Musician Discovers $50,000 Scratch-off Win of Note

Avid fan of Maryland instant tickets finds lucky 50X The Cash game

Although his job as a road musician takes him to countries near and far, a drummer from Woodbine said he only plays scratch-offs when he is home in Maryland.

He typically plays instant tickets once or twice a week when he is not on the road. Paddock Wine and Spirits in Woodbine is his Lottery retailer of choice, and that’s where the 58-year-old found a $50,000-winning 50X The Cash scratch-off.

“I just got the luck of the draw,” he said.  The scratch-off fan had stopped by the store at 7627 Woodbine Road with $30 to spend. He declined the clerk’s suggestion to try one of the new scratch-offs that went on sale this week. Instead, he selected a $5 20X The Cash game and two $10 50X The Cash scratch-offs. He always scratches his instant tickets in his vehicle, the winner said, so he left the store to follow his routine and see if Lottery luck was at hand. Indeed it was! He won $5 on the 20X The Cash game and $50,000 on one of the 50X The Cash games.

“I went back in the store and showed her (the clerk) the tickets,” he said. The lucky man plans to pay off credit card bills with his prize and help his stepdaughter financially as she completes her master’s degree.

Four top prizes of $100,000 remain unclaimed in the 50X The Cash game along with five more $50,000 prizes and 24 $10,000 prizes. The game also features a second chance to win. Players can enter non-winning Multiplier Family of Games scratch-offs through My Lottery Rewards for a chance to win additional prizes in the Multiplier second-chance promotion.