Weekly Stop Leads to $10,000 Lottery Win for Westminster Man

Sam Leister of Westminster found his $10,000 fortune on a Your Fortune scratch-off!

Finds his fortune playing Your Fortune scratch-off

When Sam Leister stops at the Jiffy Mart in Hampstead almost every weekend, he typically purchases Maryland Lottery instant tickets. The Westminster resident scratches them off in the store. His visit last Saturday ended differently than usual because he left with a $10,000 winning Your Fortune ticket.

All 20 numbers on Sam’s $10 ticket matched, so he had quite a bit of calculating to determine his total prize.

“When I started adding up all the prize amounts, I thought I won $5,000,” said the 49-year-old Carroll County man. “Once I passed the $5,000 mark when adding them up, I knew it was going to be $10,000.”

Sam, who kept the ticket on his counter at home while waiting to make the trip to Lottery headquarters, plans to pay bills with his winnings.

The Your Fortune game still has four $100,000 top prizes and five $10,000 prizes remaining. In addition, hundreds of thousands of prizes between $10 and $1,000 are also still available.

Sam’s lucky Jiffy Mart store is located at 1155 S. Main St. in Hampstead.