Bingo Scratch-off Fan Wins $30,000

Claims top prize on Pink Diamond Bingo game

An avid scratch-off player from Baltimore City made her first trip to Lottery headquarters today to claim a $30,000 top prize on a Pink Diamond Bingo. A friend had picked up the lucky $3 instant ticket for her at city retailer Downtown Tobacco.

“I had to look at the ticket so many times to see if I really won $30,000,” the excited winner told Lottery officials, with her sister by her side. “I just couldn’t believe it was real.”

The winner said that she has always been drawn to bingo-style scratch-offs, but her largest win prior to this was on Pick 4. She won $10,000 playing 2-2-2-2.

With her $30,000 prize, the 59-year-old winner plans to pay bills, boost her savings account and splurge a little.

The lucky Lottery retailer who sold the winner ticket wins, too! Downtown Tobacco at 500 W. Lexington St. in Baltimore will receive a $300 bonus. The Pink Diamond Bingo game still has two $30,000 top prizes remaining and 27 $1,000 prizes.