Painter’s Stroke of Luck Leads to Two Big Lottery Wins in One Day

Hyattsville man has luck with Racetrax and the popular 40 Rubies ticket

A Hyattsville painter is enjoying his brush with good fortune after winning two big Lottery prizes totaling more than $105,000 in one day.

The 47-year-old man, while on his way to work, stopped at a local 7-Eleven to play Racetrax. He scanned his ticket after the race and discovered he’d won $5,424. “It was a great start to my day, I was so happy!” the man said.

At home after work, while basking in his earlier Lottery win, he remembered an unscratched 40 Rubies ticket purchased days earlier. The man grabbed the ticket and began scratching it, hoping his stroke of luck from earlier would rub off. Just as he approached the end of the ticket, the man scratched off a “win” symbol in the very last row. He continued to scratch below the symbol and saw $100,000 printed on the ticket.

“I couldn’t believe I had won that much money, especially after winning more than $5,000 from Racetrax earlier,” he said. “I felt so lucky!”

The man plans to spend his winnings to pay off bills, enjoy a vacation to visit family and finance the down payment on a condo. The 7-Eleven at 7951 Riggs Road in Hyattsville sold the 40 Rubies ticket that carried the $100,000 top prize. Still in the stores are 40 Rubies scratch-off tickets with prizes of up to $10,000. Players also can enter their non-winning tickets through Aug. 15 in a 40 Rubies second-chance promotion to win prizes of $40,000 and $4,000. Upcoming second-chance prize drawings take place in July and August.