Nevada’s Fenton Owens loves Maryland after his $30,000 Polar Payout scratch-off win.
Claims $30,000 Polar Payout scratch-off prize
When his employer invited him to travel 2,500 miles to Maryland as part of a team working on a solar farm project, Fenton Owens signed right up. Any regrets over the many miles and many months he’s spent away from his Henderson, Nevada home are a thing of the past – all because of Maryland Lottery luck!
A $3 Polar Payout scratch-off awarded him a cool $30,000 top prize.
The 45-year-old electrician is a big fan of scratch-offs. Fenton said he doesn’t play them too often, though, because Nevada has no state lottery. Maryland’s wide selection of instant ticket games has made his home-away-from-home a happy temporary destination.
After scratching off the instant ticket later in his hotel room, Fenton was taken aback by what he saw. “I just sat there for a few minutes looking at it. $30,000? I read the directions, every word on the front and back of the ticket.” Still not convinced, he asked a co-worker, “Am I reading this right?”
The answer: Yes!
“Elation is the only word that comes to mind,” he told Lottery officials. “I’m on Cloud 9.” The Nevada man plans to erase a good bit of his debt with his Polar Payout win. He also plans to make Maryland Lottery scratch-offs a weekly part of his stay in our fair state.
Polar Payout has now shared half of its four $30,000 top prizes with Maryland players. Four $1,000 second-tier prizes are available, also, along with thousands of others ranging from $3 and up. Fenton found his lucky scratch-off at the Riva Road Shell at 2575 Riva Road in Annapolis. The retailer has reason to celebrate, too! For selling a winning top-prize scratch-off of $30,000, the retailer earns a $300 bonus from the Lottery.