Elkton man wins top prize on Family Feud® scratch-off
A 43-year-old Elkton man is thanking a headache for his $50,000 win on the new Family Feud® scratch-off game.
Suffering from a pounding headache, the scratch-off player visited High’s #47 in Northeast to buy his go-to headache cure … ice cream. He was leaving the store to visit his girlfriend when the Family Feud scratch-off caught his eye. He bought seven of the instant tickets and played them in the store.
“I picked Family Feud because I like the $5 games and I liked the look of the ticket,” said the lucky player. “Plus, I played it the other day and won.” Hoping for similar luck, he began to scratch off his instant tickets. To his surprise, one revealed the $50,000 top prize.
“I almost had a heart attack,” said the winner. “It’s pretty exciting.”
The father of two called his girlfriend, who normally gives him a hard time about playing scratch-offs, to share the news. Her tune soon changed.
“She was a skeptic but when she saw the actual ticket, she was so happy,” said the lucky player, smiling.
The Cecil County carpenter said work obligations kept him from claiming the prize for several days. He hopes to start his own business and plans to use the prize toward that goal and save the rest of his winnings.
The lucky retailer also has reason to celebrate! For selling a top-prize scratch-off in the game that went on sale April 24, the High’s located at 3434 Blue Ball Road will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.
This is the first $50,000 top prize claimed in the Family Feud game, which has an exciting second-chance contest. The game has nine more top prizes along with 14 $5,000 prizes and 35 $1,000 prizes. Players can enter non-winning Family Feud instant tickets into their My Lottery Rewards account for the chance to win cash prizes of $50,000 and $500. One scratch-off equals one entry in the second-chance promotion, which has drawings on June 6, July 18 and Aug. 29.