Scratches Lucky Ticket at Local Laundromat
His good fortune began when the man bought a Great Big Bingo ticket on his way home from work. The 36-year-old just loves bingo-style scratch tickets, he told Lottery officials. Leaving the Montgomery County store, he headed to a nearby self-service laundry to clean his clothes. He scratched off his $5 ticket while he waited. When he saw the $100,000 win, he froze in place.
“I stayed very calm,” he said. “I didn’t attract any attention. I think I was in shock! I didn’t know what to do!”
The Montgomery County man decided to go directly home to safeguard his winning ticket and share the great news with his cousin. He was in such a hurry, he said, that he nearly left his clothes in the machine. His cousin doubted his win, initially. “I am a bit of a joker sometimes,” the man said. “It took some work to convince him.”
He plans to use his winnings to repair his car and take a vacation. He’s also dreamed of building a home in his native El Salvador. Want to visit his lucky store? Our winner bought his Great Big Bingo ticket at Rodman’s Discount Store at 4301 Randolph Road in Rockville. The game has four more $100,000 winning tickets in stores.