Bingo Scratch-off Buff Picks $30,000 Winner for His Wife

Claims top prize on Maryland Lottery’s Rainbow Blackout Bingo

Rainbow Blackout BingoWhen she got the phone call at work, the 53-year-old Capitol Heights resident couldn’t believe her ears.

Her husband, a brick mason and Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan, was calling about a $2 Rainbow Blackout Bingo scratch-off he bought for her earlier in the day. Once home with the ticket, he couldn’t resist the temptation to scratch the ticket for her. “I think you’ve got a winner,” he told his wife. “I think it’s for $2,000!”

The federal government worker doubted her husband’s claim. “We’ll see when I get home,” she told him. He was correct about a win but not the amount! When they took the ticket to the Lottery’s Lanham office, they learned to their amazement that their ticket was worth $30,000 and they had to take it to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim their prize!

The couple returned home and told no one about the win. She actually hid the ticket under their bedroom mattress. The mother of two adult children and grandmother of one, she didn’t even tell her husband where the ticket was hidden until the next day when she got off work and they brought it to Baltimore.

They plan to pay bills with the winnings and help pay her son’s college tuition. Her husband bought the lucky ticket at Namco Market at 6622 Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights.