Silver Spring Retailer Sells Winning Ticket Worth $1,000 a Week for Life

Maryland Lottery seeks player who bought lucky Cash4Life ticket

A Maryland Lottery player landed the win of a lifetime last night, thanks to the multistate Cash4Life game. Giant #135 in Silver Spring sold a second-tier winning Cash4Life ticket worth $1,000 a week for life!

The player holding the winning ticket from the Feb. 8 drawing is the first to score a second-tier $1,000-a-week-for-life Cash4Life prize in Maryland in 2024 and the ninth since the game became available in the state in 2016.

The Montgomery County retailer, located at 3860 International Drive, will receive a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a second-tier winning Cash4Life ticket.

The winner can choose between a $1,000-a-week-for-life annuity paid in annual installments of $52,000 a year, or a $1 million cash option (before taxes). Check your ticket for the winning numbers of 5, 10, 25, 38 and 57; the Cash Ball was 4. Our winner matched the first five numbers, but did not match the Cash Ball.

Maryland had a total of 4,097 winners of prizes of $2 and up in the drawing. Winners have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. Lottery officials strongly encourage all winners to sign the back of their tickets immediately and keep them in a safe location.

Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click HERE to schedule an appointment.

The Maryland Lottery began offering the Cash4Life game in January 2016. Ten states participate: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Tennessee. Since the game began in June 2014, Cash4Life has had 70 top-prize winners and 197 second-tier winners. Maryland has now had five top-prize winners and nine second-tier prize winners.