Real estate entrepreneur takes home $100,000 top prize
To play the game of Monopoly, players move around a board, buying and trading properties and collecting rent. Originally called the “Landlord’s Game,” Monopoly is similar to what a 29-year-old Harford County man does for a living and led to his $100,000 top-prize win on a MONOPOLY™ X50 scratch-off.
The real estate entrepreneur was out collecting rent on one of his properties when the scratch-off display at Divino Grocery in Baltimore caught his eye. The lucky winner plays instant games on occasion. Seeing the Monopoly X50 game, the Edgewood resident – who rarely carries cash – realized he actually had a $10 bill in his pocket and bought one MONOPOLY X50 scratch-off.
“I really enjoy the Monopoly game,” said the winner. “Me and my family play the board game all the time.”
After his purchase, the player scratched the instant ticket off in the grocery. He couldn’t believe when he saw that one of his numbers matched one of the winning numbers and the prize staring back at him was $100,000. The lucky man asked the cashier to scan the instant ticket and he confirmed the big win.
“The machine went nuts when he ran the ticket,” said the winner. “This is so crazy.”
The married father of two had to work on the days following his win but got an appointment to claim his prize this week. When Lottery officials asked what his plans were for his prize, the business-minded player said, “I’ll probably buy some more properties.” That is right in line with what a Monopoly player would do!
Divino Grocery located at 2700 West Baltimore Street in Baltimore City is also a winner. The Lottery retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for its role in selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.
The MONOPOLY X50 scratch-off launched on Jan. 17, 2022, as part of the MONOPOLY Second-Chance Promotion from the Maryland Lottery. The following scratch-offs joined the $10 ticket: $1 MONOPOLY X5, $2 MONOPOLY X10 and $5 MONOPOLY X20. In addition, two FAST PLAY games were introduced: $3 MONOPOLY Game Tokens and $20 MONOPOLY Properties.
Players can enter any non-winning MONOPOLY™ scratch-offs and winning or non-winning FAST PLAY MONOPOLY™ tickets into My Lottery Rewards for a chance to win cash prizes. There are six drawings, with each drawing awarding one Rolling Cash Jackpot and ten $2,500 prizes. A Rolling Cash Jackpot is a prize that starts at $2,500 at the beginning of each promotion period, and grows until the drawing date. Additional information is available at mdlottery.com/monopoly.
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