Lucky Suitland Man Gets Christmas Surprise – Again!

Wins two $50,000 prizes one year apart

178-You-Win-ITVMHe’s back! A Suitland man thoroughly enjoyed making his 2nd annual December visit to Maryland Lottery headquarters this year to claim another $50,000 prize.

In 2013, the lucky scratch-off player was out with friends and won $50,000 on Christmas Eve playing the Biggest Taxes Paid Ever instant ticket. This year, he returned before the holidays to claim the $50,000 top prize on the You Win ticket. And, guess what? He purchased both tickets at the same Lottery retailer – Marlow Wings located at 4147 Branch Avenue in Temple Hills.

The 74-year-old has a daily routine of purchasing his Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers. On the day of his latest lucky scratch-off win, he also purchased a $5 You Win ticket. The Prince George’s County resident scratched it in the store and won $25. Using those winnings, he bought two more You Win tickets. Again, he scratched them in the store and, again, one ticket was a winner – for $50,000!

The veteran Lottery player knew just what to do. “After showing the win to my good friend, I signed the back of the ticket and put it in my pocket,” he said. The retired maintenance worker went on about his day and came to Lottery headquarters to claim his prize the following day.

The You Win scratch-off is a relatively new ticket with four $50,000 top prizes remaining. Its launch in late November enticed our player to buy it. “I like those new tickets,” he said. “I usually have pretty decent luck with them.”

Our happy winner plans to save the $50,000 prize and might take a trip with the money. Because he enjoys playing Lottery scratch-offs, he plans to buy more in the near future rather than wait until December 2015! For selling the lucky scratch-off, Marlow Wings will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.