Claims $50,000 Scratch-Off Prize
Practically bursting with excitement, Jeffrey O’Neill described his winning moment and life’s philosophy. “I told my son, ‘live right, do good things and it comes back to you,’” said the 43-year-old father-of-two. His mantra proved true this morning when the self-employed home improvement contractor found himself $50,000 richer.
Jeffrey stopped at his regular stomping grounds to get his breakfast sandwich and a couple of Maryland Lottery scratch-offs. “My contractor friends and I call it our office,” said Jeffrey. Well known to the folks who own the store, Jeffrey was relaxing a bit before starting his day when they asked him to get a large sign from across the street. In typical Jeffrey fashion, he happily agreed and then returned to finish his Lottery play.
“I won $23 combined on Keno and a scratch-off,” said Jeffrey. “So I said, ‘give me that $20 ticket.” When Jeffery realized that he had a $50,000 winner, he couldn’t contain himself. “I ran outside and jumped in the air and clicked my heels.”
The goodhearted dad intends to use his winnings to help his son’s mom and will finally be able to buy new tires and a ladder rack for his truck. “I work seven-days-a-week and do for everyone else,” he said. “I’m just so happy!”
The winning ticket was purchased at Sunflower Shell, located at 8078 Ritchie Hwy. in Pasadena. Big Money Mega Play features five top prizes of $1 million, with all five still remaining to be won. There are also four $50,000 prizes left on the ticket.