Although she’s never been on a cruise before, she’ll be weighing anchor soon. That’s because Cambridge resident Nancy Edgeworth is the latest winner of the Cruise for Cash scratch-off second chance contest. The 45-year-old pharmacist said she’d like to visit the Bahamas, Puerto Rico or St Thomas on the 9-night Caribbean Cruise vacation prize. The lucky winner was just returning from a business trip when she got a phone message from the Maryland Lottery letting her know she had won. “I had just gotten home. I scratched two of the Cruise for Cash scratch-off tickets I had picked up on my way home, and then I heard the message” she said. One of Nancy’s two scratch-off tickets also won a $500 prize.
Partnering with Royal Caribbean International, the Maryland Lottery launched Cruise for Cash on January 10, 2011. The $5 scratch-off features seven $50,000 instant top prizes, as well as 31 instant cruise vacations and a second-chance contest. Players may enter the contest by mailing in a non-winning Cruise for Cash scratch-off or by entering online at mdlottery.com/cruise. The second-chance prize includes a nine-night cruise vacation for two, on any one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships departing from the Port of Baltimore. The winner will also receive a $1,000 onboard credit. One drawing will take place each month through July.