Flush with excitement, Dan Kumbalasiri described how the need for a diaper change…changed his life. The 35-year-old Silver Spring man ran out of diapers for his six-month-old baby girl, so he went to the store to get some more. While running his errand, he decided to buy some Maryland Lottery scratch-offs, along with a Multi-Match ticket.
“Playing scratch-offs is a stress reliever,” said Dan, who has a preference for bingo and crossword tickets. While his scratch-off purchases yielded him a $150 win, it wasn’t until the next day that he discovered his big windfall. “I took my Multi-Match ticket with me to work and checked it online at mdlottery.com,” said Dan. He was so amazed by the amount of his prize that he asked a co-worker to check his ticket. Once he pulled himself together, he called his wife. “Are you sitting down?” he asked before sharing the news.
An accountant for the Marriott hotel, Dan plans to use his winnings to take a family vacation. He also plans to analyze their budget before deciding what to do with the rest of the money. The winning ticket was purchased at Giant located at 13490 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring.