A lucky Landover couple, who call themselves “cruisers,” specifically purchased a Cruise for Cash scratch-off in hopes of winning an instant cruise vacation prize. Their wishes came true as they scratched their way to a seven-night dream vacation. Prior to winning the prize, the couple planned a cruise in celebration of their anniversary. Now, they will be able to celebrate twice. Their previously scheduled cruise is in March and they plan to take this cruise at the end of the summer. The winning ticket was purchased at Landover Hills Exxon, located at 6579 Annapolis Road in Landover.
Partnering with Royal Carribean International, the Maryland Lottery launched Cruise for Cash on January 10, 2011. The $5 scratch-off is the first of its kind for the Maryland Lottery and features seven $50,000 instant top prizes, as well as 31 instant seven-night cruise vacations for two, departing from Florida with a premium ocean view balcony stateroom; first class round-trip airfare- for-two to Florida; deluxe premium hotel accommodations for two for the night prior to cruise departure, $1,000 onboard credit and $500 spending money.
Cruise for Cash also features a second-chance contest with six more chances to win a nine-night cruise vacation for two, departing from the Port of Baltimore. Second-chance cruise prizes include a premium ocean view balcony stateroom on any one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships departing from the Port of Baltimore and a $1,000 onboard credit. Players enter the second-chance contest by mailing in a non-winning Cruise for Cash scratch-off to the address on the back of the ticket or by going online at mdlottery.com/cruise. Players who enter online MUST keep their original Cruise for Cash ticket to present for validation.