|Donald Spencer of Delaware cracked open a Money Vault scratch-off to win its top prize of $30,000.|
Delaware man wins $30,000 top prize on scratch-off
A lucky Delaware man who decided to buy a Maryland Lottery scratch-off while he was working in Baltimore just added a $30,000 pile of cash to his bank account. Fate helped Donald Spencer of Laurel crack open the Lottery’s Money Vault game and walk away with that scratch-off’s top prize.
Donald found his good fortune after stopping at the Aberdeen 7-Eleven to purchase a few scratch-offs. There was no rhyme or reason for his choice of the $3 Money Vault scratch-offs other than the fact that he liked the ticket’s name, he said.
The 33-year-old native of the nation’s first state isn’t a regular Lottery player but enjoys trying his luck when in Baltimore for work. And, good luck is just what the Sussex County resident encountered when he stepped into the store at 1345 James Way Road to buy three Money Vault tickets.
“I didn’t win anything from the first two, but the third one was the doozy,” said the happy man. After he scratched off his winning ticket, Donald said, he couldn’t stop hollering with excitement! When he finally calmed down, he shared news of his win with his wife of four years and some friends.
He was worried about losing or misplacing the ticket so Donald kept the scratch-off with him until he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters. He plans to use his winnings to help with a new home.
His winner’s luck also extends to the retailer. For selling the top-prize ticket, the 7-Eleven will receive a $300 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.