Joppa man takes home top prize on Ravens scratch-off
A Harford County player already thought he was having a good summer when he won a $1,000 second-chance prize in a Maryland Lottery promotion. Little did he know, not long after, the 74-year-old would top that prize with a $100,000 winning Ravens scratch-off purchased at a 7-Eleven in Edgewood.
No stranger to winning, the retired electrician has claimed quite a few other Lottery prizes in recent years. In 2012, the loyal player won his first $100,000 scratch-off prize. In between his two $100,000 wins, the lucky grandfather of three claimed two $10,000 prizes.
“This wasn’t even the ticket I planned on purchasing when I went into the store,” said the happy player, who claimed his big prize with two friends by his side. “The store didn’t have the other ticket, so I decided to get a $5 Ravens scratch-off.”
The Joppa resident told Lottery officials that he used $5 from winning scratch-offs he purchased at the Maryland State Fair to buy this winning ticket.
The 7-Eleven, located at 504 Edgewood Road, also wins big. For selling the top-prize ticket in the game, the Harford County retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.
The $5 Ravens ticket launched on July 25 and four of its $100,000 top prizes are still unclaimed. Players can also search for six lucky tickets with $50,000 prizes and 11 with $10,000 prizes. The game has thousands of additional unclaimed prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000. Even if the scratch-off doesn’t win instantly, players can still score prizes such as Ravens season tickets for 20 years and cash through a second-chance contest. Get details at mdlottery.com/ravens.