Finds $10,000 prize scratching 50X The Cash game
Surrounded by his co-workers and fellow Maryland Lottery players, a 38-year-old Anne Arundel County husband and father was on the receiving end of one heck of a Lottery shock.
The landscaping team enjoys a lunchtime routine of scratching off instant tickets and talking about what each of them would do with their imagined big prize. That routine was interrupted, happily, by his actual $10,000 scratch-off win on the $10 game!
The lucky landscaper told Lottery officials that he grew quiet as he scratched his 50x The Cash ticket in the parking lot outside Southgate Liquors in Glen Burnie. “I was trying to figure out if what I thought I was seeing was really what I was seeing … if it was real.” His silence apparently caught the attention of his co-workers. They began to gather around him but the crew members were forced to give way as the Glen Burnie resident jumped to his feet.
“I think I startled them,” he admitted. “The need to yell and jump just came over me. I couldn’t help it.”
The winnings from his 50x The Cash scratch-off will go into the family savings account. “Every penny of this is for my daughter’s education,” he said. “It’ll be a big relief to add this to what we’ve saved so far.”
The 50x The Cash game, which debuted in late January, has 23 more $10,000 prizes along with six $100,000 top prizes and eight $50,000 second-tier prizes. The popular game is a member of the Lottery’s Multiplier family of scratch-off games, which includes 5x the Cash, 10x The Cash, 20x The Cash and 100x The Cash instant tickets.
Want to visit the landscaper’s retailer to see if Lottery luck will strike twice? Visit Southgate Liquors located at 314 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie.