Retired FedEx driver Henry Counts Sr. of Pasadena delivered his own $50,000 surprise on a You Win scratch-off.
Pasadena man wins top prize on You Win scratch-off
Only a few years ago, retiree Henry Counts Sr. of Pasadena would have been busy this time of year helping his FedEx co-workers around the world move holiday packages to happy customers. Instead, the retired driver delivered his own $50,000 surprise!
“When I turned 55, I began to win a bit more,” he said. “I won $5,000 twice on Pick 4 and then this!” On the day the big win came his way, the Anne Arundel County resident had bought several $5 scratch-offs from Arundel Liquors in Pasadena. He was watching the news and enjoying his instant tickets when he discovered his holiday surprise.
He was taken aback when he saw that his winning number matched the number corresponding with the $50,000 prize. “I was just a nervous wreck. I read the ticket 100 times, copied it and put it in the safe,” Henry said. He also ran next door to have his son double-check the ticket.
He plans to use his prize to pay off a few home improvement bills and boost his savings account. “This will give me a bit of breathing room for unforeseen expenses,” he said.
Also a winner is the retailer. For selling the top-prize ticket, Arundel Liquors at 8530 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.