Lucky Grandma Refuels Winning Streak with $50,000 Scratch-off Prize

Finds top-prize win on 20x The Cash scratch-off

Buying scratch-offs at Merritt Boulevard Shell refueled a 74-year-old grandmother’s Lottery luck, giving her a top-prize win on the 20x The Cash game.

The Baltimore woman stopped by the gas station to cash in $100 worth of winning scratch-offs for her granddaughter. While there, she bought three 20x The Cash instant tickets for herself. The first ticket carried no luck at all. She was only a few lines into her second instant ticket when the happy grandma hit it big. The lucky lady walked away with a $50,000 prize!

“I almost didn’t buy the tickets because I usually buy the crossword scratch-offs,” said the Dundalk native. No stranger to Lottery luck, the retiree won cash prizes on three consecutive days about 10 years ago. She won $2,600 on each of the first two days and $80 on the third day.

The lucky winner said she’s going to treat her family to a night out at Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County and then save the rest of her prize. “This money really comes in handy,” she said.

Her lucky retailer also has reason to celebrate. The Lottery will give a $500 bonus to Merritt Boulevard Shell located at 2020 Merritt Boulevard in Baltimore for selling the top-prize ticket in the $5 game.

The 20x The Cash instant ticket still has five unclaimed $50,000 top prizes,  eight $5,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $5 to $1,000. A member of the Multiplier family of scratch-off games, the 20x The Cash instant ticket is joined by 5x the Cash, 10x The Cash, 50x The Cash and 100x The Cash instant tickets.