Morning Pick-me-up Jolts Nurse Sky High with Happiness

Wins $10,000 playing Maryland Lottery’s 10X Cash scratch-off.

196-10x-Cash-ITVM_P1-blueA potent morning pick-me-up purchase of coffee and a Maryland Lottery scratch-off jolted a Baltimore nurse sky high with happiness! She simply couldn’t believe she won the $10,000 top prize on her 10X Cash instant ticket.

“I’ve won $50 here and there on this ticket but I never thought I’d be a top-tier winner,” she said.

Nurse Nancy’s morning routine involves exercise followed by a stop at the Royal Farms #49 at 6067 Falls Road in Baltimore. She’ll pick up a cup of hot java, and, if she’s in the mood, grab a few scratch-offs. On the day she found her good fortune, the 59-year-old made her purchases and headed to her vehicle.

“I was parked in the parking lot at Royal Farms, sipping on my morning coffee when I started scratching the ticket,” she said. “I immediately notice that my ticket was saying that I won a $1,000 for every line I scratched. I began saying ‘No, no, no!’ with delight. I was in total disbelief but in a good way.”

Nancy could hardly contain her excitement. She favors the 10X Cash scratch-off game because it has a lot of $10,000 top prizes. For example, the game still has 70 $10,000 top prizes and 40 $1,000 prizes awaiting discovery at Lottery retailers. After she realized she was a big winner, Nancy locked up the ticket and put it out of her mind until she could claim her prize at Lottery headquarters. “I didn’t think about the win because I knew I had to go to work and focus on my job.”

After paying bills with some of her prize, Nancy plans to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. “I’ve always wanted to go there. Now I can.”