“Winner Friends” of Riverdale plan to go to Las Vegas with the $50,000 they won playing the $2,000,000 Richer scratch-off.
Second-tier prize on $2,000,000 Richer game brings $50,000 payday
From time to time, two friends who are Maryland Lottery scratch-off enthusiasts enjoy buying a book of instant tickets during their work break and seeing what happens. When they did this on Feb. 6, the Riverdale duo had more fun than usual because of a $50,000 score.
“He was happy. He jumped a couple of times,” said one member of the team nicknamed “Winner Friends” for Lottery publicity. They hit for a second-tier prize on the $30 $2,000,000 Richer scratch-off. The instant ticket has a top prize of $2 million.
With the lucky pair having picked up a $50,000 prize, another four prizes remain unclaimed at that level and four at the $2 million top-prize level.
“We play together all the time,” said one of the friends. And, they plan to keep playing in hopes of hitting for an even bigger prize. As for the proceeds from their recent score, the duo plan to go to Las Vegas.
They bought their winning instant ticket at Sunshine Ethio at 6907 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park. Meanwhile, the $2,000,000 Richer instant ticket moved up to the number 3 spot on the Maryland Lottery’s Top 40 Scratch-Offs chart.