Frederick man hopes to make down payment on house with top-prize win
A Frederick supermarket stocked the best Maryland Lottery scratch-off a player can buy – a $100,000 top-prize winner! The local resident who found the lucky instant ticket doesn’t often play scratch-offs and is still stunned by his big win in the $5 Ravens game.
The lucky man was waiting in line at the Asian Supermarket located at 467 West Patrick Street in Frederick when the Ravens instant ticket caught his eye. The restaurant employee scratched the ticket in the store, slowly revealing the prize amounts. He couldn’t believe his eyes!
“I scratched them one number at a time, and I was surprised – it was a lot of zeros,” said the winner, who is originally from Burma and had a friend interpret for him as he claimed the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.
The married father of one added that he was in disbelief about the amount of his win until he got the win confirmed by Lottery officials at headquarters.
“I’ve won $10 or $20 before … I still don’t believe this,” he said. The stunned winner plans to use the prize to make a down payment on a house and buy a new car.
For selling the top-prize ticket in the $5 game, the Asian Supermarket will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery. The $5 Ravens ticket launched on July 25 and five of its $100,000 top prizes are still unclaimed. Players can also search for six lucky tickets with $50,000 prizes and 11 with $10,000 prizes. The game has thousands of additional unclaimed prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000. Even if the scratch-off doesn’t win instantly, players can still score prizes such as Ravens season tickets and cash through a second-chance contest. Get details at mdlottery.com/ravens.