Chef Parlays $10 Purchase into $10,000 Lottery Prize

Wins big with 10x Cash scratch-off

10x CashLast Friday, a Silver Spring man decided to stop at Aspen Hill Lottery, Beer & Wine on his day off from work to try his luck with Maryland Lottery games. The 58-year-old purchased one of the popular 10x Cash scratch-offs.

“After I bought the ticket, I immediately scanned it to see if it was a winner without actually scratching the ticket,” said the chef. “After I saw that it had to be taken to Lottery headquarters to claim, I decided to scratch the rest of the ticket. That’s when I saw that I matched every line and won $10,000.”

The Filipino native, who has lived in America more than 30 years, works at a country club. He has a large family and is looking forward to helping them out and paying some bills with his top prize on the $10 game.

“I recently promised my 10-year-old daughter that I would replace her broken iPad, so I can do that now, too,” he said. “I just still can’t believe I spent only $10 and won $10,000!”

His lucky Lottery retailer is located at 13745 Connecticut Ave. in Silver Spring. The 10x Cash ticket still has 22 top prizes remaining and nine $1,000 prizes.