Traveling New York Man Wins $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Plays Maryland Lottery’s Money Talks Scratch-Off

Money TalksA New York man from Flushing was passing through Maryland when he decided to buy a $5 Money Talks scratch-off. The lucky player had no idea he would soon need to return to Maryland to visit the Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim a $50,000 top prize.

After discovering his win last week, the man shared the news with his family and close friends, who also enjoy playing scratch-offs. “Our whole family is just looking for a little bit of luck,” he shared. “We all enjoy playing these games.”

A close friend accompanied him on the trip to Maryland and back. The pair left New York at 5 a.m. Monday to miss most of rush hour traffic on the trip down to Lottery headquarters. “We drove down this morning and will head back later today,” the friend said.

For now, the man plans to pay off his mortgage and other bills with his winnings. It’s safe to say that the next time he visits the Old Line State, he’ll make a pit stop to pick up a few more scratch-offs.

He purchased the winning Money Talks ticket at Canopy Liquors, located at 21636 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.

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