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Temple Hills Woman Wins Caribbean Cruise Getaway

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Laverne Spriggs - Cruise for Cash

Laverne Spriggs came into Lottery Headquarters this afternoon full of smiles and laughter after finding out her Cruise for Cash scratch-off ticket was a winner. The Temple Hills woman went to buy her regular games at her local retail store and decided to get one extra ticket. What she found on her ticket left her in disbelief. “I saw that I was a winner and didn’t know what to do,” the 47-year-old said. “The store clerk screamed in excitement, too.” Spriggs, who has never before been on a cruise, still hasn’t decided who to bring along. The winning ticket was purchased at Barnabas Liquors in Temple Hills.

Partnering with Royal Caribbean International, the Lottery launched Cruise for Cash in January. The $5 scratch-off is the first of its kind for the Maryland Lottery and features seven $50,000 instant top prizes and 31 instant seven-night cruise vacations for two, departing from Florida with a premium ocean view balcony stateroom; deluxe premium hotel accommodations for two for the night prior to cruise departure, $1,000 onboard credit and $500 spending money.

  • Congrats Miss Lady I have been trying to win big on the scratch offs for years but the most I have won was 1,000.00 but I am going to remain true to the game and keep on playing maybe just maybe I’ll get lucky with a 100,000.00 win. wish me luck, and again congratulations on your win.

  • Ann Newman

    Congratulations. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy.

  • foy weaver

    To win a cruise on Royal Caribbean Lines is truly a treat. You will never go on the Carnival Line, no comparison. Congratulations

  • Victoria

    What percentage of Cruise for Cash tickets have been sold already? Just wondering

    • mdlottery

      Victoria: Cruise for Cash is 79% sold.

  • DeeLee

    Congratulations to you, Laverne! Traveling mercies to you and your lucky guest when you take your cruise. Enjoy!

  • t.allen

    That’s a blessing! Enjoy ur gift from God.

  • Cindy

    Congrats!! Cruising is so much fun and truly the best way to enjoy a vacation.