Forklift Operator Carts Away $10,000 Scratch-off Treasure

Baltimore resident wins big playing Diamond Spectacular game

274-Diamond-Spectacular-ITVMA forklift operator hauled away a $10,000 treasure after rummaging through a stack of Maryland Lottery scratch-offs that he thought were non-winners.

The Baltimore man decided it was time to dust off what he thought were some not-so-lucky scratch-offs. But to his surprise, as he checked his tickets one last time, he discovered an extremely lucky error in his favor – a Diamond Spectacular scratch-off worth $10,000.

“I play often, but this was my first big win ever,” he said.

When the winner scratched off the $20 ticket, he had matched one of the winning numbers for a $5,000 win. He also revealed a diamond symbol, which gave him the corresponding prize – another $5,000! The winner said he plans to put the money toward the purchase of a new car. He purchased his lucky ticket at Stadium Mobil, located at 400 Russell Street in Baltimore.

His lucky $20 Diamond Spectacular game went on sale in May. All three of its $1 million top prizes are still waiting to be found at Lottery retailers across the state, along with five $50,000 prizes and 17 more $10,000 prizes. There are also more than 300,000 additional cash prizes ranging from $20 to $5,000 hidden in the game’s scratch-offs.