Big-Prize Hunter Tracks Down a $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Dundalk man claims prize on $2,000,000 Fortune game

He was sure the Maryland Lottery instant ticket scanner was broken. The message it relayed when the Dundalk man checked his $2,000,000 Fortune scratch-off was one that the frequent player had never seen before. While he’d scratched and scanned plenty of Lottery tickets over the years, it turns out that he’d not won plenty of $50,000 prizes.

“I scratched the serial number on the bottom of the ticket so I could quickly scan it,” said the 55-year-old construction worker. “I’m used to the machine telling me that I’d won a small prize or nothing at all, so when I saw something different, it threw me for a loop.” A quick check using the Lottery app on his phone cleared up the mystery.

“I checked it again and again and each time it came up a $50,000 win,” he said. “I was in shock.”

The Baltimore County resident and his wife plan to put their winnings in the bank. “This makes for a nice cushion,” he explained. “Life’s a little easier when you have some financial breathing room.”

Royal Farms #40 at 7843 Telegraph Road in Severn sold that lucky $2,000,000 Fortune ticket that is providing the comfortable “cushion” for the lucky family. The $30 game has plenty of big winners remaining in Maryland stores if you’re looking for similar breathing room. Hunt for the two unclaimed $2 million top prizes, five more $50,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $30 to $5,000.