Retired Silver Spring Man Claims $250,000 Prize

Wins Top Prize on Instant Cashout Scratch-off

Last Friday, just as he regularly does, a Silver Spring resident purchased some scratch-offs. His Lottery experience turned out differently, though, as he scratched his Instant Cashout ticket and revealed a $250,000 win.

After scratching the ticket at the store, the 66-year-old raced home to show it to his family. After showing it to his kids, he called the Lottery to confirm it was a winner. “I’ve been playing for years and I always thought maybe tomorrow would be my lucky day,” said the winner. “Now, it has happened!”

Two of his four kids came with him to claim the ticket. We all had to see it to believe it,” said his one son. “He spent all weekend checking to make sure the ticket was still where he left it.” With his winnings, the retired construction worker plans to help his kids. The winning ticket was purchased at Giant, located at 2900 University Blvd. in Wheaton.