Happy Travelers Pack Up $50,000 Winning Scratch-off

Ulysses and Quetcy Young of New York won $50,000 on a 100x The Cash instant ticket bought while traveling through Maryland.

New York couple wins with 100X The Cash game

A quick one-day trip to visit potential colleges for their daughter gave the Young family of New York a great Maryland souvenir – a $50,000 winning 100x The Cash scratch-off.

Ulysses Young is an avid player of New York lottery games but found his luck in Maryland! A stop for gas and, of course, a scratch-off at Pilot Flying J Travel Center in Cecil County on their way north proved to be the highlight of their trip.

“We were heading back to Delaware for a family reunion and we needed gas so we made a stop,” said the lucky dad. His daughter’s boyfriend first went in to purchase a scratch-off but the vending machine malfunctioned. The Lottery retailer had to open the machine to correct the problem and that’s when the magic happened.

After the machine was up and running, Ulysses and a stranger stood there deciding who was going next to buy a scratch-off. The stranger politely let Ulysses go first and he selected the colorful $20 100x The Cash game.

“I scratched the ticket and saw that I won $5,000,” he said. “I then took a picture of my ticket and sent it to my son and brother. My son called me to say, ‘Dad, you won $20,000!’ I thought to myself, ‘Really? Let me look at that again.’ ”

While talking to his son, he had missed several calls from his brother. Ulysses called his brother back and learned that his scratch-off really carried a $50,000 prize! The happy Ellenville resident immediately returned to the travel plaza to ask the clerk to check his ticket.

“She scanned it and it said report to Maryland Lottery headquarters,” said Ulysses. The winning Young family returned to Maryland on Monday to claim the big prize.

To visit the site of their $50,000 win, stop at Pilot Flying J Travel Center located at 221 Belle Hill Road in Elkton. There are plenty of prizes remaining on the You Win scratch-off, including four $1 million top prizes, five more $50,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $20 to $10,000. A member of the Lottery’s multiplier family of scratch-off games, the 100x The Cash game is joined by 5x The Cash, 10x The Cash, 20x The Cash and 50x The Cash scratch-offs.