Slower-Paced Scratch-off Play Gives Video Gamer His $10,000 Prize

$10K Triple Green Crossword Mamas Boy web

Celebrating blessings like his recent $10,000 scratch-off win is a family affair for this “Mama’s Boy.”

Owings Mills man pauses video game action to discover winning scratch-off

Taking a break from the fast-paced action of a video game paid off for a Baltimore County man, who revealed a $10,000 prize on his slower-paced Triple Green Crossword scratch-off.

The 22-year-old home care nurse, who dubbed himself “Mama’s Boy” for a photo in the Maryland Lottery’s Winner’s Circle, revealed nine words to capture the $5 instant ticket’s second-tier prize.

He found Lottery luck when he visited Rolling Road Exxon at 7415 Windsor Mill Road in Baltimore to buy a cool drink. After noticing extra change in his pocket, the Owings Mills man decided to take a chance on the crossword game.

He and his mother share a special kinship and an excitement for this win as well as several other milestones. They are celebrating his extraordinary luck, but also his mother’s upcoming birthday, an event made even more special because she recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her successful heart transplant.

This isn’t the lucky man’s first taste of Lottery luck. He’s also won large prizes on the Lottery’s Pick 4 and Racetrax games. He plans to use the funds for a shopping trip and to bankroll a winter break trip to somewhere sunny.

The Triple Green Crossword scratch-off, which launched last summer, features a top-prize of $50,000. Two of those top prizes remain as well as four more $10,000 prizes and thousands of other prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.