Claims top prize on Lottery’s Emerald Riches scratch-off
A Mt. Airy electrician connected with a $100,000 Maryland Lottery scratch-off win after hunting for instant tickets on his most-wanted list. The Emerald Riches scratch-off bought by the Carroll County resident revealed the game’s top prize!
The lucky player often visits the Lottery’s mobile site to track the number of big prizes remaining on scratch-offs. He hoped to find several specific instant tickets at High’s #010 in Mt. Airy when he stopped there on his way home from a weekend Bible study session. Alas, the retailer was out of the three tickets he hoped to purchase. The loyal player settled on the $10 Emerald Riches ticket.
What a great decision! The 34-year-old scratched the ticket in his car while parked outside the store and saw, almost immediately, that he had won! After calming down, he drove home and stowed the lucky ticket in his Bible until he could claim his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.
“The windfall is a blessing”, the grateful winner said. Work on his ongoing project has slowed and created a few financial concerns.
“This came at the perfect time,” he said. “I’m just happy when I win something over the cost of the ticket, but this is like an answer to a prayer.”
He plans to spend part of his prize to pay off a truck loan and then will boost his savings account with the rest of the windfall. “This will keep the bills paid until the construction project picks back up,” he said.
The happy winner bought his lucky ticket at High’s #010 located at 1001 Twin Arch Road in Mt. Airy. For selling the top-prize $100,000 scratch-off, the Carroll County retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.