Elkton Man Finds Ultimate Lottery Luck in Nick of Time

Elkton’s “Philly Special” plans to use his $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win to pay off and pay down debt.

First time playing the $30 $100,000 Lucky game yields $100,000 win

 A 28-year-old avid Lottery player from Elkton is still in shock and completely grateful after scratching his way to a $100,000 win. This was his first time choosing a $30 game and the $100,000 Lucky scratch-off was truly a winning choice!

Lottery luck came shining down last Sunday on “Philly Special,” a nickname chosen by the anonymous winner because of his love for Philadelphia sports teams. The father of two went into Redner’s Warehouse Markets #59 in Elkton to claim prizes on some scratch-offs. With the winnings, which tallied around $100, “Philly Special” purchased more instant tickets.

“I bought a bunch of tickets, but I never tried a $30 scratch-off,” said the big winner. “So, I went ahead and bought one of those, too.”

“Philly Special” started to scratch off his games in the car. However, he eventually got tired of scratching and took the last few games back into the store to scan their prize check areas. “There were no winners,” he recalled, sighing, “but then, I scanned the $30 ticket.”

To his surprise, the message on the scanner said to take the instant ticket to Lottery headquarters. Not fully understanding, the Cecil County resident asked the cashier to scan the scratch-off and she informed him that the amount was too much for her to cash.

“I thought it was $10,000, but she whispered that it was $100,000,” he said, smiling. “I went to my car and cried for 10 minutes before calling my father.”

Why the tears? “Philly Special” explained that he lives with his father and can use the prize to pay off and pay down debts, including those on their home.

Also celebrating a win for its sale of a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off is Redner’s Warehouse Markets #59 located at 311 Augustine Herman Highway in Elkton. For its role in the sale, the lucky Cecil County retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.