Silver Spring Player Wins $5 Million on Maryland Lottery Scratch-off

Three more $5 million top prizes remain on $50 $5,000,000 CASH game

The first of four $5 million top prizes from the $50 Maryland Lottery game, $5,000,000 CASH, was claimed on March 11 by a player from Silver Spring.

After going on sale Feb. 19, the game jumped immediately into the No.1 spot on the Lottery’s Top 40 Scratch-offs list. In addition to the $5 million top prize, the game has two other high-tier prizes at the $100,000 and $10,000 levels. To date, none of the 10 prizes at the $100,000 level have been claimed, while players won three of the game’s original 100 prizes at the $10,000 level.

The Montgomery County woman who claimed the game’s first $5 million prize says she enjoys playing scratch-offs. She was so surprised by the magnitude of her win that she hadn’t given much thought to what she would do with the money. One possibility, she said, is to start a business.

The $5 million win far exceeds her previous personal best Lottery prize of $500, she said. Having won big won’t end her enjoyment of scratch-offs, however, as she says she plans to continue playing.

The lucky lady bought the hot instant ticket at Great Plaza Liquor, which is located at 6439 Marlboro Pike in District Heights. The shop receives a bonus of $5,000 for selling the top-prize winning scratch-off. The prize is equal to 1/10th of 1% of the prize.

While the Silver Spring player’s $5 million prize is only the first on the new ticket, it is the third prize for that amount won on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off. The new $5,000,000 CASH game is Maryland’s second at the $50 price point. The first such game was 50 Years!, an instant ticket that marked the Lottery’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2023. That scratch-off, released Feb. 20, 2023, started with three prizes at the $5 million level. The game remains the Lottery’s 7th best selling (based on total sales) and still has one top prize awaiting discovery.