Post Office Retiree Delivers His Own $30,000 Winning Scratch-off

Claims top prize on $3 Match & Win game

291_MATCH-&-WIN™-ITVMA lucky U.S. Postal Service retiree just put his stamp on Lottery winning by finding a $30,000 top-prize scratch-off in the Match & Win game.

The 64-year-old Montgomery County man found his lucky ticket among four Match & Win scratch-offs he purchased at 7-Eleven #36867 in Gaithersburg. Two of the $3 instant tickets won a small prize and his fourth instant ticket matched all of the numbers in Row 1.

The Gaithersburg resident was astounded. “The zeroes kept coming,” he said. His prize went from $3 to $30 and, as he revealed even more zeroes, it reached a whopping $30,000!

The winner, who spent more than 40 years routing letters and parcels, is delighted his lucky instant ticket delivered a special surprise. He told Lottery officials he was so excited that he couldn’t sleep the night before he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

Because he is on a fixed income, the happy player said the prize will add a bit more stuffing to his retirement nest egg.

Also celebrating his win is 7-Eleven. The convenience store located at 418 Allied Place in Gaithersburg will receive a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize scratch-off in the game. There are still two more $30,000 top-prize scratch-offs awaiting discovery along with thousands of others carrying prizes ranging from $3 to $1,000.