Landscaper’s Rain Delay Leads to Lots of Lottery Green

When it rained, it poured $50,000 worth of Lottery luck on Middle River’s Elias Guevara-Munoz.

Middle River man wins $50,000 on 20X The Cash scratch-off

Rainy days and Tuesdays don’t get this Baltimore County landscaper down, especially when a day off due to heavy rain leads to a $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

That’s what happened to Elias Guevara-Munoz of Middle River, who took a chance with a 20X The Cash instant ticket. His selection was quickly rewarded.

The 40-year-old stopped at Bernie’s Liquors in Baltimore on the way home and did something he almost never does – purchase a scratch-off. Elias told Maryland Lottery officials that nearly a year had passed since he last tried his luck.

When he returned home, Elias scratched off the game. Although none of his numbers matched the winning numbers on his scratch-off, the last spot on his instant ticket revealed a 10X multiplier and, underneath, a $5,000 prize. Elias was sure he had won, but wasn’t sure how much until he scanned his scratch-off to confirm the results using the Lottery’s smartphone app.

“I was very happy in that moment. I credit God for the luck necessary to win this prize,” said Elias. He plans to invest his winnings and hopes to use the funds and any earnings to purchase his first home.

The win also benefits Bernie’s Liquors, which is located at 1414 Martin Boulevard. For selling a 20X The Cash top-prize winning scratch-off, the Baltimore County store will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.

The 20X The Cash game still has six unclaimed $50,000 top prizes remaining. The game also features a second chance to win. Players can enter non-winning Multiplier Family of Games scratch-offs through My Lottery Rewards for a chance to win additional prizes in the Multiplier second-chance contest.