Montgomery County Electrician Shocked by $50,000 Prize

Wins top prize on 20x The Cash scratch-off

With his family by his side, a Montgomery Village man came to Maryland Lottery headquarters on Feb. 24 to claim a $50,000 prize. The 36-year-old won a top prize on a 20x The Cash scratch-off ticket he purchased at Check Cash Depot.

When asked why he selected this particular game, the electrician said he liked the fact that the ticket had chances to multiply his winnings. The $5 20x The Cash ticket is part of a family of the multiplier scratch-offs that launched in January. In addition to the $5 game, there are also $1, $2, $10 and $20 tickets available with top prizes up to $1 million.

The happy winner plans on investing his newfound windfall. And he isn’t the only one who wins: His lucky lottery store, Check Cash Depot at 107 East Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg, will receive a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize winning ticket.

The 20x The Cash game still has eight unclaimed $50,000 top-prizes remaining, along with 10 remaining $5,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.