Potomac Man Finds $50,000 Winning Monopoly Scratch-off for Wife

Husband did the buying, wife did the scratching

A 75-year-old Montgomery County man and his wife are happy winners after scoring a $50,000 prize on a Monopoly scratch-off.

The loving husband ventured out to buy his wife some scratch-offs earlier this week. His wife is unable to go out herself, so the Potomac man makes sure to get instant tickets for her periodically. He purchased several Monopoly scratch-offs at a Bethesda Lottery retailer and took them home for his wife to play. It doesn’t take her long to determine if he has brought her a winning scratch-off.

“I call her a cheater,” said the husband, smiling. “I say that because most of the time, she scratches the barcode and scans the ticket on the app to see if it’s a winner.”

When she scanned the $20 Monopoly scratch-off using the Lottery app, her phone showed a winning message. The lucky lady took a picture of the scratch-off with her phone and texted the photo to her husband, saying, “It’s about time.” She then called Lottery headquarters and learned they had to claim the prize in Baltimore.

“It was really surprising,” said the husband of her big win. He claimed the prize for his wife on Wednesday.

The parents of two grown children, the winners have no initial plans for the $50,000 prize. After paying bills, the husband said they plan to put the rest of the windfall into savings.

Their lucky Lottery retailer is Talbert’s Ice and Beverage Service located at 5234 River Road in Bethesda. For selling a top-prize winning scratch-off in the game, the Montgomery County store earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery.