Baseball Fan Cleans up with $50,000 Top Prize in Home Run Riches Game

Proceeds from the $50,000 top prize he won on a Home Run Riches scratch-off will enable a Washington, D.C., carpenter to visit his son in El Salvador and share his good fortune with family members living in the Central American nation.

The 51-year-old winner and a brother, who also lives in the District, are avid baseball fans. That’s why the Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches instant ticket is their preferred scratch-off game. They’ve known the thrill of scratching for a win and finding $100 and $500 prizes in the past, they told Lottery officials. The top prize they claimed on July 30, however, was like an unexpected all-bases loaded home run!

After he returns from visiting El Salvador, the happy carpenter plans to continue playing Maryland Lottery games. While Home Run Riches is his scratch-off game of choice, the Washington Nationals baseball fan also enjoys playing Keno and Mega Millions.

Another beneficiary of the carpenter’s good luck is Zip In Food Market at 3599 East-West Highway in Hyattsville. The site of the winning ticket’s purchase, Zip in Food Market’s owners will receive a bonus equal to 1 percent of the amount of the top-prize winning scratch-off — $500, in this case.

Anyone hoping to score big on the $5 Home Run Riches game still has time because another top prize of $50,000 is still out there. There also are six remaining $5,000 winners and eight tickets worth $1,000. Another great reason to play is the game’s second-chance contest. You can enter your non-winning Home Run Riches scratch-offs into My Lottery Rewards for a chance to win cash as the Maryland Lottery Contestant of the Game. The next drawing is Aug. 27; visit for details.