Game’s instant win and drawing combine for a lucky surprise
There are two ways to win playing 5 Card Cash, as every fan of the game knows – instantly and during each night’s drawing. A Dundalk man beat the odds to do just that, claiming a $10,000 instant win with his ticket’s Royal Flush and a $3 win in the July 5 drawing for a two-card match.
The retired General Motors employee told Lottery officials that he enjoys the game tremendously, playing just about every night.
“I was out with my wife and grandkids last week when I stopped in the Soda Pop Store to get a ticket,” said the 71-year-old. “I saw the cards and was certain that I’d won something, but not how much.”
Unable to wait until he returned home, the Baltimore County man visited another Maryland Lottery retailer to seek help determining how much cash he had coming. “I could tell by her expression that it was big,” he said. “When she said $10,000, I was shocked. My wife just refused to believe it could be.”
The big winner, who plans to keep playing his favorite Lottery game, said this prize will go toward eliminating family debt. “I enjoy trying to match the cards every night and, though I know winning the $100,000 top prize is a long shot, so was winning this check I have today,” he said. “It can happen.”
The game’s latest $10,000 win came at the Soda Pop Store located at 7715 Westfield Road in Dundalk. For selling a winning 5 Card Cash ticket of $10,000, the retailer will receive a $100 bonus from the Lottery.