Retail Manager Finds Maryland Lottery Diamond Worth $100,000

Wins top prize on Bingo Gold scratch-off during his lunch break

276-Bingo-Gold-ITVMA Rockville resident who bought several Maryland Lottery scratch-offs as part of his lunch purchase ate and scratched his way to a $100,000 top-prize win on the Bingo Gold game.

The retail manager plays a variety of $5 and $10 scratch-offs. “I only chose the Bingo Gold as the bin was full,” he said. After quickly scratching off the instant ticket, he took 20 minutes before noticing a winning diamond shape on one of the bingo boards on his ticket. Unsure if he had won, the 36-year-old went straight to the scanner to check his ticket.

“I usually do not get too excited about anything, but winning big like this was truly a momentous moment!”  The happy winner plans to continue playing scratch-offs, especially the lucky $10 Bingo Gold game.

The Montgomery County father of two teenage children said they will benefit from his big win. “I will pay off my car first,” he said. “Then, I plan to take a nice vacation with my children. We all deserve to have an extra special one once in a while.”

The lucky retailer who sold the winning ticket is the 7-Eleven #11575 located at 18120 Georgia Ave. in Olney. For selling a top-prize scratch-off in the game, the store will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.

The Bingo Gold game still has plenty of winning tickets available. Look for any of the three remaining $100,000 top prizes, 13 $10,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $10 to $1,000.