Prince George’s County Man Adds to Retirement With $100,000 Win

One Man Landscaping” of Lanham is adding to his retirement with a $100,000 top prize win playing the Money Rush scratch-off game.

Lanham resident takes home first top prize on the Money Rush scratch-off game

A Lottery fan from Prince George’s County has added to his retirement fund thanks to a $100,000 scratch-off win on the $10 ticket, Money Rush.

The 53-year-old State Highway Administration employee and landscaping business owner said he enjoys playing a variety of Maryland Lottery games. Going by “One Man Landscaping,” the lucky winner especially likes scratch-off games and decided to play one on Aug. 4 he was on his way to a job site with his SHA supervisor. The two stopped at Dyson’s Store in Brandywine for a quick bite, but “One Man Landscaping” walked out with a lot more.

“I didn’t really see anything I wanted to eat, so I just grabbed a juice,” said the winner. “At the cash register, this bright yellow scratch-off looking like the sun caught my eye.”

That glowing game was the $10 Money Rush ticket, which just launched in July. “One Man Landscaping” bought one — and one was all it took. He scratched the ticket in the car on the way to the job site, but in spite of the summer heat, he was frozen when he saw he won $100,000.

“I saw the 1X below the number I matched, so I’m thinking I won my money back,” he recalled. “But, then I started seeing all these zeroes and I was stuck.”

The big winner’s supervisor pulled over to the side of the road to make sure everything was OK, and that’s when “One Man Landscaping” shared the good news. His supervisor asked if he wanted to go home, but he chose to finish the work day. Still numb, he texted his girlfriend and then called her to share the celebration.

“He said, ‘You are not going to believe this,” recalled the winner’s girlfriend, who accompanied “One Man Landscaping” to Lottery Headquarters to claim the prize on Aug. 5. “He’s so deserving of this, always helping me and my daughter.”

The lucky winner said he doesn’t have many bills to pay off, adding that he plans to donate some of his winnings to his church and will help family as needed. He also plans to put some of the winnings toward his landscaping business and his retirement from SHA, which he plans to do in a few years.

The $10 Money Rush game now has seven $100,000 top prizes remaining unclaimed, along with nine $50,000 prizes and 25 $10,000 and thousands more prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.

The Prince George’s County Lottery retailer that sold the lucky scratch-off also has reason to celebrate. Dyson’s Store located at 13706 Brandywine Road in Brandywine receives a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.