Pumping Gas for Wife Results in $50,000 Payday for Joppa Man

Claims top prize on $5 Ca$h Multiplier game

A Harford County resident credits his wife’s unusual request to fill up her vehicle with gas for helping him win $50,000 on a Ca$h Multiplier scratch-off.

Her request was sparked by news that a bad storm was approaching the area, he said. “My wife asked me to get gas, but she never asks me to get her gas. It was the strangest thing.”

After the 63-year-old finished pumping gas at Sheetz #316 in Joppa, he decided to go inside to purchase a few scratch-offs. The Joppa man discovered he won $5 and then $10, so he cashed in those instant tickets to buy more scratch-offs.

“I don’t like playing with my own money, but I decided to play with the extra money that I had won,” said the Harford County resident.

Our lucky winner had the number 9 and matched it with the winning number 9. The prize was listed at $5,000 but he had a cash multiplier of 10X, which boosted the prize to $50,000.

“I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I couldn’t believe it. I am very humbled,” the winner said.

The loyal player is still undecided on how he will spend his windfall. For selling a $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, Sheetz #316 at 601 Pulaski Highway in Harford County will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

This is the third top-prize winner discovered in the $5 Ca$h Multiplier game since it went on sale June 19. Five $50,000 top prizes remain unclaimed along with others ranging from $5 to $5,000.