A sweet $30,000 prize was hiding in a Peppermint Payout! instant ticket bought by this Montgomery County family man.
Business owner claims the scratch-off game’s top prize
A Montgomery County dad is planning to pack up his wife and children for a long-awaited family trip to Disney World after he won $30,000 on a Peppermint Payout! scratch-off.
The lucky winner, who decided to call himself “Mr. CDS” for publicity purposes, bought his winning instant ticket several weeks ago at Brighton Beer & Wine in Gaithersburg. The 33-year-old said the only reason he purchased the $3 game was because his co-workers are regular Lottery players.
A father of two with a third child on the way, the Gaithersburg resident purchased four instant tickets one day and spread them out on the dashboard of his car. Those games sat on his dashboard for weeks before he finally got around to playing them.
According to “Mr. CDS,” every time he buys scratch-offs, he rubs his hand over his instant tickets and says “This is gonna be my ticket.” Although meant as an inside joke with his co-workers, his words rang true this time!
The infrequent player, who is originally from El Salvador, and his wife just purchased a new house and a new car. The next item on their list was a family trip to Disney World, but they had to postpone those plans. However, with this $30,000 top-prize win, they can start planning again.
Brighton Beer & Wine also has some fun money coming its way. The Montgomery County liquor store located at 255 Muddy Branch Road earns a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $30,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.