Hitting the $100,000 top prize on a Jackpot scratch-off means wedding bells can ring for John Sawyer and Teressa Davies of Lansdowne, who claimed their prize with daughter Paige Sawyer.
Lansdowne man claims top prize on Jackpot instant ticket
Financial woes facing longtime couple John Sawyer and Teressa Davies of Lansdowne are just a bad memory since the roofer nailed a $100,000 top prize on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off. The happy dad just found his good fortune with a $10 Jackpot! scratch-off.
“We had mounting bills,” John said. Teressa has just started a full-time state government job but winter jobs were slow for John, who has worked as a roofer for more than 30 years. “This win couldn’t have come at a better time in our lives.”
The 47-year-old’s lucky Lottery purchase came early on a Saturday morning. John was all set to buy cigarettes at the Royal Farms #050 at 2704 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore when he saw his boss buy several Jackpot! instant tickets. He changed his mind about buying cigarettes and instead purchased the same scratch-off.
“At first, I thought it was worth about $100 but then I quickly realized it was for much more,” John said. “That’s when I woke Teressa up to tell her and she was in shock, too.”
After being a couple for over 17 years, they are now planning their wedding.
“This money is such a blessing,” Teressa said. “We’ve been wanting to get married for a while and now we can.” The ecstatic pair said they will pay bills with their winnings, plan their wedding and share some of the prize with their children, too.