Grandpa Enjoys Debut as $10,000 Scratch-off Winner

Claims biggest prize of his life on Lottery’s Blingo Bingo scratch-off game

209-Blingo-Bingo-ITVM_P1-silverA Glen Burnie grandfather who enjoys playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs so much that his family often gives him the games as gifts arrived in the Lottery Winner’s Lounge smiling from ear to ear.

From seeing his name and prize on a giant check to accepting his winner’s prize pack, the 73-year-old enjoyed his debut as a $10,000 winner on the Blingo Bingo scratch-off. The longtime player favors bingo-style games because “they take me time to play,” he said. The lucky scratch-off came his way recently as he traveled from his job at a mail services company to his home. One of the retailers he visits – Marley Park Seafood & Liquors located at 7680 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie – had the $10 Blingo Bingo game in stock so he bought one of those and a $3 scratch-off.

In his truck, the father of two adult children and grandfather of three scratched off his games and realized the Blingo Bingo ticket was a big winner. In fact, the winning scratch-off was for an amount too big to cash at a Lottery retailer. What did he do?

“There was no reaction from me,” he said. “When I got home I told my wife and she didn’t believe me.”

His daughter accompanied him to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the prize, which is the largest he’s ever won. Now he can surprise his wife of 54 years with the proof of his big Maryland Lottery win!

Several top-level prizes remain in this popular game, which went on sale across the state in April 2015. Players can search for the last $100,000 top-prize along with two more $10,000 winning tickets. To see the number of remaining prizes in the game ranging from $10 to $1,000, visit the game’s page here.