Baltimore County man wins second big scratch-off prize this year
What a winning year 2023 has become for a lucky Baltimore County player! The scratch-off fan just won his second big scratch-off prize in two months. In January, he took home a $30,000 prize playing the Bonus Crossword game and, this week, he claimed the first $50,000 top prize on the Crazy 8s scratch-off.
The 56-year-old is on a roll. About a week ago, the Baltimore man was running some errands when he stopped at Mitt’s Rosedale Liquors in Rosewood to pick up a few things. After making his purchase, he had $11 in change so he bought a $1 scratch-off and two $5 scratch-offs including the Crazy 8s game. He played the games at home.
Luck apparently was on the big winner’s side, because all of his scratch-offs were winners that day. He won $20 on the $1 game and $5 on the $5 instant ticket. Nothing shocked him more than when he revealed a $50,000 prize on the Crazy 8s game.
“I’m looking at the ticket, like, ‘This can’t be right,’” he said, smiling. “I called my girlfriend in to take a look. I said to her, ‘Tell me I’m not crazy.’ She just looked at me and said, ‘Unbelievable!’”
Being a seasoned winner, the Amazon employee knew exactly what to do to claim the $50,000 prize. He signed the instant ticket, placed it somewhere safe and scheduled his appointment at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.
The winner said he is still undecided about his plans for the windfall. He told Lottery officials that he and his girlfriend are celebrating 20 years together and she is about to have a special 60th birthday, so a vacation to celebrate might be in order. He’s also is thinking about getting a new car.
Our winner’s lucky retailer also has reason to celebrate. For selling a $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, Mitt’s Rosedale Liquors located at 6247 Kenwood Avenue will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.
Our winner claimed the first $50,000 top prize in the Crazy 8s game, leaving seven more to be found. Also, there are seven unclaimed $5,000 prizes out there and more than 704,000 prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000 available.