Eastern Shore Player Scratches for $100,000 Lottery Prize

Winnings from $100,000 Ca$h game going to daughters’ college funds

A casual Maryland Lottery player from the upper Eastern Shore who hit for $100,000 on a scratch-off knows where every cent of the prize money is going.

“I have a daughter in college and another one on her heels,” he said.

The Caroline County resident plays when the mood strikes him. He has picked up the occasional prize of a few dollars, he said, but “nothing like this.” His brother also enjoys playing, too, and the winner recalls that his sibling won a big prize a few years back.

While his wife doesn’t play Lottery games, the winner said he “likes to play every once in a while. It’s a joy doing it.”

He won big playing the $100,000 Ca$h game, which is a $30 ticket that went on sale in September with 65 top prizes at the $100,000 level. After this win, 57 of those prizes remain unclaimed, along with more than a million lower-tier prizes ranging from $30 to $5,000.

The winner bought the hot instant ticket at Denton Liquors, 38 Denton Plaza in Denton. The Caroline County retailer receives a bonus of $1,000, equal to 1% of the prize, from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.