Montgomery County Player Finds Top Prize on New Scratch-off

Silver Spring resident becomes first $50,000 winner

A 61-year-old Silver Spring player won the first $50,000 top prize available on an instant ticket less than a month after it went on sale at Maryland Lottery retailers.

The $5 Double Your Money scratch-off, which went on sale Feb. 22, caught the eye of a Montgomery County woman who visited Giant #354 in Silver Spring. The instant ticket requires players to match their numbers to four winning numbers to capture prizes. If players reveal a 2X symbol, they win double the prize shown beneath the symbol. Reveal a 10X symbol, just as our lucky player did, to win 10X the prize shown for that symbol. What also makes the Double Your Money instant ticket so special is that there are no prizes below $10, meaning you have a great chance to win at least double your $5 purchase.

The Montgomery County retailer who sold the instant ticket also has reason to celebrate. Giant Food #354 located at 1280 East West Highway in Silver Spring earned a $500 bonus for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off.

There are plenty of prizes remaining in the Double Your Money game. Players can try to win one of the six unclaimed $50,000 top prizes, 13 unclaimed $5,000 prizes or more than 900,000 prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.