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Timing is Key for Delaware Man

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Wins $50,000 Top Prize on a World Championship Poker Scratch-Off

World Championship PokerThe hours after being let go from a job are usually rather depressing and full of anxiety about what the future holds.  This was certainly true for a Delaware man who visited the Lottery’s Claim Center today.  He, however, kept his “down in the dumps” time to a minimum.

“I walked out of the store with no idea of what I was going to do,” the Vietnam-born nail salon (former) employee told officials.  He stopped by a nearby Salisbury convenience store for a cold drink and decided at the last moment to try a few instant tickets.  He chose World Championship Poker.  He chose well.

“I got four tickets.  The first three weren’t winners but the fourth….that fourth ticket surprised me.”  The $50,000 win, coming less than an hour after he was fired, will make the search for his next job much easier than he expected it to be.  The first step in the process: a new car.  “I’ve relied on friends to get me around recently, they’ve been very nice.  I’m happy that I won’t have to bother them anymore for rides.”

Today’s winner found his World Championship Poker instant luck at the Quick Stop at 2513 North Salisbury Boulevard.

  • JOHN GALLIER

    Let me know ya, there may be alotta winners here in Baltimore but look at the size compared to all the other cties and counties! I AM AN AVID PLAYER OF SCRATCHOFFS. IN A NOMAL WEEK I SPEND ROUGHLT $400…
    It’s not uncommon for me to go to on of my favorite retailers and buy a whole book, as “MD LOTTERY” says you can definately win on any number… I haven’t ben to head quarters yet but I DO PLAN ON IT IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE! I hope…. Goodluck All!!!!

  • Katie Hammond

    Yes I know that there are winners throughout the whole book, just seems the jackpot or biggest ones are either #1 or #60. Thanks

  • Katie Hammond

    I agree from all over the state…just not around here. Almost all of them are from up around that way. Don’t get me wrong though, I realize why. And like Kisha, I will continue to play because I LOVE them and I have had some wins, none over $500 on scratch offs though. But I have had quite a few of them $500, $300 and so on. I love them all. I believe that one day I will hit a big one!! But I do have one question, are the usual big winners like #1 or #60 on the scratch offs? Because it seems that there is no inbetween, usually beginning or end. And I mean like the real big ones $50k and $1m. Most people who win the big ones say the number was like 1 or 60. Just curious. Anyway, love the game.

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

      Katie: Winning tickets are randomly within each book of scratch-offs. There is no ticket number that is more likely to have a winner than another ticket number.

  • Kisha

    Katie I am kind of thinking that too. Most of the winners are from Baltimore. But I am going to keep on playing and hope I can be a big winner soon. Congratulations to the winner though that is truly a blessing.

  • Katie Hammond

    well that’s pretty amazing seeing how we NEVER get any big winners around here. It all stays up toward the Baltimore way. Congrats to you!!!!

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

      Katie: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. Please take a look at our entries throughout the last two years. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.



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