Laurel Guitar Player Strums Up a Shocking Lottery Win

Claims $100,000 top prize on Blizzard Bucks scratch-off

A lucky Laurel man used his music improvisational skills to make a $100,000-winning instant ticket selection. He told Lottery officials that his random choice led him to a top-prize win on a Blizzard Bucks scratch-off.

The guitarist bought his $10 instant ticket at Lee’s Market in Laurel, which is where he goes a few times a week to play Lottery games. Shock set in later that day when he scratched off the Blizzard Bucks game and realized he won.

When asked of his plans for his prize, the anonymous winner said he plans to pay off debts. The car dealership employee will keep working by day and playing guitar at night.

Lee’s Market can also celebrate. For selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, the store located at 338 Brock Ridge Road in Laurel will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

The Blizzard Bucks game still has four unclaimed top prizes, 21 $10,000 remaining prizes and others ranging from $10 to $1,000. It debuted on Oct. 17 with the Lottery’s four other Holiday scratch-offs and is part of the Holiday Cash Second-Chance Promotion, which runs through Jan. 10. The final drawing will award five $2,500 prizes and five $25,000 prizes.