Scratch-off Winner ‘Weak in the Knees’ After Seeing $10,000 Prize

Jimmy Nye of Hagerstown found a $10,000 prize on $1,000 Frenzy scratch-off.

Finds his fortune playing $1,000 Frenzy scratch-off

A Hagerstown management consultant followed the Maryland Lottery’s slogan for its new Frenzy family of scratch-offs to the letter, getting “caught in the frenzy” and weak in the knees after a $10,000 win.

The $1,000 Frenzy scratch-off gave Jimmy Nye a great morning surprise!

The self-described creature of habit found his fortune by following his morning routine. The 72-year-old stopped at 7-Eleven #23882 on Dual Highway in Hagerstown during his morning commute to buy a hot cup of java and a few scratch-offs.

“I figured I’d scratch my tickets right there in the store,” Jimmy said. “As I started scratching the first row, I noticed that it instantly showed that I was a winner. Initially, I thought I had only won a few hundred bucks. As I got to the second row, I was floored when I only saw $1,000 increments matching my number. That’s when I got weak in the knees.”

After he recovered from the shock and regained his footing and composure, Jimmy asked the clerk to scan his winning $1,000 Frenzy instant ticket to check the size of the prize. The scanner told him to head straight to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim his prize.

The excited winner, who is an avid scratch-off player, said his previous Lottery prize record was $1,500. He’s also won a few $500 prizes over the years. The happy man plans to put some of his winnings into his savings account and use another portion to help pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding.

The $1,000 Frenzy scratch-off has six unclaimed $100,000 top prizes, along with 11 $20,000 prizes and 19 more $10,000 prizes. The game is a member of the Frenzy family of scratch-offs. Get caught in the frenzy and check out the $1 $50 Frenzy, $2 $100 Frenzy and $5 $500 Frenzy instant tickets!