$250,000 Scratch-Off Winner Plans to Pay Off Mortgage

Our “Golden Winner” from Stevensville plans to pay off her home mortgage with her $250,000 scratch-off prize.

Eastern Shore resident claims top-prize win on $250,000 Gold Rush game

A Stevensville resident plans to use her huge $250,000 Maryland Lottery scratch-off win to do something she didn’t think possible: pay off her Eastern Shore home!

The Queen Anne’s County grandmother, known as “Golden Winner,” said she wasn’t feeling well for about a week before her scratch-off win. A few days later, when the 60-year-old was better but still feeling a bit down, our “Golden Winner” decided to get some fresh air. She also got some scratch-offs at her local Lottery retailer, L&L Liquors in Stevensville.

The 15-year Lottery player never thought she would win big. The retiree only plays for entertainment and had tallied about $1,000 in past prizes. On the day Lottery luck came her way, “Golden Winner” bought a $10 game, the $250,000 Gold Rush scratch-off, and took it home to play.

“It took me a minute to just stare at the ticket,” said “Golden Winner,” remembering the moment of her big win. “I was happy because I thought it said $25 but the longer I stared at it, the more I realized it was $250,000!”

The winner plans to use her prize to pay off her home mortgage. She also plans to share some of the funds with family members to help them achieve their dreams.

Also picking up extra moolah because of the win is L&L Liquors. The Queen Anne’s County store located at 266 Shopping Center Road in Stevensville receives a bonus of $1,000 for selling a winning scratch-off worth $100,000 or more.