Grandma’s advice leads to top-prize win
An 18-year-old university student remembered a conversation he’d had with his grandmother when he stopped at a convenience store in District Heights for a snack. They had spoken about her favorite hobby – playing scratch-offs – and her favorite game – Bingo X10. Happily, Royal Farms #269 is a Lottery retailer and carried that $10 game.
“I went in for a candy bar, but when I saw the Lottery tickets, I remembered (what she said) and there was the bingo ticket she loves,” said the Suitland resident.
Scratching off his Bingo X10 game out in his car, the grandson was amazed when he revealed the $100,000 top prize. “I didn’t believe it, so I walked back in the store – calmly – to check it in the scanner. I checked it twice, in fact, to be sure. It was real!”
Returning to his vehicle, the winner determined that he had to share the news with his grandma. “She was pretty shocked when I showed her the ticket. We had a good celebration.”
The Prince George’s County resident plans to use his winnings to help pay his college tuition. “I hadn’t quite figured out how I was going to pay for all of school,” he explained. “Now I have it covered.”
The management of Royal Farms #269 at 3700 Donnell Drive in District Heights comes out ahead, too. The Prince George’s County business will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off in the game.
The popular fifth edition of the Bingo X10 game debuted in June with seven $100,000 top-prize winning tickets. Five remain. Twelve $10,000 second-tier winners are also still available.