D.C. Shopper Snags Maryland 7s’ First $77,777 Prize

An 81-year-old Washington, D.C. woman decided to stop in for a scratch-off after grocery shopping and came away $77,777 richer!

The loyal Maryland Lottery instant ticket player always asks for the newest scratch-offs to buy, saying she believes “there’s more money left on the new ones.” She certainly found the money in the new Maryland 7s game! Launched Sept. 24, the game comes in seven different scenes offering $77,777 as a top prize. She claimed the first top-prize win on the scratch-off showing a crab claw in the shape of the numeral 7.

The inaugural winner was with her son when she scratched off her $5 instant ticket and had him check it after she saw the outcome. The happy mom could not believe her luck!

She plans to give her savings account a big boost with the prize and use the money “when she needs it.”

Also a winner is Queens Chapel Liquors. For selling a top-prize winning scratch-off, the Lottery retailer located at 3108 Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville earns a bonus of $777.77 from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.

The Maryland 7s game is packed with prizes, including eight more $77,777 top prizes, 11 $5,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $7 to $1,000.