Princess Anne Mechanic Wins First Maryland Riches Top Prize

Princess Anne mechanic Gregory Cottman drives away with the first $100,000 Maryland Riches top prize.

Oversized ticket intrigued lucky winner

An Eastern Shore Lottery player claimed the first $100,000 top prize on the $10 oversized Maryland Riches scratch-off.

Gregory Cottman said he noticed the large Maryland Riches scratch off, bright and bold in a dispenser, when he visited his favorite Lottery retailer Thirsty’s in Princess Anne, and decided to try it out.

“The ticket was huge,” the 68-year-old explained. “That’s what got me play, and now it’s my go-to game.”

Gregory decided to scratch the ticket while in the store, and instantly saw he was a winner. He was in disbelief, but also so excited that he shared the news with everyone in the store, including his brother who now continues to boast that he’s related to a big winner.

The Somerset County man has won smaller amounts in the past, but never anything this large. He plans to pay off bills.

For selling the $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, Thirsty’s at 12020 Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne will receive a $1,000 bonus.

The Maryland Riches game went on sale on March 20, 2023. This is the first top-prize winner, leaving nine top prizes available along with other prizes ranging from $10 to $10,000.