Lottery Second-Chance Contests Give Mom Multiple Major Wins

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LaShaun Herron of Baltimore won the fourth $50,000 prize in The Price is Right second-chance drawing.

Claims $50,000 prize in The Price is Right drawing

The rewards of playing Maryland Lottery games just start when LaShaun Herron of Baltimore scratches off instant tickets or plays her jackpot and Pick 3 / Pick 4 games. Her fun continues for months because this lucky lady keeps winning second-chance contests open to the 249,600 members of the My Lottery Rewards player loyalty program.

The mother of three just won $50,000 through The Price is Right® second-chance contest. After getting a phone call from the Lottery’s second-chance team about her $50,000 prize, LaShaun immediately called her husband Gerry.

“I was so excited,” she said. “I was shaking the rest of the day. My legs were wobbly.”

LaShaun won the fourth of five cash prizes in the contest tied to the scratch-off of the same name. Each non-winning The Price is Right scratch-off players enter into their accounts is good for one entry into the drawing. The final drawing deadline is Oct. 26.

LaShaun’s husband kept encouraging her to redeem her Rewards points on items in the My Lottery Rewards Points for Prizes store instead of entering second-chance drawings. In the past, she redeemed points for pots and pans, an indoor electric grill and a deep fryer.

“She didn’t listen to me,” Gerry said. “It’s a good thing!”

This My Lottery Rewards member wins by tracking new and ongoing second-chance promotions.

“There’s a method to my madness in choosing my scratch-offs,” LaShaun said. “I look for the second-chance contests and that makes me buy that scratch-off.”

She said she is more likely to buy a $2 or $5 Ravens scratch-off, for example, because there are so many prizes she can win through the second-chance contest tied to those games.

In 2015, she won a Monopoly Millionaires Club second-chance contest for a trip for two to Las Vegas to appear on the national TV game show. Did you catch her appearance in March on the game show? The second-chance contest prize included seats for two in the audience and a chance to play the game for a $1 million prize. LaShaun was selected to play and won $50,000 for herself and $50,000 for audience members in her section. She has also won an iMac bundle drawing.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee plans to pay off her car with this $50,000 prize. She’ll also pay bills tied to renovation of a rental property she bought with her other prize.