Grocery Shopper Bags $50,000 Winning Scratch-off

A 66-year-old Baltimore woman brought home a special purchase from her grocery trip — a $50,000 top-prize scratch-off win!

The loyal scratch-off player found her lucky $5 Hot Riches instant ticket at Wegmans #14 in Hunt Valley. “I just went up to the machine and picked it,” she said. “I never win.”

Imagine her shock when the game, which offers more than $13.6 million in cash prizes, sent $50,000 her way! The happy winner plans to spend her unexpected windfall on home improvements to correct water damage from our rainy summer.

Wegmans shares in our new winner’s luck. For selling a top-prize scratch-off in the game, the grocery located at 122 Shawan Road earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.

The Hot Riches game, which went on sale in June, is packed with prizes, including five more $50,000 top prizes, seven $5,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $5 to $1,000.