This lucky New England Patriots fan scored a big win with the Ravens scratch-off.
Claims $100,000 top prize on popular instant ticket
A second New England Patriots football fan has stepped into the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle to claim a $100,000 top prize on the $5 Ravens scratch-off.
“Frederick Firefighter” scored his touchdown-worthy win while enjoying breakfast. “It’s still an unreal feeling,” he said. “I’m still trying to process what has happened.”
The first New England Patriots fan to claim the game’s top prize selected her scratch-off as part of a $30 assortment of games. “Frederick Firefighter,” by contrast, specifically plays the $2 and $5 Ravens scratch-offs because he enjoys them!
The Woodsboro resident found his lucky scratch-off at Airpark BP in Gaithersburg, where he stopped to buy several scratch-offs to enjoy at breakfast the next day. However, the urge to scratch them off was irresistible and the 22-year-old went ahead and played his games right away. Seeing he’d won enough to cover that purchase, “Frederick Firefighter” reinvested in a few more games to scratch off the next day before his morning shift.
“I said, ‘I’ll win sometime’ and everyone around me started to chuckle and say stuff like, ‘Yeah right, no way,’ ” said the Frederick County resident. “My dad mentioned to them that, ‘He gets pretty lucky with those scratch-offs.’ ”
He sure did! “Surprising enough, I was pretty calm when I saw I won and played it off pretty cool. I simply said, ‘Hey, I won $100,000’ and everyone around me couldn’t believe that it finally happened.”
The lucky player plans to use his prize to buy a new truck and boost his retirement funds. After claiming his winnings at Lottery headquarters, “Frederick Firefighter” was asked if he might switch his loyalty to the Ravens. “You never know,” he said, “but I will definitely be playing these scratch-offs more often and hope to be sitting back here shortly!”
Also celebrating “Frederick Firefighter’s” big win is his lucky Lottery retailer. Airpark BP located at 19230 Woodfield Road in Gaithersburg earns a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize scratch-off in the $5 game.
Fans of the $5 Ravens scratch-off have plenty of prizes to find. There are two remaining top prizes of $100,000, four $50,000 prizes and of other prizes ranging from $5 to $10,000. The $2 and $5 Ravens scratch-offs also offer a great second-chance promotion. Players enter non-winning scratch-offs from the two games into their My Lottery Rewards account for a chance to win prizes. Up for grabs in the next two drawings are 2018 Ravens season tickets, $10,000 or $10,000 plus the designation as finalist to win season tickets for 20 years. For details, visit md.lottery.com/ravens.