Claims top prize on Bonus Bingo X20 scratch-off
A Frederick County resident is no stranger to playing the Maryland Lottery. In fact, he’s no stranger to winning large Lottery prizes, either. In 2008, the lucky man took home a $50,000 Bonus Match 5 top prize. Fast forward to 2023 and he’s back in the Lottery Winner’s Circle. A $20 Bonus Bingo X20 instant ticket earned him a whopping $500,000 payday.
The journey to his big win started when he won a $100 scratch-off prize. To cash in his winning instant ticket, he visited Jefferson BP located at 4607 Lander Road in Jefferson. He then used part of the prize to buy a Bonus Bingo X20 scratch-off. Having no time to play the 10 bingo cards on his instant ticket, he stashed it in his car and went on his way.
It wasn’t until he got home later that day, and had a chance to relax that he remembered the scratch-off. He played the bingo cards and his eyes nearly deceived him, making him at first think he had a non-winning scratch-off. He decided to scan the scratch-off using his Lottery mobile app just in case he had missed a prize and that’s when he saw the “See Lottery” message.
After giving the instant ticket a second look, he realized just how much he had missed. On bingo card number nine, he had four matches in a diamond shape for a $50,000 prize. On top of that, he had missed the x10 multiplier in the upper left corner of the scratch-off. When he realized he won $500,000, the happy man gathered his wife and kids and gave them the great news.
Almost as shocking as the win is the fact that he unknowingly had driven around all day with a scratch-off worth half a million dollars in his possession! The scratch-off fan said he plans to use his winnings to buy a new truck and pay off his home mortgage.
Also celebrating is his lucky Lottery retailer. Jefferson BP in Frederick County will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning scratch-off worth $500,000. Bonus Bingo X20 went on sale in August 2020 with eight $500,000 top prizes. There are still two remaining, along with two $50,000 prizes and 28 $10,000 prizes.