Howard County man wins big scratch-off prizes on back-to-back days
Winning a big prize on a scratch-off ticket is amazing. But how about having it happen two days in a row?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to a 61-year-old Ellicott City man, who arrived at Lottery Headquarters on June 24 with a $50,000-winning ticket on the $5,000 Loaded scratch-off game and a $10,000 winner in the Bonus Bingo X20 game.
Earlier this month the lucky Howard County resident, who works in finance, awoke frantically thinking he overslept and was late for work. After gathering himself he realized he actually had time to spare, so he stopped at Dash In #18322 located at 9075 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City before he started work for the day. He purchased a handful of scratch-off games, including the $20 $5,000 Loaded game.
“It’s kind of messy to scratch off the games, so I just scan the tickets to see if I win,” said the father of one college student. “I just could not believe it when I saw the message that I won $50,000!”
The lucky winner wanted to be sure, so he had the cashier check the ticket, and his big win was confirmed. He then went to the Lottery’s website and saw that he needed to make an appointment to claim the prize, which he did. He put the ticket away and went to work. Later that evening, at home, he shared the exciting news with his wife.
But the story does not end there.
Apparently, Lady Luck was not done with him. The very next day, on his way home from work he stopped at Normandy Wine and Spirits located at 8492 Baltimore-Washington Pike in Ellicott City and purchased another handful of scratch-offs. Again, he scanned the tickets’ Prize Check codes instead of scratching them. But his eyes grew big when the Bonus Bingo X20 ticket revealed a $10,000 win!
“Unbelievable,” laughed the winner. “I just could not believe I won again.”
The extremely fortunate Ellicott City resident pocketed his ticket and again shared the news with his wife at home. Their excitement just grew that much more! The big winner said he plans to invest his prize money and let it grow.
The $5,000 Loaded ticket launched in May, and six of the $20 ticket’s $1 million top prizes remain unclaimed, along with eight $50,000 prizes, 53 $10,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $20 to $5,000.
The $20 Bonus Bingo X20 game launched in August 2020, and five of its $500,000 top prizes remain unclaimed, along with four more $50,000 prizes, 94 more $10,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $20 to $5,000.