Hagerstown Philanthropist Wins $100,000 Scratch-off Prize Helping Others

Finds lucky win on In the Money game

Doing good deeds is all in a day’s work for a helpful Hagerstown man, who won $100,000 on an In the Money scratch-off while taking co-workers grocery shopping.

The maintenance worker said he drives many of his co-workers and neighbors to different stores so they can buy groceries. Many of them need transportation and he is happy to help. “You need to be good to people. If you give, it will come back to help you,” he said with a smile.

The Washington County resident bought his $10 game at AC&T #750 in Hagerstown while co-workers shopped. The 64-year-old started to scratch off his instant ticket and revealed the “star” symbol with a prize of $100,000 beneath. He scanned the instant ticket for confirmation and saw he was, indeed, a top-prize winner.

The grandfather said he has won smaller prizes in the past, but this bout of Lottery luck took him by surprise. “I was excited. I won $4,000, $5,000 and $10,000 but never this much,” he explained.

The winner plans to use the money to purchase a new car and will share some of the prize with his grandchildren. He used to fish and play basketball in his younger days, but now spends his free time doing yard work for neighbors.

His lucky Washington County Lottery retailer also wins. For selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, AC&T #750 at 18141 Garland Groh Boulevard in Hagerstown will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

The In the Money game went on sale on Feb. 20 with eight top prizes of $100,000; one top-prize remains unclaimed. The game also has two $20,000 unclaimed prizes, two $10,000 prizes and others ranging from $10 to $1,000.