$50,000 Scratch-off Win Gives Player Reason to Grin

Gaithersburg man claims prize on 50x the Cash game

A Montgomery County retiree saw his fun hobby – playing a Maryland Lottery scratch-off each day – pay off with a prize that will enable him to play instant tickets for many days to come. The happy man won a $50,000 prize on the 50x the Cash game.

The Gaithersburg resident enjoys visiting different Lottery retailers to play his daily scratch-off game. Lakeside Beer & Wine was his destination on the day Lottery luck was by his side. The 66-year-old bought the $10 game and scratched it off in the Gaithersburg store, which is located at 9621 Lost Knife Road.

“I got very happy,” the winner said through his nephew, who was interpreting for the native Spanish speaker. “I just smiled!”

The $50,000 prize is his biggest ever, the loyal player said. Although the native of El Salvador sometimes plays Racetrax, he said he prefers scratch-offs.

Our winner left lots of prizes remaining in this game, which went on sale statewide in January. Players can look for two $100,000 top prizes, one more $50,000 prize and thousands of others ranging from $10 to $10,000. A member of the Lottery’s multiplier family of scratch-off games, the 50x The Cash game is joined by 5x The Cash, 10x The Cash, 20x The Cash and 100x The Cash tickets.