Frederick woman claims top prize on Red Hot Riches game
A Frederick County woman who rarely plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs is all smiles after listening to a suggestion on Saturday that she buy a Red Hot Riches instant ticket. Her Lottery luck was so scorching red hot she scored the top $50,000 prize on her sizzling scratch-off!
The 35-year-old is a scratch-off novice. The quiet woman had stopped in Middletown on Saturday and decided to buy the $5 ticket at the Middletown BP at 211 E. Main Street. She scratched it off in the store and matched one of the ticket’s four red-hot numbers, giving her an instant win of $50,000! Smiling and happy, the Frederick resident simply went home and hid the ticket in an undisclosed location until she could claim her prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.
Because she is not sure yet how she will spend her winnings, the lucky player plans to put her prize into the bank. The Middletown BP can also celebrate its lucky status! For selling the top-tier winning scratch-off, the retailer receives a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The game still has one more $50,000 top-tier ticket waiting to be discovered at an unknown Maryland retailer.