Dream Leads Gaithersburg Dad to $1 Million Scratch-off Win

A Montgomery County man who rarely plays scratch-offs decided to try his luck after having a dream where he saw a lucky symbol and experienced the feeling that he would “win big.”

His dream came true! The happy dad has claimed the first $1 million top prize on the Max A Million game, which just went on sale at Maryland Lottery retailers on Nov. 26.

After waking from his dream, the 52-year-old went to Crescent Convenience in Bethesda and looked at the $20 scratch-offs on display. He picked the Max A Million game because it was brand new and took it home to play. But when he scratched off the game, he became confused about whether he won a prize.

A clerk at the store confirmed the Gaithersburg man’s $1 million top-prize win. “I cannot believe it,” said the winner, who claimed his prize this week at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. “I am getting happy, happy, happy!”

He plans to spend some of the prize paying off his son’s college tuition and put the rest into savings. When he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters this week, the lucky player still had not told anyone else in his family about his good fortune and he may keep it that way!

Happy to share news of the lucky ticket is his Lottery retailer. Crescent Convenience located at 7475 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda earns a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $1 million top-prize winning ticket.

The Max A Million game is packed with prizes, including six more $1 million top prizes, 12 $50,000 prizes and 56 $10,000 prizes.