Silver Spring Carpenter Finds Lottery Win Measures Up

Claims $10,000 prize on 50x The Cash game

A Montgomery County carpenter who plays a random Maryland Lottery scratch-off nearly every day found a game that measured up to his hopes for a hefty prize. He won $10,000!

The Silver Spring husband and father of three was shocked when he scratched off his 50x The Cash instant ticket. Standing there in the Langley Shop at 8001 New Hampshire Avenue in Hyattsville, he found his mind going 100 miles per hour.

“Just a day or two ago, my wife and I talked about needing a new truck for work and for the family, and that we were going to have to wait until next year to afford it,” he said. “That’s the very first thing I thought of when I won.”

The 50x The Cash game, which went on sale Jan. 23, has four $100,000 top prizes still available. Also unclaimed are seven $50,000 prizes, 16 more $10,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000. A member of the Lottery’s multiplier family of scratch-off games, the 50x The Cash game is joined by 5x The Cash, 10x The Cash, 20x The Cash and 100x The Cash scratch-offs.