Luck Strikes Twice for Ellicott City Man

Wins $100,000 Playing Winter Riches

The 50-year-old winner seemed a little nervous as he discussed his good luck with Lottery officials. He came to claim a $100,000 win on the Winter Riches scratch-off ticket that he bought a month ago. You would think that he would have been a bit more relaxed considering that in 2009, he hit $77,000 playing the Hot 77’s scratch-off ticket.

“You know, I was here before,” he smiled. “I got that big check and everything.” The software programmer didn’t think he would be back so soon, but he sure was happy. “Hopefully, I’ll make it here again,” he said.

Originally from India, the lucky player bought the Winter Riches scratch-off about a month ago. Being an avid scratch-off player, he only scratched the matching number, revealing the $100,000 win. He put the ticket up in his house saying he was too busy to come cash it sooner.

The winner, who is single with no children, says he is going to use his win towards some bills and will save the rest.  The winning ticket was purchased at Normandy Wine and Spirits located at 8450 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City.