Elementary School Teacher’s Vacation Yields $250,000 Scratch-off Prize

Reisterstown man claims top prize on $250,000 Gold Rush game

A Baltimore County man returned home from Ocean City this summer with memories he will never forget – especially the day he won a $250,000 top prize on a $250,000 Gold Rush scratch-off.

The lucky winner said he is an early riser and went out to purchase a scratch-off early in the morning. He selected the $10 game at Acme #0293 located at 9507 Coastal Highway. When he realized he won the top prize, the Reisterstown resident went back to share the good news with his sleeping wife.

“This was too exciting,” said the 58-year-old. “I had to wake her up to tell her I won.” She didn’t mind waking up to the good news!

The elementary school teacher reports being on a winning streak of sorts, having won $10,000 playing Racetrax last year. He thought that was an exciting windfall until he won $250,000.

“This is light years beyond that win,” he said with a huge smile.

The father of two adult children said he plans to use some of his prize to discreetly help his kids. Most of the money will go into the winner’s savings account for his retirement.

“It is a nice bonus,” the winner said. “We are at a good point in our lives where we are financially secure. This gives us more security.”

ACME #0293 also shares in the fun of the win. The Worcester County business will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off of $100,000 to $1 million.

The $250,000 Gold Rush game went on sale Feb. 21 and has one top prize remaining along with a dozen unclaimed $10,000 prizes and 10 $1,000 prizes.