Lucky Landscaper Strikes Scratch-off Gold

Wins last top prize on Gold X20 game

A landscaping employee from Rockville was relaxing with a nice cold beer after a long hot day in the sun when he decided to try his luck with one of his favorite Lottery scratch-offs.

The Montgomery County resident bought four of the $5 Gold X20 instant tickets while at Daro’s Beer & Wine in Silver Spring and settled in for some Lottery fun. To his surprise, one of the games carried a $50,000 top prize! He scratched off six prizes of $5,000 and a 20X bonus over a $1,000 prize. The 54-year-old didn’t alert anyone in the business about what had just happened.

The lucky player plans to enjoy his prize with his wife and kids. He also plans to keep playing scratch-offs.

Congratulations, also, to the lucky Lottery retailer. Daro’s Beer & Wine located at 2501 Ennalls Avenue in Montgomery County will earn a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

The Gold X20 game was ranked 21st on the list of Top 40 Scratch-offs currently on sale. Popular since its launch in January, the scratch-off went on sale with nine $50,000 top prizes and 10 $5,000 second-tier prizes. There are 3 second-tier prizes remaining, along with other prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.