Retired Longshoreman Unloads Big $50,000 Lottery Win on Easter

$50,000 Gold Rush scratch-off gives player a holiday treat

242-$50,000-Gold-Rush-ITVMA father-daughter trip to the store on Easter led to a $50,000 Maryland Lottery scratch-off win for a lucky Curtis Bay player.

The 77-year-old retired longshoreman drove his daughter to the ShopRite in Glen Burnie and, while there, bought three scratch-offs with $10 plus $1 from his daughter. Among the scratch-offs purchased was a $50,000 Gold Rush instant ticket, which he scratched at home.

“I like to scratch the top line first and then reveal the prizes below,” said the winner. “I was in shock when I saw the 10x and the $5,000 prize and I started shaking.”

The lucky dad hid the ticket in his closet and didn’t share news of his good fortune with his daughter until the next day. She then shared the news with her brother. “I wanted to keep it a secret, but she couldn’t wait,” said her father, smiling.

The father of six and grandfather of 22 plans to sit down and make a list of ways to spend the prize once the reality of winning $50,000 sets in. He knows he will spend some of the windfall to help a few family members and repair his car.

The Anne Arundel County retailer is also celebrating the win. For selling a top-prize winning ticket in the $50,000 Gold Rush game, the ShopRite at 6710 Governor Richie Highway will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

Those looking for a lucky game can still find plenty of wins with the $50,000 Gold Rush scratch-off. The $5 instant ticket still has three $50,000 top prizes, six $5,000 prizes and 22 $1,000 prizes remaining on the game.