Aberdeen resident claims her largest-ever Lottery prize
A loyal Maryland Lottery scratch-off player needed some help from her husband to figure out exactly how much money she’d won on the $100,000 Gold Rush ticket. When the two of them put their heads together, they discovered they had a $10,000 prize.
The 67-year-old Aberdeen resident purchased the $10 ticket early Monday morning at the Klein’s ShopRite #548 at 949 Beards Hill Road in Aberdeen.
“I didn’t scratch all of it,” she said. “I saw the first $1,000 and I went and scanned it and the message said ‘Cash at Lottery.’ Then, I scratched the rest of it and saw six $1,000’s on there.”
The excited winner took the ticket home to her husband for help because she still wasn’t sure how much she had won.
“I handed it to the hubby and said, ‘Add this up for me,’ and it was $10,000!” she said.
The couple enjoyed lunch at the Olive Tree Italian Restaurant in Aberdeen and then came to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. They plan to use the money to pay off a few bills. It’s the largest amount this enthusiastic scratch-off player has ever won. Her largest previous prize was $1,000 a few years ago.
The $100,000 Gold Rush ticket launched in January and four of its $100,000 top prizes are still waiting to be found at Lottery retailers across the state. There are also five remaining $20,000 prizes, 11 more $10,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.