Dorchester County resident claims second scratch-off top prize in four years
A Cambridge resident who loves Maryland Lottery games and has a penchant for Lottery luck just unlocked the Money Vault scratch-off, winning his second top prize on an instant ticket in four years.
The Dorchester County man visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore on Aug. 7 to claim his $30,000 top prize on the scratch-off. The avid scratch-off player’s decision to purchase the $3 ticket at Sailwinds Station in Cambridge was almost an afterthought.
“I stopped to buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets and I had $3 left, so I said, ‘Let me try Money Vault,’ ” said the 67-year-old. “I scratched it off right there in the store, and I was surprised.”
His winning ways don’t stop with scratch-offs. Two years ago, while playing a handful of instant tickets at his favorite Lottery retailer, he decided to try his luck with Racetrax. His Trifecta bet on the Lottery’s computer-animated horse-racing game ended up paying him $6,500!
The lucky man is partial to scratch-offs, preferring them because they offer the chance to win instant cash. He said he plans to use some of his prize money to purchase new furniture and pay down part of what he owes on his car. He also plans to give some money to his son.
The happy winner also made Sailwinds Station located at 511 Maryland Avenue in Cambridge happy. For selling the top-prize ticket, the store receives a $300 bonus from the Lottery. The Money Vault ticket has one unclaimed $30,000 top prize available in Maryland stores.