Cook is Rolling in the Dough after $10,000 Scratch-off Win

This Columbia cook is rolling in the dough after winning $10,000 playing a Maximum Money scratch-off.

Finds his fortune playing Maximum Money scratch-off

Ovidio Perez Rivera, a cook from Columbia, is rolling in the dough after winning a $10,000 prize playing a Maximum Money scratch-off.

The 42-year-old won his fortune after he and his wife of 25 years decided to stop at Royal Farms #54 in Elkridge to pick up a few pieces of chicken for dinner.

“Being a cook, I really didn’t feel like preparing a meal on my day off,” he said. “Since I love playing scratch-off tickets, I figured I would grab three of the Maximum Money scratch-offs while we waited for our chicken order. After I got to the third ticket, that was when I got the shock of my life and noticed that I was a big winner.”

Ovidio said his wife, who normally does not play scratch-offs, immediately started buying instant tickets after she saw his big win.

The happy couple said this is the biggest Lottery prize they’ve won. They may use their winnings to visit family in their native country of Honduras and possibly share some of the prize with them, too. “We’d also like to buy new furniture for our apartment in Columbia and then save the rest.”

Maximum Money is a popular $10 instant ticket that made its debut in April. The match-and-win game still has seven $100,000 top prizes and 29 $10,000 prizes remaining along with thousands of others ranging from $10 to $1,000. Want to try your luck at Ovidio’s Howard County retailer? Royal Farms #54 is located at 8268 Lark Brown Drive in Elkridge.