Dad’s Scratch-off Tradition Leads to $200,000 Lottery Payday

A Salisbury woman is celebrating all of the great things that happen when family members come to visit – like winning the Lottery! When the 40-year-old and her father scratched a couple of $200,000 Jackpotinstant tickets this week, she uncovered the $10 game’s $200,000 top prize.

The Medicare benefits coordinator said that her winning moment was a product of a family tradition that she and her father rekindled when her parents came to visit. “He always liked to scratch, so we picked up a couple of the $200,000 Jackpot tickets and scratched them at home,” she said.

The Wicomico County resident was standing up, talking with her family, when she revealed a match on her instant ticket and then the prize below. “When I saw the skinny zeroes, I knew I had something big,” she said. “I was pretty calm but I began to show the ticket to each of my family members to confirm what I was seeing.”

Her job involves helping people make the most of their money when it comes to healthcare, the winner said. For that reason, she wants to be sensible when it comes to handling her prize. “I’ve already thought about what could I pay off and what could I do as a treat. I want to be level-headed,” she said. In addition to boosting her savings, the winner plans to use the funds for a new vehicle, some long awaited home improvements and perhaps a vacation.

The $200,000 Jackpot scratch-off game that launched in May has two $200,000 top prizes remaining plus seven unclaimed $20,000 prizes and 16 $10,000 prizes. Other members of the Jackpot Family of Games are the $1 $2,000 Jackpot game, the $2 $20,000 Jackpot game and the $5 $100,000 Jackpot game.

Our winner found her lucky scratch-off at Shore Stop #210 located at 1140 Parsons Road in Salisbury. For selling a top-prize winning scratch-off in the game, the retailer will earn a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.