Big Scratch-off Win Helps Lucky Silver Spring Lady Afford College

Finds $50,000 prize playing the Gold X50 game

A prospective college student from Silver Spring stopped by a convenience store to quench her thirst and walked out with a cold drink and the ticket to some cold hard cash. She used an extra $10 to purchase a Gold X50 scratch-off and won $50,000.

Lady Luck was shining on the 20-year-old when she entered 29 Convenience Mart in Silver Spring last week. The winner doesn’t play Lottery games often and her scratch-off purchase was a last-minute thought. The Montgomery County resident played the game at home, where she revealed the big win.

“I saw the 50X symbol and the $1,000 prize underneath and I just screamed and screamed,” she said.

The happy player then alerted her parents of her Lottery luck and the whole house resounded with screams of joy.

“It’s just so crazy because I don’t really play,” said the winner, smiling.

When things calmed down, the player’s father helped her figure out the claims process. He accompanied her to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the $50,000 prize.

The Montgomery County resident, who plans to attend college in the fall, will use her winnings toward tuition. She also shared with Lottery officials that she might go on a vacation with some of her newfound fortune.

The happy player nabbed the fifth $50,000 prize in the game, leaving six remaining. Also up for grabs are five $100,000 top prizes, 20 $10,000 prizes and over 528,000 prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.

The Gold X50 scratch-off is part of the Gold Multiplier scratch-off family of games that also has a Gold Multiplier second-chance promotion where $50,000 prizes are given away monthly through June. Other members of the scratch-off family are the $1 Gold X5, $2 Gold X10 and $5 Gold X20 games.