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Hattie Cox of Baltimore, a loyal scratch-off player since the 1970s, won a $10,000 top prize in the 10x Cash game.
Baltimore resident is latest top-prize winner
Even if you’ve been playing Maryland Lottery scratch-off games for years, chances are you haven’t been playing them as long as Hattie Cox. And now, for the first time, the Baltimore resident is a big winner.
On Friday morning, Cox went to the ING Wireless store at 3835 Erdman Ave., in Baltimore to cash her paycheck and picked up a few scratch-offs, including a 10x Cash ticket that won her a top prize of $10,000. Cox recalled that the first Maryland Lottery scratch-off ticket she played was Tic Tac Toe, not long after scratch-offs first went on sale in the state in the mid-1970s.
“I started buying them then and I’ve been playing ever since and I’m not going to stop,” she said. “I’ve won $500 a couple times, but never won like this.”
Cox said she is a fan of 10x Cash because she’s had good luck winning $10 and $15 prizes. But when she took her tickets home and scratched them on Friday morning she had a joyous reaction when she realized her latest win was a lot bigger than that.
“I said ‘wait a minute … wait a minute,’ and then I jumped up and said ‘Woo!’ And I called my son,” said Cox, who will celebrate her 63rd birthday on June 4.
The Baltimore resident said she plans to use the money to pay for renovations in her basement and is thinking about making some special birthday plans.
10x Cash launched on March 23, and there are still 61 top prizes of $10,000 that have not yet been claimed, along with 37 $1,000 prizes.
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Annapolis woman stops for a treat, wins $10,000
Even though she frequently plays Maryland Lottery games, it wasn’t a scratch-off ticket that brought an Annapolis secretary into a Lottery retailer on Wednesday. She wanted an ice cream treat – something to cool her down on one of the first hot days of the year.
She ended up with that and enough prize money to buy cool treats all summer and beyond: The Anne Arundel County resident won a $10,000 prize playing Instant Millionaire.
“I really enjoy playing Lottery scratch tickets, especially the $20 games,” she said. “I went in the deli for the ice cream and decided to get a ticket while I was there. I’ve been having luck with Instant Millionaire recently, so that’s what I chose.”
In her car outside Bullock’s Deli in Denton she discovered the surprise her ice cream stop held in store for her.
“I was stunned when I saw all of the matches. I looked at it over and over,” she said.
The 57-year-old wife and mother, who won the same amount playing an instant game earlier this year, immediately called her husband with news of another $10,000 win. His reaction: “What? Again? I don’t believe it.”
The couple plans to use the money to pay bills and will have enough to make this Sunday a memorable Mother’s Day.
“We’re so very blessed, in lots of different ways,” the lucky winner said. “I’m grateful for this win, and for the fun I find playing the games.”
The Instant Millionaire game launched on Feb. 23 and still has two available $1 million top prizes in addition to five $50,000 prizes and 21 $10,000 prizes.
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Claims top prize on Bonus Match 5 game during taxes-paid promotion
Being in the right place at the right time is the secret to many Lottery wins. Instead, just a few weeks ago, a Havre de Grace man owed his luck to a Lottery play slip being in the wrong place at the right time.
The Harford County man plays Lottery jackpot games regularly and was purchasing his weekly tickets at the Fairhill Liquors on Singerly Road in Elkton, when the store clerk inadvertently sent a discarded Bonus Match 5 play slip through the machine, producing a ticket for the April 24th drawing. Rather than refuse the ticket, he added the extra ticket to his purchase, which added $50,000 to his pocket.
Later that day, he checked his tickets quickly, scanning each one and tossing the non-winning tickets in the waste bin. He scanned his ‘bonus’ Bonus Match 5 ticket and made the familiar move towards the waste bin when he took a second glance at an odd message displayed on the ticket checker. The 44-year-old had the store clerk re-scan the ticket and it was confirmed that his ticket matched the draw results exactly, winning the game’s top prize of $50,000.
The lucky man played it cool post-win and called his wife as soon as he left the store. The win is a welcome windfall for the family. The lucky man and his wife have three children, with the eldest nearing graduation. “She wants to go into the medical field,” describing his daughter’s career plans. “I think I’m just going to put this away to save for education costs,” he said.
The win came at the perfect time — during the Lottery’s taxes-paid promotion. The estimated state and federal taxes will be paid by the Lottery. For selling the winning ticket, Fairhill Liquors will receive a $500 bonus.
$50,000 prize is third win in nine months for retired state worker
A retired Worcester County resident claimed the last available top prize in the Maryland Lottery’s Red Hot Riches scratch-off game. But if her recent run of good luck is any indication, it won’t be her last big win.
Our especially lucky winner is a former State of Maryland employee and an avid scratch-off player who buys tickets four or five times a week. When she captured a $50,000 top prize playing Red Hot Riches on April 18, it was her third scratch-off prize in the last nine months. She won $50,000 playing Fabulous 5s in February and also won a prize in September, playing last year’s launch of the popular 10x Cash game.
“I like the scratch-offs, and I fancy the $5 and $10 tickets,” our winner said. “I like to buy the newer ones right away.”
After purchasing the $5 Red Hot Riches ticket at the Food Rite store at 308 East Market Street in Snow Hill, she scratched it in her car and couldn’t believe that good fortune had found her again.
“I kept looking at it – I didn’t think it was real. I read it and I said, ‘Wait a minute!’ ” she recalled, adding that she went home and called her family to tell them the news.
Our winner said she hasn’t done anything special with her previous prizes and added that her plans are the same this time.
“I’ve been able to save some money and pay off bills and help my family,” she said. “I worked all my life, but was never able to save, so that’s what I want to do. Now that I have savings, I don’t want to buy anything – I don’t even want to go to the grocery store.”
For selling the top-prize winning ticket, the Food Rite store will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The Red Hot Riches game still has one unclaimed $5,000 prize.
Plans air conditioning repair with prize from May 4 drawing
A Columbia homemaker who plays Bonus Match 5 every week endured a sweltering evening on Monday, May 4. Daytime temperatures had hit the 80s and her air conditioner was on the fritz.
When the married mother of one woke up the next day and checked the winning Bonus Match 5 numbers, she realized she could now easily afford an air conditioner repair. The Howard County woman won the game’s $50,000 top prize!
“I haven’t told my husband yet,” she said, smiling. The couple had followed their morning routine, with her husband heading off to work before she checked the winning numbers. She had just bought her week’s worth of Bonus Match 5 games on May 4 at Koko’s Mini Mart in Columbia. As the 60-year-old scanned her ticket, she saw her Quick Pick numbers matched the winning numbers in the May 4 drawing.
“I said, ‘No! I don’t believe this,’ ” the lucky woman said. “I looked at the ticket seven or eight times and I set it down and looked at it again.”
The prize will also help with college expenses for their daughter, she said. Also benefiting from the win is the Howard County retailer. Koko’s Mini Mart at 7060 Oakland Hills Road #G in Columbia will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize ticket.