These “Winning Brothers” were all decked out in top hats as they claimed a $100,000 prize on the Monopoly scratch-off.
Carroll County resident buys winning ticket at lucky retailer in Eldersburg
An Eldersburg retiree and his 72-year-old brother from North East were all smiles as they collected a $100,000 top prize on the Lottery’s $10 Monopoly scratch-off.
The Carroll County resident said he frequently plays Lottery games and usually buys tickets at his favorite retailer, Martin’s at 1320 Londontown Boulevard in Eldersburg. The 62-year-old purchased his lucky Monopoly instant ticket a couple of weeks ago and scratched it as he sat in his car in the parking lot outside of the store.
“I just thought, ‘Oh my goodness,’ and I just kept looking at it,” he said. “I wanted to make sure I wasn’t seeing things, and that it was for real. But there it was – a big number.”
While it is by far the largest winning ticket the former water treatment worker has ever had, his previous record came just a few weeks ago when he won $500 on a Royal Gems scratch-off.
The “Winning Brothers” said they planned to use the money to pay bills, but didn’t have any special plans for their windfall. The Martin’s store in Eldersburg is a winner as well. For selling the top-prize-winning ticket, the retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.
The $10 Monopoly ticket is part of a family of Monopoly games now on sale. There are also $1, $2, $5 and $20 scratch-off options. The $10 instant ticket has four more unclaimed $100,000 top prizes, 10 unclaimed $10,000 prizes, and hundreds of thousands of other prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.