$100,000 Scratch-off Prize Going to Family Wedding, Tree Removal

White Marsh woman wins top prize on 50x the Cash game

A White Marsh couple hoping to help a family member finance her wedding faced a difficult dilemma. The retirees also need to remove several dangerous trees surrounding their home. How could they afford to do both?

The answer came when the wife scratched off a Maryland Lottery 50x the Cash game and won its $100,000 top prize!

Lottery luck found the loyal scratch-off player at White Marsh BP in Baltimore. She took the couple’s Powerball tickets there to see if they had won anything.

“I thought I would buy a couple of scratch-offs,” she said. After selecting several instant tickets, including the 50x the Cash game, she took them to her car to play.

“I scratched the 50x the Cash game first,” she said. “I thought, ‘That can’t be right,’ and I just kind of set it on the seat.”

She won $30 on another game and had two non-winning instant tickets. The confused player took the 50x the Cash scratch-off back inside the Lottery retailer and asked the clerk for help.

“I said, ‘Would you check this? Is this for real?’” He not only checked it, he scanned it for her. “His eyes got real big and he said, ‘It’s real!’”

The clerk quietly printed out a piece of paper with the amount of the prize on it so no one else in the store knew she had a $100,000-winning scratch-off in her hand.

“He kept asking me if I was OK,” she said. “Then, he handed me a pen and said, ‘I suggest you sign this ticket.’” she said.

The Lottery always encourages winners to sign the back of winning tickets and scratch-offs.

The lucky lady and her husband, who accompanied her to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters, are elated and overwhelmed by the $100,000 prize.

“You don’t believe you win when it happens,” she said. The cash will resolve both of their pressing budget issues and allow them to help other family members, too.

For selling a top-prize scratch-off in the $10 game, the lucky retailer also wins. White Marsh BP, located at 5250 Campbell Blvd. in Baltimore, will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

Players can still find lots of unclaimed prizes on this new game, which went on sale Jan. 23. Players can look for six more $100,000 top prizes, 10 50,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $10 to $10,000.