Montgomery County man wins $500 & $50,000 in three days
Some positive vibes helped a loyal Rockville player come up with two big scratch-off wins in three days of $500 and $50,000.
The 49-year-old explained that his winning streak began when he purchased a scratch-off on Dec. 31 and won $500. Still feeling lucky, he dipped into those winnings and purchased a $20 $50,000 Cash instant ticket on Jan. 2.
When the Montgomery County resident looked at his scratch-off, he saw that he won again but this time his prize contained two more zeros.
“I couldn’t believe it. I won back-to-back,” said the lucky player. “Winning $500 was amazing, but winning $50,000 was unbelievable.”
The husband and father said he plans to use the money to pay off bills and to help other people. He is working more than 60 hours a week at a grocery so the extra money will help boost his finances.
“Sometimes, when I get off of work, I have a feeling inside to buy a scratch-off,” he said “For both those wins, I had that feeling.”
Colonial Shell at 4101 Randolph Road in Montgomery County also benefits from the winner’s Lottery luck. The Silver Spring gas station will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $50,000 top-prize winning instant ticket.
The $50,000 Cash game went on sale Dec. 29 and the Rockville player was the game’s first top prize winner. There are still 159 top prizes remaining along with 168 $5,000 prizes and others ranging from $20 to $500.