Hyattsville Resident Wins $50,000 on Extreme Green Scratch-off

Winner and his family planning to pay off mortgage

A Maryland Lottery player from Hyattsville has practical plans for his $50,000 scratch-off win: He’ll be paying off his mortgage.

The Prince George’s County man bought his $5 Extreme Green ticket at Stop 4 All, 4606 68th Avenue, in Landover Hills and claimed his prize Aug. 25 at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The retailer receives a bonus of $500 for selling the lucky ticket.

The winner and his family area also planning a celebration dinner at their favorite Italian restaurant.

Extreme Green went on sale July 18 with a total of eight top prizes of $50,000 level. The lucky Hyattsville resident is the second person to claim one of those prizes, so six more remain, along with thousands of additional prizes ranging from $5 to $5,000.