Nottingham Resident Scores Top Prize on Holiday Ca$h Game

Scratch-off fan Scott Murphy of Nottingham plans to invest his Holiday Ca$h win.

Federal Reserve employee likes the odds of playing scratch-offs

Baltimore County’s Scott Murphy has won some money over the years playing scratch-offs but was shocked to see his $50,000 win in the Holiday Ca$h game. When he went to scan his instant ticket to check for a prize, the 55-year-old received a pleasant message.

“It said, ‘Take to the Lottery’ so I thought I won $1,000,” Scott said. “Then, I checked it for myself (by scratching off the ticket) and saw it was $50,000.”

The Federal Reserve employee said he plans to invest his prize. A Nottingham resident, Scott is a loyal scratch-off player and explained that he likes the odds of playing a scratch-off compared to other games.

“You have a better chance of winning with the scratch-offs. Mega Millions and Powerball have a nicer payout but the odds of winning are small,” he said.

Scott purchased the instant ticket at 7-Eleven #26753 at 8801 Honeygo Boulevard in Baltimore. For selling a $50,000 top-prize winning ticket, the Baltimore County retailer will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery. Scott added that he likes the store and appreciates the clerk who often helps him with his Lottery games.

“I am going to stop by and give a prize to the clerk,” Scott added.

The Nottingham winner is the fourth top-prize winner in the Holiday Ca$h game. Four $50,000 prizes and six $6,000 prizes still remain along with prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.