First-Time Scratch-off Player Wins $10,000 in Time for Birthday

$10K 10x Cash Ransom webCharles Ransom claims a $10,000 10x Cash scratch-off prize just in time for his birthday!

Claims top prize on 10x Cash game

A 32-year-old Columbia man was doing a happy dance when he claimed a $10,000 Maryland Lottery prize just in time to help him celebrate his birthday. Beginner’s luck gave Charles Ransom a great scratch-off playing experience!

The lucky man purchased the 10x Cash scratch-off a few weeks ago from the Jessup Shell at 8755 Washington Boulevard in Jessup prior to the Washington Redskins-Green Bay Packers playoff game. Charles, a Redskins fan, and his wife, stopped for snacks on their way to a friend’s house to watch the game. On the spur of the moment, Charles decided to purchase his first scratch-off.

“I figured I’d just go for it,” he said.

The Howard County man scratched the instant ticket off before the game’s start, revealing the $10,000 prize. “I knew right away it was a winner,” said Charles. “However, my wife thought it was a dud.”

Charles, who works in retail, could not immediately take off work to claim the prize and then the historic snowstorm set him back another week. The couple finally claimed the prize on Jan. 29 and plans to save the money for now.