Megan Blackwell of Columbia celebrated her $10,000 Crab Cash win with steamed crabs!
Columbia woman claims first top prize on instant ticket
How would you celebrate becoming Maryland’s first $10,000 top prize Crab Cash scratch-off winner? Steamed crabs for dinner, of course! That’s exactly what Megan Blackwell of Columbia did last night.
The administrative assistant stopped at the 7-Eleven #11704 at 5740 Columbia Road in Columbia on her way to work yesterday morning and picked up some Crab Cash scratch-offs. After getting to work early, Megan sat outside and scratched off the $2 instant tickets.
“I was still pretty tired and thought I was seeing things,” the 35-year-old said of the winning ticket. “I called my husband and when he didn’t answer I texted him a picture.”
After confirming that her scratch-off was worth $10,000, the excited winner decided to get steamed crabs for dinner to match the crab-themed ticket.
When asked why she chose the game, Megan explained that she likes scratching new games, especially ones that offer a second-chance contest.
“I really like this Crab Cash ticket,” said the mother of two. “After seeing the commercial a few times, it stuck in my head. I also just really love scratching tickets. Whether I win or lose, I enjoy playing.”
Megan has big plans for her prize. Her family is planning a move to Pennsylvania this summer, and she and her husband are thrilled to have this extra money to put toward the relocation.
The Crab Cash game still has four $10,000 top prizes remaining. An exciting second-chance contest offers two week-long trips to Ocean City and two weekend trips to the Inner Harbor. Players can enter non-winning Crab Cash scratch-offs through My Lottery Rewards. Drawings will take place on July 17 and Aug. 17. Become a My Lottery Rewards member here.