Loyal player shocked by biggest win ever
A lucky retiree who is having mega fun playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs in his spare time just won the biggest prize of his life on the biggest scratch-off sold by the Lottery. The popular large-sized Mega 7s game just delivered another $100,000 top-prize win.
The happy Carroll County man, who arrived at Lottery headquarters on Aug. 19 with his wife by his side, is a loyal player who said his biggest prize to date was about $100. He enjoys trying his luck at a variety of Lottery retailers both at home and during his travels, so he just happened to stop in at the right time for a win at Carriage House Liquors in Westminster.
The anonymous winner bought the $10 instant ticket and took it home to enjoy later, which is his routine. The Mega 7s game offers players four play areas: Sapphire 7s, Emerald 7s, Ruby 7s and Diamond 7s. Our winner had revealed all of his numbers and was going through the second play area when he spotted a match with a winning number. Then he revealed the prize beneath: $100,000.
“I was in shock,” he said, adding that he went to a Lottery retailer, waited for the store to empty and for the clerk to be busy before pulling out the Mega 7s scratch-off to check for a win using the store’s ticket checker. Seeing his win confirmed, he quietly left and went home to patiently wait for his wife’s arrival so he could share the great news.
The couple hasn’t made plan for the $100,000 windfall yet, but say they will put it in the bank for now and maybe pay off a bill or two. The Carroll County retailer that sold our winner the lucky scratch-off shares in the wealth. Carriage House Liquors located at 113 West Main Street in Westminster will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning instant ticket.
There are plenty of prizes remaining in the Mega 7s game, which went on sale in March. Four more of its $100,000 top prizes remain unclaimed. The game also has 19 unclaimed $10,000 prizes along with thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.