Silver Spring Couple Eyeing Houses after $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Big score doesn’t deter big picture focus: ‘He’s looking for millions!’

A couple from Silver Spring picked up a $100,000 prize on the $30 $100,000 Extreme Cash scratch-off game and they plan to put the money toward the purchase of a house.

While claiming the prize Nov. 21 at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, the two said they had not made any plans for a celebration yet because the win still didn’t feel real. Both are regular players and have won smaller prizes before, including a few $800 hits on Pick 5, but nothing like their $100,000 top-prize scratch-off score. Even so, asked about whether they would continue playing, the husband said, “Of course. I want big money!”

His wife added, “He’s looking for millions!”

On the market since Sept. 21, 2020, $100,000 Extreme Cash remains a popular game. It logs in at the No. 19 spot on the Maryland Lottery Top 40 Scratch-Offs list, despite more than 91 percent of all available tickets being sold. Even so, 12 of the game’s initial 64 top prizes at the $100,000 level remain unclaimed.

The couple bought the hot ticket at the Colesville Road Exxon gas station at 8384 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. The business receives a bonus of $1,000 for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.