Takes home a $50,000 top prize in $5 game
A 51-year-old maintenance technician cleaned up with the Maryland Lottery by winning $50,000 playing a 20x The Cash scratch-off!
After getting off from an eight-hour overnight shift, the Rockville resident stopped at his local Aspen Shell to pick up a pack of cigarettes before going home. While there, he decided to buy a few scratch-offs, too, and selected several from the Multiplier family of instant tickets.
The Montgomery County man decided to wait until he got home to scratch off his tickets. After scratching a few 5x The Cash and 10x the Cash scratch-offs, he noticed that he did not win.
“When I started scratching the 20x The Cash scratch-off, I immediately knew I was a big winner,” he said. “The top $50,000 prize was the first monetary increment that appeared. When I saw all of the zeros I said ‘Whoa!’ to myself.”
The avid scratch-off player loves playing Multiplier instant tickets. Just last year, he won $1,000 on a 10x The Cash scratch-off.
“I was surprised when I won that $1,000 on the 10x The Cash ticket but now I’m just in complete shock from winning this $50,000 on the 20x The Cash one,” he said.
He told Lottery officials that he’s putting his winnings into his savings account until he’s ready to use it as a down payment on a home.
His lucky retailer also has reason to celebrate. For selling the top-prize scratch-off in the game, Aspen Shell located at 4101 Aspen Hill Road in Rockville will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.
The Multiplier family includes other games, including 50x the Cash and 100x the Cash. The 20x The Cash game has two unclaimed $50,000 top prizes remaining along with thousands of others ranging from $5 to $5,000.