A Silver Spring man turned a standard grocery store run into the shopping trip of a lifetime when he decided to buy a few scratch-offs from his local Giant. The decision turned out to be a great one as he came away with the $50,000 top prize on a Deluxe Crossword instant ticket!
The lucky winner says he often plays a few scratch-offs when he stops in at Giant, as it is very close to his house and convenient. He likes to go in and just pick a few instant tickets at random from the machine in the store. Imagine his surprise when he revealed his top prize!
After confirming his big win, the Montgomery County resident hid his scratch-off for safekeeping until he could claim his prize at Lottery headquarters. The 35-year-old plans to use his windfall to pay off his credit card bills and put the remainder toward a new home!
Giant #350 located at 11221 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring comes away a winner as well! For selling the top-prize winning scratch-off in the $5 game, the lucky Lottery retailer will score a $500 bonus.
Retailers around the state are selling this lucky crossword scratch-off. There are still six $50,000 top prizes remaining in the game, as well as 17 of its second-place $10,000 prizes! Also still available is the $3 Crossword instant ticket, with five of its $30,000 top prizes still unclaimed.