Claims top prize on $15,000,000 Cash Payout! game
An amazed Suitland man is the latest Maryland Lottery player to find a top-prize winning instant ticket in the popular $15,000,000 Cash Payout! game. The $50,000 prize claimed by the former steelworker is the loyal player’s biggest prize ever.
“When I saw a $5,000 match, I couldn’t believe my eyes,” reported the Prince George’s County man. “I called out to my wife, but even before she got to me I’d scratched more of the ticket and found more matches.”
The 78-year-old has played the $15,000,000 Cash Payout! game almost daily for the past week. He was used to seeing matches on his $5 scratch-offs, but not this many. “I like the game because I almost always at least win my money back. But, $50,000? I thought I’d done something wrong.”
The winner’s son answered a call to stop by and help confirm the big win. His father remained remarkably calm considering what had just happened, said the son. “I think he was overwhelmed with this. We all were.”
The couple plans to put the Lottery winnings in the bank. “We’ll figure out what to do with it when things calm down,” the winner said. The retiree purchased his $50,000 winning scratch-off from Barnabas Liquors at 4620 St Barnabas Road in Temple Hills. That lucky retailer can also celebrate because the store will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off in the game. This $15,000,000 Cash Payout! win leaves three top prizes still in circulation as well as eight $5,000 second-tier winners.