Ellicott City Man Left Speechless After Lottery Win

Claims $30,000 top prize on Lucky Bingo scratch-off

Playing Lottery games was just a mundane weekly occurrence for a Howard County resident until he scored a $30,000 top prize on a Lucky Bingo scratch-off.

The 31-year-old Ellicott City resident found his Lottery luck at Cash Depot #35 in Brooklyn. There was nothing in particular that drew him to the retailer or to select the instant ticket, he said. Those two random selections put him at the right place at the right time for his big win.

The married player said he has won smaller amounts in the past, but this is his biggest prize and luckiest win yet. At first, he thought he won $3,000 and was speechless once he realized the prize was ten times that amount.

The happy player immediately informed his wife and family, who were all equally surprised. The winner plans to use his new fortune for home improvements and for travel.

Cash Depot, located at 8 16th Avenue in Brooklyn, gets a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off. Players can still have lots of fun with the $3 Lucky Bingo game, which has three unclaimed top prizes as well as more than 350,000 other prizes ranging from $3 to $1,000.