Lanham Man Earns Six-Figure Payback with 50x the Cash Game


The duo behind the “The Big Payback” celebrates their $100,000 50x the Cash scratch-off win!

Turns up the excitement with a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win

Sometimes, all it takes is a break in routine to walk away with an amazing prize from the Maryland Lottery. A Prince George’s County man calling himself  “The Big Payback” boogied his way to a $100,000 win on a 50x the Cash instant ticket after changing his routine and his scratch-off game choice.

The lucky 54-year-old chose his nickname while discussing his own big payback – the $100,000 prize was his largest Lottery win ever. His journey to the Winner’s Circle began when “The Big Payback” forgot to pick up Lottery games on the way home from work. The Lanham resident, who has worked as a special police officer for over 30 years, said he then asked his wife to pick up a couple of scratch-offs on Friday. Instead of buying four 20x the Cash scratch-offs, she purchased two 50x the Cash instant tickets. One of those instant tickets contained the fantastic $100,000 top prize!

The lucky player and his wife were at home together when he found his Lottery luck. “The Big Payback” added a bit of drama by first revealing his numbers, then the winning numbers, and saving the big reveal for when one of the numbers on his game matched.

Excited outbursts of expletives rang out as the shocked couple realized what had just happened. They scanned the ticket with the Maryland Lottery phone app to confirm the win, but said it still felt as if they were living in a dream.

They are coping with unanticipated bills for everything from general home maintenance to appliance failures. They say the windfall will help them take care of those bills and turn their third anniversary staycation into a grand vacation!

The winner’s wife found the top-prize winning instant ticket at Montpelier Shell located at 12601 Laurel Bowie Road in Laurel. The lucky retailer will earn a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize 50x the Cash scratch-off.

A member of the Lottery’s Multiplier family of games, 50x the Cash has three more $100,000 top prizes remaining, seven $50,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $10 to $10,000. A second-chance Multiplier Madness promotion offers prizes of up to $255,000!