Lottery Luck Delivers Surprise $50,000 Prize to Trucker

Gas and a Maryland Lottery scratch-off are a $50,000 winning combination for this professional trucker.

Rockville man finds top-prize win on 20x the Cash game

A Montgomery County man who logs a lot of miles delivering cargo for work or visiting family members often adds moments of Lottery excitement to his gas station stops. He often buys several scratch-offs when he fills his tank.

A stop at the Rockville Service Center at 1900 Rockville Pike and his purchase of a 20x the Cash instant ticket on Wednesday inserted into his life just about all of the Lottery excitement he could handle.

The 43-year-old professional driver picked the 20x the Cash game because he knew it was new. “I like the newer games,” he said, “especially the ones with big prizes.” The 20x the Cash game carries a $50,000 top prize. When the Rockville resident uncovered his prize – right there at the gas station – he had to fight hard to remain calm.

“I was bursting, but I didn’t want anyone to know,” he said. “It was like a Zen thing, breathing and meditation.” After successfully maintaining a poker face, the lucky trucker drove away.

The big winner plans to use his prize to buy a new house. He also plans to keep 20x the Cash game on his radar and look for $5 scratch-off whenever his gas tank is empty. His top-prize win, the first claimed so far, leaves nine more unclaimed top prizes awaiting discovery. “The odds of me finding another big winner are long, but I already beat’em once,” the winner said.

The lucky Rockville retailer shares in the fun, too. For selling the top-prize scratch-off in the game, the Rockville Service Center earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

The 20x the Cash game is a member of the Multiplier family of scratch-off games that arrived at Lottery retailers in January. Players can try their luck with the 5x the Cash game, 10x the Cash game and 50x the Cash game. A Multiplier Madness second-chance contest also offers the chance to win a  cash prize of up to $50,000 in one of three drawings in March, April and May.