A Cecil County retiree has not one but two great reasons to celebrate this month. August brings his 70th birthday celebration and a Maryland Lottery game just delivered a $10,000 prize to help make his milestone unforgettable!
The loyal player found his big win after stopping at Oak Grove Liquors in Baltimore to play a few games of 5 Card Cash. He instantly won a $10,000 prize with a Royal Flush on his $2 Five Card Cash ticket.
“I think I was in total shock when I saw my ticket,” he said. “That’s when I decided I probably should call my wife to tell her the good news because I was shaking when I realized how much I had really won.”
The happy Port Deposit resident, who retired from a career in law enforcement, told Lottery officials that some of his prize will finance a nice birthday dinner at a restaurant. Also, he and his wife may use some of his winnings for a much-needed getaway to Florida to spend time with their daughter.
His winning 5 Card Cash hand contained an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of Spades. The player’s lucky Baltimore County Lottery retailer also is a winner. For selling a winning 5 Card Cash ticket of $10,000 or more, Oak Grove Liquors earns a $100 bonus from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.