Family man wins big with Gold Rush x50 scratch-off
A Washington, D.C. scratch-off fan made his summer instantly better with the help of a winning Maryland Lottery Gold Rush x50 instant ticket. The lucky player won $50,000, which is his biggest prize to date, and plans to surprise his family with a trip to Walt Disney World.
“I’ve never won this much before, only $100,” the winner said. “At first, when I scratched the ticket, I thought I won $1,000, but something told me later on to take a closer look at the ticket.”
His lucky Lottery purchase came early on a Monday morning. The 40-year-old, who was dropping off his child on his way to work, noticed he was low on gas. The loyal player pulled into the nearest gas station, Xtra Mart #7515 in Brentwood, to fill up his tank. While in line to pay for his gas, he noticed the store’s variety of Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and decided to test his luck. When he reached the counter, the retailer had sold all of the scratch-offs in his favorite game, Hot Riches so he purchased two $10 Gold Rush x50 scratch-offs instead.
Following his routine, the father pocketed the instant tickets until he could play them at home. He struck gold with the second Gold Rush x50 scratch-off!
The happy player plans to use the prize to fix his roof and then take his family to Walt Disney World. Congratulations to our winner and to his lucky retailer, Xtra Fuel, which is located at 3556 Bladensburg Road in Prince George’s County.
The Gold Rush x50 game, which is one of five in the Gold Rush family of scratch-off games, is packed with winning instant tickets, including five $100,000 top prizes, nine more $50,000 prizes and 18 $10,000 unclaimed prizes. Other games in this fun family are the $1 Gold Rush x5, $2 Gold Rush x10, $5 Gold Rush x20 and $20 Gold Rush x100 scratch-offs.