Owings Mills Man Claims First Second-Chance Cruise Vacation

Wins Nine-Day Luxury Vacation through Cruise for Cash Promotion

Brian Stolz - Cruise for CashWhen Brian Stolz received a message on his Facebook page last Friday congratulating him on winning a cruise, he wasn’t quite sure what to think.  He then checked his voicemail, and listened to a message from a Maryland Lottery official confirming that he was selected as the first second-chance Cruise for Cash cruise vacation winner.

The 45-year-old, who is a pre-sales engineer for an office product company, is still deciding who he is going to take on the cruise.  One big possibility is his sister, who took him on a cruise she won at work years ago.  Brian’s ticket was randomly selected from more than 40,000 entries.

Partnering with Royal Caribbean International, the Maryland Lottery launched Cruise for Cash on January 10, 2011. The $5 scratch-off features seven $50,000 instant top prizes, as well as 31 instant cruise vacations and a second-chance contest.  Players may enter the contest by mailing in a non-winning Cruise for Cash scratch-off or by entering online at mdlottery.com/cruise.  The second-chance prize includes a nine-night cruise vacation for two, on any one of Royal Carribean’s cruise ships departing from the Port of Baltimore.  The winner will also receive a $1,000 onboard credit. One drawing will take place each month through July.