Baltimore Woman’s $10,000 Lottery Win an Early Birthday Gift

Vacation plans in the works for latest winner in 10x Cash scratch-off game

196-10x-Cash-ITVM_P1-blueA convenience store worker from Baltimore has seen plenty of people buy Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and win. Only a few weeks away from her 20th birthday, the city resident got her turn to visit the Lottery Winner’s Lounge and claim a $10,000 top prize on the 10x Cash instant ticket.

What a happy day! She found her early birthday present at the Glen Burnie Mobil gas station at 7200 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

“It was the third one in the (ticket) roll, and I’ve had people tell me that there are more winning tickets near the end of the roll,” she said. The happy woman bought just one of the $10 tickets that day to unwrap her $10,000 win.

“I scratched it there in the store and I didn’t know what to think,” she said. “I called my mother and I don’t think either of us knew what to say.”

The lucky winner left the ticket in her mother’s possession for a few days to make sure nothing happened to it before she could claim her prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

“Her purse is like a safe deposit box without the lock,” the winner said, joking.

She plans to pay some bills with her prize and use it to help fund a vacation. The 10x Cash game launched on March 23 and began with 85 top prizes of $10,000; 70 top prizes are still unclaimed. There also are 40 available $1,000 prizes.