New Dad Credits $50,000 Scratch-off Win to His Tiny Angel

Takes home top prize playing Stacks of Cash game

A new dad who was visiting his mom in Maryland decided to buy a Maryland Lottery scratch-off because of a connection to his son’s name. After winning a $50,000 top prize in the Stacks of Ca$h game, the lucky Washington, D.C. man is now calling his son his “personal little angel.”

Luck descended on the federal government employee last weekend. After visiting with his mother on Saturday, the 28-year-old headed out to purchase his mother’s Lottery games. He stopped at 7-Eleven #11730 located at 6034 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville. The scratch-off fan chose her games plus two scratch-offs for himself.

“I only had $8 in cash, so I picked a $3 scratch-off game and the $5 Stacks of Ca$h ticket because of my son’s name,” said the winner.  He told Lottery officials that his son’s name is “Kash.” After buying his games, the loyal player dropped off his mother’s instant tickets and then went to his girlfriend’s house to play his two games. The $3 ticket was not a winner, but was he ever surprised when he saw the prize on the second game!

“I kept seeing the same number over and over,” he said, smiling. “When I scratched the prizes underneath, I just could not believe it.”

At first, he thought his prize was $40,000 but he added everything up and discovered it was a whopping $50,000! The only person knowing about his win was his girlfriend, who was there when he scratched his way to the big win.

The new dad says the first thing he will do with his winnings is to put something away for his lucky charm, baby Kash. Next, he said, he will pay off some bills.

The Stacks of Ca$h game still has plenty of prizes to win. There are four $50,000 remaining top prizes, six $5,000 prizes and thousands of prizes from $5 to $1,000.

Also celebrating today is the lucky Lottery retailer that sold the winning instant ticket. The 7-Eleven in Hyattsville will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize scratch-off. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the $50,000 prize.