A Quick Stop to Pick Up Wife Helped A Montgomery County Man Win $10K

Won good fortune by playing Hot Hand scratch-off

198-Hot-Hand-ITVMRafael Reyes, a 59-year-old copy machinist from Montgomery Village, won a $10,000 prize after playing a Hot Hand scratch-off ticket. The Montgomery County resident decided to purchase a few of the instant tickets from the 7-11 at 785 Rockville Pike after being off.

“I just can’t tell you how shocked I was when I first started scratching the ticket. Initially, I thought I had won the top $50,000 prize but then I quickly realized that it was for $10,000,” he said. “I’ll certainly take it though. I’m still shocked that I won.”

The lucky winner told Lottery officials that this was his first big win. “I just can’t explain how this win helps.”

He said that he’d pay some on his mortgage, buy his wife a new computer, and buy a few tickets to a Ravens’ game.