Three top prizes still remain in $3 game
It took some time for an Eastern Shore resident to believe he won the $30,000 top prize on a SKEE-BALL® scratch-off. The Salisbury man visually saw that his numbers were winners and also saw his winning message after scanning the $3 instant ticket. Yet, he still couldn’t believe Lottery luck had arrived.
“I kept scanning my ticket,” he said. “After three times, I realized that I had won $30,000.”
The Wicomico County resident was home with his aunt and uncle when he discovered the top prize. At first, his relatives also doubted his bin win and thought he was joking around.
As for his plans for spending the $30,000 windfall, the military veteran said, “I am going to pay off some of my bills. The rest will be put into savings.”
The 32-year-old works at Purdue Farms in Salisbury. He served in the military until 2014 and his hobby is gaming. The former U.S. Marine said that he plays Lottery games every week and will continue buying scratch-offs with the hope of winning an even larger prize.
“If I ever win more money, I will help out the homeless in Salisbury,” he said.
One place that benefited from his win is the Lottery retailer that sold the lucky scratch-off. Food Lion #0800 at 817 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury will receive a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling the $30,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.
SKEE-BALL went on sale March 21 with eight top prizes; this is the fifth top-prize winner. Four unclaimed second-tier prizes of $1,000 also remain, along with prizes ranging from $3 to $150.