Lucky Washington, D.C., Man Excited After Another Big Lottery Win

Claims $50,000 on Strike It Rich scratch off

A happy Washington, D.C., resident is celebrating yet another Maryland Lottery win. After recently landing a $5,000 prize playing Pick 4, he’s celebrating a $50,000 top-prize win on the Strike It Rich scratch-off.

The 33-year-old visited Georgia Fuel and Treats located at 9336 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring and allotted a small percentage of his Pick 4 winnings for buying more tickets. The lucky winner said he loves playing draw games, especially when the jackpots are high. He also enjoys trying new scratch-offs. When he saw the $5 Strike It Rich ticket, he decided to give it a shot.

“Oh my God,” the lucky winner said to himself after realizing that he won. He then shared the great news with family and friends.

The lucky winner said he has a background in biotech research and is currently taking IT courses. He added that he plans to use his winnings to buy a new car.

Georgia Fuel and Treats also has reason to celebrate. The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling a $50,000 top-prize-winning scratch-off. The Strike it Rich ticket launched in February, and two of its $50,000 top prizes remain unclaimed along with five second-tier prizes of $5,000 and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.

Lottery officials recommend that winners sign the backs of tickets and keep them in a safe place until prizes can be claimed. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. Last dates to claim in scratch-off prizes are announced with 182 days notice. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.

Winners can claim prizes by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery Customer Resource Center. Get details on how to claim by mail here or schedule an appointment here.