Annapolis resident claims prize on $100,000 Gold Rush game
(Baltimore) – An airplane salesman from Annapolis who made a spur-of-the-moment scratch-off purchase saw his spirits soar when he found the lucky ticket’s $10,000 prize.
Vincenzo Dicupillo is still flying high after winning with a $100,000 Gold Rush instant ticket at Forest Drive Liquors in Annapolis. He had stopped at the store, which is located at 1910 Forest Drive, to buy a Gatorade and other items as he went home after a long day of work. Before leaving the store, the 39-year-old decided to treat himself to a $10 $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off with change from his Gatorade purchase.
Vincenzo, who is originally from Italy but has lived in Annapolis for more than 16 years, took the instant ticket home to play there. He decided to scratch it off while watching television. “I immediately noticed the dollar amounts on the ticket and that was when my eyes began to bulge out,” he said. “It’s a little shocking to win this amount of money instantly.”
Vincenzo said that he and his wife would use some their winnings to purchase back-to-school items for their kids. He said they’d also save most of the money for a vacation to visit family and friends in Italy.
The $100,000 Gold Rush instant ticket still has two $100,000 top prizes remaining since its debut this past January. The game also has one unclaimed $20,000 prize, one $10,000 prize along with thousands of other prizes of $10 and up.