Grandmother’s Advice Brings $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Baltimore man takes home prize on Mega Money ticket

A Baltimore man told Lottery officials on Tuesday that he always follows advice given to him years ago by his grandmother when buying tickets. That guidance has brought him more than $150,000 in scratch-off prizes over the years, a total that climbed dramatically in late June thanks to a $50,000 win playing the Mega Money game.

The restaurant worker explained the rule he plays by. “My grandmother told me that not everyone can be lucky every day.”

He puts this counsel into action by buying two scratch tickets whenever he feels like playing. If neither are winners, he’s done playing the Lottery for the day. A win on at least one of them is a signal that it may be his lucky day.

This grandmother-inspired strategy has clearly worked well for the Baltimore man.

“I’ve won big twice before, but the last time was a long time ago,” he said. “I wasn’t sure it would ever happen again.”

The Lottery retailer that sold the $50,000 Mega Money prize is EZ Quick Food Market at 231 Mountain Road in Pasadena. The $30 game, which launched in April, has four $2 million top-prizes and seven $50,000 prizes remaining.