Gwynn Oak resident wins with $100,000 Gold Rush game
A 36-year-old lucky Maryland Lottery player returned to the Winner’s Circle this week to celebrate his third win in two years! The Gwynn Oak resident just won $10,000 on the $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off game one year after being chosen “Contestant of the Game” in a second-chance promotion, which netted him a $2,000 prize. Two years ago, he won $100,000 on another scratch-off game.
His latest lucky win came when his wife decided to order carryout pizza for dinner. When the Baltimore city resident arrived at the restaurant, the pizza was still cooking. He decided to cross the street to the Rolling Road BP located at 2202 N. Rolling Road in Woodlawn to kill some time playing scratch-offs.
The father of two first bought a $5 $50,000 Gold Rush scratch-off and was about to head out when something told him to try the $10 $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off, too!
“I knew something was up when I scratched the first line and saw three $10 wins and then the $1,000,” he said. “I stopped there, folded my ticket and went to finish the game in my car.”
The $1,000 amount popped up eight times among $10, $100 and $500 prizes. “I quickly added them up to $10,000,” he said.
By this time, his pizza was ready. The lucky player picked it up and raced home to share news of his Lottery win with his wife. “I always say I’m just going to surprise her by depositing the check and telling her to check the balance,” he said, smiling. “But, I can never keep the news to myself.”
The winner, who works in education, plans to spend his prize on a new car and new tires for his wife’s car. The three-time winner bought her car with his $100,000 prize back in 2014.
There are still plenty of unclaimed top prizes remaining on his lucky scratch-off game. The $100,000 Gold Rush instant ticket has three unclaimed $100,000 top prizes, one $20,000 prize and five $10,000 prizes. The Gold Rush family of scratch-off games also has a $1 and $2 ticket.