Olney Man Finds Double His Luck with Hoards of 100’s Scratch-offThursday, July 12th, 2012
Olney resident Michael O’Donnell doubled his $5,500
$5,500 Scratch Prize Doubled to $11,000 Thanks to Lottery Promotion
Michael O’Donnell’s favorite scratch-off, Hoards of 100’s, delivered him two doses of Lottery luck within one week. The first time was when he found out his ticket was a top-prize winner. The second time occurred when he learned of a promotion that would double his $5,500 prize to $11,000.
Mr. O’Donnell enjoys all of the Lottery’s $2 scratch games, but Hoards of 100’s is the one he looks for. “It has been very lucky for me.” The 59-year-old Verizon employee scratched his ticket from the bottom to the top – a ritual that he believes brings him good fortune. The last number he scratched was the one he needed to win the game’s $5,500 top prize. It wasn’t until the next day, though, that he realized that a Lottery promotion, which doubles all $2 instant ticket top prizes through July 31, would convert his $5,500 prize into an $11,000 win.
O’Donnell, whose birthday is this month, plans to put his winnings in the bank. The winning ticket was purchased at the E&C Enterprises, located at13990 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.