Player’s Trip to Favorite Lottery Retailer Pays Off

Silver Spring scratch-off fan wins $50,000 top prize

A trip to a favorite Maryland Lottery retailer turned into an unexpected payday for a Silver Spring scratch-off player, who walked into 7-Eleven #11666 in Takoma Park with $5 and walked out with a $50,000 winning instant ticket.

The loyal player selected the Lottery’s bingo-themed game, Gold Bar Bingo, at the convenience store last weekend. This was the first time the instant ticket fan saw this game at his favorite retailer and he bought the game to see if he could win. Having won $10,000 to date on Lottery games, the Montgomery County man believed that anything was possible. Not only did he win, the lucky player found the first of the six top-prize scratch-offs in the game.

The 43-year-old winner plans to enjoy the prize and put it into savings. For selling a $50,000 top-prize scratch-off in the game, 7-Eleven #11666 located at 900 Merrimac Drive in Montgomery County receives a $500 bonus from the Lottery.