Frederick’s Charles Reed proclaims his daughter to be his “Good Luck Charm” after scratching his way to a $100,000 top-prize win playing the $5 Ravens X5 instant ticket.
Dad plays Ravens X5 scratch-off, takes home $100,000 top prize
“Get a scratch-off, dad,” is what Charles Reed’s daughter said when they stopped at High’s #083 on Saturday. Charles, a pool technician, had just received a $10 tip. He listened to his daughter and purchased two $5 Ravens X5 instant tickets and now he’s $100,000 richer.
The Frederick resident later stopped at his friend’s establishment to play his two games. He scratched off the instant tickets while hoping for a win. The very last number on the scratch-off, a 33, matched one of the winning numbers and beneath the 33 was the $100,000 top prize.
“My daughter was asking, did I win, but I couldn’t speak,” said the lucky player. “I just picked her up and spun her around and around as she was saying, ‘We’re rich!’”
Shortly after realizing the win, Charles said his wife phoned to say her car had broken down and she was stranded on the highway. So, with his daughter in tow, the Frederick County man went to rescue his wife and share the good news.
“When he showed me the ticket, I just started screaming on the side of the highway,” said the winner’s wife, who accompanied him to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. “It was a roller coaster of emotions.”
The father of three said that had his daughter not encouraged him to buy scratch-offs, he would not have purchased games at High’s that day. “She’s my good luck charm.”
Charles plans to get a new car with the windfall and pay down some debt with his prize.
The Ravens X5 scratch-off that went on sale in August, just in time for football season, still has five $100,000 top prizes remaining. There are also 10 $10,000 prizes available and many more between $5 and $1,000.
The Lottery retailer that sold the $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off gets to share in Charles’s excitement. High’s #083 located at 11780 Old National Pike in New Market will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.
The $5 Ravens X5 and $2 Ravens X2 instant tickets are part of the Ravens Second-Chance Promotion. Players can enter non-winning tickets into My Lottery Rewards for the chance to win a variety of prizes including $10,000 cash, an away-trip to Jacksonville with the team, a chance at Ravens season tickets for 20 years and so much more.