Scratch-off Player Strikes Gold with New Game

Wins $10,000 prize on $100,000 Gold Rush instant ticket

243-$100,000-Gold-Rush-ITVMAn avid Keno player who decided to play a few Maryland Lottery scratch-offs between games found a $10,000 win on the $100,000 Gold Rush scratch-off game. The 42-year-old Edgewood man enjoyed a string of wins leading up to the big prize.

The lucky player said he kept winning, so he kept playing at the Merritt Boulevard Shell located at 1521 Merritt Blvd. in Dundalk.

“I won $15 on the first two scratch-offs and felt lucky, so I purchased one more,” said the winner. “When I saw the 20x symbol and the $500 underneath, I knew I won big.”

The Harford County resident asked the store’s cashier to check the $10 instant ticket and, sure enough, he had a $10,000 winner!

The mobile detailer first shared his great news with his fiancé. “She was in disbelief,” he said. He then called his best friend, who accompanied him to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. “He really deserves this,” said the winner’s friend.

The happy winner, who is the parent of a nine-year-old, plans to apply his prize toward a family vacation.

The $100,000 Gold Rush game is part of a family of scratch-offs that includes $1,000 Gold Rush, $10,000 Gold Rush and $50,000 Gold Rush instant tickets. Top prizes range from $1,000 to $100,000.