Last-Minute Game Change Leads to $10,000 Scratch-off Win


Lisa Perez changed her game and won $10,000 playing the Maximum Jackpot scratch-off.

Elkton woman wins prize playing Maximum Jackpot game  

A Cecil County woman who usually buys Maryland Lottery Ravens scratch-offs made a last-minute decision to purchase a different game. Changing up her routine put $10,000 in this lucky lady’s pocket!

She found her good fortune while shopping. Lisa Perez of Elkton went to the North East Grocer at 131 South Main Street after dinner on Monday to purchase a few items. While in the North East store, the 35-year-old decided to get a scratch-off. Lisa usually buys $5 Ravens scratch-offs but, on the spur of the moment, decided to buy something different.

“I thought I’d go higher and get a $10 ticket,” she said. “I just randomly chose a ticket and got the Maximum Jackpot game.”

Lisa went home and scratched the ticket off in her living room. After finding no matches in the first row, she was shocked at what she saw at the top of the next line.

“It said ‘Win All’,” said Lisa, smiling. “I kept scratching to see all of the amounts.” On the Maximum Jackpot scratch-off game, players who reveal a ‘Win All’ symbol win all 25 prizes automatically. The amounts on Lisa’s scratch-off added up to $10,000!

The excited mother of four shared the news with her family. Lisa was unsure of what to do next.  She returned to North East Grocer for advice. The cashier informed the lucky player that she needed to come to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim her prize.

The Walmart manager, who is also in college, said the $10,000 is a great help because she spent so much on back-to-school shopping for her kids. She plans to use the winnings toward bills and to take classes in hopes of becoming a Spanish language interpreter.

There are still four more $100,000 top prizes remaining in the Maximum Jackpot game, which went on sale statewide in May. There are 11 more $10,000 prizes and more than 300,000 prizes of $10 to $1,000 remaining.