U.S. Navy Vet Rides Triple Wave of Scratch-offs Wins

Centreville resident claims $50,000 prize on $2,000,000 Mega Bucks game

The winds of Lottery luck blew a triple wave of scratch-off wins into the life of a U.S. Navy veteran. He found $30, $40 and $50,000 prizes on a trio of $2,000,000 Mega Bucks scratch-offs that he bought while grocery shopping.

The Centreville man, who retired from the Navy after 22 years of service, found Lottery luck waiting at his local Acme Markets #7820. He bought the $30 instant tickets at a Lottery vending machine and scratched each one off while in the Queen Anne’s County store, which is located at 611 Railroad Avenue in Centreville.

The father of two and grandfather of four couldn’t believe his luck as he won $30 and $40 on the first two scratch-offs. His final instant ticket delivered a $50,000 prize for the 57-year-old! He is the first player to claim a $50,000 prize on the game, which went on sale Feb. 26 and carries a $2 million top prize.

“That was three winners in a row,” he said. “I was happy to win that!”

The scratch-off fan, who works in information technology, is keeping his lucky discovery very quiet. He said he plans to pay off his bills with his prize and save the rest of the windfall to spend wisely in the future.

The $2,000,000 Mega Bucks game still has plenty of prizes remaining. Players can look for five $2 million top prizes, seven more unclaimed $50,000 prizes and thousands of others ranging from $30 to $5,000.