Gaithersburg Woman Plays One Scratch-off, Wins $100,000

Claims top prize on $20,000,000 Cash Payout! instant ticket

Sometimes you play a few scratch-offs before finding a big win and then there are times when one instant ticket will suffice. That was the case for a 32-year-old Gaithersburg woman, who was out shopping when she decided to play just one $10 $20,000,000 Cash Payout! scratch-off. She walked away with a $100,000 top prize!

The fortunate player purchased the one instant ticket last week at Elbe’s Beer and Wine in Wheaton. The Montgomery County resident normally plays games priced under $10. On this day, however, she decided to try her luck with the $10 scratch-off. She purchased the game and scratched it off right outside the store.

“When I saw the $100,000 prize under my matching number, I was shocked,” she said. “I immediately went back in the store to have the clerk double-check it for me.”

Sure enough, the maintenance worker held a top-prize winning scratch-off! The happy player shared the news with her boyfriend and some family members before claiming the prize. She told Lottery officials that she plans to buy a house with her newfound wealth.

Joining in this big win is the lucky Lottery retailer. For selling a top-prize winning instant ticket, Elbe’s Beer and Wine located at 2522 University Boulevard earns a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

You could be a big winner, too! The $20,000,000 Cash Payout! game is still packed with unclaimed prizes, including one more $100,000 top prize, four $20,000 prizes and thousands of prizes ranging from $10 to $10,000.