Newlywed finds $20,000 top prize on $2 Ravens scratch-off
While quick to admit that her husband is the primary Lottery player in the family, this lucky lady found the $2 Ravens scratch-off that turned out to be a $20,000 winner.
The Montgomery County resident, who works with her husband in a landscaping business, purchased the instant ticket on Feb. 1 at 7-Eleven #26997 located at 29 Olney-Sandy Spring Road in Ashton. She took it out to her car and began scratching it off.
“It’s right near the dry cleaner I was going to, and it’s his favorite store for Lottery tickets,” she said. “He plays all the time. I don’t play very much, so I didn’t know if I had won. I wasn’t sure.”
When she took the scratch-off home and handed it to her husband to examine, he was shocked.
“He said, ‘Where did you get this?’ ” she recalled. “He was very surprised that I had bought a ticket. The last time I did was four years ago.”
As an experienced Lottery player, her husband had little trouble confirming that the ticket was a $20,000 top-prize winner. She said that she expects him to ask her to purchase more scratch-offs in the future because his largest Lottery win delivered a $400 prize.
The winner said the prize will come in handy because the landscaping business is slow this time of year. The retailer is a winner as well. For selling the top-prize ticket in this game, the 7-Eleven will receive a $200 bonus from the Lottery – equal to 1 percent of the prize value.
The $2 Ravens ticket went on sale in July and still has two unclaimed $20,000 top prizes. Players can also look for seven unclaimed $5,000 prizes and thousands of other prizes ranging from $2 to $1,000.