Baltimore Player Finds $100,000 Gem of a Scratch-off Win

Diamond 10s ticket a lucky buy for occasional player

A Baltimore man who bought six or seven Maryland Lottery scratch-offs found a true gem in the mix — a Diamond 10s scratch-off worth $100,000.

“Every now and then I play,” said the 57-year-old, who claimed his winnings this week at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. He’s sure glad he picked the right day to pick up his lucky game!

The city resident plans to put the proceeds in a retirement account and maybe take a vacation. He bought the $10 instant ticket at 7-Eleven #34903 at 1309 Taylor Avenue in Parkville. For selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, the convenience store earns a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.

The Diamond 10s game still has one $100,000 top prize awaiting discovery along with seven $10,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $10 to $1,000.