Baltimore County Player Begins Shaking, Shocked by $50,000 Prize

Big win will boost her retirement fund

“My mind just went blank,” a Baltimore County woman told Lottery officials when asked about her discovery of a $50,000 top prize on a scratch-off named $ (dollar sign). “The only words I could form were, ‘No way, this can’t be true.’”

This remarkable moment occurred at her real estate office, she explained, during a lunch break. “I was about to make a phone call when I remembered the tickets I’d picked up that morning from the Wawa in Bel Air.” She had barely begun scratching when the $50,000 match made its appearance. “My hands started shaking. It was one heck of a shock.”

Our newest top-prize winner tells us that she buys scratch-offs several times a week, but not just any instant tickets. “I play $5 games almost exclusively,” she confided. “I seem to have the most luck with them, but I never imagined anything like this happening.”

Luckily for the her, “$” was the first $5 instant game she saw when entering Wawa #553 at 709 Belair Road. This Harford County business will receive a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize winning ticket in the game. “$” debuted in the closing days of 2023 with eight $50,000 top prizes, four of which are still unclaimed. In addition, seven of the game’s $5,000 second-tier prizes remain in circulation.

Our happy winner, who hails from a small community in Baltimore County, plans to augment her retirement fund with her $50,000 prize. “It won’t be life changing in the way most people think, but I’ve breathed easier about my future every day since I won. That’s good enough for me.”