Excited Dad Surprises Wife at Work with News of $100,000 Lottery Win

Prince George’s County pair will pay off mortgage with Money Rush game’s top prize

A Capitol Heights father of three was so excited when he revealed a $100,000 top prize on a Money Rush instant ticket that he wanted to surprise his wife with his winning news right away and only in person.

The 37-year-old stopped by her place of employment and asked for her to go outside. She was worried that she was about to receive bad news but her husband’s surprise put a big smile on her face.

“I had to tell her in person,” he said. “She was scared when I told her to come out to the car. She didn’t know what I was going to say.”

“I was scared,” his wife admitted. “I am glad it was good news.”

The masonry worker told Lottery officials that he plays instant tickets occasionally. “I was coming home from my job and I decided to buy a scratch-off. I always look for a place with that Lottery sign,” he explained. The store he spotted with a Lottery sign was 7-Eleven #20204 in District Heights and the $10 scratch-off he purchased there delivered the big win.

The happy Prince George’s County husband and wife plan to pay off their home mortgage with the prize.

Also with reason to celebrate is the Prince George’s County 7-Eleven. The District Heights store located at 5401 Silver Hill Road receives a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

Five top prizes of $100,000 still remain in the $10 Money Rush game, which went on sale July 22 with eight $100,000 top prizes. Players can still search for seven $50,000 second-tier prizes, 20 $10,000 prizes and others ranging from $10 to $1,000.