Wins $50,000 on Fabulous 5s Doubler instant ticket
Claiming a large prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters is a twice-in-a-lifetime experience for a lucky Baltimore man, who just claimed the $50,000 top prize on the Fabulous 5s Doubler scratch-off.
Just two years ago, the retiree walked through those same doors with a $30,000 winning ticket. The grandfather of one is just as thrilled with his win this time around.
“I’m so happy to be able to help my 93-year-old mother,” said the happy winner. “She won’t have to worry about anything. It’s a great feeling.”
The recently retired government employee was visiting his favorite Lottery retailer, 7-Mart in Baltimore, with his best friend when he purchased four scratch-offs. The 62-year-old picked three $5 Lucky 7 tickets and one $5 Fabulous 5s Doubler scratch-off and scratched the tickets in the store. As soon as he saw the large prize, the loyal player showed the winning ticket to his friend and then quickly left the store to head straight to Lottery headquarters.
When asked what he was going to do with his new windfall, the father of one didn’t hesitate. “I’m going to help my family and friends, and save the rest.”
His lucky retailer is located at 1417 E. Fayette St. in Baltimore. For selling the top-prize ticket, 7 Mart will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The Fabulous 5s Doubler ticket has one $50,000 top prize remaining and three $5,000 winning tickets looking for new homes.