Surprise Win for Baltimore Man

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

$30,000 Top Prize on Tripling Star Crossword Scratch-off

Tripling Star Crossword“I am still in shock,” said the 45-year-old Lottery player. He came to Lottery Headquarters to cash what he thought was a $1000 winning Tripling Star Crossword Scratch-off ticket. To his surprise, Lottery officials told him that he’d won $30,000!

Yesterday, the father-of-three, bought some scratch-offs as he often does and took them home to scratch. He says the crosswords are a little hard to understand, so if he thinks he has a winner, he’ll take it back to the store and have them scan it. This time, the message said to come to Lottery Headquarters. “I knew I’d won something big and told my wife it was probably for $1000,” he said. “I still can’t believe this is actually happening.” He said his wife and family still don’t know about the amount of his prize because he left his cell phone at home and couldn’t call them.

The big winner said he is going to donate some of his windfall to his local church and help out some friends. He also said that his family needs a new car and they were saving up for one. “Now we can get it,” he sighed. The lucky player said, in addition, his oldest daughter’s birthday is tomorrow and he would like to do something special for her.

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-11 located at 1801 Reisterstown Rd. in Baltimore.

  • charlene goldring

    congratulation to all winners.hopefully one day
    you will be congratulating me!

  • Anthony B

    IT SEEMS TO ME EVERY TIME I GO INTO A PLACE TO PLAY MY LOTTERY I SEE A WINNER IN BALTIMORE MD FOR BIG MONEY WHA T YALL DOING KEEPING ALL THE WINNING TICKETS UP THEIR EVEN THE NEW TICKETS WE DONT GET THEM UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN OUT FOR ABOUT 1 MONTH OR TWO

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Anthony B: All retailers, no matter where they are located in the State, have the choice to receive new games on their launch date. It is up to each individual location to decide which games they order. If there is one specific location that does not carry the new games you are talking about, please let us know.

  • todd randall

    Iam so happy for that baltimore man



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