Sleepy HVAC Mechanic Enjoys $50,000 Dream Come True

Baltimore resident wins top prize on Home Run Riches scratch-off

249-Homerun-Riches-ITVMA Baltimore heating and air conditioning mechanic who enjoys playing scratch-offs was exhausted from work and struggling to keep his eyes open when he arrived at Maryland Lottery headquarters. He’s got lots of cash to dream about after winning a $50,000 top prize on the Home Run Riches ticket.

He bought the lucky $5 scratch-off the previous day at Yesteryears Discount Liquors, located at 214 North Highland Avenue in Baltimore. A bit later, at home with his family, he scratched it off and quickly realized that he had big money coming his way.

“It didn’t take long,” he said.

The sleepy winner’s family joined him as he claimed his prize and expressed shock at his Lottery luck. His largest previous win was $100. The lucky player said his first thought was to locate all of the necessary paperwork so he could come to the Lottery office and claim the prize as soon as possible.

After catching up on his sleep, the winner said he plans to invest money in a deck and use some of the prize to help his family.

Yesteryears Discount Liquors is a winner as well. For selling the ticket, the retailer will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery. The Home Run Riches ticket launched in March, and one of its $50,000 top prizes is still waiting to be found at Lottery retailers across the state. There are also five remaining $5,000 prizes and thousands of additional cash prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.