Silver Spring Man Wins Great Valentine’s Day Surprise

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Edgar Palencia - Triple Payout

Edgar Palencia from Silver Spring celebrates his
$50K Triple Payout scratch-off win.

After a frigid day of clearing snow from parking lots for his job, Edgar Palencia, a 20-year-old landscaper from Silver Spring, decided to keep warm by getting a cup of coffee from a convenience store in Baltimore. Accompanied by a few of his co-workers, the group then decided to purchase some scratch-off tickets. Edgar scratched his way to a $50,000 Triple Payout scratch-off top prize.

“It was the first ticket of the day that I had purchased,” he said. “When I realized I had won, all I did was just check the ticket over and over. I was extremely happy.”

Edgar told Lottery officials that his win makes a great Valentine’s gift, especially since he just got engaged. “Since the wedding is pretty much set, we may take a little trip to North Carolina to visit family.” The lucky winner also said that he’d pay off the balance on his car and save the rest.

His winning ticket was purchased at the 7-11 Convenience Store on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.

  • Anonymous

    Susan: Thanks for writing in. We get this question a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. We have no prior knowledge to where and when a winner will be won. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

  • Evans1b

    baltimore again   i need to move

  • snowie

    Um,SNOW?….Where?!?   

  • snowie

    Um,SNOW?….Where?!?   

  • mark humphrey

    GOOD FOR YOU MY MAN, IN THIS HARD ECONOMY I HOPE YOU PUT ATLEAST 5% OF YOUR TAKE HOME PAY FOR A RAINY DAY. AGAIN CONGRADULATIONS. I BET YOU GET PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE YOU FORGOT. I KNOW I DID WHEN I WON.

  • mark humphrey

    GOOD FOR YOU MY MAN, IN THIS HARD ECONOMY I HOPE YOU PUT ATLEAST 5% OF YOUR TAKE HOME PAY FOR A RAINY DAY. AGAIN CONGRADULATIONS. I BET YOU GET PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE YOU FORGOT. I KNOW I DID WHEN I WON.



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