Gaithersburg Man Bags $100,000 Scratch-off Prize at Grocery

Claims top prize on Gold X50 game

A Montgomery County resident routinely buys scratch-offs and Pick 4 tickets when he goes to the grocery store. That ritual helped him bag a $100,000 prize on a Gold x50 scratch-off.

The 66-year-old purchased three of the $10 scratch-offs, but had no luck with the first two instant tickets. Lady Luck stepped in to give him the big win on his third scratch-off. “The last one I scratched was the winner. I guess I saved the best for last,” he said with a grin.

The Gaithersburg man won a smaller prize on another scratch-off game in 2021. He said his winning number was “17” in 2021 and the winning number he matched this time was “19”.

The retired transit worker said most of his winnings will help pay off his daughter’s college loans. “The wife and I might split the rest on home improvement projects,” he noted.

The lucky grocery store that sold the instant ticket was Safeway #1620 at 20211 Goshen Road in Gaithersburg. The Montgomery County retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

The lucky player is the seventh $100,000 winner since the game was launched on Jan. 23. Three top prizes are still unclaimed along with four unclaimed $50,000 prizes and others ranging from $10 to $10,000.

The Gold X50 game is a member of a Gold Multiplier family of games and the Gold Multiplier second-chance promotion. Upcoming entry deadlines for the chance to win $50,000 are April 24, May 22 and June 19. Other members of the scratch-off family are the $1 Gold X5, $2 Gold X10 and $5 Gold X20.