Scratch-off game delivers big win instantly
A Silver Spring resident bought a $10 Bankroll Buck$ instant ticket and won, well, instantly. When the 66-year-old scratched off his winning numbers and then matched lucky No. 8 on the ticket’s first row of numbers. Directly underneath it was a $100,000 top prize!
Bankroll Buck$, which launched on Dec. 28, still has three more unclaimed $100,000 top prizes, four unclaimed $50,000 second-tier prizes, 13 unclaimed $10,000 prizes, and tens of thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.
When a Maryland Lottery player wins big, a Maryland Lottery retailer is also a winner. Hillendale Beer and Wine, located at 10117 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, will receive a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off worth $100,000.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
Winners can claim prizes immediately by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery headquarters’ Customer Resource Center located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Winners of smaller prizes can claim them by mail, at Lottery retailers, at casinos, or by appointment at Lottery headquarters. Get details on how to claim by mail here, how to schedule an appointment here, and how to cash prizes at casinos and Lottery retailers here.