWednesday, December 7th, 2011
David Johnson, Jr. from Mt. Airy celebrates his
Takes Home Black Jack Scratch-Off Top Prize
David Johnson, Jr., and his wife Theresa, have been hoping for a financial miracle so that they can move David’s father back to Maryland from Missouri. They received that miracle last night when David scratched his way to a $50,000 Black Jack ticket top prize.
On his way home from getting an oil change, David noticed a few small winning scratch-offs in his car and decided to stop at the store. With his winnings, he purchased one Black Jack scratch-off.
“After I got gas, I scratched the ticket right there at the gas pump,” he said. “At first I thought I had just won $5, but as I kept scratching the ticket, $10,000 popped up. I then thought I won $10,000, until I looked at the rest of the ticket and saw I had a really big winner!”
David’s wife, Theresa, told Lottery officials that she had been trying to figure out a way to get a down payment on a condo so David’s father could live close to the family. “When my husband called me and told me he had won, I just got goose bumps,” she said.
The 42-year-old said he used his lucky silver half dollar that is dated the same year his mother, who passed away a few years ago, was born. “It’s like she helped us.”
Besides helping his dad, David plans to also save the rest. His winning ticket was purchased at High’s on Twin Arch Road in Mount Airy. There are currently five remaining $50,000 top-tier Black Jack prizes.